The Best Vocal Mics for Under $500

For most of us putting together a home or project studio, cost dictates the gear we choose. In a perfect world we’d all have a locker full of $3000+ vocal mics, but that’s wildly impractical for the average bedroom engineer.…

The Best Music Production Apps for Mobile

Musicians’ creativity doesn’t come to a halt when they’re on the road. In a perfect world, we’d all have access to the comfort of our home studios 24/7, efficiently churning out music as often as we’d like. But whether you’re…

Kick and Bass Low End Mixing Tricks With Ulrich Wild, Cameron Webb & Warren Huart
Get The Mixing Kick & Bass Cheatsheet Mixing Kick Drum: • Boost 60 Hz to reinforce weight of the kick. The area around 40-60 Hz is where the weight of you kick lives. • Don’t be afraid to gently high…
What Is Audio Clipping and Why Is It Important?

We’ve all heard the dreaded term “audio clipping.” It often shows itself as an admonishing red light in our DAW, on our audio interface, or on our speakers. The result of which is, almost always, scrambling for knobs or faders…

Top 10 Things To Do Every Mix
1. Proper Gain Staging Always leave enough headroom when mixing. Don’t max out every channel so that when it hits your Master bus the signal clipping heavily. Use Gain Plug ins (some DAWs have this built into the channel) or…
The Best Inexpensive Recording Software in 2018

Technically when we use the term “DAW,” short for digital audio workstation, we’re referring to the various components of a studio that allow us to make digital recordings. The computer, audio interface, recording software, and other devices all make up…

The Top 7 USB Audio Interfaces for Studios on a Budget

After the computer and DAW, arguably the most important component of any studio is the audio interface. It may seem like spending a fortune is the only way to get the best digital recording and playback quality. However, “you get what you…

5 Vocal Mixing Tricks
1. Saturation Adding edge to a vocal can typically be high end EQ, however this can be unpredictable with Esses and Consonants peaking tremulously requiring addition maintenance to sound great! So saturation can not only add fullness to a vocal…
5 Essential Recording Tips
1. Get the headphone Mix right Having the right headphone for the artist your recording is essential! If the singer isn’t inspired to perform then no amount or combination of Compression, EQ or Effects is going to make the vocal…
Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7 Demo & Giveaway
Today we have the Lewitt DTP Beat Kit Pro 7! It’s very heavy, which is always a good sign, and it’s got 7 microphones in it! Included in the kit are: • 2x Lewitt LCT 340 - (Acoustic Guitar and…