Music Tech Focus


We’re following on from the first part of this bumper-sized tutorial, where we talked about what we might connect and how to do it. Here we’ll talk about how to use what you’ve connected!


Setting up a microphone at home is a real adventure unless you live in an idyllic, remote location. For most of us, this isn’t the case and we might have to deal with outside sounds. Even inside our own place there can be sounds to deal with. It’s pretty shocking when you put on headphones, open the mic channel and hear the everyday sounds that you usually tune out. If you can hear them through your microphone, you should assume that they’ll be recorded, so try and deal with them before you start.

Recording is all about managing your signal chain — using every opportunity to adjust the volume before recording begins.

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