Mark Garrison
Mark Garrison is a recording engineer and multi-instrumentalist from British Columbia, Canada. For the past decade he has taught recording through classes, workshops, and writing. He focuses on teaching how to create better recordings through a greater understanding of the tools and techniques of the studio. He is also the author of The Encyclopedia of Home Recording.
  • Music & Audio
    6 Stereo Miking Techniques You Can Use TodayMicsthumb
    Twice a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Audiotuts+. This tutorial was first published in August 2008. Stereo miking is a great way to increase the sense of depth in your recording of an instrument. Here are six stereo miking techniques you can try out today. We’ll start with the basics and then move to some more exciting options.Read More…
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    8 Easy Steps To Better EQThumb
    Twice a month we revisit some of our reader favorite posts from throughout the history of Audiotuts+. This tutorial was first published in December 2008. Knowing how to use an equalizer is a fundamental skill for anyone working with audio, yet it is one of the most abused. Here are some tips and tricks for using your EQ more effectively. You’ll notice there are more don'ts than dos on this list; that’s because EQ is best when used in moderation.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: 10 Things To Do Before You Hit RecordThumb
    While it can highly tempting to jump right into recording, great recordings (just like great paintings, photos, books, businesses, speeches, etc.) come from taking time to plan ahead. The term “fix it in the mix” is the dangerous and should be banished from your vocabulary. Something that’s been fixed in the mix will never sound as if you got it right in the first place, and usually it takes way longer than if you fixed it up front. Here are ten steps to getting your recording right from the very beginning.Read More…
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    How To Mic Any InstrumentThumb
    Have you ever been confronted by an instrument you've never recorded before and thought, "How the heck am I going to mic that thing?" Well, before you lose credibility by getting caught Googling "How to mic a dulcigurdy," here are some techniques that will give you a place to start.Read More…
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    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Impedance (But Were Afraid To Ask)Thumb
    Impedance is something that everyone who records or plays music should know about. It comes in to play every time we plug in an instrument, microphone, device, or speaker. Yet, most people who record know little or nothing about it. This tutorial covers what we all need to know about impedance to get good recordings.Read More…
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    Improve Your Mixes With This Critical Listening ExerciseMixingdesk
    When I teach recording classes my favorite lesson is this critical listening exercise. It’s fun and light, and practicing it helps us all improve our mixes. First, let’s look at what makes a great mix, then we’ll jump into the exercise.Read More…