Studio & Production
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 ...

How to Convert MIDI to Sheet Music (Free and Paid Options)

How to Convert MIDI to Sheet Music (Free and Paid Options)

Thinking about automatically converting MIDI tracks to sheet music? There are a variety of great options to choose from. If you were wondering which software you can use to do this properly, we have created a list of the best software and online services you can use to get the work done. With these ...

8 Great Music Theory and Ear Training Apps

8 Great Music Theory and Ear Training Apps

Did you know you can learn a lot about Music Theory just by using an app on your phone? Did you know you can learn to recognize differences in relative pitch just by playing quizzes and games on your iPad? There are hundreds of Music Theory and Ear Training apps available for both Android and iOS. They all claim ...

The 6 Best Mixing Books to Get a Professional Sound

The 6 Best Mixing Books to Get a Professional Sound

Mixing music is a fine balance between theory and art. You need to understand the fundamentals to take control of your sound. Reading some books on the subject is a great way to get started. The mix standard of commercial releases is now at a very high level. If you want tracks to compete and stand out against ...

How to Become a Professional Songwriter

How to Become a Professional Songwriter

First of all, let's get clear about a crucial point: there is no ready-made formula or recipe to become a successful songwriter. By successful, I mean able to make a living out of the craft of songwriting. You don't have to make millions and hit the charts. When you can pay the bills and feed your family without ...

The Best USB Condenser Mics for Sound Quality and Price

The Best USB Condenser Mics for Sound Quality and Price

USB condenser microphones are a great way to get quality audio recordings and streams without investing in very expensive gear and audio interfaces. Condenser microphones differ from dynamic mics by their construction, as condenser mics are more gentle in capturing sound, especially higher sounds, so ...