Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) are the center of most music studios. It’s where we spend the most time recording, editing, arranging, mixing and mastering audio. So which is the most popular DAW? What is the best DAW? Most modern DAWs can do everything the others are capable of with varying degrees of success. Certain DAWs…… 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.
The winner for hardware is the Universal Audio Arrow. Arrow is a simple interface, on the face of it, but does offer two unison mic preamps and, when combined with the aforementioned onboard plug-ins (Arrow ships with a bundle of 11), you get an exceptional signal chain. While the winner for software is the Leapwing…… See More
There are now more ways to make beats in and out of your DAW than ever before. Here’s a look at the 6 of the best and most varied ways to make beats in software. Sample Magic is best known for its huge range of sample collections. Klip represents the best of those collections –…… See More
The T series of nearfield monitors are designed specifically for engineers, sound designers, DJs, and musicians – just about everyone who works professionally with recording or music production workflows. Accommodating a 5” and 7” woofer respectively, both the T5V and the T7V profit from the latest audio technology. The HPS waveguide projects sound with high…… See More
Mix engineer Dave Darlington shows how he likes to de-ess vocals using the Waves Sibilance plugin. De-essers take away the harsh S, Sh, and T sounds in a voice that sounds irritating and, well, just plain bad. We need some of those sounds to be able to understand the lyrics and the content. If you…… See More