Getting Started feature articles
Phase — Practical Cases - Everything about Phase Problems - Part 2
After a simplified — but not simplistic — approach to the theoretical aspects of phase in our last article, today we will see in which cases you may find yourself having to deal with phase problems.
Doubling Made Easy - What is a fat guitar sound and how do I reproduce it?
One of the most powerful ways to make a track sound bigger and more impactful is by doubling it. The quintessential example of this is the doubled rhythm guitar part, which can really fatten the sound of your mix, and help make the stereo image feel nice and wide throughout the song. But it’s not just rhythm guitar. Doubling is also used to great …
Gadgets for Guitar Players - 10 Cool Accessories for Every Guitarist
Guitarists are well-known for their countless effects pedals, exotic strings and other not-always-indispensable thingamajigs. So, here's a list of 10 useful and/or eccentric toys that you can buy without going broke.
Understanding Phase - Everything about Phase Problems - Part 1
If you are into audio, you have surely heard about phase many times — whether in reference to mixing or recording live in the studio — and usually in a negative way.
DAW Automation 101 - Master your DAWs Automation Features to Gain Control Over the Mix
One of the most powerful features in your DAW is its ability to automate the volume, pan, send and return levels, and effects parameters of the various tracks in your mix.
Impressive Compression - The Best Compression Pedals for Guitar and Bass
For those who have a tendency to hammer their electric or bass guitars with a heavy attack, or can't play consistent rhythm parts throughout an entire song, a compressor might be the solution. A compression pedal might also prove to be very practical in many cases when you want boost the volume of your instrument or add sustain.
Slide Guitar Quick-Start Guide - Basic techniques for slide guitar playing
Here are the essential techniques and basic information you need to get started playing slide guitar
Polishing and Exporting the Final File - Recording Your DJ Sessions - Part 4
In the three previous parts, we showed you how to set up the DJ hardware, how to configure your computer to record an optimal signal and some good practices to keep in mind for your sessions. Now that you have a "raw" recording, it's time to see how to finish the operation...
Best Practices for Recording Your DJ Mixes - Recording Your DJ Sessions - Part 3
In the first two parts of this article, we discussed how to prepare your mixer and configure your computer to record a mix. Now that the hardware is ready, we can now move on to some tips for you to get the best results.
Setting Up Your Computer To Record Your DJ Mixes - Recording Your DJ Sessions - Part 2
In the first part of this article, we discussed how to prepare the decks, records and mixer to have an optimal audio signal...