Audio Masterclass

PA Speakers: Active or Passive?

When looking for a small or portable PA system, one of the choices you need to make is whether to get passive or active/powered…

Easy Home Studio Soundproofing

by Pablo Bellinghausen – If you make music at home and you are worried about your neighbours complaining – or conversely, if you have noisy neighbours and…

Audio Connections: The 7 Deadly Sins

by Pablo Bellinghausen – Basic wiring in the consumer world  is usually as easy as using any lead with the right plug at either end,…

Analogue Cabling: Signal Types

by Pablo Bellinghausen – In this article we will be looking at the different types of analogue signal, as well as the right cables to use for…

Analogue Cabling: The Basics

by Pablo Bellinghausen – Analogue audio connections are an aspect of pro audio to which many give little thought, but can

Power Ratings: Why Speakers Break

by Pablo Bellinghausen – Broken speakers are sadly a common sight in PA systems around the world, and many people can be at a…

Power Ratings: Know What’s Watt

by Pablo Bellinghausen – With so many small venues and bands buying their own public address systems nowadays (PA systems for short), loudspeakers and…

Audio Interfaces: Mixers

by Pablo Bellinghausen – When both beginners and professionals alike picture a high-end studio, one of the first things that will come to mind…

Audio Interfaces: Connectivity

by Pablo Bellinghausen – In our previous instalment we saw the basics of what constitutes an audio interface, or sound card, as well as…

Audio Interfaces: The Basics

by Pablo Bellinghausen – Nowadays it seems so intuitive to record and listen to music through computers it’s hard to believe that the very…

Microphones: Polar Patterns

by Pablo Bellinghausen – As we saw in our previous instalment, the large majority of professional microphones are directional, which means they will pick…

Live Mixing With Emotional Impact

by Aston Fearon – The role of sound engineer is unmistakably technical: taking the acoustic energy from each voice and instrument, transferring it into…

Microphones: Frequency Response

by Pablo Bellinghausen — Even though professional studio and stage mics are compatible with most mic inputs in mixers and audio interfaces, there are…