What is the best audio recording software?

A lot of  DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) offer free versions of their audio recording software that can get you started whether you’re a podcaster, musician, or aspiring audio engineer on a budget, and you’re trying to bootstrap your recordings. If you don’t have the resources (money) then you need to be resourceful to still get the job done. These audio …

What is Lo Fi Music? Lo Fi Hip Hop and more!

A Lo Fi plugin is usually thought of when you think of adding “harmonic distortion” or “analog warmth” but I’ve recently learned that those two desirable outcomes are really not what Lo Fi is. “Lo Fi” or Low Fidelity are the musical imperfections that can be heard like misplayed notes or tape hiss. Typically you would reach for a low …

Best Audio Interface Under 500 Dollars – Complete Guide

I may earn a commission for purchases using my links We all want the best professional sounding quality recordings and mixes as possible from our audio interfaces. What we don’t want as home recording studio owners, aspiring musicians, and podcaster is to go broke to achieve this.  Despite what you may read in audiophile forums, you don’t need super expensive audio …

What is Audio Compression? How to use an audio compressor like a pro!

Share this PostAn audio compressor can be a tricky thing to understand when you’re first starting out. I will try and break it down in as simple of terms and explanations as I can for you. (there is a video at the end of this article breaking it down as well) The Truth At its basic description, an audio compressor …

Use Parametric EQ settings (like a boss!)

Share this PostOne of the most powerful tools  you can have in your mixing arsenal is a Parametric EQ. Understanding the proper way to use an EQ will yield you warmth, space, glue, clarity, and an overall pleasant musical experience that we all want to create. Using a Parametric EQ to it’s full potential is what separates the men form …

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How To Become An Audio Engineer (without a degree)

You’re hear because you want to learn how to become an audio engineer. First off, I can tell you right now, I have never asked any of the grammy nominated audio engineers I have worked with on my older albums where they got their audio engineering degree from. In fact, I don’t even know if they have one. Adam Odor, …

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Audio Engineering Schools: Are They A Waste of Money?

Are audio engineering schools a waste of money? I guess it depends. There are some GREAT audio engineering schools and programs out there, and there are some not so great from what I’ve heard. You have to remember, there are all different kinds of jobs in the audio world. Another reality is that you don’t necessarily HAVE to get an …

Best way to record acoustic guitar and vocals (at the same time)

If you’re searching for the best way to record acoustic guitar and vocals at the same time, then you need to think about how certain microphones record sound. Specifically the polar patterns of the microphones. If you are recording a vocal and acoustic guitar at the same time with 2 mics, you want to pick 2 mics that will focus …

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How To Record Drums In A Home Studio

How To Record Drums In A Home Studio Learning how to record drums can be one of the most intimidating processes for a DIY musician. Lets face it, most of us home studio owners do not have the dream set up for recording drums in our small home studios. We may have a spare bedroom, a converted garage, basement, or …

How To Use Melodyne: Introduction

I want to start this off by emphasising that I believe in capturing the best performance out of a singer, a musician, or band that you possibly can on recording day. I believe in having them, or myself, practice a lot BEFORE we press record, so that we can capture a performance naturally. I am not opposed to using tools …