Being one of the most popular compressors ever created, the LA-2A has been a favorite amongst engineers for over 50 years. It is highly regarded for its rich, warm tone and smooth, musical compression characteristics. Here, we’ll list down some of the most popular LA-2A emulations to help you choose the best one for you.…… See More
Music Recording Tips and Gear
Articles specifically dealing with recording, mixing and mastering music - as opposed to voice-over specific recording tips, which can be found in the Voice-Over Recording category.
For the past years, CD sales and digital downloads are going on a downward slope. People mostly listen to songs on streaming platforms. This affects the way musicians produce music hence influences the entire music industry. Streaming services like Spotify, use an algorithm to determine how far your song goes. With the huge amount of…… See More
The RØDECaster Pro is a fully integrated podcast solution that’s versatile, voice-focused, tactile, self-contained and convenient. If you’ve ever tried to conduct interviews or record multi-host podcast shows, it can be a nightmare to use a standard mixer to route and record it all so that you can mix it all properly. This device was…… See More
One of the keys of a good vocal performance is making sure your singer is singing into the right microphone. You want a microphone that’ll flatter your vocalist without picking up outside noises or adding unwanted distortion. When it comes to recording vocals, it’s hard to go wrong with a large diaphragm condenser mic. They…… See More
Methods like Auto-Tune and/or sample replacement aren’t as effective on acoustic guitar as they are when used in other contexts, I find equalization to be a nearly indispensable tool when mixing acoustic guitar. I’ve mixed plenty of tracks in which the acoustic guitar is intended to be in a place of sonic prominence. In these…… See More