How to reduce microphone bleed in your recordings

What is microphone bleed? And how do you reduce microphone bleed in your recordings?

In this video, I give your my best five tips for how to get less bleed from your headphones in to your microphone when recording multi-track audio.

Mic bleed occurs when you are playing back audio in headphones and recording with a microphone. The mic picks up some of the original recording as well as your new recording as it is “bleeding” out of the headphones. There are a few techniques to reduce this microphone bleed however.

1. Use closed back headphones (like the Sennheiser HD280 Pro) – this isolated the playback sound and reduced the amount captured by the mic
2. Increase your distance from the mic – this lowers the volume of any playback bleed that is captured
3. Use a pair of earbuds – if you can’t justify a good pair of closed back headphones, earbuds can also provide great isolation when recording
4. Reduce your playback volume – loud playback causes more bleed, so drop the volume down to reduce this
5. Don’t worry – bleed has been around as long as multi-track overdubbing, and doesn’t generally impact the quality of your overall mix too much

For more videos to help you create, record and release your music, head to http://studiolivetoday.com.
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Sennhesier HD 280 Headphones (closed back) – https://youtu.be/0WlSsXsRjp8
MXL 550/551 Microphones – https://youtu.be/uaOF0d7dlZg
Tips for mixing on headphones – https://youtu.be/4DCHRdQ6y_s
Vocal recording tips for the home studio – https://youtu.be/TL-Fzo4Q7Ag
Record with no gear in GarageBand iOS – https://youtu.be/FiFerT4ULUw

10 x Reasons to release your music online – https://youtu.be/8i0Xu1qUqJo
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Upload to Soundcloud from mobile with album artwork

How to upload to Soundcloud from mobile (iPhone, iPad, Android) with album artwork

So you’ve followed my advice and created a great piece of album art for the cover of your new song? But when you go to upload from the Soudcloud mobile app or direct from GarageBand you find it is not possible?

In this video, I show you how to use the free Google Chrome browser in desktop mode to upload your song, including album artwork, metadata and a whole lot more information – in fact, everything that you can do using the desktop version!

Simply follow these easy steps:
– Export your song as a .wav file
– Create you album artwork and have this saved somewhere on your device
– In Google Chrome, go to http://soundcloud.com
– Request the desktop version of the site
– Upload your song and add in your album art and metadata

For more videos to help you create, record and release your music, head to http://studiolivetoday.com.
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Create album art on mobile for free using Canva – https://youtu.be/vqSgYffj50A
Soundcloud on iPhone/iPad (Playlist) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omDLP-eARTc&list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56ykKGfWVId6sOKyIJLechs
How to understand GarageBand Files locations in iOS 11 & iOS 12 – https://youtu.be/N_UDlAi_eYk

10 x Reasons to release your music online – https://youtu.be/8i0Xu1qUqJo
How to release you first song – https://youtu.be/4caEIQvO6qM
Release, distribute and manage your music – https://youtu.be/fNN8QiSLX1g
Releasing a song – Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes – https://youtu.be/kmREQ1YU4qg
Share to Soundcloud from GarageBand – https://youtu.be/T1zuiOnEGUY
== Pete Recommends ==

Full list of the audio and video gear I use is at:
http://studiolivetoday.com/gear

Note – Links provided in this video description may be affiliate links, meaning that if you choose to purchase products using these links, a small commission may be paid to me for referring you. Thanks for helping me and the channel.

Releasing Music – DistroKid – http://distrokid.com/vip/PeteJohns (7% off first year)
Video Editing (Desktop) – Adobe Premiere Pro
Video Editing (Mobile) – LumaFusion
Design & Images – Canva – http://canva.com
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How to create free album art on iPhone/iPad using Canva

How to create free album artwork for your songs and albums using Canva on your iPhone or iPad.

In this video, I show you how to use the free Canva app and service to create some unique and cool album art for your singles, EPs and albums.

While physical CD covers and album covers are no longer really required, having a great image to represent your own song or collection of songs for display on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and even Soundcloud can give your songs that professional look.

Canva.com provides an online platform available both on the web, as well as a great iOS app for iPhone and iPad. This video shows how to use a CD Cover template to create your own unique album artwork for free using Canva’s intuitive app interface.

For more videos to help you create, record and release your music, head to http://studiolivetoday.com.
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10 x Reasons to release your music online – https://youtu.be/8i0Xu1qUqJo
How to release you first song – https://youtu.be/4caEIQvO6qM
Release, distribute and manage your music – https://youtu.be/fNN8QiSLX1g
Releasing a song – Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes – https://youtu.be/kmREQ1YU4qg
Share to Soundcloud from GarageBand – https://youtu.be/T1zuiOnEGUY
Soundcloud on iPhone/iPad (Playlist) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omDLP-eARTc&list=PLc8Xg_23Wa56ykKGfWVId6sOKyIJLechs
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Full list of the audio and video gear I use is at:
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Note – Links provided in this video description may be affiliate links, meaning that if you choose to purchase products using these links, a small commission may be paid to me for referring you. Thanks for helping me and the channel.

Releasing Music – DistroKid – http://distrokid.com/vip/PeteJohns (7% off first year)
Video Editing (Desktop) – Adobe Premiere Pro
Video Editing (Mobile) – LumaFusion
Design & Images – Canva – http://canva.com
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Best portable mic and guitar interface under $50 – Tascam iXZ

Check out the Tascam iXZ on Amazon here – https://amzn.to/2A2FA4K
In Australia – https://djcity.com.au/product/tascam-ixz-ios-mic-guitar-interface/

Best portable mic and guitar interface under $50 – Tascam iXZ

If you have an iPhone or iPad with a headphone jack, and are looking for the most convenient way to connect a guitar or microphone, then the Tascam iXZ may be just what you are looking for.
The Tascam iXZ sports a combo jack for XLR and TS (1/4″) connections, allowing you to connect any microphone (including condenser microphones) as well as any guitar or instrument that uses a 1/4″ (6.35mm) TS plug.

The Tascam iXZ has phantom power to support condenser microphones, an input gain control to ensure you don’t clip your signal, and a headphone output so that you can overdub and multi-track guitars, vocals and other parts.

If you are looking for something with a super quiet signal and low noise floor, then a digital interface may be a better option – see my link to the Steinberg UR12 review below for my suggested digital interface.

For more audio goodness and my recommended list of gear, head over to http://studiolivetoday.com/gear
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Steinberg UR12 Overview – https://youtu.be/X6alx8P-39A
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Microphones and vocals – https://youtu.be/_p_o0i3ThPg
Connecting USB keyboard to an iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/LdVAG_LwjBw
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Lightning to USB 3 adapter for iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/y2BomJoJwXU
Connect multiple USB devices to iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/ESmnF7jv92A
How to connect USB devices to you iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/FIAYgbKT9Us
Best recording gear for iPhone/iPad – https://youtu.be/ovXoBQtt4Pk
== Pete Recommends ==

Full list of the audio and video gear I use is at:
http://studiolivetoday.com/gear

Note – Links provided in this video description may be affiliate links, meaning that if you choose to purchase products using these links, a small commission may be paid to me for referring you. Thanks for helping me and the channel.

Releasing Music – DistroKid – http://distrokid.com/vip/PeteJohns (7% off first year)
Video Editing (Desktop) – Adobe Premiere Pro
Video Editing (Mobile) – LumaFusion
Design & Images – Canva – http://canva.com
== Web & Social ==

Web – http://studiolivetoday.com
Facebook – http://fb.me/PeteJohnsMusic
Twitter – http://twitter.com/StudioLiveToday
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/PeteJohns
Email – studiolivetoday@gmail.com