Why Do Your Recordings Sound Like Ass?

I’m currently reading an ebook dubbed “Why Do Your Recordings Sound Like Ass?” or WDYRSLA. It’s really not a book per se, it’s a collection of posts in a thread of the same name in the Reaper forums. It has 261 pages and contains things every home studio owner really must know. Even if you’re just goofing around, you are probably going to want the best results you can get from the time you spend. And even if you’ll never learn to produce professional-grade mixes, knowing what fights to pick is going to save you a lot of time.

Some of the contents:

  • The difference between nearfield and farfield recording
  • Level-matching
  • Studio gear
  • A good work process
  • Monitors, speakers and studio acoustics
  • Microphones
  • Reverb
  • Compression
  • Instrument recording specifics: vocals, bass, drums, guitar
  • Noise
  • Mastering

And of course – it’s free. Go get it!

WDYRSLA PDF version.

WDYRSLA PDF for iPhone version.