Author: Ken

Owner and operator of Home Brew Audio. Ken is a musician, voice-actor and by necessity, an audio engineer;).
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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July 30, 2020
Review of The Tonor TC-777 USB Microphone

The Tonor TC-777 is a USB microphone that may be the best bang for your buck when looking for a budget mic for your videos, live streams, Skype, Zoom, etc.

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July 13, 2020
What Is An Audio Recording Interface?

If you want to record audio onto your computer, you need to have a way to connect a microphone to that computer. An audio recording interface is what allows you make that connection. However, it's much more than just physically connecting a mic to a computer. What really matters is what the interface does. A […]

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July 12, 2020
No Input Signal From Interface In Reaper 6

I had a student contact me recently saying that since upgrading to Reaper version 6, he cannot seem to get an input signal from his recording interface (he was using a PreSonus Audiobox interface). So I asked him to verify several of the more common reasons for not seeing an input signal on a Reaper […]

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June 8, 2020
RMS Loudness vs LUFS - How Loud Is Your Audio?

RMS loudness measurement used to be the standard for measuring how loud your audio is. RMS is an acronym meaning "root mean square." And unless you are really into techie stuff and math, you don't really NEED to understand all the details of what it means. But if you really want to know, go ahead […]

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May 29, 2020
Audio Interface Or Mixer For Podcasting

What is the best audio interface or mixer for podcasting? With a few exceptions, the answer to that question would basically be the same for any audio recording. Of course, as with so many things, it all depends on your needs. If you are doing solo recording, you might not need a mixer or interface […]

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