What Is An Aux Track?

Analog  mixing consoles just like Digital Audio Workstations possess a number of tracks. For example, you can connect a microphone to a channel and record directly into that track. If you’ve been in music production or simply work in audio production, then you’ve obviously encountered the term “aux track”… It’s an important part of mixing… Continue reading What Is An Aux Track?

Why Do Dynamic Microphones Need A Lot Of Gain?

Microphones come in different types and are meant to work a certain way. There’s no such thing as the universal microphone. For example, dynamic microphones are meant for stage work and are mostly common in broadcast media like podcasts. They’re internal circuitry allows them to be the mic of choice of many musicians looking to… Continue reading Why Do Dynamic Microphones Need A Lot Of Gain?

How Can I Ruin My Mic?

Microphones like most recording equipment are delicate and require good handling. There are various things that could easily destroy a mic which is why you need to know what to watch out for. Most newbies to audio production need guidance in handling microphones and this post is going to exactly do this. I’m going to… Continue reading How Can I Ruin My Mic?

Is Phantom Power Bad For Dynamic Mics?

Microphones are built differently and because of this, they pretty much work differently depending on the work they are meant to deliver to the user. Dynamic microphones for example don’t require phantom power which is necessary for most condenser microphones. Phantom power is 48 volts that is necessary to power on a condenser and without… Continue reading Is Phantom Power Bad For Dynamic Mics?

Should You Use Mic Gain? (Learn The Truth)

Music production has so many processes and technical bits that surround it. Microphones for example are tools that we used to capture vocals so that we can edit them in our various Digital Audio Workstations. It’s therefore a good thing to understand how certain controls work and how they affect recordings. Microphone gain for example,… Continue reading Should You Use Mic Gain? (Learn The Truth)