How not to run a recording session!
Clipping and compressing a drum recording to achieve an exciting sound texture
Audio demonstrations of distortion produced by compressor plug-ins
What level of background noise is acceptable in a recording?
Setting the recording level control in GarageBand
Fixing a problem note with Auto-Tune
Can you hear the subtle effect of the knee control of the compressor? (With audio and video demonstrations)
New vs. old guitar strings: Part 3 - The case for conditioning your guitar strings
Q: Can I use a low-pass filter to remove noise from my recording?
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Despite a few problem areas the Akai DPS12 is still cute and I still want one. Having twelve tracks rather than the eight available in other units of this type opens up new horizons of recording, and the internal removable-media Jaz drive is a blessing. The performance of the digital mixer is excellent, particularly the EQ. Editing features are to the point and appropriate for a standalone disk recorder. What I would like to see in a software update for the DPS12 would be a proper buss structure with groups you can mix into in the normal way. The problem with occasional clicks at punch-in points also needs attention. Despite these points, I expect the DPS12 to be a great seller for Akai and anyone needing a compact portable studio for home or pro use should give this unit a good close look.