Home Recording Studio Setup Basics

Everyone’s home recording studio setup varies a little bit. Much of it is dependent on room size, budget, and what you plan to do with it. In a lot of cases, a laptop, audio interface, and a set of headphones…

10 Helpful Tricks for Mixing Guitars

Many of us are guitarists, and most of us probably love to geek out on gear and tone as much as we like to actually play. After all, finding our individual “holy grail” tone is half of what makes playing…

How to Mix Music Using the Basics

Mixing music requires both technical ability and the creativity to try things that would make a song compelling and interesting to listeners. Mix engineers firstly possess the technical knowledge of audio signal flow, DAW and/or console operation, and how to…

Best Recording Software for Your Home Studio

We’ve covered recording software quite a bit over the past few months, taking a look at both the top inexpensive options as well as the best-of-the-best in digital audio production. And while we can’t in good conscience crown a single…

Blending Real Amps with Amp Modellers and Cab Sims | FAQ Friday
We have a whole bunch of incredibly good questions this week, but before we get into them- It's Black Friday! We have SO MANY amazing sales happening right now. Here they are! • Produce Like A Pro: $99 Yearly Academy Passes…
Hit The Red | FAQ Friday
We have some marvellous questions this week! They are all over the spectrum! "What is your opinion on recording in the red? Should it be avoided at all times?" I've seen so many videos, where they're doing a mix and…
Recording Vocals | FAQ Friday
We got a ton of marvellous questions this week! (as per usual! haha!) Let’s get right into it! What do you do when you’re recording a vocal that has a large dynamic range between verse and chorus and the singer…
Mentally Preparing Yourself Before Starting a Mix | FAQ Friday
We have a lot of very wonderful questions this week beginning with: “How do you go about mentally preparing yourself before starting a mix?" Marvellous question! Hopefully, the artist, producer, engineer, or whoever supplied you with the multitracks has also…
Analog Delay vs Digital Delay | FAQ Friday
We have a lot of very wonderful questions this week beginning with, “When would you go for an analog delay vs a digital delay?” Basically, a digital delay is an incredibly, if not a completely accurate facsimile of the sound…
The Best Open and Closed-Back Studio Headphones

Studio headphones are an essential piece of equipment to have on hand, generally falling into two broad categories: closed- and open-back. Closed-back headphones provide the greatest isolation with some sacrifice to sound quality. Because they isolate the listener from the…