Mid/Side (MS) Mic Recording Basics
When most people think of stereo recording, the first thing that comes to mind is a matched pair of microphones, arranged in a coincident (XY) pattern. But while XY microphone recording is the most obvious method, it's not the only game in town. The Mid-Side (MS) microphone technique offers some dramatic advantages—a malleable stereo field, and true mono compatibility.
Getting Started with Arrow and Console 2.0
Learn how to setup and start recording with Universal Audio's Arrow audio interface.
Learning to Plug-In — How to Track Better Vocals
A well-sung lead vocal can make your tracks soar. But producers far and wide will also tell you that vocals can be the single most difficult element of a production to get just right.
Understanding Audio Phase
Has your mix ever sounded "not quite right?" This Studio Basics article will help you understand phase - what it is, why it matters, and what it means to be out of it.
How the Pros Choose Microphone Preamps
Hardware like the Neve 1073 and API's 512 and 212L preamps, as well as classic SSL pres and Universal Audio's own 610 tube preamp have shaped the sound of modern music with their own unique character and flavor.
Know Your Marshalls Amp Models
From its humble origins in a tiny London drum shop to its ubiquity today as the most recognizable and time-honored face of heavy rock, the Marshall brand is built on over 50 years of use by the players who’ve defined a genre. Learn the differences between Marshall amps of various eras, and how they offer their own take on classic British rock tones.
Here, we talk with four titans of engineering and production — Joe Chiccarelli, Jacquire King, Joel Hamilton & Trevor Lawrence, Jr. — and find out why committing to sounds during tracking is an essential part of their Platinum-approved workflow, and how UAD Unison mic preamp technology figures into it.
Using Apollo Twin USB with Avid Pro Tools (Full Version)
Here’s everything you need to get going with Apollo Twin USB and Avid Pro Tools on a Windows computer. Set up the playback engine, configure I/O, learn the Apollo Console, low latency monitoring, headphones and more.