Vocal Technique Stage Vs Studio

Vocal Technique: Stage Vs. Studio

July 14, 2021

It’s a common misconception that a singing voice is some sort of set-in-stone trait, like hair color or height. “You have a great voice” is the compliment you’ll hear, rather than “you have great vocal skill”. It’s true that certain genetic traits make voices unique, but using a voice is a skill just like any other instrument.

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Should You Switch to a Wireless Mic

Should You Switch to a Wireless Mic?

July 08, 2021

If you’ve spent any significant amount of time on stage, you’ve become accustomed to tripping over cables. Most stages are strewn with various cables, and backstage can be an epic rat’s nest.

Vocalists who stand at the mic and croon may not mind – after all, they’re not moving around. Singers who like to use the whole stage, though, tend to tangle up. Some singers even love to get into the audience and venture all around the room – not really possible with a wired mic.

So, is it time for you to go wireless?

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Tips For Organizing Your Mix

Tips For Organizing Your Mix

June 16, 2021

It’s always exciting when a song is ready for final mixdown, and most of us want to rush in and get going. But it turns out a little judicious preparation and organization can make mixing faster, easier, more enjoyable, and most of all more effective. After all a cluttered, crazy, mix can be a nightmare.

So, here are a few tips for getting your mix organized right from the start, so you can get your best, most efficient results.

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Microphone Anatomy Basic Introductory

Microphone Anatomy – Basic Introductory

June 09, 2021

Other than the speaker, the microphone is arguably the most important piece in the recording and sound reinforcement chain. It’s also the piece that can affect the quality of your sound the most. With that in mind, it seems wise to know how microphones are built – at least at a basic level.

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Studio Ergonomics

Studio Ergonomics

May 04, 2021

There are as many ways to put together a recording studio as there are musicians, and many find themselves in a variety of spaces as life moves them around. It’s even common for recordists to change the layout of their studios in order to spark enthusiasm.

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Power Conditioners 101

Power Conditioners 101

April 20, 2021

A power conditioner is one of those pieces of equipment that’s not cool or sexy, but an absolute must for any studio or live audio set up. But what is a power conditioner, anyway, and why is it so important? We’ll go over the basics of power conditioners and why they’re a fundamental tool for your rig.

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Five Ways To Save Money On Recording

Five Ways To Save Money On Recording

March 26, 2021

There was a time not so long ago that a band or solo artist would have to hire a real-live studio to record anything. Those days are gone, but it doesn’t mean studios are gone and it doesn’t mean recording doesn’t cost anything now. Since many projects might require a combination of home and studio recording, there are still studio fees to think about, and home recording gear isn’t free.

So, here are five ways to save on recording costs, no matter how you go about things.

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EM900 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System Demo Video

March 04, 2021

 

EM900 Wireless In-Ear Monitor System Demo Video

 

Personal in-ear monitoring will bring your performance to the next level by giving you a new level of confidence with your monitor system. When you hear what you need to hear with new found clarity, your confidence increases as does your energy and performance level. The audience knows when you're on top. Give them the best night after night, with the help of the EM900 system.

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Speaker Anatomy Basic Introductory

Speaker Anatomy – Basic Introductory

March 01, 2021

There’s obviously no more important piece of audio equipment than the speaker – the way we actually hear recordings or the amplified signal from microphones on stage. But unless you make speakers for a living, you may not have much cause to open one up and study the insides – even though it might be nice to understand a bit about them.

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Adjusting To Different Venues

Adjusting To Different Venues

February 26, 2021

It would be awesome if every show was exactly the same, with the exact same crowd, the exact same backline, the exact same setlist, the exact same…

Actually, no it wouldn’t. Live music would be pretty boring if it were always exactly the same. Luckily it turns out it’s not, and unless you’ve got a weekly gig at the same venue every week, you’ll find yourself in a variety of different venues with a wildly different set up, room, and audience from night to night.

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Mid-Side Miking Technique

Mid-Side Miking Technique

February 23, 2021

For some, mid-side miking may be a new-fangled technique shrouded in mystery, but it’s nearly as old as recording itself, and as it turns out, not a difficult technique at all. Invented in 1933 by Alan Blumlein, mid-side technique is a stereo miking technique that can be used on just about anything from guitars to pianos to strings to vocal groups.

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Re-Amping: What Why How

Re-Amping: What, Why, How

January 29, 2021

If you don’t already know what re-amping is, it’s simply the act of taking a signal out of your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) and running it through a guitar amp and a cabinet, miking the cabinet up and recording the result. Carvin Audio’s V112E Guitar Extension Cab is a good choice for this. This technique is versatile, and you could include any number of processing units in the chain.

That covers the basic what of re-amping. Now let’s talk just a little bit about how and why you would do such a thing.

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