Posts with tag music-studio-essentials

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Clean the Machine: Optimizing Your DAW

We can all experience DAW issues and slowdowns, but fixing them can be easier than a trip to the DAW doctor. Matt Vanacoro shares some of his experience on how to declutter your system.

Music Studio Essentials: Understanding Balanced VS. Unbalanced XLR Cables

Musicians and producers will probably have heard the term “Balanced” & “Unbalanced” used in reference to cables. Most likely those cables were XLR cables. But, do you know what the difference is?

5 Tips to Get You Started Measuring Your Studio Room's Acoustics

Your room can have a huge impact on how your mix sounds, which is why we often acoustically treat our rooms and set up monitors etc to compensate. Here are 5 ways to measure your room's acoustics.

LightLead: Analog Optical Instrument Cable Now £35 GBP / $55 USD

Is it possible to get excited about a new type of musical instrument cable? In this case, when the cable is optical (uses light) with zero capacitance and produces better sound quality, YES it is!

Why You Should Consider Small Monitors For Your Project Studio, Part 2

In part two (the final part) of this mini-series, Shane Berry looks at Hi-Fi vs. nearfield monitors and the pros and cons of adding a subwoofer to your project studio speaker setup.

Electricity in Your Home Studio: Safety, Sound, and Troubleshooting

Whether building or converting a room into a music studio it's critical to consider the safety and sonic aspects of electricity. Here's how to prevent hums, buzzes and electric shocks!

LightLead: The World’s First Optical Analogue Musical Instrument Cable (Pre-Order)

Can you image an audio cable you'll never need to replace and will be the only one you'll ever need? That's what Iconic Sound tell us their LightLead can do... and a whole lot more. check it out.

Review: Blue Mo-Fi Headphones

The Blue Microphones Mo-Fi headphones look and feel different to most headphones available. The big question is how they sound and how comfortable they are. G. W. Childs investigates.

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ATC Launches SCM20ASL Pro (V2) Active and SCM20PSL Pro Passive Reference Nearfield Monitors

Hand built in the UK, the version 2 of the SCM20ASL active monitor (at a lower price point than its predecessor) and the SCM20PSL passive monitors are all new from ATC.

6 Tips For Studio Monitoring

You can have the most awesome recording gear and mixing plug-ins in the world, but what's the point if your studio monitors are not up to scratch. Joe Albano shares 6 tips for effective monitoring.

Take Your Studio Everywhere for Musical Inspiration

Don't be stuck in your studio. There's a world of inspiration beyond your four walls. Now that laptops, iPads & controllers can fit in your backpack it's easier than ever to explore & create anywhere.

PreSonus Ships Compact Eris E4.5 Studio Monitors

Fresh from our recent review of the Eris E8s monitor speakers, PreSonus have announced they've begun shipping their ultra-compact Eris E4.5 studio speakers. Find out more in their own words...

Music Ergonomics: How Pain Can Stunt Your Creativity

No pain, no gain? There's truth to this popular saying. But, often pain is something to avoid! G. W. Childs looks at how your studio ergonomics and creativity are positively related.

iBook: MPVHub Expert Guides: Music Studio Essentials

Every musician needs a studio! Mike Watkinson walks you through all the project studio essentials from monitoring to recording with mics in this enhanced iBook guide w/ 40 minutes of video tutorials!