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DAW - Digital Audio Workstation Software For Home Recording

DAW stands for "Digital Audio Workstation." But what does that mean? Is it the same thing as an audio editor? If not, what is the difference? The answers aren't really absolute. But there are enough features that generally apply to both types of recording software programs that I think I can help dispel confusion about […]

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VoiceOver Jobs From Home: New Training From Home Brew Audio

Is it possible to record professional sounding voice over jobs from home? It absolutely is. And it is easier and less expensive than most people think. However, despite how affordable it has become to buy good quality microphones, landing and recording voice over jobs from home involves a bit more knowledge and and effort than […]

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Ken Theriot Interviewed On AudioSkills Podcast

Scott Hawksworth runs a site called AudioSkills that is dedicated to helping folks record and produce music in their home studios. He also produces a podcast. His most recent guest on the podcast was none other than yours truly :-). I've been focusing a lot on helping folks get a professional sound from home studios […]

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How To Build A Home Studio On A Budget

Today we have a guest post from Jonathan Biran of Catz Audio about one of my favorite topics - putting together a home studio without spending a fortune. I have given some advice on that once or twice :-P. See our mini-course "How To Create A Home Recording Studio." Jonathan approached me with an infographic […]

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Using An Audio Compressor For VoiceOver Jobs

Compression is one of the most misunderstood effects in audio recording. And though it is a very useful tool, you can easily harm your recordings with it if you're not careful. So you really should know what an audio compressor is, and what it does. What Does Compression Mean? In audio recording, "compression" means - […]

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Reaper's Virtual Amp Modeler For Electric Guitar

Did you know that Reaper had electric guitar "virtual amp" modelers? I didn't :-P. There are several and they are included with Reaper - in the collection of plugins it comes with. The effect is a "JS" plugin (short for "jesusonic"), which is a Reaper-specific plugin. Anyway, someone on our YouTube Channel was asking if there […]

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Review Of The Maono AU-901 USB Microphone

I just tested a USB mic called the Maono AU-901, which a USB microphone. The mic is intended primarily for podcasting, gaming, Skype, video voice-over, etc. This mic costs $46.99 at Amazon.com. As with all of my mic reviews, I recorded audio from the review mic and tested it against a comparable mic. In this […]

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Best Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Under 500 Dollars

Since they are probably the most versatile microphones around, Sweetwater's list of the best large diaphragm condenser (LDC) microphone under 500 dollars is a must-read for anyone doing home recording. LDC mics are especially useful for vocal recording. But they can be used for almost any other type of recording! See my post Condenser vs Dynamic […]

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Review Of The Samson Q2U Microphone - Hear The Test Audio For Yourself

Here is my review of the Samson Q2U microphone. They call this, more specifically, the "Q2U Recording and Podcasting Pack." If you don't want the gory details, I'll tell you the results of the review right here. The Q2U is excellent! It's better than the Q1U by a lot and it is almost as good […]

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The High-End Mics and Interface Units Used to Record Queen and ELO

If you could have access to some super high-end recording gear to record vocals, what would that be? Most people cannot afford to have this stuff for their home recording studios. And for most people, that's OK. In 2017, there are tons of affordable mics and interfaces that get you so close to the high-end […]

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