How Information Technology is Used in the Music Industry
These days, technology plays a major role in the music industry. From songwriting to streaming and recording, many aspects of making and sharing music depend upon information technology (IT). In this blog post, we’ll explore how IT is used within the industry from start to finish—exploring everything from content creation automation tools to audio engineering techniques that use artificial intelligence; producing beats even up-and-coming producers can afford; creating original digital soundscapes with virtual instruments; leveraging social media marketing strategies for maximum exposure; and much more. Through these examples and discussions, we’ll demystify the confusing world of tech related to the […]
Best Use of Sound Effects in Films
Best Use of Sound Effects in Films Sound is incredibly important in films, from the musical score to dialogue and everything in between. We’ve already explored how important a good soundscape is within a film; we’re not talking about the music here, but the additional sounds that set the scene, create the worlds and yet go almost completely unnoticed. You may be a sound producer who relies on the noise captured when filming, but that might not always convey your message. Imagine, if you’re shooting a war movie, there won’t be any ambient noise in the background, which suggests war […]
Bass Roll-off: What Does it Mean?
Bass Roll-off: What Does it Mean? Part of the challenge of becoming a good music producer is understanding the seemingly-endless technical terms and data associated with digital audio production and recording. It can be extremely overwhelming, and the amount of work and consideration that goes into a finished track isn’t immediately apparent from the outside looking in. On top of this dilemma, it isn’t enough to just know what these terms are. We must also know what they do, how they work, and how we can utilize them to make better music. In this informative article, we’ll uncover a common […]
Condenser Microphone vs Dynamic
Condenser Microphone vs Dynamic Whatever it is that you’re recording, you’ll always want to look into the different types of microphones you can use to get the best possible audio quality in any given situation. There are many various factors you’ll need to take into consideration. So in this brief guide, we’ll be exploring one of the most crucial distinctions in professional audio production – the all-pervading discussion of the condenser microphone vs dynamic microphone. Let’s see what all the fuss is about. What is a Condenser Microphone? These microphones were first invented back in the mid-1910s by Western Electric. […]
The Blumlein Pair
The Blumlein Pair Over the years, we’ve seen the development of many different recording techniques. While some may take it for granted, proper miking methods are of great importance for quality audio recordings, and they have pretty much changed the way that we listen to music. No matter the type of recording that you’re doing, whether it’s for music or audio for a film, you should be aware of different miking techniques that will take your work to a new level. In this brief guide, we’ll take a closer look at one of the oldest techniques called the Blumlein pair, […]
Mic Pickup Patterns
Mic Pickup Patterns Whether you’re an amateur, semi-professional, or a seasoned pro, you’ll definitely want to have at least one type of microphone in your arsenal. Even if you’re recording an instrument, no digital simulation or piezo pickup will be able to replicate the genuine feel of an actual microphone. If we’re talking about film recording, then multiple microphone types are a must. With this in mind, we’ve decided to write a guide explaining all of the different types of mic pickup patterns. If you’re just getting your feet wet in audio, you’ve probably stumbled upon talks here and there […]
When to Use Phantom Power
When to Use Phantom Power Ah, our good old friend, phantom power. You may have heard this term being tossed around here and there when reading about microphones and audio interfaces. But if you’ve found yourself here, you’re definitely wondering when to use phantom power. Don’t worry we have you covered! What Is Phantom Power? In order to know when to use it, it’s important to know what it is first, and a little bit about how condenser microphones work. Condenser mics contain active circuitry, meaning the circuit has components that supply energy. Phantom power is the +48 V DC […]
Audio Interface vs Mixer: Which is Right for You?
Audio Interface vs Mixer: Which is Right for You? You might have a hard time differentiating between these two if you’re not experienced with studio and live equipment. In this guide, we’ll help you settle the audio interface vs mixer discussion once and for all. Don’t worry – everyone had a hard time understanding how these things work at some point, and we’re here to help you out. Keeping Up with Changing Times It’s fascinating to see how much technology has advanced and how it’s affected the music industry. And it’s not only about the instruments that we use or […]
TS vs TRS: What’s the Difference?
TS vs TRS: What’s the Difference? TS and TRS cables are used everywhere in audio production and entertainment. You’ll find them in large professional recording studios, stadiums jam-packed with fans for a live musical performance, and in smaller home installations. But what’s the difference between the two? In this article, we’ll compare TS vs TRS connectors and cables, and look at when and where you should use each to get the best out of your investment. Other Names TS and TRS cables and connectors are commonly grouped together under a couple of different umbrella terms depending on the outside diameter […]
Ribbon Microphone vs Condenser
Ribbon Microphone vs Condenser The crown jewel of every modern recording studio is it’s mic cabinet. Inside, you’ll commonly find dozens of microphones of all shapes, sizes, and types, each used for a specific situation or application. Using the right mic for the job is a fusion between both science and art, as is the case with many other aspects of audio production. In this ribbon microphone vs condenser comparison, we’ll investigate the inner workings of the two and look at major differences in design, function, and utility. Let’s dig in. What is a Ribbon Microphone? In order to compare […]