Whenever we purchase equipment we are all protective of it and most of the times we wonder just how long it will last for. This is true in any industry that relies upon physical equipment to get the Job done. Most newbie music producers that work with me usually ask how long condenser microphones last […]
What Does A Microphone Shock Mount Do?
Microphones come with all sorts of accessories that help the overall user experience of them. One of these accessories is the microphone shock mount. Now you may have heard of it or not but it is simply attached to a microphone as a means of shock absorption. One of the many questions that I get […]
Should I Learn Acoustic Or Electric Guitar First?
Most professional guitar players will tell you that learning to play guitar depends on what one wishes to accomplish. This is very true because learning any instrument should come with certain goals that wish to be attained. Acoustic guitar is essentially a wooden instrument that has strings. It relies on itself to produce sound. Electric […]
Should You Record Drums Or Guitar First?
When it comes to recording live instruments, it pays to have an understanding of how instruments should be recorded. If you’re faced with a situation that calls for recording drums and other instruments, you have to know which instruments should be generally recorded first because the last thing you want to encounter is difficulty in […]
What Is A Scratch Track?
If you’re a musician or are somebody that has been around music recording sessions. Scratch track is obviously a term that you’ve come across before. A Scratch track is simply a rough recorded guide of a section or a song that acts a reference when recording the final takes of instruments or vocals. A Scratch […]
What Instruments Can I Record With A Condenser Microphone?
Condenser microphones are known for their accuracy when it comes to picking up sound. One of the common use for condenser microphones is recording vocals. As far as vocal recording goes, a condenser microphone is your best friend. It can help you pick up vocals with all their dynamics and nuances which is important in […]
The Difference Between Cardioid And Super-Cardioid
Cardioid and Super-cardioid are terms usually associated with microphones and its good to understand both because it is easy to mistake the function of one for the other. Cardioid and supercardioid simply means the reception pattern of microphones. They are usually represented as polar plots. Cardioid microphones are more sensitive to sound coming from in […]
What Is MIDI?
If you’re into audio production then the term “midi” is something you’ve likely come across. For example Midi Keyboards are everywhere now and you may have wondered what Midi actually is. Not to worry, this post will discuss what exactly midi means and what it is. With that said… What is Midi? First things first, […]
What Is Headroom In Audio Mixing?
Headroom is quite a term that is often times thrown around in the world of audio production. Mostly with regard to either recording, mixing or mastering. So you may have wondered what exactly headroom is. Not to worry, this post will discuss headroom with regard to mixing which should give you enough knowledge to understand […]
What Is The Lifespan Of A Piano?
As somebody heavily invested in the world of music, Instruments are always or particular interest because they are useful in the creation of music. This post in particular discusses the lifespan of pianos. I took the liberty of researching both digital and acoustic pianos in order to figure out the lifespans of both. With that […]