I remember the first time someone asked me to run a mixing board. How on earth is anyone not supposed to be overwhelmed by all those knobs and sliders? It is actually not as hard as it seems. Any audio mixer essentially offers the same controls over and over again depending on how many channels it hold. Beyond each channel, there are some common settings that you'll find on … [Read more...] about How to Run and Use a Music Mixing Board
With professional studio equipment becoming more available and the growing popularity of do-it-yourself YouTube channels as a means of income, understanding acoustics and sound management is more necessary than ever. If you’ve heard the difference between a band recorded in a garage compared to a band recorded in a studio, there is no question about it. The proper management of … [Read more...] about How to Soundproof Studio Rooms for Recording Music
In the last decade or so, the market for drum heads has been flooded by new innovations, techniques and materials all claiming to be the future of drumming. Meanwhile, the coated Ambassador drum head by Remo continues to be one of the top-selling drum heads in the world year after year with almost no significant changes to its design for several decades. How do you sort through … [Read more...] about How to Shop for Drum Heads — Picking and Choosing
Learning how to play the drums is doable. The drum set is a very unique instrument. It requires tremendous amounts of dexterity, precision and coordination while also requiring a great internal sense of pulse and tempo. You often hear people say that they don’t have one of those characteristics so they could never be a drummer but like any other musical instrument, all of these … [Read more...] about Beginner’s Guide: How to Learn to Start Playing the Drums
A common question for first time digital SLR (DSLR) owners is what is the ISO setting on your digital DSLR camera and how do you use ISO? When it comes to digital camera specifications in general, this particular concept can be quite confusing for some (it was for us when we first started, at least). ISO stands for International Standards Organization and it a standardized … [Read more...] about What is ISO and How Do I Choose the Best ISO?