Tech Tips

Welcome to The HUB's Tech Tip center where you'll find musician-friendly advice about how to get the best out of your instruments, amps, and recording gear. If you don't know the difference between a balanced and unbalanced input or want to learn how to install premium Gibson pickups in your Epiphone guitar, you've arrived at the right place. In coming weeks we'll be posting expert advice on setting up your guitar for optimal playability, the ins and outs of using a mixer, effects pedal signal chains, getting single coil tone without the hum, and a whole lot more.

How to DJ Weddings and Formal Events

How to DJ Weddings and Formal Events: Gear, Tips and More

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A comprehensive guide for the aspiring wedding DJ, from the necessary pro audio equipment to how to prepare for DJ'ing your first wedding reception.

Miking Techniques with Blue Microphones and Cameron Webb

How to Mic Voices, Acoustic Guitars and Pianos

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Producer Cameron Webb reveals secrets to choosing the right microphones and positioning them to professionally record your performance.

How To Mic and Mix Your Acoustic Guitar

How to Mic and Mix Your Acoustic Guitar for Stellar Sound

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Vital tips to make your recorded guitar come alive using the right microphones and techniques

Tech Tip: How to Get the Best Guitar Setup

Tech Tip: How to Get the Best Guitar Setup

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You finally bought that guitar you've been eyeing for a long time. You open the case, gently remove it from its plush cradle, and hold it in your arms. A fresh pick in your fingers, you begin an elegant and complex arpeggio that ranges across the fretboard. Suddenly, right in the middle of the run, the strings start buzzing. You check your technique and it's fine. So what's the problem?

Audio Compression Settings for Recording Bass Guitar

Tech Tip: Compression Settings for Recording Bass Guitar

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Need some help getting your bass to come through your mixes? Meet your new best friend, the compressor.

Live Sound Engineer David Gaumé

Live Sound Engineer David Gaumé on Serving the Bands and the Fans

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Nearly two-decades of club and touring FOH work inform his take on the audio gear and go-to strategies that please everybody.

How To Mic Guitar Amps and Cabs in the Studio

How to Mic Guitar Amps and Speaker Cabinets in the Studio

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Here are 8 great tips and techniques for miking up guitar amplifiers in the recording studio.

Pictured at the 2017 AES Show in Los Angeles, here's the Aston Microphones Spirit, a multi-pattern condenser, Rycote Custom Shockmount and HALO Reflection filter.

7 Strategies for Better Vocal Recordings

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From simple to sophisticated, these tips will enhance your recorded voice.

Wattage, Speaker Efficiency, and Amplifier "Loudness"

Tech Tip: Wattage, Speaker Efficiency, and Amplifier "Loudness"

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When it comes to volume, a speaker's rated wattage is only part of the equation

Can I Record & Mix Music Just Using Headphones?

Can I Record & Mix Music Just Using Headphones?

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Are studio monitor speakers essential for home or mobile studio owners or can you get away with just using headphones?

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