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February 1, 2024
Audio Recording Terminology: The Recording Studio Glossary
The Audio Recording Terminology article you need. A glossary with all the Recoding Studio terms to understand the concepts and audio terms
March 17, 2021
Proximity Effect: How Microphone distance affects sound
Learn how to use the proximity effect to give your voice recordings the perfect balance of frequencies with ideal microphone distance.
February 16, 2021
What is Mixing? Audio Mixing explained
What is mixing? Audio mixing is the process of joining all the individual tracks from a song into a single stereo track. This requires...
June 10, 2020
How to Choose a Digital Mixer – Key Overlooked Factors
A digital mixer can help you produce great sounding mixes in the studio, but only if you're ready to use them to their fullest potential.
July 17, 2019
Mixing While Recording: Should you be doing it too?
Should you be mixing while recording your music? Let's explore what factors determine whether you not you should mix as you go.
May 15, 2019
Fixing a Recording in the Mix: Is it Always Possible?
Fixing a recording in the mix isn't always the best option or even possible. But modern technology makes it possible to tweak several minor recording flaws.
March 6, 2019
Mute and Solo: When, Why, and How to Mute/Solo When Mixing
The mute and solo buttons are powerful tools for isolating mix elements, uncovering creative avenues, and making important adjustments for groups of tracks.
February 27, 2019
3 Professional Audio Engineer Tips That You Should Know
There are things every practitioner must learn and do in order to grow. Here are 3 professional audio engineer tips that you should know about and use.
February 13, 2019
Vocal Recording Techniques: 5 Ways to Shape a Vocal Take in the Studio
Employing these vocal recording techniques can make mixing less intensive and more effective. So let's look at 5 ways to shape a vocal take in the studio.
January 30, 2019
Bit Depth: What is it and How Does it Affect Your Work?
We've gone over the differences between analog and digital recording. Let's dive deeper into the realm of digital audio, specifically regarding bit depth.
January 16, 2019
Creative Recording Techniques: 5 Ways to Get Creative in the Studio
As long as sound goes in one end and comes out the other, you can record anything. Let's take a look at 5 creative recording techniques anyone can try. %
October 18, 2018
Best Microphone for Vocals
In the market for the best microphone for vocals? Let us show you what to look for and the key things to consider.
September 11, 2018
The Best Portable Recording Solutions
Portable recording solutions have changed the way we can work. Today we explore portable recording solutions that can let you take your music on the road!
August 16, 2018
Producing Beats for Rappers: 5 Tips for Producers
If you're producing beats, you're likely to end up working with a vocalist. Let's look at a few tips so that when you do, they won't have much to change!
Software & Plugins
July 31, 2018
Audio Editing: The Best Audio Editing Software
Here we'll discuss what makes audio editors unique, and look at some of the best audio editing software currently available.
July 10, 2018
Noise Removal: Reducing Hiss, Clicks, Crackles, and More
One of the greatest challenges every engineer faces is unwanted noise. Fortunately, we have a remedy: noise removal. But how does noise removal work?
June 26, 2018
Gain Staging: Understanding It’s Importance
Let's dive into the concept of gain staging, how to keep a good handle on it, and where it applies in both the digital and analogue worlds. Gain staging is essential so let's learn!
May 15, 2018
Studio Soundproofing: How to Soundproof a Studio Room
Studio soundproofing is the act of stopping sound from leaking in and out of your space. Check out these great ways to make studio soundproofing a reality!
April 26, 2018
Mixing in The Box: 5 Tips for Great Sounding Mixes Without the Hardware
It's entirely viable to perform the mixing process without the use of external hardware. Here are 5 tips for mixing in the box.
Software & Plugins
April 24, 2018
The Best iOS DAW for Music Production
Constantly on the go? With the wonders of modern technology, you too can make and record music by grabbing yourself an iOS DAW!
April 17, 2018
Cheap Audio Gear That You Can Trust
Today, I'm here to provide you with some cheap audio gear that won't break the bank but will offer serious bang for your buck.
Music Distribution & Promotion
April 10, 2018
A Quick Guide to Music Royalties – USA Edition
In this article, I'm going to break down the terminology and provide you with a guide to what you need to do to make sure you get paid your music royalties.
Audio Effects Processors
March 27, 2018
Pitch Correction: How to Tune Your Vocals for a Better Mix
How one uses pitch correction depends on one's goals with a given song and mix. And there's a lot more to pitch correction than one might think.
Music Distribution & Promotion
March 8, 2018
The 6 Best Ways to Promote Your Recording Studio
How can your studio stand out against so many popping up each day? Check out these tips to promote your recording studio the right way.
February 22, 2018
Do You Need a Vocal Booth?
One of the key features of a typical vocal recording is the vocal booth. But why is this, and are vocal booths necessary for a good sounding recording?
February 15, 2018
10 Things to know before entering a recording studio
Things to know before entering a recording studio. Do you love being in the recording studio?. or You have never been but your time has come for recording
February 1, 2018
5 Tips for Recording a Live Band in Studio
There's a unique quality to recording a live band in the studio. If you want to break into recording live bands, here are five tips to get you started.
January 23, 2018
Studio Headphones: Choosing Equipment for Recording, Mixing, & Mastering
Picking out a pair of studio headphones is like pulling a needle from a haystack. Let's narrow down the choices and find the best studio headphones for you.
