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Travis Huisman

Travis Huisman

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Travis Huisman is a longtime record producer at the Grammy-nominated, Catamount Recording in Cedar Falls, IA. He has produced albums that have charted on the Billboard charts. With credits including The Avey Grouws Band, Kris Lager Band, and hundreds more. Travis attended McNally-Smith School Of Music in St. Paul, MN where he earned a degree in the recording arts. Travis is a highly skilled producer/engineer. He has been at Catamount since 2004 and has produced, engineered, and mastered hundreds of albums, as well as projects that were tracked and mixed elsewhere.

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Recording Bass: Upright Bass For Classical and Rock Music
Recording Bass

Recording Bass: Upright Bass For Classical and Rock Music

Travis Huisman has received emails from readers thanks to his popular “Recording Bass” column. Some have asked about recording the double bass. In this edition, Travis shares some thoughts on recording in both classical and pop/rock settings.

Recording Bass: Deep Subwoofer Bass on Pop/Rock Music
Recording Bass

Recording Bass: Deep Subwoofer Bass on Pop/Rock Music

In the early 2000s, there was a popular technique producers used when recording bass: blending in a subwoofer track. After some experimentation, Travis Huisman successfully recreated that sound. He shares his steps in this new “Recording Bass” column.

Recording Bass: DI vs. Microphone (Or Combo)
Recording Bass

Recording Bass: DI vs. Microphone (Or Combo)

There is a long-lasting debate on whether you should record your bass tracks with a DI or a microphone. In this edition of “Recording Bass,” Travis Huisman breaks downs the pros and cons for each.

Recording Bass: How To Better Prepare For Bass Tracking Day
Recording Bass

Recording Bass: How To Better Prepare For Bass Tracking Day

All of my favorite albums have a distinct bass tone throughout. That is not because they just winged it on bass tracking day. Bassists need preparation tactics ahead of time. Here are some tips you can use to end up with a better tracking day.

Recording Bass: 5 Tips To Make Your Recordings Have a Tighter Low End
Recording Bass

Recording Bass: 5 Tips To Make Your Recordings Have a Tighter Low End

Travis Huisman is back with another “Recording Bass” column. In this one he shares tips about avoiding that muddy (or non-existent) low end he finds in a lot of his client’s projects.

5 Audio Plugins To Make Your Bass Recordings Instantly Better
Recording Bass

5 Audio Plugins To Make Your Bass Recordings Instantly Better

Recording bass guitar at home is not difficult with the vast amount of quality plugins available to you today. Travis Huisman breaks things down with 5 audio plugins to make your bass recordings instantly better.