Press Record with Paul Kolderie and Ed Ackerson: The Complete Series

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In the last few months, veteran music producers Paul Kolderie and Ed Ackerson have been showing us how to get a true studio sound while recording from our own living room. With the help from these pros, it won’t take a fortune to get the quality of sound that you need.

To find that technique, Paste teamed up with Orange Amps to get recording advice from two industry pros. The first, Paul Kolderie, has likely made his way into most music lovers’ record collections several times over by recording albums for The Pixies, Radiohead, Dinosaur Jr. and countless other industry giants. Ed Ackerson is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who owns and operates Flowers Studio in Minneapolis and has produced albums from bands like The Jayhawks, Joseph Arthur, The Replacements and Motion City Soundtrack.

All five episodes of Press Record are here and ready for your viewing. Check out the Episodes 1-5 below, which include techniques on miking guitars, drums and bass, and maybe most importantly, there are some tips on communicating with musicians.

Episode One – How to Record Guitar at Home
Episode Two – Communicating with Artists
Episode Three – Bass Recording
Episode Four – Drum Miking Technique
Episode Five – Miking Multiple Speakers