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Do Studio Monitors Need a Subwoofer?

2022-05-18T12:26:41-04:00Audio News|

Subwoofer for Recording Studio Occasionally we get some questions that we think are worth sharing because they can be helpful for others that are new to recording and this is one of those questions.  Today's question is  "Do studio monitors need a subwoofer"? What we typically say is yes in fact having a subwoofer

What Does a DAW Do?

2022-08-04T13:46:50-04:00Audio News, Audio Recording Computers|

What is a DAW used for? Digital Audio Workstation A question we often get asked is Do I need a DAW to record music? First, let's explain what DAW stands for. A DAW or Digital Audio Workstation or Digital-Audio Workstation is a computer-based system for recording and editing audio. Often, the term DAW can

Track vs Rack Instruments

2022-07-05T11:40:21-04:00Audio News|

Explaining Track & Rack Instruments Cubase Track vs Rack Instrument Hey, folks Jim from Slick Audio giving you a quick tutorial today explaining Track & Rack instruments. Hopefully quick tutorial today on virtual instruments and the difference between a rack instrument and a track instrument. So let's start with the tracked instruments. For this demo,

Do microphones need to be cleaned?

2022-07-05T11:40:50-04:00Audio News|

Microphone Hygiene and Cleaning With the recent concern over health, social distancing, and germs. It almost seems like the time has come to discuss. Cleaning your microphone, because lets are honest they can get a little gross. We hold them, sing into them. Scream, drop them, and even share them, so it's reasonable to talk

What inspired you to start playing an instrument?

2022-07-05T11:41:38-04:00Audio News|

Learning to Play a Musical Instrument For many, this is something that they remember with frustration. Maybe a parent or family member may have forced you to start playing a musical instrument as a way of channeling your creativity and broadening your horizons. What piece of music inspired you to play an instrument? Maybe you

Collecting Musical Gear – Good & Bad

2022-07-05T14:56:17-04:00Audio News|

Audio Gear Collecting Collecting guitars, bass, guitar pedals, and other musical equipment. Can be great, but here are a few thoughts Jim had about his guitar collection and what collecting guitars can become. Does anyone else collect music gear? What is it? The Good, The Bad, and Everything Else Hey folks, Jim from

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