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.
Using pieces of hardware to control music software can really speed up your workflow in the studio. There are now hundreds of options for hardware controllers that specialise in controlling virtual synthesizers and drum plug-ins, DJ software, or DAWs and their effects plug-ins, in fact almost all of your entire studio! To get to grips with this technology, and to assess what’s currently available, read on… Continue Reading
The use of software to record audio and create music has evolved over the last few decades to a point where the majority of studio work is now done with the aid of a computer. There are still a few people out there using “stand alone” multitrack recorders like the Tascam DP-series, and even a few are still recording to multi-track analogue tape, but the use of a computer has become the primary way of capturing and creating music.
Studio monitoring is one of the most important aspects of music production. After all, if you can’t hear what changes need to be made to make your mix sound as good as possible, then how do you know what to change and by how much?
This article aims to give you enough knowledge about studio monitoring so that you can make an informed decision as to which monitors may be right for you. Continue Reading
If you ever want to record anything in the real world – vocals, guitars, drum kits, choirs, or even birdsong, then you will inevitably need a microphone. Fortunately, there’s a million mic’s out there ready and willing to help you with this task. Unfortunately, there’s a million mic’s out there ready and willing to help you with this task! The choice is immense, and that can be a real problem for anyone looking for the “perfect” mic, if such a thing existed. Continue Reading
With Komplete 10 offering more than ever before, there are many ways you can get the latest version depending on what you own already. This guide will help you choose the right product to get you up to version 10. Continue Reading