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Pro Tools 101: Learning the Industry Standard

Avid's Pro Tools audio recording & editing suite is the industry standard for both professional studio operations and home recording studios. Avid offers multiple versions for all budgets; learning the basics of Pro Tools is the first step to being a great recording engineer.

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Recording Studio Power Management

Managing your studio's electricity usage is the best way to make sure you're making recordings free of buzz, hum, and static. In this article, you'll learn the basics to powering your studio and conditioning your power, giving you better quality recordings every time.

How to Mix In-Ear Monitors

In-ear monitors aren't a novelty anymore; many artists are now transitioning to in-ear monitors, and that number keeps growing by the day. In this article, you'll learn the basics of mixing in-ear monitors -- and how to keep the musician you're mixing for happy from the first note.

Recording the Hammond B3

Recording and mixing the Hammond B3 organ is an easy skill to learn for new audio engineers, but there's a few tricks to getting it right. In this article, you'll learn the basics to micing a Leslie cabinet and how to mix the B3 to perfection.

Earplugs 101

Of all the tools in your musician's arsenal, your ears are the most valuable (and irreplaceable). Keeping your ears in good shape is of utmost importance; in this article, you'll learn the basics of using earplugs to help conserve your hearing.

Monitor Mixing 101

Mixing monitors is one of the most frustrating things for new live sound engineers to learn. In this article, you'll learn the basics of mixing monitors, from ringing out your EQ to making good in-ear monitor mixes.

How is sound mixed at the GRAMMY Awards?

The GRAMMY Awards Telecast is one of the most technically impressive achievements in the music industry today. Audio engineer Joe Shambro takes you behind the scenes of what it takes to achieve such sonic perfection while still balancing the individual needs of the multi-platinum artists performing the event.

All About Subharmonic Synthesis

For live sound engineers and studio engineers, subharmonic synthesis is one of the secrets of the audio engineering trade; chances are if you've listened to any pop music in the last few years, you've heard it used. In this article, you'll learn the basics of subharmonic synthesis, what it is, and how it's achieved.

Review: KAM Instruments C3 Microphone

The KAM C3 is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone that packs a powerful punch in a small package. Offering a crisp, airy sound without being harsh or brittle, the C3 works best as an instrument microphone, with studio vocals being a close second. Read more at About.com.

Review: KAM Instruments Atmosphere Microphone

The KAM Instruments Atmosphere condenser microphone is a fantastic microphone, priced at $159. The KAM Atmosphere shines on female vocals, live instruments, and ambient recording; packaged with minimal accessories, the KAM Instruments relies on simplicity rather than compromises in performance to achieve it's low price.

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