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Russell Long’s Guide to Nashville Recording

This professional, clear, and well-thought out DVD covers the tracking and mixing of two songs in a Pro Tools equipped studio. And as a treat, the first song is recorded with expensive mics and preamps, while the second song is tracked with Shure SM57s and a Mackie board. A great comparison of price vs. performance. Excellent! Russ gives us a lot of useable information on the different mics he likes, the best way to place them, and the EQ and compression settings he normally uses. During mix down, different reverb tricks are demonstrated to make various tracks jump out. There’s also a great bonus chapter on tuning drums that I really liked.

On top of this, you get a second DVD that contains all the mix info so that you can dump it into your DAW and try mixing the songs yourself.

Verdict: I loved this DVD! This guy really knows what he’s talking about, and he takes the time to walk you through the process.

P.S. The two songs presented are really more about modern rock than Nashville. [audioinstruction .com]