Recording newbie guide Tag

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 …

Recording a rock band in the studio: One at a time or Live?

Now you have a recording studio in your home, you might ask: “How do I record my rock band songs in a multi-track recording project?” Is it using one at a time recording or recording the band live? The answer is that you can do both. It depends on the …

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 …

32-bit float recording depth vs. 24-bit: Complete Beginner Guide

Some of the confusing aspects of digital recording is whether to select 32-bit float over 24-bit as the resolution for recording. There are recordings software that supports both 32-bit float and 24-bit depth (for example Audacity and Sony Sound forge) …

Industry Standard Recording Practices that you need to know

This post summarizes the industry standard practices in music production and audio recording. These are commonly referring to the recording labels, recording producers, recording engineers, audio mixing engineers and audio mastering engineers. These re …