- 10/13/16Getting started
The best MIDI interfaces for less than $100 - The top MIDI interfaces for less than $100
Many modern audio interfaces don't offer MIDI connections anymore. And yet lots of us still have MIDI keyboards and/or controllers we don't want to let go of. Fortunately, there are some inexpensive MIDI interfaces that allow you to give a second life to your beloved gear. With this in mind we asked our French readers to vote for their favorite ...
- 10/11/16Getting started
Working at the source - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 5
You'll fix it in the mix... right? Wrong! That's why I'll try to make sure that this phrase never makes into your home studio.
Best of AES 2016 - The top products featured at the 141st AES Convention
The recent 141st AES Convention really stood up to the expectations in terms of new products. Here's a small selection of some of the things we thought were most interesting.
- 10/05/16Getting started
Recording levels - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 4
This week we'll take a moment to discuss the delicate issue of levels during tracking.
- 09/30/16Getting started
Consonance and Dissonance - Harmony Basics - Part 23
If you want to start making up melodies and bass lines from chord inversions, as I promised in the last article, we must first address the thorny issue of consonance and its evil twin, dissonance... which, by the way, is crucial to harmony!
- 09/28/16Getting started
What format to use? - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 3
Today we'll discuss a topic that's very important in the all-digital age, namely which format you should use to record your takes.
- 09/26/16Getting started
The top big brands for guitar effect pedals - The best big brands for guitar effect pedals
Despite the explosion of the pedal market and the appearance of countless small manufacturers, the big names in the effects world continue to implacably dominate the business. Here's a list of the main players in the pedal world. Be it huge corporations or somewhat smaller enterprises, they all share a common trait: a large production capacity. ...
- 09/21/16Getting started
Plasma Loudspeakers - The Operating Principles of Loudspeakers - Part 8
In this chapter we'll discuss a not-so-widely spread category of transducers based on very amazing principles. They can make some people dream because they are freed from the mechanical stages of transduction – although it comes at a cost.
- 09/19/16Getting started
The gear to use - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 2
As I told you in the previous installment, this new series dedicated to recording is aimed at the average computer musician. Consequently, it would be incongruent to make the sample clips that accompany some of the articles in a "pro" environment, in other words in a studio with impeccable acoustics, an array of top-of-the-line microphones and e...
- 09/10/16Getting started
What to expect from this new series? - The ultimate guide to audio recording - Part 1
Once the mastering series is finished and now that the mixing guide is (finally!) arriving the end, it's only natural that Audiofanzine asked me to extend this tale told backwards with a new series dedicated to recording.