Rizo is a producer, engineer, and musician for The Dreamcatchers. He is also an owner of The Dreamcatchers* Recording Studio in Columbus, Ohio

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Lauren McClinton

Lauren McClinton is an R&B/soul singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, CA, who knew music was her calling from a very young age. In 2017, while earning her Master’s degree at Lipscomb University, Lauren decided to make music a full-time career, starting off with singles “Let Me Go” and “Anatomy.”

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What Is the Difference Between Mixing and Mastering?

What is the difference between mixing and mastering? You’ve just finished recording the next big hit and now its time for mixing and mastering. Most artists understand the concept of mixing and how it works. Most artists do NOT understand the concept of mastering or even what it is. But don’t feel bad, many recording or mixing engineers don’t even fully understand it.

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The EQ Essentials

Everything you hear is made from a combination of frequencies. Sounds bounces around and interacts with your environment in many ways before reaching your ear (or microphone). Some say that the best way to get a great natural mix is to make things recorded with a microphone sounds the same as they would naturally in a real acoustic setting. For this purpose we can use an Equalizer, or EQ, to manipulate those frequencies to sound more natural.

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Compressors: Demystified

Compressors are usually used on almost every track in a mix session. Every compressor does the same thing in different ways, so once you learn one, you’ve learned them all. I’ll walk you through the basics of some of the settings that you will come across using various compressors.

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Who are The Dreamcatchers*?

Rizo and David are childhood friends who grew up together. After meeting at a summer math camp in the fourth grade, our friendship grew for years. We began hanging out at each others house regularly playing outside, playing video games, and then one day, playing music. David originally playing piano, and Rizo originally playing guitar.

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What is going on right now??? Life is truly weird for everyone right now, and from the looks of it from the recording studio, it will continue to be weird for quite a while. We made the decision to temporarily cease operations in mid-March, and things were quiet at TDRS for a few months.