Basics of Music Sampling

Sampling is a commonly used compositional device in recorded music. The practice can basically be described as taking something from a recording and using it for your own. The length of samples can range

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How to Properly Mic a Drumset

It is true that drums that sound good can really shape the overall sound of a band on a recording. Along with a solid bass track, drums form the foundation of almost any song. Think of some of your favorite

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The Best DAW Software for Beginners and Beyond

The DAW might be the most important piece of gear that you own. DAW stands for Digital Audio Workstation. It is basically the workstation where every producer and recording engineer records, and arranges

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How to Set Proper Audio Recording Levels

Setting the Right Levels – the Basics of Gain Staging Gain measures the amount of output signal being sent by a certain element of a given signal chain. When you adjust the gain on a certain piece

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Beginner’s Guide to Using EQ

If you think of some of your favorite albums of all time, surely a big reason that they had such a profound impact on you is because something about the songwriting affected you in a deep way. But, there

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How to Record Music at Home – a Beginner’s Guide

If you’ve decided that you want to get into home recording, you might already be overwhelmed with questions. There’s a lot to learn, after all. Luckily, the barrier to entry is lower than it’s ever

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