Studio & Home Studio articles
Mastering at Home - Part 21 - Best Audio Formats When Rendering a Mastered Track
In this antepenultimate installment, we'll discuss several points that you need to bear in mind to get an optimal final result, depending on how your music will be distributed.
The Legendary SM57 - Classic Gear Spotlight: The Versatile and Durable Shure SM57
The Shure SM57 arrived on the scene in 1965 and quickly became a fixture in the pro audio world. The versatile, solidly built, yet inexpensive dynamic mic is great for guitar cabinets, snare drums, horns and lots more, both onstage and in the studio. Besides its considerable studio and stage usage, it's been the presidential podium mic for decades.
A peek inside a legendary mic manufacturer - Q&A: Telefunken Engineer Ryan Loftus
Audiofanzine met up with Ryan Loftus ─ engineer at Telefunken Eletroakustik ─ to talk about the high-end microphones the company manufactures.
Mastering at Home - Part 20 - Tips for Using the Oscilloscope When Mastering Music
To finish with the helping tools for mastering, in this installment we'll talk about the oscilloscope — very often underestimated by home studio owners — and a utilitarian plug-in, which, even if not indispensable, can come in very handy...
Mastering at Home - Part 19 - Audio Norms in Mastering Music
Today we'll talk about a delicate — but very useful — subject, namely the firewalls that can help you avoid being yet another victim of the loudness war.
Mastering at Home - Part 18 - Plugins to Help Analyze Levels When Mastering Music
In this installment we'll talk about plug-ins that allow you to visualize levels correctly — after all, whether you like it or not, mastering has become synonymous with volume, so it's a good idea to have quality tools to analyze what's going on in that respect.
Mastering at Home - Part 17 - The Stereo Image in Mastering Music
Following up on our series of articles dedicated to useful tools for mastering at home, this time we will focus on plug-ins that allow you to analyze the stereo image.
Mastering at Home - Part 16 - How to Use the Spectrum Analyzer in Mastering Music
The time has come to explore the territory of analyzers of all sorts, which will prove to be very helpful within the context of mastering at home. This week we will deal with the spectrum analyzer, a very useful tool!
Mastering at Home - Part 15 - Tips for Using Headphones While Mastering Music
Now that we have covered the entire mastering chain, let's move on to different tools that are useful in the context of DIY — like headphones.
Power Tips for the Pro Tools Novice — Part 2 - Tips on How to Efficiently Use Pro Tools
In part 1 of this article, we looked at preference settings and key commands. Here in part 2, the focus will be on the Smart Tool, some important timeline options, and how to create customized session templates.