What Is An Aux Bus ?

You’ve probably come across the term Aux track before …when dealing with audio mixing. It is quite a popular term and most audiophiles know what it exactly means. Another term that you’ve probably come across is what is called a “bus” e.g reverb bus, delay bus and so forth. These are very important concepts in… Continue reading What Is An Aux Bus ?

What Is The Difference Between Inserts And Sends?

When working with vocals and instruments in mixing, it’s important to use the tools at your disposal to the best of your ability. As part of mixing we sometimes deal with what are called “inserts” and “sends”… they are quite helpful in ensuring that our mixing or audio production is easier, especially when working with… Continue reading What Is The Difference Between Inserts And Sends?

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?