What is the Best Two Channel Audio Interface for Your Home Studio?

One of these devices could be the best audio interface for your home studio

Choosing the best two channel audio interface for your home studio is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make when you’re bringing together your studio equipment. Your interface will be one of the central hubs in your studio – for recording and for mixing. You already know the fundamentals of what to look for in a … Read more

How Do Synthesizers Work? Find Out All You Need To Know Here

How do synthesizers work? This simple guide will tell you everything you need to know

The synthesizer is now an essential part of today’s modern studio, and any aspiring music producer should be able to answer the question, how do synthesizers work? Understanding how they work will open up a whole world of sound creation and manipulation that can transform your recordings and productions. It’s one of my favorite instruments in … Read more

Why a DI Box is Used in the Studio

A DI box is used when you want to record an instrument, such as a guitar or a keyboard, without using a microphone to capture an amplifier’s output. The device allows you to connect one of these instruments directly into the mixing console in your studio, so it can then be recorded directly.   What … Read more

Why a Noise Gate is Used in Your Studio

How a noise gate works when the audio signal falls below the threshold level

A noise gate is a bit like an upside-down limiter. Instead of limiting signals that rise above a specified threshold, the gate mutes a signal as it falls below the threshold. The main purpose for using one of these devices is to eliminate background sounds or instrument leakages from other sources, when the instrument or vocal you … Read more

Why and How You Use Studio Headphones

Studio headphones are an essential part of any home studio

A good pair of studio headphones are a must for any producer making music in their own home studio, especially when the studio is closely surrounded by other rooms and buildings. I’ve used my own pair of headphones on many occasions when I’ve needed to work into the early hours of the morning. Using a … Read more

What is a Music Sequencer?

A music sequencer can come in both hardware and software forms

A music sequencer is one of the most important pieces of equipment we use in our home studios. It’s where we record, edit, and process a lot of the electronic drum, bass, and synth parts created for our productions. There are lots of different types of these devices available, ranging from MIDI hardware devices through to … Read more