Top 45 Must-Have Tools For Audio Recording/Mixing Studios
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Top 45 Must-Have Tools For Audio Recording/Mixing Studios

Whether it’s a simple labour of love, a lucrative business, or an overly expensive hobby, owning (and/or working) at an audio recording/mixing studio can be deeply rewarding. Regardless of your personal goals and the work that needs/wants doings, a studio will need tools to function properly. In this article, we’ll go over the top 45…

Top 10 Best Studio Recording/Mixing Console Brands In 2024
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Top 10 Best Studio Recording/Mixing Console Brands In 2024

Audio recording has become increasingly accessible since the introduction of personal computers and the internet. Yet, when it comes to the biggest names (and biggest money) in the audio industry, professional studios and high-end studio consoles are still the way things are done. A beautifully performed, recorded and mixed studio recording is a piece of…

Top 10 Best Live Sound Mixing Board/Console Brands 2024
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Top 10 Best Live Sound Mixing Board/Console Brands 2024

They say the mixing engineer only gets noticed when something goes wrong in a live set. The mixing board, along with the overall sound system, are the tools of the trade and should be sufficient and dependable enough for the situation. Live performances are an important part of the music/audio industry and of the culture…

Top 7 Best Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) On The Market 2024
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Top 7 Best Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) On The Market 2024

The digital audio workstation (DAW) is the heart of the modern studio. Whether we’re running a small home studio or a big-time professional studio, a DAW (or multiple DAWs) will be required. Long gone are the days of cutting and splicing tape; having to bounce down recorded tracks to free up new tracks for overdubs;…

What Is Microphone Bleed/Spill? (With Methods To Reduce It)
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What Is Microphone Bleed/Spill? (With Methods To Reduce It)

Clean audio is nearly always strived for in any sound recording or reinforcement. Still, it is often difficult to achieve due to microphone bleed/spill, extraneous and ambient noise, and other noise factors. What is microphone bleed/spill? When close-miking any particular sound source, microphone bleed/spill refers to all extraneous noise other than the intended sound source….

Top 10 Tips For Eliminating Microphone Pops And Plosives
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Top 10 Tips For Eliminating Microphone Pops And Plosives

Microphone pops from vocal plosives (aka stop consonants) sound terrible (in every situation but beatboxing). Whether you’re presenting live, singing in a studio, or speaking in a broadcast setting, plosives should be avoided and eliminated at all costs. Here Are The Top 10 Tips For Eliminating Microphone Pops And Plosives: This article will explain each…

5 Essential Mixing Tools In Your Digital Audio Workstation
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5 Essential Mixing Tools In Your Digital Audio Workstation

As with most jobs, we need tools in order to do them correctly. Mixing requires mixing tools. This can be outboard hardware or ‘in the box’ software. This article focuses on software Digital Audio Workstations and their mixing tools, most of which are called plugins. There are plenty of plugins out there, both free and paid….