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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

Why mono is better than stereo for recording vocals and dialogue

How much difference does mastering really make? [with audio]

What exactly does the phrase 'leave headroom for mastering' mean?

The new battlefield in the loudness war?

The professional way to make sure your mics are connected correctly

Setting the gain control on your audio interface for recording

Setting a noise gate for a bass guitar with amplifier noise

Visualizing stereo information using Lissajous figures

Three types of musician you'll prefer to work with in the studio, and one type that you won't

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

The 10 rules of pan

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

Create an amazing trance riser in 7 steps

Exploring the MASSIVE headroom in your DAW

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

Recordings of speech by newly-starting Audio Masterclass students

Recordings of acoustic guitar by Audio Masterclass students

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2 settings every preamp owner should know and use

If your preamp has both gain and level controls, you have a way of getting just the right amount of warmth as you record

Published Thursday April 5, 2018

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Q: Why do I have to record acoustic guitar twice?

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