As anyone who has struggled to get their Windows OS to play nice with DAW hardware and software knows, the process can be frustrating. The folks at Steinberg who make Cubase, Nuendo, and a vast range of hardware interfaces and controllers feel your pain. They’ve come up with an excellent checklist of things to do that’ll help get your computer talking to your DAW gear and applications without the glitches that can disrupt your recording sessions.
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 find a great starter guitar combo amp that makes sense for your music and budget
Specs can play an important role in shopping for mic and guitar preamps, PA power amps, monitor speakers, and audio recording and mixing equipment. But they must be viewed with caution and often with a grain of salt. In many cases, different manufacturers will present the same specs in different forms, which makes it very difficult to compare similar gear from different brands. You’ll also find specs that lack the proper qualifying information in order for them to have meaning. Read on to learn more about how to interpret and compare specs.
Keep your guitar looking and sounding its best by following these simple steps and observing a few common-sense precautions.
The question: Why do preamps have frequency response levels way above the range of human hearing?
Don't Miss Out On The Next Big Thing In Guitar Distortion
Simple steps to find and eliminate the rattles and buzzes that wreck your sound
Learn what direct boxes boxes do and why you might need a DI box onstage or in the studio.
Learn how audio equalizers work and the differences between graphic and parametric equalization.
Guitar Amps: Learn about the differences between tube, solid-state and hybrid amplifiers.