Recording Equipment Category

ASIO vs. WDM: Best practices in Modern Home Recording

There are actually two types of audio drivers that you can use in computer audio recording. These are the ASIO (Audio Stream Input/Output) and the WDM (Windows Driver Model) audio drivers. These two operates very differently and their behavior has stro …

Absorption vs. Diffusion in Home Studio Acoustic Room Treatment

So you start reading the topic of room acoustics to properly treat your room with an objective of having an even and flat response. You then encounter two technical terms: “Absorption” and “Diffusion”. So you search for more information but it seems no …

What’s the Difference between Line, Instrument and Microphone Levels?

Have you encountered a recording equipment like an audio interface or audio mixer with inputs or outputs labelled as “Line” or “Instrument” and even “Microphone”? For example see the two images below: Microphone, Line and Instrument levels Image credit …

Buying an audio interface- Tips and Complete Beginner Guide

One of the most important pieces of gear in your home recording studio is the audio interface. This post contains all the complete information when buying and selecting an audio interface for your studio. A lot of mistakes are being made by beginners w …

What is the difference between dBFS, VU and dBU in Audio Recordings?

The easiest answer is that dBFS is a level meter used in digital hardware or software while dBU and VU is used on any analog audio equipment. The level meters you see in your recording software are entirely in dBFS. There is a HUGE difference between a …