Most small studios aren’t blessed with a grand piano, but an upright is more likely to be available. The trouble is, it can be a lot more difficult to get a great sound from an upright piano. Here are a few miking techniques. Although there are numerous ways to mike an upright piano, none of…… 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.
BeatMaker has released Retrox Drums, a freeware drum rompler virtual instrument in VST, VST3, and AU plugin formats for compatible digital audio workstations on PC and Mac. Retrox Drums is a sample-based virtual drum machine developed using Maize Sampler. It contains a set of retro drum sounds captured from the BOSS DR-110 Dr. Rhythm drum…… See More
Softube has launched a plug-in version of the Weiss DS1-MK3, a revered digital hardware mastering processor. The same algorithm is also employed in Softube’s new Mastering Maximizer plug-in, a simplified version of the Weiss DS1-MK3, costing only $199. While Console 1 — the hardware mix control platform — already works with all major DAWs, Softube’s…… See More
Bitwig made a pretty big splash at NAMM when they dropped the Bitwig Studio 2.3 beta. One of the new features, a very cool synth called ‘Phase 4’ works hand in hand with a host of upgrades to craft some truly huge sounds. Phase 4 has a truly fantastic and diverse set of presets already…… See More
BandLab Technologies has released Cakewalk by Bandlab. The relaunched DAW includes all core premium features of SONAR Platinum such as the award-winning Skylight user interface, flexible ProChannel modules, and powerful end-to-end 64-bit mix engine. CEO of BandLab Technologies, Meng Ru Kuok said, “We are excited to be able to continue development of SONAR in its…… See More