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What Is Mic Monitoring and Why Is It Important?

What Is Mic Monitoring and Why Is It Important?

Mic monitoring is a feature on headsets that feeds the audio signal from your microphone to your own headphones. This allows you to be able to hear yourself more accurately. When using mic monitoring, people generally speak at a suitably lower volume which improves their microphone audio quality, by not overloading ...

How To Play Music From Phone To Car Without an Aux Connection

How To Play Music From Phone To Car Without an Aux Connection

If you have an old car without an aux input, there are still a number of easy ways that you can play music from your phone on your car audio system. You can do this using either an FM transmitter or a car audio cassette adapter. There are options for both aux cables or BlueTooth connections depending on the model ...

Hidden Tracks (What Are They, What’s the Point of Them?)

Hidden Tracks (What Are They, What’s the Point of Them?)

A hidden track (or secret track) is a song placed on an album, EP, or single, which is recorded in such a way that the average listener would not notice them. A hidden track is often placed after a large gap of silence after the last song on the release. Hidden tracks are not very commonplace these days due to the ...

What is a B-Side in Music?

What is a B-Side in Music?

The B-side is a secondary recording that gets less attention than the main music releases of an artist (which are referred to as the A-Side tracks). The term B-side originated from its use in vinyl records. The listener would need to physically flip around the record to the opposite side to listen to the remaining ...

6 Great Rhythm Training Apps and Websites

6 Great Rhythm Training Apps and Websites

When you’re a musician, keeping up with the rhythm of a song is essential. It’s a no brainer to practice your rhythm and train your ears and muscle memory to keep up with different rhythms. In this article we are going to present you with 6 useful rhythm training apps and websites, so you can train easily on your ...

10 Tips to Improve Your Stage Presence for ALL Musicians

10 Tips to Improve Your Stage Presence for ALL Musicians

Stage presence is an essential part of being a well-rounded musician. Unlike a recording where the audience will only hear you, in a live performance you will be judged by both their eyes and ears. A natural and smooth stage act will supercharge your performance and ensure that your fans look forward to following ...

The 9 Best Wind Chimes for Great Vibes in Your House and Garden

The 9 Best Wind Chimes for Great Vibes in Your House and Garden

Wind chimes have been around for a very long time and for a very good reason. They provide people with beautiful, soothing tunes. They can really brighten anyone’s day. Because they are relatively cheap and easy to make, there are tons of different chimes on the market today. So, to help you make a decision, we’re ...

The 10 Best Record Crates and Boxes

The 10 Best Record Crates and Boxes

As you start to collect vinyl records, you can quickly start to realize why you need a practical solution for vinyl storage in your living space! In this article, we’re going to present to you our pick of 10 of the best record crates and boxes for storing your vinyl collection.  Featured image credit: ...

The 6 Best Portable Radios 2020

The 6 Best Portable Radios 2020

Looking for a great portable FM/AM radio? This list shows you the best options available in 2020. Between portable desk radios, pocket radios, or very durable portable radios that can take a beating, this list has it all! Radio is still quite an easy and versatile medium for everyday listening of music and news ...

The 7 Best Radio Headphones (FM/AM)

The 7 Best Radio Headphones (FM/AM)

Radio headsets eliminate the hassle of setting up wires and cables, they're comfortable to wear, and they're incredibly portable. Some of them also function as hearing protection radio headphones, which make them great for construction work and DIY. Also, anyone that wants to listen to the radio without having to ...

UJam Carbon and iZotope Trash 2 Giveaway!

UJam Carbon and iZotope Trash 2 Giveaway!

Plugin Boutique has a mega giveaway this month with UJam Carbon and iZotope Trash 2 being offered free with any purchase. UJam Carbon is a great distorted guitar virtual instrument, while iZotope trash two is a very versatile audio mangling, distortion, and experimentation plugin. Click here to view the deal. UJam ...