- 02/18/14Getting started
Improve Your Microphone IQ - Understanding the Differences Between Mic Types Will Improve Your Mix
If you're not sure of the difference between condenser mics, ribbon mics, and dynamic mics, or what a polar pattern is, here’s a quick overview that will get you up and running when it comes to microphones.
- 02/17/14Getting started
Understanding Phase - Everything about Phase Problems - Part 1
If you are into audio, you have surely heard about phase many times — whether in reference to mixing or recording live in the studio — and usually in a negative way.
- 02/12/14Getting started
DAW Automation 101 - Master your DAWs Automation Features to Gain Control Over the Mix
One of the most powerful features in your DAW is its ability to automate the volume, pan, send and return levels, and effects parameters of the various tracks in your mix.
- 02/11/14Getting started
Impressive Compression - The Best Compression Pedals for Guitar and Bass
For those who have a tendency to hammer their electric or bass guitars with a heavy attack, or can't play consistent rhythm parts throughout an entire song, a compressor might be the solution. A compression pedal might also prove to be very practical in many cases when you want boost the volume of your instrument or add sustain.
Engineering in the Trenches - Producer/engineer Jesse Cannon on mixing, mastering, and more
An interview with producer/engineer Jesse Cannon (Animal Collective, The Cure, The Misfits, Man Overboard) where he discusses mixing, mastering and his upcoming free online seminar.
- 02/10/14Getting started
Slide Guitar Quick-Start Guide - Basic techniques for slide guitar playing
Here are the essential techniques and basic information you need to get started playing slide guitar
- 02/09/14Getting started
Polishing and Exporting the Final File - Recording Your DJ Sessions - Part 4
In the three previous parts, we showed you how to set up the DJ hardware, how to configure your computer to record an optimal signal and some good practices to keep in mind for your sessions. Now that you have a "raw" recording, it's time to see how to finish the operation...
- 02/09/14Getting started
Best Practices for Recording Your DJ Mixes - Recording Your DJ Sessions - Part 3
In the first two parts of this article, we discussed how to prepare your mixer and configure your computer to record a mix. Now that the hardware is ready, we can now move on to some tips for you to get the best results.
Best of NAMM 2014 - The 20 Hottest Products from the NAMM Show 2014
The 2014 edition of NAMM has come to an end and we are left with the impression that the audio world is moving fast...
- 01/19/14Getting started
Setting Up Your Computer To Record Your DJ Mixes - Recording Your DJ Sessions - Part 2
In the first part of this article, we discussed how to prepare the decks, records and mixer to have an optimal audio signal...