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Speakers
Software and equipment

How to setup and tune your speakers for a good listening environment!

In this post I’ll talk to you guys about one of the most important aspects of audio engineering, setting up and tuning your monitors for a room. To understand the concepts of this post you will need to understand the basics of Acoustics like Standing Waves, Nodes and Antinodes, Sound Reflection, Diffusion, and Absorption. If

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Audio Engineer
Miscellaneous

How do you know if Sound Engineering is for you!

This is a common dilemma I’ve seen in students before they join the audio engineering course. If you’re in the same boat, this blog can hopefully give you some much needed perspective. Unfortunately, I’ve seen a lot of Audio Engineering and Sound Engineering Courses push students interested in Music, towards Sound Engineering. The argument for

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Cables
Software and equipment

Guide to Audio Cables – Part 2

In the last post about Audio Cables we covered all Analog Cables, in this post I will give you guys a look into digital Cables that are commonly used in audio engineering and their purposes. If you’ve read through the Analog and Digital blog, by now you know what the difference between the two is,

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mics
Software and equipment

Recording Studio Microphones – Beginners Guide

There are some microphones that you must have seen multiple times by now in different studios and you might also have seen them in action for recording different instruments/sounds. In this blog, we will discuss 6 such microphones. I will give you guys a brief introduction to these Microphones. No. 1 AKG C414 The AKG

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Albums
Miscellaneous

14 Albums every Sound Engineer & Music Producer must listen to

No. 1 Pink Floyd: The Wall Produced by the legendary Alan Parsons, this is one of my all-time favorite albums of all time. Why: Iconic Sound Design and approach to an album style, this album will be heard for years to come. The way the songs come together sonically is so amazing to hear. No.

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Prime Diffuser
Miscellaneous

How to Practice your Recording and Mixing Skills

If someone asks me THE one tip/trick that I would recommend to get better at Recording & Mixing Skills, my answer would be: “PRACTICE”. Yes, we all have heard it, but yet some of you out there find it hard to get down to actually practicing your recording and mixing skills.Today let’s talk about some

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Cables
Software and equipment

Guide to Audio Cables

In this blog, let’s breakdown the most important and most overlooked piece of gear in a recording studio: Cables. Broadly speaking Cables are divided into two forms1. Analog 2. Digital Analog Cables are cables that carry an analog signal, i.e voltage whereas digital signals work by transmitting a series of information in 1s and 0s

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Audio engineer
Industry Updates

How to succeed as a Freelance Sound Engineer – 5 Expert Tips

This blog is going to be a bit different, today I I will address the question “How do we build a successful career in sound?” Being around students and interacting with aspiring engineers from various academic institutions, I’ve realized that students struggle to find work in the Indian Media Market. In this blog I will

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Electric Guitar
Software and equipment

Finding the Right Guitar Sound in the Studio

Finding the right guitar sound inside the studio seems like a difficult sound for a lot of engineers and musicians. Which is why I thought through this blog post I could explain how I go about designing a guitar tone and which factors go into building a good guitar sound. Let’s break these down into

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Vocal recording
Tutorials / Masterclass

5 Tips to Mixing Vocals

Today let’s talk about mixing vocals. For most styles Vocals are up front and center, the one instrument that holds the most important in the song.So then arises the question of how do we mix something that’s sitting on top of everything but still interacting with the song?Making a voice fit the rest of the

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