Recording Equipment Category

How to use Reverb unit with Mixing Console using Aux Sends and Returns

This is a tutorial for complete beginners in using a reverb hardware unit in your mixing console. This post talks about the concepts of using reverb unit, setting the dry and wet signals in the mix and adjusting the desired reverb in the mix. The stand …

USB vs Firewire audio interface- Select which one is best for you

OK supposing you now have a powerful desktop PC, Mac or Laptop that you plan to use for your home recordings. You are now deciding which type of audio interface to buy: USB or a Firewire audio interface? First you should know is that you cannot simply …

Adding Subwoofer to M-audio Studiophile BX5a using Laney AH200 as Sub

I observed that M-audio BX5a lack the deep bass needed to mix music genre that requires deep bass. Although M-audio Studiophile BX5a has a good and tight bass, it is still not enough for sub-bass mixing. I went to research how it is possible to add a s …

Absorption Coefficient of Common Household Materials: DIY Treatment

When it comes to room acoustic treatment, you might immediately resort to standard acoustic materials such as Auralex, Fiber glass, etc. However in some parts of the world, these acoustic materials are not readily available. And if you order them from …

How to Apply Reverb to a Mix Properly?

Reverb is a wonderful effect that creates illusion of space and depth in your stereo mix. However, this effect is often abused particularly by beginners in audio mixing. As a result, the mix lacks punch and clarity because everything has been drowned i …