Recording Interface Review: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

If you’re starting out in the home recording game, you can probably get results from your computer’s built-in sound capabilities, but there comes a point when even the occasional bedroom engineer gets

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Recording Interface Review: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20

18 tracks of simultaneous USB audio input for under $500? Yes, please. From a reputable manufacturer of high-quality, great-sounding gear? Pinch me! Yet, that’s precisely what’s on offer from Focusrite

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Do You Need a Mixer to Record Music at Home?

If you were to close your eyes and picture a recording studio, you might see images of giant mixing boards and wide open recording booths behind glass panes. Meanwhile, you might look around at your apartment

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What’s the Best Vocal Mic Under $100?

A great sounding mix starts with a great sounding recording. Several variables play into achieving quality recordings, such as acoustic room treatment, preamps and interfaces, durable cables, and performance.

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The Pros and Cons of Mixing with Headphones

The more you get into the nitty-gritty of mixing, the more you realize that a lot of decisions are subjective. There’s no “right” way to do anything. Some mixing methods are better for certain situations,

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Why Do I Need a Microphone Preamp?

As you begin putting together your home studio, you might start to realize you need more gear than you initially thought. Don’t be turned off by this–in fact, you can make some great music with

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