The one thing that binds all singers, musicians and engineers is the microphone. Its sometimes the holy grail of the studio. Its the magical device that captures and shapes the sound waves from our voices or instruments. We've comprised this list of tips that are sure to help. From microphone placement to different techniques. Its all here. We encourage you to add your tips to the comments of the article.
Eventide's MangledVerb combines reverb with distortion and the results are quite unique. If you're into sound design, this is a must. It works great on synthesizers, vocals, and guitars. Check out our audio demo.
We wrote this article for American Music Supply about why subwoofers will help your mixing and monitoring experience. Learn why you may need one and tips for setting it up.
The mix engineer is a tough, thankless gig. We've compiled a list of tips for AMS to help you be more successful at the craft. Check out this article on being a successful monitor engineer.
Newfangled Audio's Elevate is the only multi-band limiter with a brain. Check out how we quickly master a track. Grab the fully-functional 30-Day demo here!
In this article we go through a few of the more popular DJ turntables currently on the market. Vinyl has prevailed despite the death of physical forms of music. Learn all about the Denon VL12, Reloop RP-8000, Pioneer PLX-1000, and Audio Technica AT-LP1240USB.
In this article we wrote for AMS, we discuss 10 of our favorite microphones. You can never have too many mics. Think of them like paint brushes to artists. Serious guitarists will tell you they own more than 5 guitars. People new to recording may think that one microphone is sufficient but this is not true. Each microphone searches for, and captures sound differently. Check out our list which includes mics from Neumann, Blue, AKG, and Shure.
This new plug-in (free until October 31st, 2017) is a superior equalizer that is based on the way humans hear (the Mel Scale). It's elegant and natural and has a great Match EQ feature. In this tutorial we'll show you how to match the EQ from one song to another, make two tracks sound like they came from the same source, and how to apply inverse EQ curves for mixing.
Perfect for mixing and mastering, EQuivocate uses filters which are modeled on the human ear. Each of the 26 critical bands tickles a different part of your inner ear, making any combination of settings sound as natural as possible. Combining this with a linear-phase filter shape that reduces pre-echo makes EQuivocate an EQ with a difference you can hear.
From now until October 31st, 2017 you can download it for free!
In this article we wrote for American Music Supply, we discuss Gain Staging. Regardless if you are a musician or an engineer, you need to know how to properly gain-stage your gear. This involves getting the right levels at each stage of your signal flow. Without a healthy signal at each step in your set-up, you risk the onset of unwanted noise. Read up to learn about headroom and how to properly set up your gear for improved signal-to-noise ratios.