2010 was a great year for audio engineers and working musicians looking for the best bang-for-their-buck in home recording studio gear. From microphones to monitors, About.com's Joe Shambro takes you through his top five picks from 2010 for home studio gear.
Replacing an audio track in iMovie is one of the simplest things you can do in this powerful video editing suite. In this article, you'll learn the basics of audio replacement that you can use with any movie and any audio file, quickly and easily, without any special software.
A free beginner's tutorial in mixing in Pro Tools, complete with a free session file you can download to follow along. You'll learn how to mix, compress, EQ, and bounce your mix with this free, easy walkthrough.
Recording and mixing vocals in Pro Tools isn't as hard as it looks. Check out our free tutorial on mixing vocals, complete with a downloadable session file for Pro Tools. You'll learn how to compress, EQ, and mix vocals to perfection -- and how to make your vocals have that "radio-ready" sound.
Apple's Garageband is one of the most powerful music making tools available for home studios. It's cheap, works on most modern Macs, and allows you to do everything you need to record and mix your own music. In this Garageband Tutorial, About.com's Joe Shambro walks you through the basics of using this powerful (and affordable) music creation software.
Microphones are the most important part of your recording studio, but they can easily become the most expensive; the better the microphones, the better the sound you'll get! Check out our top five picks for value-priced microphones -- all under $200 -- that pack a high-priced punch.
If you're starting a home recording studio, you'll need to make sure you have all the right gear. In this article, veteran audio engineer Joe Shambro walks you through five essential items every studio needs. You'll be surprised at what you might not have thought you needed!
Looking to record an instrument in stereo, or tape a concert with a stereo pair of microphones? Check out our guide to using the XY, ORTF, NOS, and A/B stereo microphone techniques.
Getting a perfect drum sound isn't easy! Learn how to record and mix drums with this simple, free tutorial! We cover the basics, including recording, gating, EQ, compression, and mixing.
Mixing drums is complicated, especially in a home studio! With this tutorial, you'll learn the basics of mixing drums in Pro Tools, complete with a free, downloadable session file, and audio files to practice on!
Getting started in Pro Tools is very easy! In this tutorial, we learn how to set up a Pro Tools session, including a downloadable session file to get you started!