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  • Viola Vs. Violin: A Simple Breakdown Of Their Differences

    Viola Vs. Violin: A Simple Breakdown Of Their Differences

    The violin is one of the most recognizable instruments in the world. It has a rich history and elegance that few other instruments have. It also has a lesser-known, but similar-looking counterpart named the viola. While these instruments are very similar, there are several key distinctions between the two. In this guide, we’ll cover the […]

  • 5 Best Open-Back Headphones For Musicians (Updated 2022)

    5 Best Open-Back Headphones For Musicians (Updated 2022)

    Whether you’re a musician, professional audio engineer, home studio enthusiast, or simply an audiophile, a quality pair of headphones is an essential pick-up. While reference monitors are an important piece of equipment that any studio should have, owning a good pair of open-back headphones will grant you a different perspective — allowing you to hear […]

  • The 8 Best Microphones For Recording Vocals At Home [+ Step-By-Step Recording Guide]

    The 8 Best Microphones For Recording Vocals At Home [+ Step-By-Step Recording Guide]

    Vocals are largely considered to be the most important aspect of any recording, so it is integral for every recording artist and producer to do everything in their power to obtain the highest quality vocal recordings possible. In this article, we’ll cover some of the best microphones you can use to record killer vocals at […]

  • The 7 Best USB Microphones (For Singing, Gaming, & Podcasting)

    The 7 Best USB Microphones (For Singing, Gaming, & Podcasting)

    USB microphones are great, convenient pieces of gear that allow you to plug directly into your computer without any need for an audio interface. This makes them amazing for getting into recording quickly and cost-effectively. This article will break down some of the best USB microphones for a wide variety of applications — including singing, […]

  • The 10 Best Speaker Stands At Any Budget

    The 10 Best Speaker Stands At Any Budget

    Speaker stands, also called monitor stands, are key pieces of hardware for both studio and live concert settings. It is very important to be able to position your speakers in the most optimal position to obtain the highest audio quality and stereo effect. When purchasing speaker stands you must take your needs and current equipment […]

  • The Definitive Noise Gate Guide (+The Best Noise Gates Available)

    The Definitive Noise Gate Guide (+The Best Noise Gates Available)

    When doing any kind of audio recording, unwanted noise can often be heard on the track. These noises could be humming, buzzing, unwanted distortion, and more. A noise gate is an audio processor, either software or hardware, that suppresses unwanted noises in your recordings. Even if the background noise is miniscule, a noise gate will […]

  • What Is A Preamp And When Do You Need One?

    What Is A Preamp And When Do You Need One?

    Preamplifiers are simultaneously one of the most important pieces of equipment in a recording setup, and also the piece of equipment beginner and intermediate recording artists understand the least. The main purpose of a preamp is to boost the signal from a microphone or instrument to achieve the proper sound level when recording. They are […]

  • How To Choose The Right PA System For Any Situation

    How To Choose The Right PA System For Any Situation

    A PA, or public address system, is a collection of speakers and electronic devices used to project audio, typically from a microphone. PA systems are absolutely integral to any live performance and play a massive role in the audience’s listening experience. If a PA system is too loud or not loud enough, the audience will […]

  • The Complete Guide to Apple Music for Artists

    The Complete Guide to Apple Music for Artists

    Apple Music for Artists is a free website that allows artists, who already have music uploaded to Apple Music, to view their listeners’ statistics and trends. It also allows artists to take control of and edit their profile picture on Apple Music. It is an extremely valuable and useful tool for any artist that has […]

  • The 10 Best Free & Paid Violin Tuners

    The 10 Best Free & Paid Violin Tuners

    The violin is an elegant instrument that requires a certain amount of maintenance as an owner. One of these tasks is to properly tune the instrument. Like other string instruments, such as guitar or bass, the violin requires precise tuning to be played correctly. This article will explore different types of tuners, from clip-on tuners […]

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