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  • How to Record Your Band on a Budget in 2019

    How to Record Your Band on a Budget in 2019

    I'll bet the fancy picture of all the expensive gear made you click on this. Well, sorry to disappoint, but this article is not about which Pultec EQ serial number you should be looking for, or which version of the LA-2A to get. This article is about affordable gear that...
  • What You Need to Record a Song on a Budget in 2019

    What You Need to Record a Song on a Budget in 2019

    We live in an age in which recording has never been cheaper or easier. The problem many aspiring engineers have isn't finding gear - the issue lies in finding the right gear. Every engineer has their own tastes and every song can require unique solutions. In this article, we'll help you...
  • Essential Outboard Gear for Tracking in a Project/Semi-Pro Studio

    Essential Outboard Gear for Tracking in a Project/Semi-Pro Studio

    At some point, many recording engineers and studio owners want to move past their beginner interface and get their hands on some real deal gear. Unfortunately, a lot of that gear is expensive. Buying without knowing exactly what you want, and why, can lead to a lot of wasted time...
  • 3 Secrets About EQ'ing Heavy Guitars

    3 Secrets About EQ'ing Heavy Guitars

    Getting killer heavy guitar sounds is something that many engineers (including myself) struggle with. There's a lot that goes into making them bright and powerful without being harsh and muddy. Most of it starts with a great player into a great amp with solid mic position. But say you've got...
  • The Best Gear for Tracking Vocals in a Semi-Pro/Project Studio

    The Best Gear for Tracking Vocals in a Semi-Pro/Project Studio

    Have you ever wanted a professional vocal recording chain instead of just using your interface preamps? We get so many questions about recording vocals and different chains that we thought it might be a good idea to write it all down and share it with you! In this article, we...
  • The Best Free DAW's for Audio and How to Choose One

    The Best Free DAW's for Audio and How to Choose One

    There has never been a better time for music production. The digital era has made recording and music production easier and more affordable than ever before. In fact, there are tons of free Digital Audio Workstations (DAW's) that contain the essentials for getting started in recording. A DAW is a...
  • An Easy Guide to Understanding Microphones - Dynamics and Condensers

    An Easy Guide to Understanding Microphones - Dynamics and Condensers

    There are a lot of resources out there on different types of microphones and what to use them for. We look at these and some are just confusing and contradicting to others. Today, we want to steer clear of the noise and give you a simple guide to easily understand...
  • How to Expand Your Studio Using a Single Cable

    How to Expand Your Studio Using a Single Cable

    We get a lot of questions about ADAT expandability on audio interfaces. In today's article, we are going to cover what ADAT is and how you can use it to expand your studio. What is it? ADAT (Alesis Digital Audio Tape) was first created for studio use in the early...
  • Best Gifts for Audio Engineers of 2018

    Best Gifts for Audio Engineers of 2018

    The holidays are closing in and it's prime time to finish up shopping. As an audio engineer myself, I know we can be the most difficult person to find gifts for. I've put together this list to help you find the perfect stocking stuffers for the audio engineer in your...
  • Buyer's Guide - Best Podcasting Microphones of 2018

    Buyer's Guide - Best Podcasting Microphones of 2018

    Nearly 15 years ago, podcasting took the world by storm. Since then, there have been many new microphones made to assist the home-podcaster in achieving professional results without spending a fortune. There are also classic microphones seen in almost every major studio that sound great for broadcasting. In this article...
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