Introduction to Microphones

You may be under the impression that a mic is a mic is a mic, right? They all pick up sound and convert it to electrical signals for recording or live sound.┬áThat’s true, but there are many different types of microphones that are suited to different situations...
Should You Use In-Ears or Monitor Wedges Live?

Should You Use In-Ears or Monitor Wedges Live?

It’s an often asked question. People see famous singers using IEMs and wonder if they’re getting left behind with their good old monitor wedges. So what are the pros and cons of using each? Hopefully this will help you decide what’s best for you....

Before and After Mixing

I’ve just finished a mix of ‘Sad Africa’ by the kinda odd-ball Italian band, Joybeat. Thought it might be cool to show the totally flat pre-mixed version alongside my mix just to give an idea of what actually happens to a┬árecording during the mixing...
How to Mic an Acoustic Guitar

How to Mic an Acoustic Guitar

There comes a time when even rock bands use acoustic guitars, either in live performances or in recording. Knowing how to mic one will help you out! Mic Choice First, choose your mics. A lot of people don’t have a studio locker full of microphones, so you may...
Guide to the Sound Check

Guide to the Sound Check

Sound checks can be exciting, but they can often turn a bit sour when you don’t have a sound guy who knows what they’re doing, or when the band starts shouting at each other because no-one knows what they’re doing and everyone wants to play at the...
How to Tweak your POD Guitar Tones for Live Use

How to Tweak your POD Guitar Tones for Live Use

Have you ever spent hours dialling in your own awesome guitar tones only to find that when you get into a band rehearsal, or worse, a live gig situation, they sound really boomy or harsh? Or maybe you’re trying to mix a song you’ve recorded and...