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As we are nearing our final New to Recording? What's Next? Segment, we would like to ask for your input at this time! What do you want to know about? Feel free to leave a comment and we will address it shortly!
Part of a Weekly Blog Mini Series, New to Recording? What's Next? We are talking about software, definitely a lot of good info to digest, so make sure you give 'er a read!
A breakdown on what you can do to provide top quality sound in your home studio setup, and that all starts with the right Audio Interface!
A common question we get from brand new home studio owners is: “What’s the best mic?”. It’s an entirely valid and straightforward question, but the answer is subjective, convoluted, and varied. Let’s break it down in part 2 of our 6-part blog series on outfitting your home podcasting or music studio.
Quite simply, the answer is yes. We’re not going to beat around the bush here—music definitely has an effect on your mood. Sometimes the effect is subtle, and other times it might be almost nonexistent, but in general, research continuously supports the theory that music affects our emotions in many different ways. Of course, we all probably know that to some degree, but not many of us have learned how and why music has the effect on us that it does. And that’s what we’re here today to discuss.
You’ve had some ideas swirling around your head, and you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and record them—congratulations! It’s one thing to have an idea for a podcast or a song, but to put pen to paper, or rather in this case, binary code to hard drive, takes a certain amount of resolve and commitment. So now what? Mind-reading computers don’t officially exist yet, though Facebook’s targeted ads lead me to question that notion, so you’re going to need a way to get audio into your computer. Coming up, we’ll discuss the equipment you’ll need to start recording podcasts and music, and get more in-depth with subsequent posts.
One of the latest phenomenons that have taken over YouTube and other social media platforms is something called autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR. The creators of ASMR videos are referred to as ASMRtists, and the most popular channels have millions of subscribers on platforms like YouTube and Instagram. In this post, we’ll break down what ASMR is and the importance of great sound equipment in creating ASMR videos.
Headphones are almost as common as smartphones in today’s world. People use headphones nearly every day to listen to music and podcasts, among other things. However, there can be risks that come with our attachment to essentially having tiny speakers blast into our ears for prolonged periods of time.
Namely, hearing loss is becoming more common among young people, and headphone use has been pointed to as the culprit. However, headphones are still an incredibly convenient tool, but it’s important to be safe about how we use them. Here is some information about how to protect your hearing when using headphones...
Podcasts are a terrific medium to get into because of the relative simplicity to produce one. Sure, many podcasts have large budgets and involve a great deal of staff to produce, but a podcast can just as easily be done by a single person with a microphone and a story to tell. No matter how guerilla your podcast is, though, one area of production that you don’t want to skimp on is a decent microphone. Poor voice recording can turn an otherwise intriguing podcast into a borderline unlistenable one.
The components that make a great song are very subjective. What a person likes is what they like, regardless of how it is recorded and mixed. Regardless, there are some general trends that people tend to look for and enjoy in their audio mixes, even if they don’t realize it. Here are some of the components that you can take advantage of to make your audio mix more interesting...