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Setting the gain control on your audio interface for recording

Audio compressor controls: The threshold control

How to use your favourite song as a reference track for mixing

Audio compressor controls: The ratio control

Is the world ready for responsive audio? Are you?

The two golden rules of microphone placement

Think you can play guitar? Think again.

You think you have noise problems? Not like this...

A microphone with FOUR diaphragms! Really?

Today you can buy microphones that were used to record Nirvana's 'In Utero'

An example of bad audio with an analysis of the problems - Sept 2017

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This voice over studio looks like something out of Monty Python

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The importance of managing configurations and preferences in professional work

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

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Digital audio workstations have come a long way since software took over from hardware more than a decade ago. But is it time for hardware to make a comeback?

Published Tuesday December 12, 2017

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Setting the gain control on your audio interface for recording

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