What is a Shock Mount?

For many artists, audio engineers, and producers, recording vocals and getting a good quality recording is extremely important. Shock mounts can be a big help in the vocal recording (or even guitar recording) process, and I can attest to that. This article is meant to help you understand what a shock mount is, what it does, and all other shock …

The 10 Best USB DACs

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An awfully poor audio signal from your computer is an issue you may encounter every once in a while. This usually is attributed to defects on your audio card. A digital audio converter comes as somewhat a solution to such challenges, in that, upon using a DAC, you’ll no longer have to worry about such poor signals ever again. Your …

The 25 Best Drum Samples

As a music producer or sound engineer, having different kinds of drum samples is essential. There are several credible sources where you can download drum samples. Drum samples are as crucial to a song as the heart to the body. They are what fuel a song. Notice: Some links no longer work. If the link isn’t available here try searching …

Digital to Analog Conversion Techniques

The continued use of digital electronics calls for the use of Digital-to-Analog converters. To send digital data over analog media, data should be transformed into an analog signal. Digital-to-analog conversion happens when digital data is transformed into a bandpass analog signal while analog-to-analog conversion happens when the low-pass analog signal is changed into a bandpass analog signal. There are two …

What Is A DAC (Digital-To-Analogue Converter)?

Have you ever thought what happens inside audio equipment? How does WAV, or mp3 formatted-content in a CD convert from data to sound? Well, what you do not know is that all this is possible because of DAC. What is DAC? DAC means Digital-to-Analog Converter. DAC converts digital data into an analog audio signal. Once the data is converted, the …

Do I Need a Soundcard for Music Production?

In this day and age, figuring out what technical gear you need for music production can be complicated. When I first started making music and producing, I didn’t know if I would need a soundcard. I started using a computer with a soundcard but soon was faced with some audio problems when I was recording. This article is here to …