Live Desk Ergonomics

by Aston Fearon – The more ergonomically we set up our working area, the quicker we should should be able to access what we…

Live Processing and Effects

by Aston Fearon – We touched a little bit on gating in my last article so I won’t repeat myself here but here are a…

Interfaces: USB 3 vs Thunderbolt

by Pablo Bellinghausen – There’s never been a better time to buy an audio interface, with more accurate converter chips and circuitry than has…

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,…

Setting The Stage For A Great Mix

by Aston Fearon When mixing a band live, what we do before the show even begins can have a massive impact on how successful…

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…

Vocal Recording: Tips

by Pablo Bellinghausen – As seen in our previous instalment, recording voice is perfectly achievable in a home studio setting as long as the correct…

Home Studio Vocal Recording

by Pablo Bellinghausen – Vocal recording, whether of singing or spoken word, is nowadays easily achievable outside a studio; all you need is some…

Audio Interfaces: The High-End

by Pablo Bellinghausen – We have received a few questions about the quality of different sound cards lately, and so for the last of…

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…