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An Introduction to Equalization - A free download from Audio Masterclass

Equipping Your Home Recording Studio - A free download from Audio Masterclass

An Introduction to Compression: Basic Compression - A free download from Audio Masterclass

Do you need more plug-ins? Or more skills?

A great-sounding live vocal mic that you might never have heard of [with video]

This voice over studio looks like something out of Monty Python

What would happen if a spider got into your microphone?

The importance of managing configurations and preferences in professional work

Your mix sounds good in your car. But does it sound good in ANY car?

Can an electric guitar virtual instrument ever sound like a real electric guitar?

The new Apple HomePod smart speaker - what difference will it make to your mixing and mastering?

Is there such a thing as Photoshopped audio?

What should you fix before you mix?

New monitors? Now you need to tune in your ears.

Why your new monitors should make your mix sound bad

Can you hear the subtle effect of the knee control of the compressor? (With audio and video demonstrations)

This one simple mistake will lose you a third of your songwriting royalties - with video

Avid and Apple conspire to heist 9 decibels of level

How to record or amplify the melodica or any unfamiliar instrument

The difference between minimum-phase and linear-phase EQ on transient signals such as snare drum

Is your audio interface fast enough?

Does inverting the phase of one channel of a stereo signal always sound bad?

Why mono is better than stereo for recording vocals and dialogue

Are 18 bits enough for tech metal? [with audio]

A strange dream leads to the consideration of how many bits are enough to make a professional recording, and whether a clean recording might be too clean.

Published Thursday September 14, 2017

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The Making of a CD - FREE DOWNLOAD

How to find the best tempo (BPM) for your recording

Why choosing a key for your song is one of the most important aspects of preparation for production and recording

2 settings every preamp owner should know and use

7 important microphone types that you should know and the benefits of each

The 10 rules of pan

Audio demonstrations of distortion produced by compressor plug-ins

Fixing a problem note with Auto-Tune

An investigation of the pre-delay parameter of the Lexicon 480L reverb plug-in

Develop your DAW skills by making a ringtone using edits and crossfades

Make an attention-getting lo-fi introduction for a track

Create an amazing trance riser in 7 steps

Clipping and compressing a drum recording to achieve an exciting sound texture

Exploring the MASSIVE headroom in your DAW

Should you make decisions as you record, or keep your options open until later?

Demonstrating the Waves J37 analog tape emulation plug-in and comparison with a real tape recorder

Two microphone preamplifiers compared at Abbey Road Studio 2 - tube and transistor

Recordings of speech by newly-starting Audio Masterclass students

Recordings of acoustic guitar by Audio Masterclass students

The Waves CLA-76 compressor plug-in on snare drum, with video