So you have an interest in mixing music, and you’re looking to avoid the pitfalls that swallow up lesser engineers. What follows are some of the biggest traps I’ve seen bedevil nascent engineers. Read on, and learn from our mistakes. Piling oodles of plug-ins on individual tracks is by far the biggest mistake I see…… 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.
Confused about mastering? Here are 5 essential things you will need to make your finished tracks sound their best. First is a brickwall limiter. Mastering has several components. The most crucial is the very last stage of the processing chain, which should be a limiter. This can take your input signal and drive it so…… See More
Whether you’re a ‘V-drum veteran’ or breaking out your electric kit for the first time, you’re going to tweak those settings a bit. Here are 4 things you’re going to want to do right away once you’ve got your electronic kit turned on and plugged into your computer. Using the factory sounds for monitoring will…… See More
HyperX is taking on the likes of Blue and Razer with its first standalone microphone for the game streaming set. The “Quadcast” is aimed at aspirational streamers and influencers. It comes with an anti-vibration shock mount and a 3-metre cable with a headphone jack connection. It features include four selectable polar patterns to capture audio…… See More
Virtual drum software allows you to quickly and easily create realistic sounding drum tracks using samples and grooves performed by actual drummers on high-quality kits that were recorded in world-class studios. Here’s a roundup of the most popular virtual drum plugins on the market. Toontrack’s EZdrummer 2 is designed as a quick and easy way…… See More