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- 05/09/13Getting started
How To Get a Broken Voice - How To Break Your Voice
It's hard to do a Janis Joplin song if your voice sounds like Madonna, or to sing Springsteen with Boy George's voice. Is there a way to get a broken voice?
- 05/05/13Getting started
Comparing Monitor Speakers - How to listen to monitor speakers and compare them
So, you have made a first selection of several speaker models, you have found a shop (or a friend) who has them and now you only have to listen to them... But what should you listen to?
- 05/04/13Getting started
The Top Free Software Compressors - The 10 Best Freeware Compressor Plug-ins
Not satisfied with the standard compressor included in your sequencer? Here you have 10 must-have plug-ins for Mac or PC that should make you happy at zero cost...
- 04/28/13Getting started
How and when you can extract or isolate vocals from a... - Techniques for Extracting Vocals From a Song
You've probably dreamed about removing or isolating vocals or instruments from a record to get a single vocal line or sample an instrumental loop. However, is this even possible?
- 04/28/13Getting started
Setting Up Studio Monitors - Tips on How to Set Up Studio Monitors
So, your studio monitors are in place, now you just have to connect and adjust them. Here are some tips to help you out.
Bass amp buyer's guide - How to choose a bass amp
I read somewhere that Leo Fender’s genius was in his business choices. He was one of the first to understand that the success of an electronic instrument depended on the quality of its amplification. He then put out a new amp to go with every new guitar. Without the Bassman, the Precision would have taken a lot more time to become successful! T...
- 04/20/13Getting started
How to record an acoustic guitar - Mic placement for acoustic guitar recording
Without pretending to publish the definitive guide to guitar recording, here are a few tips on how to record an acoustic guitar with an electrostatic microphone.
- 04/18/13Getting started
Amplifiers: what are classes A/B/AB/D - Explanation of class A, class B, class AB and class D amps
The basic function of an amplifier is to increase a low intensity signal capture. It can be a direct source such as a microphone, a musical instrument, or a signal corrected by an intermediary preamplifier (which processes the signal source through equalizers, filters, etc.)...
- 04/07/13Getting started
Remedies for Vocal Problems - Healing Laryngitis, Dysphonia and Aphonia
You're leaving tomorrow for a world tour or you’re beginning your studio session for the double album, “The Return of Abbey Road” , and of course, you wake up with a sore throat and a voice sounding more like a rhino scraping his horn on a garage door, than the flamboyant refrain of "We Are The Champions" which you were counting on… Don’t panic…….
- 04/01/13Getting started
How to make a Press Book / Press Kit - Recommendations for promoting your music
You’ve recorded your album; you’re ready to get it out to the public. The best way to do this is to contact the newspapers, magazines and blogs specializing in your type of music until one of them becomes interested enough to do an interview and/or a CD review. He/she will be much more inclined to do so if you facilitate the work for him/her. ...