Build your own affordable vintage gear

Build Your Own Affordable Vintage Gear

Every music producer or audio engineer dreams of one day owning a vintage LA2A, 1176 1073, or any other classic unit. One quick glance at the price of an original version, however, makes you glad we have access to plugins now. Even though the quality of plugins keeps getting better, sometimes owning an analog hardware […]

Do I need a mixer in my studio?

Do I Need A Mixer In My Studio?

A lot of recording studios have a mixer set-up in their control room. You know, those things with tons of knobs and faders. Apart from looking pretty classy, what are the benefits of using a mixer in this day and age? ‘Why would I need a mixer in my studio?’ Back to the golden age […]

How to create a dub delay on an analog mixer

Analog Dub Delay

Computers are machines I couldn’t live without. But sometimes they tend to get in the way of creating music. That’s why I am currently working on a completely analog setup in the studio. I hooked all synth’s and outboard effects to an analog mixing desk and realized that the mixer too can act as an […]

Fixing ground loop hum in the studio

Fixing Ground Loop Hum

Have you ever heard that annoying buzz coming out of your speakers? I certainly have been listening to that same old buzz for a while now and I finally decided to do something about it. As your studio expands with more effect processors, synthesizers, compressors, and pre-amps the studio becomes a complex living organism. Thin […]

Backup Your Backup

Backup Your Backup

It has been stated millions of times before but I will say it again. Backup the backup of your backup. If a digital file isn’t backed up 3 times, it doesn’t exist! A hard disk doesn’t care if you have important files to deliver to your client this afternoon. A hard disk will crash eventually and all your work is gone. […]

The benefits of hardware synthesizers

Benefits of Hardware Synthesizers

Back in the day when computers were nothing more than glorified calculators. Which they still are today, by the way, only a bit more powerful. Music producer and musicians had to use hardware devices to create sounds. I am talking about hardware synthesizers, samplers and effect units. […]