Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, Antelope ups the ante with its latest compact audio interface, the Discrete 4 Pro Synergy Core. Building upon the success of the Discrete 4 Synergy Core, this Pro version includes redesigned AD/DA converters and improved software features. The interface has also been upgraded to the blazing fast Thunderbolt™ 3 and includes a standard USB 2.0 Type-B connector. Expect ultra-low-latency
Vertical filmmaker @Benjamin Brandon debunks five audio myths most video creators believe, whether you're making a YouTube video or documentary. Brandon breaks down the truth of the importance of sound for video, how to improve audio quality, what audio gear to buy—and more!
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Purpose-built for podcasters and content creators on a limited budget, the Audio-Technica AT2040 Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone benefits from A-T’s decades of expertise in constructing trusted microphones for the studio and stage. It features a large-diaphragm dynamic capsule in a classic end-address configuration, just like traditional broadcast-style mics used by pros on and off camera for years. Not only does
Start turning out podcasts, new livestreams, and fresh content in no time with the Zoom ZUM-2 Podcast Mic Pack, a complete bundle featuring a broadcast-style USB condenser mic with a custom windscreen, closed-back headphones, a tabletop tripod stand, and a USB cable. Since all components in this mic pack boast Zoom’s high-grade build quality, you can go anywhere with confidence, knowing that they’ll stand up to the trials of traveling here
It won’t take long for any discussion about the sound of analog consoles to veer into the desirability of Neve boards, and for good reason. Their harmonic coloration and open soundstage, sometimes subtle and other times eye-opening, make the Neve tone a “must have” for engineers, producers, and musicians across the Earth. Knowing that a large-format console is out of reach for the typical DAW user, Rupert Neve Designs has tapped into 60 years of experience to create the
Recording a guitar amplifier is easy, but recording one well can be quite tricky. In addition to the guitar and the amp, the acoustics of your recording space play a big role, as do mic placement and the microphone itself. This article is intended to be a quick primer to point you in the right direction when buying a microphone to record your guitar amp. It is not intended to be an all-encompassing guide for amp recording technique, and believe you me, there is a lot to know on that subject. However, learning about the kinds of microphones
When I used to hear people talk about recording vocals in their bedroom, the first thing that would enter my mind is the annoying sound of every single noise in the house along with the voice in the recorded audio. Sure, you can install some acoustic treatment panels and use a pop screen, but getting that supertight, vocal booth sound in your bedroom is pretty tough without actually building a vocal booth. Plus, acoustic treatment can be unsightly, and while you may think it looks cool, your partner or family members may think it’s atrocious.
Designed for anyone, from professional engineers to home recording artists, Steinberg11 is a complete music-production environment that combines sophisticated audio and MIDI tools with pristine audio quality. Offering a fast, flexible, and intuitive workflow, this powerful software can be
When I set out to redesign my home studio from scratch, I knew I wanted to build something completely different than my old-school Black Lion Audio Mod Digidesign 002 based setup. My music production workflow had changed quite a bit from when I bought the 002, having evolved from a more hardware-based process to one that’s largely software based, with a bit of live instrumentation and outboard gear in the mix. Taking that into consideration, I also wanted this
When it comes to studio recording, there’s something about the sound of classic British consoles that musicians, singers, engineers, and producers just can’t resist. Aiming to give people more of what they want, Heritage Audio—already well known for its analog outboard gear—has released two new pieces of studio equipment, the HA-81A hybrid channel strip and the
Whether recording a podcast, voiceover, singing, or instruments, the Focusrite Scarlett 4i4 3rd Gen is worth it, with features like loopback for calls, TRS inputs and outputs, and an optional Air setting. AB and Nick at B&H give an in-depth review, podcast style.
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Many years ago, you would need a large mixing console and a big tape machine (or robust computer) if you wanted to multi-track-record a band with the members playing simultaneously. However, technological and engineering advances have completely changed that. Now, you can do it with an audio interface and your smartphone! Why a smartphone, though? Well, maybe you have a smartphone, but not a computer. Perhaps you’d rather lug around a lighter load when traveling for remote recording gigs. Either way, downsizing your recording setup is an
This will be a crash course in recording music anywhere you can find a power supply. We’re not talking about traditional studio recording—this is about turning whatever you have into a working studio, making the most out of the situation. You’ll find a buying guide, some concrete tips, and suggestions for further reading.
The Simple Setup
There’s an old adage that a good engineer can make a whole record with a Shure SM57. I know from experience this is the case, especially if the record is on the simpler side, and doesn’t require multi-miked
Are you just getting started in the world of audio recording? Today, we're going to help you translate some of the words and phrases you may come across when recording and editing. AB takes you through some of the most common lingo and gives you some tips for getting started in audio recording and editing. Are there other words or phrases you've come across that you need help with? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
In Part 3 of our Audio for Video series, AB dives deeper into the process of properly setting recording levels. Follow along as he breaks down everything you need to know about recording levels, from the differences between Mic and Line level recording to the the different types of tools that can assist in the recording process. Along the way, AB also dishes out plenty of crucial tips to help you get the best possible audio out of your recordings.
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