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The Top 5 Non-Musical Items Every Home Music Studio Needs
Beyond synthesizers, audio interfaces, monitors, musical instruments and the like, the home music studio can benefit from a varied range of non-musical equipment. Here's five essentials to consider.
Feb. 23, 2021
Black Lion Audio Announces PG-XLM and PG-X, Best-In-Class Power Conditioners
Black Lion Audio is proud to announce availability of the PG-XLM Power Conditioner and PG-X Power Conditioner — providing best-in-class professional power conditioning as affordable 1U rack- mounting.
Jan. 6, 2021
Top Studio Tasks To Get Producers Through The Lockdown
We've all got more time alone at home now due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's some tips for working from your home studio during the outbreak.
Mar. 27, 2020
Studio Secrets: Just What Is A RAID Array And Why Do You Need One?
Using RAID drives in your music setup can mean better performance and data security. Joe Albano explains how, in under two minutes.
Aug. 31, 2019
9 Top Electronic Artists & Producers Reveal The Xmas Gift They Want For Their Studios
What are electronic producers hoping to find under their Christmas tree this year? We caught up with 9 artists to find out what would make their year complete.
Dec. 21, 2018
Avantone Pro Announces CLA-200 Studio Reference Amplifier
Following on from the recent release of the CLA-10 nearfield passive monitors that 'faithfully' emulate the Yamaha NS-10 studio monitors, Avantone Pro have made a complimenatry amplifier, the CLA-200.
Oct. 31, 2018
Three Key Concepts Of Sound And Studio Design Explained In 1 Minute
For anyone making music, it's crucial to understand the physical space you are in. This short video will explain how the behaviour of sound should play a key role in your studio design process.
Mixing & Mastering
Oct. 5, 2017
Review: Alesis M1 Active MK3
Can great things really come in such small packages, and at under $100 per speaker? Matt Vanacoro was pleasantly surprised when he road tested the Alesis M1 Active MK3 monitors.
Sep. 5, 2017
Crushing Stereotypes About Millennial Musicians (From A Millennial Perspective)
One generation can sometimes have preconceived ideas about another. Here, JAde Wii debunks some notions you may have held, or been on the receiving end of.
DJ & Live Performance
Aug. 20, 2017
Recording Studio Tips: Minimizing Mic Leakage
Interference in your mic recordings can come from a bewildering array of different places. Joe Albano explains the most common culprits, and how to avoid them.
Apr. 9, 2017
Music Studio Construction: Making A Quiet Room
Home or project studios are certainly convenient, but not always well-designed spaces. If you're interested in taking your home studio to the next level here's how to make the room nice and quiet.
Sep. 7, 2016
Music Studio Design Tip: Don't Let the Bass Trip You Up
In this 6 minute video tutorial, Joe Albano explains how bass reflections in your music studio can cause problems with your productions and mixing decision making.
Apr. 21, 2016
Analog vs Digital: The Psychology & Science Behind the Most Contentious Debate in Audio, Part 1
It's a question that will probably never go away: Is analog or digital better for musicians and producers? Shane Berry looks at the science and psychology behind this contentious debate.
Aug. 29, 2015
Watch RAC Studio Tour Uncover Vintage Music Synths and Machines
RAC, AndrÃ© Allen Anjos gives us a revealing studio tour in this video and unveils his modular synth & some beautiful vintage gear from an original TR-808 to a DX7, Roland Juno 60, Korg MS-10 and more.
Aug. 28, 2015
10 Things Every Producer Should Consider When Setting Up Their First Studio
Setting up a new music studio can be a daunting prospect but help is at hand. Whether it's a full-blown recording space or a mixing and mastering studio you need, Hollin Jones offers 10 timeless tips.
Aug. 20, 2015
LightLead: Analog Optical Instrument Cable Now Â£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!
Aug. 16, 2015
7 Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Up Studio Monitors
Correctly setting up studio monitors is crucial to ensure your audio productions aren't awash with problems. In this enlightening read, Joe Albano discusses 7 things which can be avoided.
Aug. 9, 2015
Why You Should Consider Small Monitors For Your Project Studio, Part 1
It's a myth that you need BIG speakers (or monitors) for your studio. In this two-part mini-series, Shane Berry explores the reasons you should go small, and the benefits this could bring you.
Jul. 23, 2015
Music Studio Tips: Creating a Space to Inspire Creativity and Productivity
Our studio environment can heavily influence our creativity and productivity. Producer and guitar maestro, Rich Tozzoli, reveals how his own studio space enhances his music making process.
May. 31, 2015
Studio Acoustics, Part 4: Reflections II: Flutter Echoes & Ambience
Part 4 of this informative series on the science of studio acoustics sees Joe Albano continue to explore reflections, and in particular flutter echoes and ambience and how to solve this problem.
Mar. 29, 2015
Studio Acoustics Part 3: Reflections I: Phase Interference & Comb-Filtering
In part 3 of our series of the science of studio acoustics, Joe Albano delves into issues related to mid- and high-frequency reflections.
Mar. 22, 2015
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