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.
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  • Music & Audio
    Quick Tip: 5 Ways To Stay Organized In The StudioPreview
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    Keeping organized in the studio is hugely important. If you’re recording a client, time spent fumbling around will reduce their satisfaction and if you’re recording yourself you don’t want to waste time sorting through cables or figuring out what track is what. Here are a few tips on how to keep your sessions in the studio organized.Read More…
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    Encyclopedia of Home Recording: Auxiliary SendPreview
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    The auxiliary send is an important and versatile part of a mixing board. This post is a clear explanation and helpful overview of the topic from Mark Garrison's book Encyclopedia of Home Recording.Read More…
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    Encyclopedia of Home Recording: AcousticsPreview
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    Understanding acoustics is helpful throughout the production process - from performing to recording, and even monitoring. This post is a clear explanation and helpful overview of the topic from Mark Garrison's book Encyclopedia of Home Recording.Read More…
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    Encyclopedia of Home Recording: PreamplifierPreview
    Preamps are an essential part of the recording chain. This post is a clear explanation and helpful overview of the topic from Mark Garrison's book Encyclopedia of Home Recording.Read More…
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    Encyclopedia of Home Recording: PhasePreview
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    Understanding phase can help you diagnose problems when miking or mixing. This post is a clear explanation and helpful overview of the topic from Mark Garrison's book Encyclopedia of Home Recording.Read More…
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    Encyclopedia of Home Recording: MixingPreview
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    Mixing plays a central role whether producing music in a studio, or playing at a live gig. This post is a clear explanation and helpful overview of the topic from Mark Garrison's book Encyclopedia of Home Recording.Read More…
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    Encyclopedia of Home Recording: DecibelPreview
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    Decibels are used to measure sound pressure level, which equates to volume. Being familiar with decibels is helpful when mixing. This post is a clear explanation and helpful overview of the topic from Mark Garrison's book Encyclopedia of Home Recording.Read More…
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    Encyclopedia of Home Recording: EqualizerPreview
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    Understanding EQ is essential when producing, mixing and mastering. This post is a clear explanation and helpful overview of the topic from Mark Garrison's book Encyclopedia of Home Recording.Read More…
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    Encyclopedia of Home Recording: CompressionPreview
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    Understanding compression is essential when producing, mixing and mastering. This post is a clear explanation and helpful overview of the topic from Mark Garrison's book Encyclopedia of Home Recording.Read More…
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    Encyclopedia of Home Recording: Bit DepthPreview
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    Understanding bit depth is essential when using DAW software. This post is a clear explanation and helpful overview of the topic from Mark Garrison's book Encyclopedia of Home Recording.Read More…
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    Encyclopedia of Home Recording: Dynamic RangePreview
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    Understanding dynamic range is essential when recording, mixing and mastering your tracks. This post is a clear explanation and helpful overview of the topic from Mark Garrison's book Encyclopedia of Home Recording.Read More…
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    Encyclopedia of Home Recording: Signal FlowPreview
    Understanding signal flow can help you troubleshoot problems and get the best sound out of your gear. This post is a clear explanation and helpful overview of the topic from Mark Garrison's book Encyclopedia of Home Recording.Read More…