Recording Equipment Category

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 …

Digital Audio Waveform Tutorial for Beginners in Music Production

This is an introductory tutorial for beginners in digital audio waveform. This will give you the most important information necessary when working with digital audio regardless of what DAW (digital audio workstation) you are using and the type of proje …

Using Audacity to convert Analog Music to high quality Digital Master

This is a beginner and complete tutorial on how to digitize your analog music collection (converting analog music to digital). Analog storage media (cassette tape, etc.) will degrade over time because they are mechanical in nature. So it is best to dig …