Ambient noise has a variety of uses and while natural sounds such as wind blowing may seem to have no use to you, they certainly do have their application in audio production. For example, you may want to incorporate ambient noise into your mixes and sometimes you may not have the right sounds. In such […]
What Is Quantization In Audio?
When we record instruments into digital audio workstations, the signal is usually not accurately timed with regards to the tempo or bpm. The reason for this is simple, human playing of instruments cannot be accurately and perfectly timed because we are not machines. Only digitally played notes like ploting on a piano roll can pretty […]
What Does Anti Aliasing Do In Audio?
Aliasing is one of those terms that represent quite the complex concept. So let’s dive into it. The fact is that, all man made systems have their limits. For example, your digital audio workstation can only handle frequencies up to a certain limit. Therefore, in digital audio, aliasing happens when a device processes data which […]
Is A Sound Engineer A Real Engineer?
There are different types of engineers and they all basically engineer things that are relevant to their field. For example, an electrical engineer, is a person that solves electrical problems through engineering. That’s a rough definition of course but you get the idea. You may be thinking, how is this all relevant? not to worry. […]
How Long Does It Take To Study Sound Engineering?
A career in audio production is not the easiest and most people that take up this career usually have a lot of questions regarding various things relating to a career in music. It’s only natural to be curious and asking the right questions is certainly a good way to know what you’re really up against. […]
What Does XLR Stand For?
In audio production, we need cables for a number of things. Perharps the most important use for cables is to connect our gear accordingly and help us use our equipment more efficiently. One cable and connection type that is popular in audio production is called the XLR. You’ll find most recording microphones with XLR connections […]
Is Sound Engineering Competitive?
Music as a career has become one of the most sought after dream jobs out there right now. Being a passion driven career, Music has become a career for almost everyone. This has made jobs like sound engineering more than necessary because musician’s need people who can help them make the best Music possible. This […]
Is Using Synth Presets Cheating?
Using stuff like melody loops and dum loops is something that stirs up quiet the controversial conversations in music production. On one hand, you have music producers that talk down on the use of things like loops in the creation of beats…on the other hand you have music producers that cherish and appreciate the use […]
Do Professional Musicians And Producers Use Presets?
There’s a lot of myths surrounding what tools professional record producers use with regard to music creation. For example people often wonder if professional music producers use similar tools that everyday producers use and the answer is yes. One question that I recently got from an upcoming producer is whether professional musicians and music producers […]
Which Is The Most Common Instrument In Hip-hop?
Genres always have distinct things that make them unique. It is for this reason that we able to know what genre a record is, in the first minute of listening to it. This is a great thing because genre identity is important and makes music a lot more enjoyable. For example, a genre like EDM […]