August 1st, 2010
DIY Broadband Bass Trap – How To Build Your Own 8″ Monster Trap
With some basic diy skills and for a fraction of the cost of retail bass traps, you can quite easily build effective broadband bass traps to tame those offending low frequency reflections in your studio. Follow the step by step guide below and you’ll transform the sound of your studio in no time.
July 21st, 2010
Vocal Plugin Chain Set Up Example 1
Quite often people ask what plugins I use on vocals and in what order. To help answer this question I will periodically post pictures of the different vocal chain set ups I use. In this particular example I was after a ‘breathy’ and ‘airy’ vocal sound for a middle 8 part on a dance track that was ‘dreamier’ than the rest of the the vocal.
Compressor – First In The Chain
Waves Renaissance Compressor - 1st in the chain
June 24th, 2010
Essential tools to help you get an accurate sound in your home or project studio
AudioXplorer is a powerful sound analyzer software designed specifically for Mac OS X.
AudioXplorer provides a real-time analysis window where the user can visualize the sound, spectrum and sonogram. Several real-time windows can be opened simultaneously.It also provides a static analysis window where the user can
June 14th, 2010
What is an Expander?
Expanders increase the difference in loudness between quieter and louder sections of audio making quiet sounds quieter and loud sounds louder. They are pretty much the opposite of compressors working by turning down the volume when the signal level falls below the
June 10th, 2010
Top Tips for Recording Vocals
What type of microphone should I use?
Condenser microphones are generally best for recording vocals. They don’t handle high sound pressure levels as well as
May 21st, 2010
Zero Latency Monitoring for Digidesign 002 and 003
RME’s Fireface Offers A Unique Solution
Robert Holsman of Jigsaw24.com
Reading through the various Pro Tools forums, there are two commonly recurring themes. Firstly, Pro Tools users love Pro Tools software for its reliability, flexibility, ease of use, precision editing and it being the only audio platform that maintains sample accurate sync across all tracks in a session. Secondly, we’re not so enamoured of the LE hardware. The 002 and 003 ranges have been singled out for having no zero latency monitoring, audio converters below par when compared with other manufacturers and low-gain, noisy preamps.
April 30th, 2010
Musicians – Use Skype To Collaborate Remotely
If you’re a Pro Tools user you may have heard of a plugin called Source Connect. Whilst this article is not directly about Source Connect, it is useful to understand what it is and what it does.
April 27th, 2010
Acoustic Treatment in Home and Project Studios
by Simon Duggal
In critical listening environments such as a recording, mixing and mastering studios, it is imperitive that the sound from the speakers is true and accurate.
April 21st, 2010
The 5 Most Common Questions About Music Mastering
By: Hans Klein
Music mastering is an essential part of every hit record. Yet, few new (and even some “established”) musicians have a good understanding of what mastering is and why they need it.
This often leads to many selecting the wrong mastering studio… and making many unnecessary mistakes in the recording and music mixing phases (which affects the mastering later on).
This is why below are the 5 most frequently asked questions about music mastering:
April 19th, 2010
How To Place Microphones
By: Marvin J Markus
While it’s definitely important to use quality mics and good preamps, I think it’s far more important that you know how to properly place your microphones to get the best sound. Spot, distant, ambient, stereo, and combined miking are the five choices you have to choose from.