Studio & Production
The 9 Best Guitar VST Plugins – Free and Paid Options

The 9 Best Guitar VST Plugins – Free and Paid Options

Want to expand your guitar recording options but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on physical gear? No problem! Getting a good guitar VST plugin is a great alternative for all those who seek decent guitar tones. Of course, the sound quality usually can’t match the sound of physical units but in most cases, ...

The 10 Best Vocoder Plugins – Our Pick

The 10 Best Vocoder Plugins – Our Pick

Looking for a great vocoder plugin to add some extra creative flair to your vocals or other sounds? We've got some great options in this article. The classic 'robotic' sound is the most common example that comes to mind when it comes to vocoders. However, you can do so much more with them. Just check out some of ...

MP3 to MIDI: Easy Guide, Best Tools, How it Works

MP3 to MIDI: Easy Guide, Best Tools, How it Works

Looking to quickly convert an audio file to MIDI? (This can be anything from MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, AIFF, FLAC) We talk through the best online converters and free tools to use. We also tell you how to convert mp3 to MIDI in Logic Pro, Ableton Live, and FL Studio. Despite being around for decades, MIDI protocol is still ...

The Best Free Orchestral Plugins for Music Producers

The Best Free Orchestral Plugins for Music Producers

Bring your tracks to life with these great free orchestral plugins. For any music enthusiast hearing an orchestra in a real setting is a hair-raising experience. To witness so many instruments play in perfect synchronization as a melting pot of beautiful symphony is an insurmountable sensory pleasure. However, in ...

How to Record Keyboards to Your Computer

How to Record Keyboards to Your Computer

Looking to recording a keyboard to your computer? This article takes you through all the options, with step-by-step instructions! Record your keyboard on your computer initially and can seem like a daunting task. But this guide provides some easy ways to record your keyboards digitally. Your goal should be to ...

How to Record Karaoke (Phone, PC, or Mac)

How to Record Karaoke (Phone, PC, or Mac)

Recording Karaoke is a lot easier than you might think. In this article, we take you through some easy options using either your Phone, PC, or Mac. Karaoke has become a widespread form of entertainment in the world. Whether you sing on a karaoke machine in the bar or you want to upload yourself singing online, ...

The Differences Between Mixing and Mastering

The Differences Between Mixing and Mastering

Mixing and Mastering are commonly perceived as interchangeable terms but they are two completely distinct processes applied to music production. In short, mixing is the process that blends each of the individual parts of the song (such as vocals, guitars, synths, drums, etc) into one track. The objective is to ...

The 5 Best Mixer Lamps and Lights (4-Pin XLR, BNC, USB)

The 5 Best Mixer Lamps and Lights (4-Pin XLR, BNC, USB)

When working with a mixing console, you need a fair amount of light to see all those knobs and buttons you’re using. And that’s OK in the recording studio where you have lighting. But in a pitch-dark night club where the only light coming in from the visual effects, it can be quite tricky to get enough light to ...

How Auto-tune Changed Music

How Auto-tune Changed Music

Just a couple of decades ago, singers needed to sing in tune: there was no way of adjusting the pitch in post-production. Singers either had to record once again an imperfect note or accept the imperfection as part of the recording. In 1997, Antares Audio Technologies released a revolutionary audio processor that ...

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