Recording
XLR vs TRS (Which Cables are Better for Recording?)

XLR vs TRS (Which Cables are Better for Recording?)

XLR cables are better for recording due to their sturdiness and microphone compatibility, while TRS cables are relatively fragile and incompatible with most studio microphones. There is no noticeable difference in sound quality between the two, but XLR cables are the industry standard because they're less likely to ...

Line In vs Mic In (Line Level Differences Explained)

Line In vs Mic In (Line Level Differences Explained)

Line-in is an audio socket with low gain capacity used to connect high-volume signals, while mic-in is an audio socket with high gain capacity used to connect low-volume signals. Line-ins are best suited for full mixes and loud signals, while mic-ins are designed for amplifying microphones. Line-ins are typically ...

Can You Produce Music on a Chromebook?

Can You Produce Music on a Chromebook?

You can produce music on a Chromebook, but you'll face many limitations in the process. A talented producer can come up with a new beat using virtually any music-production tool. However, if your goal is to create a studio-quality track, then Chromebooks are not ideal. However, Talented musicians can make ...

Rode NT2-A Review – Is It Worth It?

Rode NT2-A Review – Is It Worth It?

The Rode NT2-A is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone that I’ve been using in my studio for producing my songs and instrumental tracks. It’s a great microphone for recording both vocals and instruments because of its well-built versatility, with different using options. Rode NT2-A is a large capsule, ...

Mono vs Stereo Sound – What Are the Differences?

Mono vs Stereo Sound – What Are the Differences?

Although the primary difference between ‘mono’ and ‘audio’ is the number of channels they use and send to the speakers, this has quite an impact on the output sound. So what are they and why do we use them? Read on to find out: Differences Between Mono And Stereo Mono refers to the use of only one channel ...

The 5 Best Mics for Recording Piano (2021)

The 5 Best Mics for Recording Piano (2021)

Recording a piano is not an easy task and if you want to do it right, you have to use the right microphones. Neumann U87 AI is a great mic for recording a piano, though its price is outside the budget for most people. The Rode M5 MP is a great budget-friendly mic that will give you sound good quality for a ...

Pop Filter vs Foam – Which One Should You Use?

Pop Filter vs Foam – Which One Should You Use?

A foam cover blocks the wind from interfering with the microphone in open-air settings, whereas pop filters do a better job at suppressing the popping and plosive sounds from your mouth. Both components do a somewhat similar job, which is reducing the pressure generated on the microphone. Foam covers (also ...

The 5 Best Audio Interfaces for Mac (2021)

The 5 Best Audio Interfaces for Mac (2021)

Are you looking for an audio interface for your Mac? You can get high-quality audio recording and monitoring thanks to these external devices with either USB or Thunderbolt connectivity. They have microphone preamps, inputs for connecting instruments, headphone preamplifiers, MIDI signal management, etc. In short, ...

The 6 Best Wireless Microphones for Church (2021)

The 6 Best Wireless Microphones for Church (2021)

When getting a wireless microphone for the church, the two most important considerations are the microphone type (handheld or head-worn) and mic quality (as you will need something with low interference and good durability). Some different considerations need to be taken into account depending on how you want to use ...

Dynamic vs Condenser Microphones

Dynamic vs Condenser Microphones

Dynamic and condenser microphones are two of the most popular types of mics for live and studio use. They are uniquely suited for different setups due to their design, differing levels of fragility, and sensitivity to sound. Dynamic vs Condenser Microphones - Differences  DynamicCondenserSoundGreat for ...

Sound Cards vs Onboard Audio (Which Should You Use?)

Sound Cards vs Onboard Audio (Which Should You Use?)

Sound cards used to be a must for any computer user that wanted great quality audio. The audio landscape has since changed, with onboard audio improving drastically. For those looking for top-quality audio, dedicated DACs or audio interfaces are now the go-to options instead of sound cards. If you’re using your ...

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