Out of the Box, and Back In!

Out of the Box, and Back In!

The era of plugins has made us lazy. If you want reverb on a track, you probably have a dozen just a few clicks away. But if you’re recording music, you likely also have lots of other signal processors laying around (outboard rack gear, guitar pedals, etc) that you...
Preamp Options for Budget Studios

Preamp Options for Budget Studios

When you’re building a studio on a budget, odds are you aren’t going to be in a position to spring for anything with the words Neve, API, or Fairchild on it. Even if you can afford a high-end piece or two, you’ll end up with less to spend on other essentials. Today...
Essential Microphones for Your Home Studio

Essential Microphones for Your Home Studio

If you have a home studio, odds are that you’re often looking for ways to improve your sound. Today we’re going to take a look at five microphones that every home studio owner should consider adding to their arsenal. Keep in mind – mic preference is subject to...
Recording Your Own Band (Well) On a Budget

Recording Your Own Band (Well) On a Budget

As both a musician and an aspiring recording engineer, I spent years trying to accumulate enough gear and knowledge to be able to record my music professionally without having to pay for studio time. I learned quickly that this was a lofty goal, but I kept at it...