January 18, 2018
6 Cheap Studio Tools You Need for Your Home Studio
There are plenty of useful tools every studio can use, and many of them don't cost much at all. Everyone should have these six cheap studio tools on hand.
January 11, 2018
5 Main Causes of Bad Recordings
If your recordings suffer, there's a good chance it's due to one of these issues. We'll take a look at five of the most common causes of bad recordings.
January 2, 2018
What is Clipping? – Prevention & Creative Usage
As recording engineers or recording artists, there is a very high likelihood that you've encounter clipping before. So, what is clipping?
December 28, 2017
Which Sample Rate Should you be Using?
Sample rate, as you may have guessed, is the number of samples per second in a piece of digital audio. Just how many should you be using?
December 26, 2017
Doubling Vocals: How and Why to Do it?
One technique used in vocal mixing is doubling vocals. Here we'll go over what doubling vocals means, how to do it, and why it's effective.
December 20, 2017
How to choose your First Studio Microphone
Looking to buy your first studio microphone? This guide will help you make the right decision in picking your studio microphone.
December 19, 2017
Loop Tracks: How to Create Them and Why Looping is Useful
Of all the tools in your DAW, looping might be one of the most underrated. Here's how to create loop tracks and how to use looping to your advantage.
December 7, 2017
Audio Equipment: 4 Things to Consider when Buying Studio Gear
As long as you follow these three simple tips, you can make sure that when you do buy new audio equipment, it’s 100% worth it.
November 30, 2017
A Guide to Audio Cables: Types, Connectors, and their uses in the Music World
Audio cables. We all need them and often we end up with way too many of them. But how much attention do you give to them?
November 27, 2017
How to Record Rap Vocals – Tips for Rappers & Engineers
Looking for some guidance on how to record rap vocals? Come inside and grab some tips and tricks to get your rap recordings sounding like perfection.
November 16, 2017
4 Tips for Achieving a Wonderfully Warm Mix
So how do we go about getting a warm mix? Check out these four tips and see if you can’t turn up the temperature in your productions.
November 7, 2017
Microphone Polar Patterns: What are they and How to make use of them
All microphones have one thing in common, they are used to record audio. However, microphone polar patterns are what differentiates them.
Audio Effects Processors
October 31, 2017
Distortion and Saturation – Is there really a difference?
All too often, distortion and saturation become confused due to the similar effect that they have. A better understanding of the two should help.
October 3, 2017
Amp Modelers: How to Choose Your Amp Modeler
Amp modelers are pieces of software or hardware that emulate the sounds and tones of various physical amplifiers, like having a digital "all-in-one" amp.
September 14, 2017
Room Mic: The Importance of Room Microphone Placement
The purpose of a room mic is to capture the ambience of the space you're recording in. Sounds simple enough right? Well, it's not quite that easy.
September 11, 2017
How to Use Mix Automation in Your DAW
One major improvement DAWs have made since their arrival is introducing mix automation. Here's how to use mix automation in your DAW.
September 7, 2017
What is the difference between Mastering and Mixing:?
Whilst most of us recognise that mastering and mixing are two different things, it's often a blurred line that separates them. Let us clear that up.
September 4, 2017
Reamping: 3 Reasons to use Reamp techniques
Reamping is a relatively simple recording technique that gives you options, saves time, and opens the door for new layers of sound. Learn how to Reamp here
August 28, 2017
Recording Drums: 3 Tips to Record Big Sounding Drums
In this article, we will guide you toward achieving the biggest sound possible when recording drums. How to record big sounding drums in 3 easy steps.
August 24, 2017
What is Comping? And Why Every Engineer Should Use it
If you're struggling to nail that perfect take, comping is a useful tool for ensuring the best possible outcome of several takes.
August 18, 2017
Professionally Record Vocals in 5 Simple Steps
A step by step guide to professionally record vocals. Reviews microphones, preamps, compressors, audio interface, EQ & compression.
August 17, 2017
3 Tips for Setting Recording Levels
Setting recording levels is an art in and of itself. To help you get started here are three tips for setting recording levels.
August 16, 2017
A Beginners Guide to Starting a Podcast
So you've got a great idea for a podcast but no idea how to implement it? Do not fear, we are hear to help you get setup.
August 14, 2017
3 Reasons to Use a Metronome
Today, metronomes, or "clicks/click tracks," are built right into recording software. Here are three reasons why using a metronome are so important.
August 10, 2017
Suggest a topic and we’ll write about it
We want to help you produce your music and improve your sound, and the best way to do this is through learning. So, maybe you are struggling with EQ...
August 9, 2017
Microphone Types And Their Uses
In this article, we discuss the 3 most popular microphone types. We examine their strengths, weaknesses, and most common applications.
August 8, 2017
3 Steps for Making Your Acoustic Guitar Sound Full
No matter the genre you're working with, there's always room for some acoustic guitar. Acoustic guitar is a staple in rock, blues, country, and folk music.
August 2, 2017
Preamps: Choosing the right gear for the job
So you've decided to venture out into the recording world. Let us guide you through what to look for when picking up your first high quality preamp.
August 1, 2017
How to Choose your Audio Interface
Choosing a computer audio interface thats meets your music production needs, and allows for integration of already existing equipment and further growth.
Software & Plugins
July 21, 2015
Which DAW is Best For YOU? Choosing DAW on Win/Mac
Deciding which DAW to use can be overwhelming at first, in this article we will analyze which DAW is best for you depending on your needs.
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