What an Audio Limiter Does in the Studio

Graph showing how much an audio limiter compresses the inputted sound

The audio limiter is a very similar tool to the audio compressor in that it reduces the dynamic range of a signal that passes through it. A compressor gradually reduces the signal level above a certain threshold, but a limiter completely prevents a signal from going over a specified setting – a limit that nothing […]

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The Different Types of Audio Connection Found in the Studio

XLR audio connection

Knowing the type of audio connection to use between all of your studio equipment can be tricky, as there are so many different types that are used for specific reasons. Choosing the right cable can be a minefield if you’re not sure what connections go where and why they’re being used. I’ve outlined the basic types below, […]

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How to Use a Control Surface to Interact with Your Production

Behringer USB MIDI control surface

Using a control surface is the perfect way to interact with your software programs that you’re using to create and produce music. Having physical sliders, knobs, and buttons to push, or lights flashing in front of you, can help give you a better experience and a feeling of interaction during the process of making your […]

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How to Use Music Recording Equipment to Create Your Productions

  It’s important to get the right music recording equipment for your home studio if you want to produce your own music. It’s easy to get started – you just need to know what to look for to get up and running.   Music Studio Equipment     The best way to set up a […]

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How an Effects Unit or Plugin Can Enhance Your Productions

An effects unit can help to produce different and unique sounds

An effects unit is a great piece of equipment to use when you’re looking to create new sounds and add something exciting to your music productions. Software plugins do a similar job when used with a DAW program on a computer. A key area that will help you develop your own production sound is how you use your effects. […]

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How an Equalizer Can Shape Your Recordings and Mixes

The equalizer section on a mixing desk

The equalizer is a device that can control and alter the frequency content of a signal in many different ways. Changing this frequency content alters the tone and harmonic make-up of that sound. Learning how to use one is a vital skill to develop in the studio. During mixing, you need to blend together lots of different sounds to make a cohesive […]

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Home Recording Studio Equipment – The Top 7 Essential Items

Your home recording studio equipment list only needs 7 items to get up and running

Getting the best home recording studio equipment that you need to create and produce your own music is pretty simple when you know what you’re looking for. Your own home studio can easily be put together with a core set of 7 items – more than enough to get you started quickly. So what’s in […]

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5 Simple Reasons Why You Should Use a Portable Vocal Booth

Check out these 5 reasons why you should be using a portable vocal booth in your home studio

The portable vocal booth is one of the best innovations to hit the home studio market over recent years. Home studios are usually started in rooms that were never designed for any kind of audio or sound work, and this can cause lots of problems and issues with the quality of your recordings, especially with vocals. […]

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