How to choose the right audio equipment to match your ambitions, budget and music
Audio Recording Buying Guides
How to choose the right monitor speakers to match your music and budget
Find out how channel strips evolved from the clunky mixing desks of the '50s and 60s and what Abbey Road and Dark Side of the Moon have in common.
In the most basic terms, the audio mixer, or mixing console as it’s sometimes called, combines audio signals, processes them, then routes them to wherever they need to go. Nowadays, many different devices offer some mixing capabilities. Even tablets and smart phones teamed with the right apps and interfaces can perform some mixing functions. And of course, all DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software includes mixing capabilities.
How to choose the right audio preamp to match your music, instruments, and budget.
How to choose the right audio recording equipment to match your skills, music, and budget
When you're shopping for new microphones, you'll encounter a wide variety of mic types spanning a vast range of prices. The glut of specs and features associated with the hundreds of available models can be confusing, leaving you with little basis for comparison aside from a microphone's price.