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Soundproof Curtains – Are They Worth It?

By Glen

For anyone who has any experience trying to record audio from their bedroom or office, they’ll know how frustrating outside noise can be. It can ruin a recording and add extra work during post-production.Even if you aren’t recording audio, outside noise can be disturbing enough that it forces you to start looking for solutions. This leads us to consider soundproof curtains. They can be an incredibly cheap alternative to replacing your windows. But do they actually work?

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The 5 Best Laptops For Music Production For 2019

By Glen

It can be very exciting picking out the best laptop for producing music. Buying your laptop for producing music is also going to be one of your biggest expenses. It’s crucial that your machine meets all the minimum requirements for the DAW (digital audio workstation) you will be using. […]

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Why You Don’t Need A MIDI Controller

By Glen

There is a common debate amongst producers whether previous knowledge with a musical instrument is necessary for producing. From my personal experience, having a background of playing piano was essential for learning production. However, I believe this has more to do with the musical style I produce than producing as a whole.

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How To Record Your Guitar – What To Do and What To Avoid

By Glen

So, you’re finally ready to record some songs! While you could spend a bunch of money by going to a professional studio, you can always do the job yourself. But how? What do I need? All you need is patience, basic recording gear, and someone to walk you through it. That’s exactly why we decided to write this article. We will go through the basics, dos and don’ts of recording your guitar, whether it’s acoustic or electric.

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Mixing Music The Right Way

By Glen

So, you’ve gone through the process of recording your first song. All those battles with microphones, various cables and routing paid off. But what next? While mixing may seem like a daunting task at first, there are a few useful steps you can follow in order to get the most out of your equipment and skill level. Let’s see exactly what you can do to your song and make it sound great!

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Lessons From A Recording Engineer

By Glen

I’ve had the chance to hang out in a music studio for quite some time before I started working there myself. In my honest opinion, no piece of studio equipment can replace a solid advice and someone talking you through the basics as well as the more advanced steps of recording music.

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Hip-Hop Production

By Glen

From the days of DJ’s looping records using turntables and mixer at house parties, to producers using early samplers like the E-Mu SP-1200 in the 1990’s, and all the way to today’s modern computer software – hip hop production has always been one of the easiest and most fun styles of music to produce.

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The Top 5 Best Multi-Track Recorders (Updated For 2019)

By Glen

Recording and producing music is certainly a very delicate job. As most bands feature two guitars, bass, drums, one or more vocals, and sometimes countless other instruments, you can easily lose yourself in the sea of different tracks, takes, and layers. Having good equipment may not make you a good producer but it most definitely helps. Although the vast majority of producers have migrated over to purely digital recording solutions, there is still a healthy market for multi- track recorders.

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Acoustic Foam For Your Studio – What You Need To Know

By Glen

Building your studio and are looking into acoustic treatment or soundproofing? We’ve got you covered. The sound of your recording is hugely impacted by the sound of your room. I cannot stress this enough. It doesn’t matter if you’ve spent $300 on a high-end condenser mic your room acoustics will still dictate your recording quality.

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