Recording

Best Compressor Settings for Vocals, Guitars, Drums and More

Need help understanding various compressor types and the best ways to use them? You've come to the right place.



Why Do I Need an Audio Interface?

Curious what an audio interface is used for and why you need it to record your music? Read on to learn more!



What is a Channel Strip?

Find out how channel strips evolved from the early mixing desks of the '50s and 60s and where they are today.



How to Choose a Microphone: Dynamics, Condensers, Ribbons and More

When you're shopping for new microphones, you'll encounter a range of different types of microphones spanning a vast range of prices. The sheer volume of specifications 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.



The Best Audio Gear for Podcasting: Microphones, Interfaces and More

Looking for the best podcasting audio equipment? Choose the right microphones, headphones, and audio interfaces for recording great sounding podcasts.



The Best Recording Gear for Beginners

How to choose the right audio and recording equipment for your home studio or mobile rig to match your ambitions, budget and music.



Universal Audio Apollo X Audio Interface Series Unveiled

Universal Audio's Apollo X Thunderbolt audio interfaces deliver elite audio conversion, more DSP and surround sound monitoring.



Can I Record & Mix Music Just Using Headphones?

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



Headphones and Earphones Buying Guide

What do you look for in headphones and earphones? While there are many models to choose from, your planned use should help greatly to narrow your choices.



Audio Mixers: How to Choose

Need help choosing an audio mixer? Whether you need a mixer for a home studio, jam room, small gigs, House of Worship or a larger venue, Musician's Friend is here to help.



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