Category Archives for Recording

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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How (and Why) to Mix in Mono

We all want to produce huge, swirling, spacious mixes. Utilizing the stereo field by panning tracks left or right is a powerful tool for expanding the scope of a mix. However, mixing solely in stereo can

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What are the Different Types of Microphones?

Understanding mic types and characteristics, as well as their applications, is critical for effective audio engineering. There’s no single type of mic that does every job well. Even within individual

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