Author: Ken

Owner and operator of Home Brew Audio. Ken is a musician, voice-actor and by necessity, an audio engineer;).
May 18, 2022
10 Typical Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Own Home Studio

Here is a guest post from Tara Parachuk at Having a recording studio at home is great. You can work whenever you choose to, and you don’t have to worry about booking and paying for studio time. But there’s a catch. Setting up a studio can be extremely expensive if you go all out […]

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February 12, 2022
Do I Need A Mac For Music Recording?

No. You do not need a Mac to record music in 2022. This is a myth that has persisted since the late 1990s. Why am I bringing this up now? I have a very talented singer/songwriter friend who has decided to set up a home recording studio. She asked a couple of musician friends about […]

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February 5, 2022
Audacity - How to Increase Recoding Volume

Have you noticed your Audacity recording volume is too quiet since the update to version 3.1? You are not alone! This is a problem for people with some interface units that have 2 mic inputs, such as the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, the Steinberg UR12, the older M-Audio Mobile Pre, etc. So you are using a […]

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October 21, 2021
Quickly Improve The Audio Quality Of The Blue Yeti

If you use a Blue Yeti USB microphone for recording your voice, here are several things you can do to quickly and easily improve the audio quality of your recordings. Probably the most important cause of poor audio quality in home vocal recordings is room echo. The box-shaped rooms in most houses that we use […]

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September 26, 2021
Accent on Accents: Say “Nuclear Wessels” and I Won’t Share My Vodka

Voice over recording tips – This is the third in a series of articles by Lisa Theriot  on speaking in different accents, a useful skill for voice over actors. Okay, this is a personal trauma, but I will never get over Walter Koenig as Chekhov on Star Trek saying “nuclear wessels.” Would it have killed somebody to at […]

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May 26, 2021
New Mouth De-Click Plugin From Accusonus

I wanted to let everyone know about a new tool that makes it fast, easy and inexpensive to remove mouth-click noises from your voice recordings. These are saliva and tongue noises that can be super annoying and really distract from an otherwise professional-sounding recording. Can't I already do this with EQ? Well, yes. It's always […]

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March 8, 2021
My Review of The Zoom PodTrak P4 Podcasting Interface

The PodTrak P4 gives you a stunning amount of capability for a very affordable price. This portable device runs on 2 AA batteries and allows you to record 4 microphones at one time. Each mic input has its own input level control. And there are also 4 headphone jacks, each with its own independent volume controls. It also allows you to have dial-in guests (or people on Zoom or Skype) be part of your podcast show with automatic mix-minus.

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October 15, 2020
4 Steps To Make Your Mix Translate Outside Your Studio

If you have ever created your own mixed music, then you understand that not all systems were created equal. What sounded good in the studio, might not sound good anywhere else. In your car listening to it, there's a chance that it could come out sounding awful. That's why personally, I ALWAYS take test mixes […]

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September 21, 2020
My Review of the Senal UB-440 USB Microphone

The Senal UB-440 is a large diaphragm condenser USB microphone. I compare it to the Samson C01U Pro (costing $10 less) in this review. Hear audio for yourself.

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September 11, 2020
Samson C01U Pro Review - USB Studio Condenser Microphone

The Samson C01U Pro is a studio condenser USB microphone. It sounds great and is probably the best USB microphone available for under $100.

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