In this series of articles we are putting together a number of studio starter kit suggestions based on a variety of common audio production fields to help you to find the gear you need. In this article we focus on the essential studio gear for songwriters who typically produce loop based music. These types of songwriters or producers don’t typically record live acoustic instruments such as guitars, instead they rely on audio loops, sample libraries and virtual instruments to produce their material.
There is nothing more frustrating than having to carry a fist full of different adaptors and connectors in order to make a nice shiny new Apple MacBook Pro laptops or other USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 equipped computers talk to any of our studio hardware. So here are our list of some of the best troubleshooters and lifesaver converters that are available today to avoid having to carry a pile of little white converter cables that can cost over £50 each.
In this article we focus on the essential studio gear in the home studio market for self producing songwriter recording artists as part of our series of articles in which we put together a number of studio starter kit suggestions to help you to not only find the gear you need but to also help you to understand why we have suggested the gear we’ve chosen.
In this article, we take a look at our pick of the most popular audio interfaces you can buy today, all of which are designed to live and function on your desktop and not be rack mounted.
Some equipment you buy because you like how it sounds. Some equipment you buy because you like how it works and some equipment you buy because it allows you to work faster. And then there is the gear you buy because it does all three. I’m quite new to the Amp/Speaker switcher party, but I’m in now and I’m staying. In this article I’ll tell you how the Amp/Speaker switcher works, show you how they can speed up your recording workflow and tell you about two units I have had the opportunity to try in my studio.
There are many pro audio brands who specifically produce a variety of studio furniture ranging from studio desks and rack units. In this buying guide we cover the studio furniture and outboard rack units that we on the team have owned, currently use or have used in the past. If you are currently in the market for any studio furniture then check out our thoughts and experiences of the products featured in article.
In this article, we take a look at the cloud based file transfer services that we have come across as a team as well as others that have been recommended to us. For each provider we have included some information about the services they provide, a summary of the pricing options and where we have comments and recommendations from users, we have included these.
Hard drives are an essential part of any digital audio workstation, whether it is Pro Tools, Studio One Logic Pro or any of the other DAWs available. In this Production Expert Buying Guide we are going to unpick the jargon, take you through the different options available and help you choose the best solution for your situation.