Getting Started feature articles
Audio Editors: Readers' Choice - The Top Audio Editors
Be it to master a song, do some sound design, manipulate audio files or edit samples, the audio editor is a very precious tool in your creative arsenal. We chose nine paid audio editors from which you selected five. And here they are!
What Is A Plug-In? - How To Install And Use An Audio Plug-In
On Audiofanzine everyone talks about plug-ins all day long. Most of you know exactly what that's all about and know how to install a plug-in. However, there was a time when we were all just starting out, and an article like this would've been very helpful. So, to all computer music beginners: we hope these lines will spare you a few sleepless nigh…
Basic Instructions For Getting a Sound of Destruction - How to Get a Punk Guitar Sound
Ah, punk! Some say it's enough to pick a guitar, an amp, a jack, and a strap (the longer the better), crank it all up and it should sound like it's meant to.
How To Get a Crunch Sound - The Basics To Making Your Electric Guitar Sound Crunchy
After having found your clean sound, let's now look at how to color your sound with a bit of distortion.
How To Set A Guitar Amp To Get A Clean Sound - How To Get A Clean Sound With A Guitar Amp
We have already seen how to set correctly the knobs of your instrument. But we still have to shape the signal before it comes out of the loudspeaker.
What is Comping? - How To Get The Perfect Take
Comping is an audio editing technique that consists in putting together different takes of the same instrument in order to get the "perfect recording" without the trick being audible.
Choosing a PA System For DJs - How To Choose A PA System For DJing
The basic role of a DJ is to mix songs in order to cheer up an event and make the audience dance. However, in some cases, the DJ will also need to provide the PA system for the performance. To cope with such situations, you need to take into account several very specific criteria in order not to disappoint your audience...
How To Adjust Guitar Knobs Correctly - What Are The Knobs On A Guitar For?
Sure, you can grab your guitar, crank up all the knobs and play. But if all those controls are there, they must serve a purpose!
A Selection Of Books About Film Music - 7 Books For Understanding Film Music And Its History
Film music is an art that has secured itself a prominent place in the collective imagination. Here's a first selection of books that allow us to understand where it comes from, how it has evolved and what it means.
The Best Audio Tools to Change Your Life - The Top Software Tools to Simplify Mixing
Here's a list of plug-ins, software and hardware tools that will simplify the life of the home studio owner.