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Recording Studio
Software and equipment

4 Things to Consider Before Building your Home Studio

Are you Building your Home Studio? Here are the 4 things that you should consider! No. 1 Room Dimension The dimensions of your room will be the biggest influence on what your room and eventually your work will sound like. In a closed room, sound bounces off the 6 surfaces and creates various points in

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voice recording
Miscellaneous

Why our recorded voice sounds different when we hear it

So in order for us to completely understand the answer to this question, we need to first understand how the ear works. Let’s breakdown how the ear works in an extremely simple way. We won’t dive too much into the intricacies of the individual parts of the ear, but just how they function and what

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Bose AR
Industry Updates

The Next Big Thing(s) in Audio

Like any other technology, the audio industry has gone through some massive breakthroughs in the past few years. This blog post is dedicated to discuss some of these breakthroughs and take a look at what the future of Audio would be from an Audio Engineers perspective. Let’s check these 3 Next Big Things in Audio.

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Live studio session
Tutorials / Masterclass

5 Tips for Live Recordings

I’ve been blessed to have a Studio that is capable of doing Live Recording Sessions, something that has always been the best way to record a Band. In this blog, I will discuss some tips and general things to keep a lookout for when doing live sessions. The key to a good recording can be

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Headphone mixes
Software and equipment

What should you use to Mix – Headphones or Speakers? – Part 2

In the last blog post, we spoke about the pros of using speakers against headphones for mixing and what Headphones can and should be used for in mixing. As a continuation of our last discussion let’s also go through certain things that we as engineers should take care of when we are working on a

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Headphones vs Speaker
Software and equipment

What should you use to Mix – Headphones or Speakers? (Part 1)

This blog post is the first of a two part series, in which I hope to answer The common and often debated question of whether one should mix on headphones or Speakers Which headphones or speakers should an engineer, starting out, invest in. What are the characteristics or specs of the equipment that you should

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Industry Updates

6 Interesting Audio Podcasts to Follow for a budding Audio Engineer:

No. 1 Bobby Owsinski’s Inner Circle Podcast In this Podcast, music industry guru Bobby Owsinski gives you his personal insights into the industry of music covering industry news, reviews, analysis and tips, as well as offering amazing interviews with prominent industry movers and shakers on every show! If you know Bobby, you know you’re in

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Analog Summing
Tutorials / Masterclass

Summing ITB Vs Analog Summing

Today through this blog I would like to address the common misconceptions people have about mixing, and how mixing ITB Vs mixing on an Analog Console is different and which approach is better suited for a certain sound. Firstly let’s try to understand what summing means. In the modern recording process, we are usually working

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Classroom
Miscellaneous

Should you go to an audio engineering school or not?

So you like making music in your bedroom? You’re a DJ or a singer-songwriter and are looking to take this interest in music to the next step? Well most students who are looking to get into the field of sound are novices in either music or film, who are looking to find their niche in

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