Tips & Techniques

  • The Best MIDI Controllers: Reviews & Buying Guide

    Some MIDI controllers require a lot of setup and compatible software to become useful. Others, however, are adaptable enough to work with most of the most popular hardware and software for MIDI controlling.
    By Kristina Dems December 28, 2010 

  • Unbalanced Vs. Balanced Audio Cables

    Here is a look at how unbalanced and balance audio cables work and why you would choose one over the other.
    By Shane Burley December 2, 2010 

  • The Best Mic Preamp for Under $500

    There are several mic preamps available in the market today with a good design and sound quality; there is a huge difference in their efficiency based on the price. This post covers five of the best mic preamps for under $500.
    By Om Thoke November 28, 2010 


  • Reviewing the Best Microphones

    The performance of microphones depends up on the quality of sound, voice and their portability. Based on these parameters, the best microphones in the market can be identified easily. Reviewing the best microphones, let's see what the various contenders...
    By Om Thoke November 26, 2010 

  • Tips on Extracting Audio from Video Clips

    If the audio portion of a video has value for you, you could extract it to listen to it on a mobile device or your car audio player when you’re on the go. This article will show you how recording audio from videos can be done quickly and easily...
    By Kumara Velu November 14, 2010 

  • What is a MIDI Controller?

    Wondering what a MIDI controller is? Well, MIDI is nothing but a set of instructions; this data includes a listing of messages or events that intimate electronic equipment about how to produce sound; here's an insight to these cool controllers...
    By Om Thoke October 31, 2010 


  • Top 5 External A/V-Rated Hard Drives for Audio Recording

    Choosing the right hard drive for recording audio is almost as important as choosing the right microphone. Here are some of the favorite external hard drives for audio recording among industry pros.
    By Sam Blanchard October 29, 2010 

  • Digital Audio Storage Unraveled

    Digital audio can be stored as many formats, some offering more quality than others but all being useful for specific purposes. If you're wondering the specifics of each format and their usage, continue reading and all will become clear.
    By theinkandpen (Robert Mullon) October 19, 2010 

  • Tips for Transcribing Audio

    Here is an article for learning tips when transcribing audio, such as a transcript of an interview, or at a conference. This article should be helpful whether you’ve recently undertaken transcription work or are thinking of pursuing a career in...
    By theinkandpen (Robert Mullon) October 10, 2010 

  • Filling Out Vocals with the Channel Splitting Technique

    A very common issue faced by the home recording enthusiast is the question of how to improve that sound of a rather thin and somewhat tentative vocal track. There's no one size fits all solution, but here is a good way to start.
    By Finn Orfano September 22, 2010 
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