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Beginner’s Guide to Home Recording: Part 2

In Part 1 we looked at what equipment you need to get started with home recording. In this article we will go through how to put your gear into use to make a home recording, step by step. Step 1: Prepare your room Before recording it’s a good idea to find a suitable room to […]

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Beginner’s Guide To Home Recording: Part 1

So you’ve got a PC (or perhaps a Mac), some tunes you want to share with the world, and have decided to enter the exciting world of home recording – but you don’t know the first thing about it.  Well this guide is for you – the complete beginner.  Just two decades ago, multi-track recording […]

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Studio Microphone Basics

Though microphones can be, and often are, multi-purpose the distinction of ‘studio microphone’ has come about due to the very specific design requirements that come from microphones to be used for studio recording. What is a Studio Microphone? I’m often asked “what differentiates a Studio Microphone from a microphone that you might use in a […]

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An Intermediate Guide to Mixing Desks

Alto Mixer

In the last article we had a look at the basic functionality shared by all mixers from the standpoint of a typical small mixer. In this article we will expand on this by looking at the features you’ll find on a larger ‘intermediate’ mixer. A quick note about something that’s important to understand when using […]

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Basic Guide to Mixing Desks

Small Mixer

In this article, I’ll be presenting you with a complete beginner’s guide to working your way around small, basic mixers.  This is the first article of several on the subject of mixing desks, this article serving to introduce basic concepts that will be expanded upon in the subsequent articles. Why do I need a Mixing […]

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Basics of Equalisation

Equalisation is the name given to the process of boosting or cutting frequencies to improve the tonal quality of your sound system.  In this short article I’ll give you my views on equalisation, how it can help and where to get started. How can equalisation help me? Equalisation can improve your sound noticeably and improve […]

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An Introduction to LED Disco Lighting in 2013

LED Disco Lighting

The world of disco lighting is incredibly exciting and fast moving with manufacturers fighting tooth and nail to bring out the newest styles and technologies to dazzle crowds at parties, clubs and festivals. As the nights grow longer now is a great time to look at the different types of disco lights on the market […]

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Introduction to PA Systems – Top 5 Essentials

Buying a PA system can be a difficult choice to the newcomer with the amount of different products there are available on the market. When you don’t understand the technical terms and specifications manufactures provide it can make the decision even more difficult.  In this article we’re going to look at the top 5 essential […]

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