Scott Baxendale: Acoustic Conversion Process
It's always Christmas when you get a box from Mr. Scott Baxendale! - I’m so excited! I’ve had my Silvertone for ages, but it was destroyed by Delta Airlines so I used their Delta Tape for the patch - haha. I…
Bradley Cook: Recording Engineer (Foo Fighters, QOTSA)
Bradley Cook is an engineer who's worked with countless amazing artists, including Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Counting Crows, Isaac Hayes, Ben Harper, Fishbone, and Everclear. He calls Barefoot Recording a home away from home, having worked there…
The Difference Between Mixing and Mastering

Mixing and mastering are the two essential processes in polishing and finalizing a recorded song. If you’re making music that you plan to sell, or use to promote yourself (i.e., not a demo), you’ll want to invest some time into…

Hi! My name is Gordon McNeil! (Musician, Producer, Mixer, Label Owner)

Hi! I’m Gordon McNeil! In 2014, I was touring with the world’s leading Queen Tribute band “One Night Of Queen” fronted by Gary Mullen (winner of TV show Stars In Their Eyes) It was touring pretty much for a full…

Analog Delay vs Digital Delay | FAQ Friday
We have a lot of very wonderful questions this week beginning with, “When would you go for an analog delay vs a digital delay?” Basically, a digital delay is an incredibly, if not a completely accurate facsimile of the sound…
Using Drum Samples In A Mix | FAQ Friday
We have a lot of very very wonderful questions this week beginning with, “If you're using a kick sample, to avoid actually placing the sample manually for every kick hit, is there a program or method you use so that…
Should you use a USB Mic? | FAQ Friday
FAQ Friday is our weekly roundup of YOUR questions! If you have any questions you’d like to ask, simply leave them in the comments below (or on YouTube), and I’ll do my best to answer them! Here’s a marvellous question!…
The biggest factor that influences acoustic guitar sound | FAQ Friday
FAQ Friday is our weekly roundup of YOUR questions! If you have any questions you’d like to ask, simply leave them in the comments below (or on YouTube), and I’ll do my best to answer them! Here’s a big question!…
10 Things No One Tells You About Music Production
1. Your first attempts at making music will not be that good! It’s ok! My first productions were atrocious! Knowing what I know now I wish I had created more songs and spent less time trying to perfect the ones…
When should you stop editing and start mixing? | FAQ Friday
FAQ Friday is our weekly roundup of YOUR questions! If you have any questions you’d like to ask, simply leave it in the comments below (or on YouTube), and I’ll do my best to answer it! We always get a…