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  • Buyer's Guide - Drum Room Microphones

    Buyer's Guide - Drum Room Microphones

    The proper use of drum room mics is what separates the professionals from the amatuers in the world of recording real drums. There is no right or wrong way to do it, but if it is done really well, then the whole production glues together and sounds like an expensive...
  • Buyer's Guide - Tom Drum Microphones

    Buyer's Guide - Tom Drum Microphones

    The sound of toms can make or break a drum kit. The most important thing to do is change the heads and tune them to sound the way you want. No microphone on earth can take a flabby, boxy tom drum and make it sound like pure gold. Microphones can...
  • Buyer's Guide - Overhead Microphones

    Buyer's Guide - Overhead Microphones

    Great cymbals can really glue a drum kit together and make the kit overall sound better. The same principle can be applied to overhead microphones - if the cymbals sound great in the recording, it helps out the entire kit. There are a few main microphone styles and techniques used...
  • Buyer's Guide - Snare Drum Microphones

    Buyer's Guide - Snare Drum Microphones

    The snare drum is the driving force that makes a song exciting and explosive. Using the right microphone or microphone combination make really make or break the drive in your drum kit. Snare drums are the piece of the kit that your audience hears the most in your mix, so...
  • Buyer's Guide - Kick Drum Microphones

    Buyer's Guide - Kick Drum Microphones

    So you need to record a drum kit, or mic up your kit in a live performance setting. The kick drum is the power house behind the kit and needs to be treated as such. When you are practicing, the kick might sound loud enough. But in a live setting...
  • 5 of the Most Important Studio Upgrades

    5 of the Most Important Studio Upgrades

    No matter how big or small of a studio you are running, you have one main goal: make the best sounding mixes you possibly can. There is tons of gear out there that can add different colors and cohesion to your mixes. Unfortunately, this can give any engineer a serious...
  • 10 Overlooked Studio Upgrades

    10 Overlooked Studio Upgrades

    Upgrading gear can be a lot of fun. There's something special about a brand new mic in front of that singer, or a flashy new preamp or converter in the rack. However, it's the little things that tend to make the biggest difference in your recordings. In this article, we'll...
  • The Best of Auralex for the Home Studio

    The Best of Auralex for the Home Studio

    Auralex is a brand well-known in the recording industry. With 40 years experience under their belt, the company has meticulously engineered a line of products that can transform even the most reflective rooms into professionally tailored studio spaces. Today, we will take a look at some of our favorite from...
  • 6 Secrets to a Better Electric Guitar Recording

    6 Secrets to a Better Electric Guitar Recording

    Getting a great guitar recording isn't always easy. We put some of our best tips together that will help you get the sound of the pros. 1) New strings New strings will make a huge difference in the clarity of your guitar tracks. My personal favorites are Ernie Ball Power...
  • Audix OM Series Dynamic Microphones

    Audix OM Series Dynamic Microphones

    When you begin looking for a great live vocal microphone, the choices can be a bit overwhelming. There has never been a time of market saturation like there is today. In a situation like this, we point performers in the direction of Audix, the makers of some of the finest...
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