Microphone Placement: Art Or Science?

Tips and techniques to help you capture the sound you’re hearing The simple act of placing a microphone near an instrument to capture its sound is often shrouded in mystery. With so many options of where to place the mic, what mic type to use and how to optimise the setup, it can be quite… Read More

Recording Multiple Instruments At The Same Time

Tips and techniques for simultaneous recording We’ve all been in the situation where we need to record something quickly. Where you don’t want to mess around with overdubs. Where you’re trying to capture the moment of performance in one fell swoop. It may be that amazing riff you come up with, with the killer melody,… Read More

How To Maintain Your Guitar And Amplifier

Basic guitar and amplifier maintenance Maintaining your guitars and amplifiers is a fairly easy task if you take a few simple steps to ensure they’re stored safely and looked after when you’re done playing with them. However there are a few extra things you can do to keep your instruments in good health. But before… Read More

Recording Great Backing Vocals At Home

Pop, Rock and everything in-between  – we look at how to record backing vocals at home Adding backing vocals to your recordings, whether at home or in the studio is an essential part of the recording process. It adds weight to your overall sound and really makes your lead vocals shine. No matter what style… Read More

Safe Humidity And Temperature Levels For Guitars

How humidity levels and changing temperatures affect your guitar Whether you have 1 guitar or 100, each one is going to be precious to you, so it makes sense to look after it as best you can. You’ve no doubt spent quite a lot of money on gig bags, hard cases and maybe even guitar polish… Read More

How To Use The Effects Loop On Your Amp

What is an effects loop and how does it work? If you’ve been playing for as long as you can remember, using a myriad of amplifiers and pedals in your rig, then you’re probably pretty up to date with how each pedal interacts with each other and how to get the best pedal order to… Read More

Our Guide On How To Build A Pedal Board

We look at what you need to create a pedal board – everything from the gear to how to chain your pedals together correctly. If you’re a guitarist, bass player or even a vocalist who relies on effects pedals to get their sound, chances are you’ve got a selection of different effects in your arsenal…. Read More

Recording In Your Hotel Room – Portable Studio Solutions

Some of the best portable recording options for a touring musician When writing music, the Muse strikes when it feels like, not when you want it to, so you need to be able to get ideas down as quickly as possible when inspiration shows its face. If you’re a touring musician or producer, you’ve likely kicked… Read More

The Roadie Survival Kit – 12 Tools You’ll Need For The Job

So you’re about to go on tour with a band, and you’re unsure what you might need for the job. Well you’ve come to the right place if you’re wondering “how do I become a roadie?” or “what do I need to be a roadie?”. Aside from infinite patience, the ability to work harder than… Read More

Using 3 Programs to Show You How to Convert Audio to MIDI

The programs that will allow you to convert Audio to MIDI (almost) effortlessly. The ability to convert audio to MIDI is something recording artists really rely on, whether they’re a home studio hobbyist or professional producer, and it really is something that just makes our musical lives so much easier. If you’re like me and… Read More