Audio interfaces are an integral part of every music studio, providing the crucial bridge between the worlds of analog and digital sound. To record any analog source for use in the digital domain, you will need some kind of sound interface. The right audio interface for mac, or PC, can also unlock a range of workflow possibilities and ways to create and manipulate your creations.
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Posted on June 17, 2019 by Dan The Man
Posted on August 14, 2017 by Matt Park
As a musician or sound engineer you may have come across the phrase ‘silent stage’, although the term ‘semi-silent stage’ might be a little closer to the truth, the idea is the same...to reduce the noise on stage to an absolute minimum, and it’s not so hard to achieve. Plus, the benefits of a silent stage are rather substantial.
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Posted on July 31, 2017 by Matt Park
If you are considering buying a new guitar amp but not sure which one is right for you then check out this handy guide, written for us by seasoned guitarist and music journalist Ed Mitchell.
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Posted on July 18, 2017 by Matt Park
Audient has gathered together videos, professional tutorials and user tips onto one easy-access platform to create a free learning centre for all visitors to their website.
Posted on June 28, 2017 by Matt Park
With around 80 different types of electric guitar strings to choose from, with various brands, gauges, materials, coatings etc, it can be a bit daunting choosing the right strings for your electric guitar. So, let’s break it down for you and try to keep it simple.
Posted on April 5, 2017 by Matt Park
Our guitar manager Terry Haselden talks us through what you need to consider when buying an electric guitar...
Posted on March 24, 2017 by Matt Park
We love a good whammy at the weekend (or any day of the week for that matter)! But we have heard numerous players saying that they have fallen out of love with their Digitech Whammy and that it doesn’t track as well as it used to, but what they might not realise is that it probably just need calibrating.
Posted on March 14, 2017 by Dan The Man
Just to make things clear off the bat, we've already assumed you have a decent computer and recording software. This video is just based purely on the hardware only. Taking that into account, there are loads of free options that you can go for regarding recording software like:
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Posted on March 9, 2017 by Richard Bottom
Every computer music setup needs a way of getting signals into and out of the computer, and to achieve this you really need to invest in an 'audio interface', often referred to as a “sound card”.
“But I have a headphone output and microphone input on my computer already. Why do I need a separate box to do the same thing?”
Read on to find out…
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Posted on October 28, 2015 by Dan The Man
Pro Tools 12 – Subscription, Perpetual Licencing and Pro Tools First
AVID’s Pro Tools software has long been the industry standard DAW for recording, mixing, editing and post production. With Pro Tools 12, you now have various options when it comes to what licence you can own to run the software. Read on to find out what your options are…
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