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Top 10 Tips for Choosing a Microphone
1. Which type? Condenser, dynamic, shotgun, stereo pair…? Studio condenser mics have large diaphragms, typically 1”, for high sensitivity and a wide frequency range which is ideal for recording vocals, acoustic guitar or similar instruments. They also come with a range of different pick-up patterns: cardioid is the commonest and the pattern is heart-shaped (hence the name) so it picks up...
Helpful Tips on the UAD Studer A-800, courtesy UA
Hello UAD-2 Owners : We’re excited to see so many folks downloading Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder software for UAD-2, and activating 14-day demos. As many A800 users are quickly finding out, this plug-in has the unique ability to “glue together” your mixes — providing a rare combination warmth, air and punch — just like recording to 2” analog tape. However, to...
How to Set Up Your Monitors in Ten Steps
Source Distribution’s Genelec expert Steve Fisher has had over 10 years of experience in helping customers get the most out of their loudspeakers - so here are Steve’s top 10 tips to get you started. To view and download a handy PDF guide to many of these topics, please click here. 1. Try and position your speakers in the centre of whichever wall they are placed against. This means...
How to Choose an Audio Interface
Our tech support guru Chas offers his top ten tips for choosing an audio interface. While Chas has used some of Source’s favourite products as examples - such as PreSonus & Lynx - the same principles apply whatever brand you end up choosing. Happy shopping! 1. Type of interface The first thing to consider is how your new audio interface will connect to your computer, and that...