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| Finding the best Microphone|
First, a little about microphones. Microphones are basically simple devices designed to do one thing: convert sound waves in the air to their electrical equivalent. One of the first questions you may encounter is, "Do you want a dynamic or condenser microphone?"
Why do I need a Microphone Preamp?
A condenser microphone works by actually converting sound energy into an electrical voltage, but this voltage is much lower than the voltage coming out of your keyboard or other line level sources
Setting the intonation on your guitar
Here's a very helpful guide about guitar intonation. Something of crucial importance but that not all guitarists, especially beginners, are aware of...
How to set up a PA with monitors
Here's some quick and useful tips to get a good sound when setting up a PA for a rock band...
Find a Music Teacher
Here you will find a range of websites that provide details of music teachers throughout the uk.
Recording Guitars: Miking Acoustics, Part 2
Last installment we examined a few basic one-mic techniques for recording acoustic guitar. This week, let’s investigate some more involved multi-mic techniques.
Recording Guitars: Miking Amps, Part 1
Let’s start the series with one of the most basic and crucial realms of studio knowledge: microphone placement
How To...sound like the Beatles!
To mark the start of the Beatle Week, here's a quick look at some gear the Beatles used, and what you can find on Dolphin Music
How To Sound Like The Arctic Monkeys – A Complete Gear Guide
Arguably the biggest rock band in Britain right now, the Arctic Monkeys. Here’s a look at what gear they’ve been using in their gigs. This is an October 2009 update, with loads of new info!
Boss Micro BR - Interactive Tour!
Only slightly larger than an iPod, the tiny-yet-powerful Micro BR is a dream for musicians on the go. Take the interactive tour to find out more about it!
How to USB Your Guitar
Do you happen to know how to use a USB connecting cable to connect your guitar to a computer? Check it out here...
Learn How To Sound Like...Jack White (The White Stripes)
Last week the White Stripes' new album, "Icky Thumb", went straight to number One in the Charts, proving they are still one of the most popular acts in the world today. Since they first struck stardom with hit-single "7 Nation Army", one thing many guitarists would like to know is how to sound like Jack White. Here's how...
How To String Your Guitar: Step-by-Step Guide
Stringing a guitar can be very easy. However, many guitarists still don't know how to do it properly, and end up stringing them incorrectly, which may cause problems such as the guitar going out of tune.
What’s Acoustics anyway?
Why do people buy acoustic products? For sure there has to be a reason for investing in sound control products, and that is simply the need to take the best out of our sound systems in our rooms. But in fact, the main question we should be asking is … why does sound need to be controlled anyway? This question will take us in the next minutes into a journey of sound characteristics and its behavior, especially those occurring inside an enclosed room, whether it is a Studio, a Home Cinema or even an Opera theatre.
Why Acoustic Treatment?
In the beginning, there was perfect sound…then man invented rooms and messed everything up. The end? Luckily, no. It’s been said that the perfect recording environment is the great outdoors. But since that’s not feasible, the next best thing is to acoustically treat our rooms so that they don’t mangle the sound we record and/or listen to.
How To Use Router/ A-B Switch Pedals...
Router pedals are amongst the simplest and most versatile pedals a guitarist can have...making their life easier and able to open up new possibilities for the creative player.
HOW TO...RECORD VOCALS
With the use of a good preamp and the right software, it's possible to get incredible results when you record vocals at home. And even equipment such as the Line 6 Toneport (either the UX1 or UX2) commonly used for guitars, can be a great choice...read on.
HOW TO...RECORD ELECTRIC GUITARS (THE EASY WAY!)
The search for the perfect electric guitar sound never ends for most musicians. Unlike the piano and drums that can generate sound naturally, a guitar player is blessed AND cursed that electricity is the main ingredient to achieving any tone at all.
How to: acoustic guitar recording
With the advent of computer-based recording, studio-quality sound and 24 track acoustic guitar recording are now a reality for anyone with a computer.
HOW TO USE THE SOUNDCRAFT 1620 BY LARRY LEVAN
Kevin Hedge kindly shares with us this amazing story of the night Larry Levan taught him how to use a Urei 1620. SIMPLY A MUST READ FOR ALL UREI FANS!
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