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 […]
Should I Unplug My Mic When Not In Use?
When working with different kinds of microphones handling is of high importance. The reason for this is quiet simple, how you handle your microphones has a massive impact on its longevity. For newbies just getting into the music production space, handling of microphones brings up a lot of questions. One question that I see often […]
Is Volume Automation Important?
Automation is a huge part of audio production. It makes work easier because it allows us to control specific things automatically. Back in the day, audio production relied on the use of tape which was pretty much a harder way of producing. Every control pretty much had to be handled by hand, by the engineer. […]
Can You Automate Compression?
In recording and processing audio digitally, we rely on various tools to help up get to the desired goal. One important tool in audio processing is called a compressor. This is a term you’ve probably come across a number of times if you’re a music producer or sound engineer. Compression is simply a tool for […]
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 […]
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 […]
How Can I Make My Microphone Last Longer?
Lets face it, when you buy some new gear you always look for ways to preserve it so it can last you longer. Microphones in audio production are so important because without them we can’t record or broadcast any audio. It is for this reason that we need to know how to properly take care […]
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 […]
How Long Do Microphone Tubes Last?
There are different kinds of microphones in music production and other areas that require capturing of audio signals. Condenser microphones for example are used in music recording because of their ability to pick sound with all of its nuance…. While you have dynamic microphones that are mainly used for stage performances and pick up of […]
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, […]