Why Monitor in Mono? In many professional studios you will find a single speaker (usually Auratone or similar) located between the left and right nearfield monitors. This is used for monitoring the mix in mono. Many professional mix engineers monitor quietly in mono for two main reasons:
Equalizers An equalizer is a device or plug-in that allows you to change the tonal characteristics of a particular sound. It’s much like the bass and treble controls on you hifi except it covers a greater tonal range. There are two main types of equalizer: Graphic Equalizers Graphic equalizers have […]
Reference Guide to Equalizing Bass Guitar The bottom or deep low end of the bass guitar sound lives between 50Hz and 80Hz. The attack or thump of the sound is found at around 700Hz. The bite or definition is around 1KHz and the presence or brightness is at 2.5kHz Kick […]
Routing to an auxiliary channel There are times when you may want to route (send) groups of channels to another channel. An auxiliary is simply a channel that is configured to allow the outputs of other channels to be routed to its inputs. Sending groups of channels to a single […]
Compressors Compressors are used to obtain a more consistent level by reducing loud parts of the recording without squashing the peaks. This allows you to increase the level of the quieter parts without making the entire instrument or voice too loud. Correct use of a compressor is a great route […]
Microphones There are essentially two main types of microphone: Dynamic and Condenser. Dynamic Dynamic microphones can handle very high sound pressure levels making them best suited for recording loud sounds such as drums, percussion or a powerful vocalist. Dynamic microphones do not require an external power supply.
Want to Make Your Recordings Sound Great? Professional recordings sound great in your car, on your ipod, hi-fi or just about anywhere you play them. Bass, middle and treble frequencies sound just right relative to each other .