WCA Recommends is a list of products and services meant to aid you in your workflow, your business and your continuing development as an audio professional . In some cases, WCA receives a commission for referring you which directly helps support the site. In some cases I have arranged a deal to get you a discount via a special code, use it and save some money!! -Matt
Just don’t fuck around with your clients material. Backup! I use these guys and have been really happy.
I talk about these headphones all of the time. I find the mid range to be revealing and the bottom end to be accurate and not overblown. Amazon is selling them for under $80 so you can’t beat that price for the quality you get. Grab a pair or two and enjoy!
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I’m not a financial guru by any stretch but I I know recording folks are not the best savers so here’s a tool I use to save for that day I hope will stay far off in the distance known as retirement. Betterment is part of this new thing called “robo investing” Low fees, few humans to goof things up and an app that let’s you stay up on where you are with this mythical beast commonly known as retirement savings. Check it out. I dig it. Use the link here and you’ll get 6 months free in addition to the 30 day free trial!
I use this service to keep track of all of my accounts. It’s free. Yes there some annoying ads and clickable items designed to get you to buy into services , but it’s really a great service itself. It will remind you when bills are due, when you have bounced a check, overdrawn your account, or have unusual spending on an account. It helped me get my shit together and hopefully can help you as well.
Taking credit cards used to be expensive and a pain in the ass! Square came along and changed all of that. If you are not accepting credit cards from your clients and want to, then use this code https://squareup.com/i/69E810A0 to get $1000 in free processing once you sign up.
I love this guys blog. He talks about everything from saving money on cell phone plans, buying cars, early retirement, quality of life etc.. His tag line says it all “Financial Freedom through Bad Assity”.
Dave Ramsey gives financial advice in a no nonsense way. When I was having a hard time financially after the close of my studio I found his advice to be spot on. I still listen to his podcast. I think Dave has got great advice.
I’ve been very vocal about my enthusiasm for this software. It has really helped my mixing setup improve. My mixes translate sooo much better as a result. Unless you have spent thousands of Dollars/Euros/Yen etc… on treating your room, you need to at least borrow or buy a measurement mic and try this software out.
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These guys offer low cost cell service in the US. Half what T-Mobile or Verizon costs.
Warren Huart is one the those guys working in the trenches . He’s also a guy that loves to teach people and demystify the world of recording. HIs Produce LIke a Pro series is fantastic. I encourage you to do two things,
1. Subscribe to his Youtube channel and……
2. Subscribe to his exclusive video channel.
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Audio-Technica Installed Sound Support APP
These handy, user-friendly tools allow technicians and musicians to move more quickly and confidently through setup and testing and get on to what’s important—a great sounding performance. Download Audio-Technica’s free Installed Sound Support App today and see how it can help you. Download the app today by visiting the Apple store from your iOS device for a nice selection of tools including the following:
- Application Guide (for A-T pro microphones): find the right A-T mic for the job, categorized by instrument.
- Wavelength Calculator: Input frequency to determine wavelength.
- Needed Gain Calculator: Input distances to find necessary gain in dB.
- 3:1 Mic Placement Calculator: Calculate the distance between two mics and between mic and source.
- RTA & SPL Meter: Monitor your sound pressure level in real time.
- Frequency Finder (for A-T wireless products): Select a system, input your zip code and find the available frequencies.
- Record and Playback: Record, save and play up to three test recordings.