Before we talk about recording sound, let me ask you a question. Have you ever avoided doing something because you believed there to be some sort of barrier or consequence you didn’t want to deal with (like “recording sound at professional quality is expensive)? Then have you ever found out….perhaps years later…that your belief was…… 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.
One of the biggest problems with audio quality, especially in a home pc recording studio, is noise. Cheap microphones are notorious for creating lots of hiss along with the thing you ACTUALLY wanted to record. If you use a computer for recording, you get a big slice of computer fan and drive noise along with…… See More
Have you ever been listening to a song in your car, and it was a little too low in volume at the start? So you turn it up. But then, when the whole band comes in at verse 2, it’s so loud your ears bleed and you madly fumble with the volume control to turn…… See More
Wouldn’t it be great if we could use “sounds” to make us feel the way we want to feel? It would be sort of like tuning a radio. If we could feel more calm or focused by putting on a pair of headphones, we MAY well be able to supplement or even replace medication or…… See More
Most people don’t know that they can get started recording audio with a budget as small as $5.00. The only reason I don’t say zero dollars is that if you don’t have a microphone, you’ll need to buy one. A plastic PC mic will even suffice at this point. Now, those folks with experience recording…… See More