Speakers are necessary in audio production because they allow us to get audio out of our computers so our ears can hear it. There are a lot of ways in which speakers are used and set up. In most recording studios, the set up for speakers is pretty modest and not really complicated. There is […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]