Musical ‘notes’ are composed of fundamental tones and harmonics. It’s the harmonics that allow you to distinguish between several instruments. By integrating the fundamental and harmonic tones, we recognize the notes from the musical instruments and the ones sung by a vocalist. As we all know, the human ear is more sensitive to certain octaves…… See More
Home Recording Tips and Techniques
These are posts tagged as "recording tips and techniques" because they are about things aimed at helping you improve the quality of the audio you record from your home studio. We know that it is possible to record professional quality audio at home, using your computer, some inexpensive (and in some cases - free) software, and some equipment like microphones and audio interface units - all of which cost much less than you might think.
Home recording technology has become so advanced in the past few years, while simultaneously becoming more affordable. You can do things in a very affordable home studio today that I could only dream of doing when I first started.
For songs to sound like the ones we hear on the radio, they have to be mastered. Mastering is the final process that music undergoes before it’s distributed. Mastering takes a lot of practice and proficiency. However, it isn’t as complicated as it looks. There are a lot of tools that you could choose from…… See More
The drums are one of the instruments that you need to be cautious when mixing. This is because there are a lot of components in a drumkit that requires different EQ, compression, and all the other processing done to all these elements as a whole. Listed in this article are a few basic suggestions and…… See More
The K-system by mastering engineer Bob Katz is used in the film industry to put the focus on the dynamic range, instead of the loudness. K-System helps produce more consistent mixes and masters. A lot of music is made in home studios, so people sometimes aren’t aware of the established practices these “big studios” implement.…… See More
IK Multimedia’s SampleTank 4 is the next generation of IK’s legendary sound and groove workstation that offers professional-quality sounds, an intuitive interface, and powerful editing and effects for musicians and producers. It was re-designed from the ground up to be every musician’s “go to” music creation workstation. The library and sound engine are complemented by…… See More