Wednesday, November 9, 2016


After treating your room more acoustically sounded, what next? It should be placing and testing your gear. So, here are some of my advices for you. 
  1. Monitors are good for playback. Earphones are extraordinary for recording and direct observing.
  2. For DIY recording, closed-back earphones are best so that the sound coming from your earphones doesn't seep into your mic. Direct monitoring and no latency is basic for multitracking. On the off chance that there are numerous individuals recording or even listening in, you should think about getting an earphone splitter box.
  3. Monitors are essentially special speakers that playback a little in an unexpected way. Speakers offer shading to sound (more profound bass, more keen mids, and so forth) and are better for the normal audience of an aced track. They give you “uncolored sound”. This will give you a precise sound for mixing and altering. At that point make use of your earphones for referencing (otherwise known as listening to the sound as it will be heard in real life).
  4. Setting up your monitors: Set up your monitors with the goal that you are one of the vertices of an equilateral triangle. Measure the distance between your monitors, for instance: 45 inches, then ensure that you are 45 inches away from both of them. This will be the perfect place to listen to your monitor.
  5. Set your levels accurately. In the event that you are direct controlling through headphones, make sure to set the volume level accurately before altering the gain. When your volume is too small, the risk of overcompensating increases and bringing on distortion or an excessively saturated recording.
Microphones Technique
  1. Popping "P" plosives: Pop channels discover these irritating blasts of air that rust your recording. But if you don't happen to have a pop filter, move your vocals to the side of the mic to lessen the direct burst of air far from the most delicate part of the mic.
  2. Distance from the mic: The closeness impact happens as you get nearer to the receiver, the more immersed and louder your sound will get to be. Placing your vocalist roughly six inches from the mic is a decent dependable guideline. Podcasters can be somewhat more distant away, however we wouldn't prescribe anything past a foot to begin. Testing to locate your best source is highly needed.
  3. Pattern: Make sure you choose the proper type of pattern. If just one person do the recording, the best choice would be the cardioid pattern. Omnidirectional pattern will be more suitable for group recording, since it get sounds from all around the room. And certainly it is not your wisest move for individual recording.
  4. Set location: For amplifiers it is essential to remember that they are side location mic. The microphone containers confront outward, not upward. For best results, talk into the side of the mic, don’t point it at you but leave it stand 90 degrees.

Sunday, March 13, 2016


Acoustic guitar is claimed to be harder to play than an electric one by many people. In my opinion, this does not make any sense to beginners, since they have just started from baby steps, barely known about guitars to state which is more difficult. However, we have to go with the flow somehow, to choose between the two styles. I suggest you have acoustic lessons, and I’m gonna tell you why.

Comfortable adaptability:

 An acoustic practice routine can happen at almost any place you like. In a park, at the backyard, at school, even in your own room,… Your session is taken peacefully with a simple guitar and music sheets, without disturbing the surroundings with the noise and bass. Also, like I’ve already said, the environment is really flexible, you don’t have to find somewhere with electricity and soundproofed walls but still give the same comfort to everyone.

 Cheap courses: 

 Starting with acoustic guitars does not cost a fortune. They are actually a lot cheaper than electric guitars, since player don’t have to buy much things. Basically, all we need when it comes to practice is an acoustic guitar, a guitar tuner and a strap, possibly a pick if you want. With electric style, you will need all of those stuff, plus  a power apm, cables and others.  If you have little money to spend on guitar courses, it is okay to join a class of many students, ‘coz you still can receive the same quality. Some teachers would be kind enough to give you free courses through Internet, for example, since… you know, basic chords were nothing (to beginners only ;) ). On the other hand, electric guitars cannot be taught for groups, obviously. 

Good for you:

Playing the acoustic guitar give you the real feelings of a guitar player. Beginner class is enough to answer the question, how it really feels to be a guitarist. Basic chords and skills are only groundwork for your future, through them you may see if you suit guitar well, or not at all. It is like a back-up plan for you, not to lose bunch of money on expensive equipments and courses, only to find out guitar is not for you.

Also, beginning with classic guitar give you necessary musical theory to start other tasks, like singing or composing. You can choose to work on skills first, or straight to a song, the call is yours. It will all lead to something eventually, where you have mastered all transition skills and chords, then you can take up electric guitar if you want because that would not be difficult. On the contrary, playing electric well does not mean you can jump to acoustic lessons easily (you may go back to where you start).

In addition, nylon strings (if your acoustic guitar has them) is not too hard on beginners. Whereas steel strings give stiff movements, nylon strings is a little softer and easier to play. If you have decided to follow acoustic team, don’t forget to make some research about what to look at when buying acoustic guitars, in case everything is messed up.

Well, however.

No matter what style, ask yourself first, what kind of music you would love to play? Classical, country or pop, R&B is okay with acoustic guitar. But if you are into rock, metal and electric, that would not be very… reasonable.

Anyways, collecting skills first is not a bad choice though. You can go back to electric guitar, or any other type as you like, eventually.

Thursday, February 4, 2016


1) Book your best time: Schedule your recording session at an optimal time for your voice. Pick up the hours of the day when you naturally sing the most, and try to book your session right that time frame. If you get to the studio and it’s just bad, set up another date without hesitation. Nothing is more important than the vocals you will be singing with and you being pleased to sing. It’s better to risk feeling guilty, making a re-scheduling request than have to live with vocals recorded forever and ever.
2) Don’t try to nail all the notes and nuances: If your goal is to create a natural and real song,  you want to get a few good takes and then have the engineer edit those. It turns out a bit  overwhelming and confusing to look through all those parts later and choose: it is  both time and money consuming, and maybe it will not feel as perfect to you in the end. They recommended that 3 takes of one song is a good number to stick to, and if you need one more that’s fine, but if you’re at 5 or 6, then please, stop!
3) A recording is a moment of your life: “It is a snapshot of the song and how it is and how you sing it at a certain time.” Being an artist, more of a singer, your song will “evolve” after you record it that time and it is always that later in life, you will regret not doing something that are supposed to be worth trying. Maybe it’s because you don’t feel good, or simply the cheap studio headphones sound so wrong to you, …The point is, you have  a life to re-record or sing a billion versions of that song over and over again. Recording is about taking what is the realest and  most outstanding, unique and living for you, then let go of the other.
4) Be in the rhythm: In the studio, people usually focus on perfection and the notes. They become overly careful, hesitant and then lose some “spark”. You, remind yourself not to fall into that trap. Focus on the sound, be the song itself and feel the emotion, trust that the rest will just be where they belong.
5) Let go of perfectionism. It is hard to meet the singer has the perfect, rested, ready vocally, or completely satisfied with the whole song.  Try your best and loosen yourself as much as you can, break out from unrealistic expectations and pressure.
6) Enjoy yourself! Well, singing has to be fun, don’t you think so? It’s supposed to feel free. Let yourself be it, in the moment. If you don’t, your performance is trapped in a box and you won’t be happy with those. Even if you nail all those hard notes, ultimately you’ll feel that the energy is running out.
7) Plan a coffee date of whatever you want after the session: Being in the studio means you have already worked enough. Let yourself relax with a nice coffee, a dinner or simply a bath or whatever makes you feel great.