Top 10 Free VST Plugins

Top 10 Free VST Plugins

  Today’s article on the Pro Recording blog is a review of the top 10 free vst plugins.  Okay, technically “our favourite” VSTplugins because there are an astounding amount of great top quality VST plugins out there that are useful for all aspects of pro recording. MPhaser MPhaser A high quality, very useful free phaser … Continue reading »

The Channel Strip

The Channel Strip

  Today’s tutorial here on Pro Recording is about the Channel Strip as studied in Berklee College’s Introduction to Music Production online course. The channel strip is found on both analog mixing consoles as well as within digital audio workstations (DAW’s). I have based this lesson on an analog mixer because the basic principles are … Continue reading »

How to Prepare a Project in Reaper

How to Prepare a Project in Reaper

  Hello!  KC here again.  I’d like to talk about how to prepare a project in Reaper. The screenshots don’t truly follow the flow of the text because some settings are in the same screenshot. After you read the tutorial, take a look at Reaper’s various settings to get an idea of where everything is. … Continue reading »

How To Record a Guitar and Amp

How To Record a Guitar and Amp

  Hi there.  KC here. Today, I’d like to talk about How to Record a Guitar and Amp. Set up guitar and amp and turn it on The guitar amp accepts the guitar’s instrument level which is connected using a 1/4″ TS instrument cable. The first thing I will do is plug an instrument cable … Continue reading »

Signal Flow

Signal Flow

  Typical signal flow of a small home recording setup (just a microphone going into a soundcard, basically). Sound source Microphone Low level mic cord (XLR) Audio interface (soundcard, usually USB or Firewire) In the audio interface, there is usually a preamp and conversion like: Microphone pre amp Audio/Digital conversion