Recording Equipment Category

Beginner FAQ on Audio Interface Preamps, Analog gears and DI Boxes

I received this common inquiry by mail, so I decided to write a post on this to clarify these common questions. Hi I read your article about how to make quality recordings and have a couple of questions. First I am planning buying an audio interface wi …

Advantages of 64-bit DAW over 32-bit float Digital audio workstation

First, if you do not have any idea of what 64-bit float means, then you need some introduction. When you are recording/tracking digitally, you are converting analog audio to digital audio data which are processed and stored in your computer. Then if yo …

44.1 KHz vs. 48 KHz audio recording sample rate

Most recording gears or software defaults to 48 KHz as the sampling rate during digital recording. For example; Ardour an open source DAW defaults to 48 KHz. Other than this; there are other DAW and recording hardware that defaults to 48 KHz. On the op …

Is it OK to use Shure SM58 in recording vocals?

If Shure SM58 is a legendary dynamic microphone, it is OK to use them for recording vocals in my home studio? The immediate answer is YES. But why you can use them deserves an entire blog post. There is more to learn than by simply buying SM58 and call …

Saffire Pro 40 Potential Problems and Issues to Avoid

Saffire Pro 40 is one of the best audio interfaces around $500. It can accept 8 preamp inputs and provide around 20 inputs/20 outputs total. It is capable of recording up to 24-bit/96KHz resolution. It is using Firewire as a connection from the hardwar …