Top 5 Reasons Mic Preamps Matter
With hundreds of different brands, models, shapes, sizes, variations, and configurations to choose from, it’s no wonder mic preamps are among the most misunderstood pieces of the audio signal chain. Here are the Top 5 reasons mic preamps matter
Setting Up Apollo Interfaces w/ Ableton Live
In this short video, UA's Gannon Kashiwa demonstrates the basic setup procedure for using Apollo within Ableton Live. Topics covered include: Loading The Driver, Setting The I/O Buffer, Using The Console Recall Plug-In, and more.
The Subtle Art of Pitch Correction
Pitch correcting is faster and easier than ever, but you still need good fundamental technique to seamlessly pull it off. Here are some tips and tricks for correcting the pitch of any vocal or instrument.
Mixing in Stereo: Adding Width and Depth to Your Recordings
Modern stereo mixing has less to do with replicating real world conditions than with creating a good-sounding balance between various musical elements. Here are some helpful tracking and mixing techniques to create a deep, wide, and clear-sounding stereo recording.
Thunderbolt Explained — What Does it Mean For Your Studio?
Intel’s new high-speed serial protocol provides ultra-fast data transfers for audio and video data streams. Read on to learn more about this groundbreaking technology and the potential it holds for studio workflow improvements, data transfer, and more.
Ready, Set, Mix! Tips for Prepping Your Mixing Session
It’s time to mix, so let’s start to move some faders! Well, maybe not right away. If we really want a mix to go quickly and smoothly, there’s some preparation that needs to be done beforehand. Here's a look at the technical prep, session prep, and personal prep needed before diving into your latest mixing session.
Psychoacoustics: Where Sound Meets Your Brain
The most important pieces of hardware in any studio are the ones on the sides of your head. In this article from Sound on Sound magazine, we'll take a close look at the ear — how it converts physical sound waves into sonic information in the brain, and how this process has numerous practical consequences for music production.
Replacing Tubes in Your UA Analog Hardware
For those of you lucky enough to own one of Universal Audio's tube-based hardware preamps, channel strips, or compressors, you will at some point need to deal with replacing the tubes in these units. How is this done? What tubes do you need? Read on my friends, and the answers to your questions will be revealed!