Thematic Forums feature articles
- 10/27/13Getting started
The Best Large Diaphragm Condenser Mics Under $150/€100 - The Top Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones Under $150/€100
An indispensable tool in any studio, condenser mics allows us to record vocals as well acoustic instruments. Today, many brands offer large-diaphragm FET condenser mics for home studios on limited budgets. Here are the results of our survey regarding your favorite large-diaphragm condenser mics under $150/€100.
- 10/07/13Getting started
Mastering Progressive Transitions - Two Techniques to Achieve Great Transitions
When we start out as DJs we often ask ourselves where to begin to learn all the basics. Beginners can easily get lost thinking about the choice of equipment to use, the songs to mix and, especially, the different ways to go from one song to the other. So let's start by demystifying some things…
- 09/30/13Getting started
The Top Reverb Plug-ins - The Best Virtual Algorithmic Reverbs
Frequently underestimated by beginners, the quality of a reverb plug-in can make a huge difference in the production of a song. That's why we made a brief review of the most essential plug-ins in this genre.
- 09/24/13Getting started
Levels in The Digital World - Understanding the Different Level Standards for Recording Music
dB VU, dB FS, Peak, RMS… The misunderstanding of these concepts is at the core of many of the issues affecting most home studio owners. It's about time we shed some light on the matter.
- 09/19/13Getting started
Harmonic Mixing For Dummies - Three Key Steps To Harmonic Mixing
Many DJs spend lots of time perfecting their transition techniques to try to give them a "personal" touch by using effects, or trying to master better their mixing gear. Unfortunately, they often do this while neglecting a much more important principle...
- 09/09/13Getting started
The Top Free Virtual Guitar Amps - Free Guitar Amp Simulations Survey Results
813 persons took part in the survey and voted for their favorite free guitar amp simulations. And here are the results...
- 09/04/13Getting started
Our Favorite Music Documentaries - The Best Music Documentaries
Do you have some free time on the weekend?? Here are some music documentaries that we wholeheartedly recommend.
- 09/02/13Getting started
The Home Studio Owner Library - The Best Books on Audio Engineering
You don't know which book to take with you to for the morning commute? Here are some inspiring reads regarding audio...
- 08/31/13Getting started
The Best Electric Guitar Manufacturers - The Top Electric Guitar Makers
Here are the top electric guitar manufacturers according to the survey we carried a few days ago in our forums.
- 08/27/13Getting started
Introduction to Placing Sounds in Space - How to Make a Sound Seem Close or Distant
The brain is a really amazing tool! In fact, even with our eyes closed we are able to locate the things that surround us as soon as they emit a sound. Fortunately for us, as powerful as it is, the sound analysis of our small brain can be easily tricked in order to create a virtual spatial sensation in our stereo mixes. Here are some ideas that w...