Balanced and Unbalanced Connections

Understanding balanced and unbalanced connections is crucial to minimizing noise in your studio or sound system.

Basic Mic Placement Tips

These simple mic-placement tips can help you get started.

Computer Recording Basics

With a few key tools and a willingness to learn, you can build and use a recording studio.

Digital Audio Basics: Sample Rate and Bit Depth

A simple explanation of sample rate and bit depth, as applied to linear pulse-code modulation (PCM).

Digital Audio Connections and Synchronization

Learn how to make the right (digital) connections with this brief tutorial.

Dynamics Processing Terms and Tips

Learn basic dynamics-processing terminology—plus some suggested settings to get you started.

Equalizer Terms and Tips

Discover the various types of EQ and how you can use each type to improve your audio.

Getting Into Your Head: Headphone Amplifiers

We survey the types of headphone amplifiers to help you find the one that best suits your needs.

How to Configure Your PA System

Recognize problem rooms, configure delayed satellite systems, and properly configure your PA to the room with these tips.

How to Legally Sell Recordings of a Cover Song

Here's how to legally sell recordings of cover tunes that are not in the public domain in the USA.

How to Mix and Record Church Services—and More

Important frequently asked questions and answers to help your worship team accomplish its goals.

Meter Madness

What your level meters tell you—and what they don’t.

Optimizing Windows® Vista and Windows 7 for Music Production

How to optimize Windows Vista and Windows 7 for multitrack audio production.

Podcasting Principles

How to create high-quality, well produced, interesting podcasts.

Troubleshooting With a Cool Head

With a cool head and a logical approach, you can identify and solve most common system failures.