Audio & music gear feature articles
The Top Virtual Pianos - The Best Virtual Acoustic Pianos
So, you have an 80 square foot room but you feel Glenn's Gould spirit burning inside you? Don't worry! Long gone are the days when you had to depend on 800-lb Steinways to play a chord. Thanks to VSTi developers we now have many prestigious pianos that weigh nothing and fit comfortably on the hard drive of a laptop ... Join me and I'll present to …
How to Change Bass Guitar Strings - Changing Bass Guitar Strings
Knowing how to properly string a bass guitar is basic knowledge you have to master. It will set the right foundations for a pleasant playing while avoiding some other troubles with your sound. Here you have some valuable tips.
12 plug-ins to Sound Original - The Most Original Audio Plug-ins
Most plug-in developers are obsessed with emulating vintage gear, but there are always those who focus on originality. Here is a short overview of some effect plug-ins that could open new horizons for you.
Getting Ready for a Recording Session When You Are a Dr… - How does a drummer get ready for a recording session?
The best sound engineers on earth can testify that it is quite a challenge to get the Bonham or Chad Smith sound! However, that is no reason to be depressed. Even without a big production, there are ways to get fit and ready for a recording session.
Our favorite sequencers for music production - What are the best DAWs?
The DAW is the heart of modern home studios. A sequencer isn't something you should buy carelessly because it impacts the way you work – the whole process, from the idea to its realization. Here is a brief introduction to the 18 best sequencers on the market, in no particular order of course.
How to Set an EQ - Understanding EQ Parameters
An EQ changes the level of frequencies in an audio signal. It allows you to define one or more frequency bands to amplify or attenuate them. In order to achieve this, the EQ uses different filters.
What is Reamping? - Reamping: How Does It Work?
If you're a guitar player and have started to think about recording your instrument, you may have heard about reamping. But what is that exactly?
The Best Virtual Drums - The Top Commercial Virtual Drums
You want to record your newest song but you have no drummer or your drummer is sick? Virtual drums were conceived to solve this problem. Here is our selection of the best of them...
Parameters of a Compressor - How to Set Up a Compressor
A compressor basically serves to reduce signal dynamics, that is to say the difference between loud and quiet signal parts.
How to Record an Electric Guitar - Recording Your Electric Guitar
You have an electric guitar, you have learned how to play it, you have written a wonderful song, and now you just have to record it. But how?