Blog Category: Audio Basics

Audio Mixer Outputs Explained | Main, AUX, Matrix, & Direct Out

If you’re confused by all of the different output connections on your

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The Proximity Effect | How It Works & How To Avoid It [With Audio Examples]

Some microphones are susceptible to the proximity effect. That means the low-frequency

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How To Set Up A Sound System For A Live Event [PA System Setup Tutorial]

In this post, I’ll walk you through the steps of setting up

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How To Set Up An Amplifier [Bridge vs Parallel vs Stereo]

While setting up your amplifier, you may come across switches that allow

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NL2 vs NL4 vs NL8 [Neutrik SpeakON Speaker Cable Connectors]

NL2, NL4, and NL8 (or SpeakON) connectors are the industry standard in

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White Noise vs Pink Noise [Audio Engineering & Music Production]

So, what is the difference between white noise and pink noise? How

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What Does “Muddy”, “Boxy”, & “Tinny” Sound Like? | Defining Words To Describe Sound Quality

There are so many words used to describe sound quality – “warm”,

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How to Make & Repair XLR Microphone Cables: DIY Tutorial

Whether you work in a recording studio or live production, XLR microphone

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BASIC AUDIO INTERFACE SETUP [with Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen]

In this post, I’m going to walk you step-by-step through the process

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Choosing the Right Amplifier for Speakers – A SIMPLE RULE

If you’re designing a sound system, you will need to ensure that

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HOME STUDIO ESSENTIALS (for Beginners on a Budget)

If you’re reading this post, it means that you’ve embarked on the

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MONO vs STEREO: Benefits (& Drawbacks) of Stereo Audio

What is the difference between Mono & Stereo audio? The short answer:

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STEREO MICROPHONE TECHNIQUES: The Ultimate Guide

There are infinite microphone techniques. Stereo microphone techniques are some among the

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LIVE SOUND WORKBOX CHECKLIST: Essential Tools for Live Sound Engineers

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CONSUMER vs PROFESSIONAL AUDIO LEVELS: -10 dBV vs +4 dBu

In this post, you’ll learn about line level audio. Specifically, the difference

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SERIES vs PARALLEL: Speaker Impedance Explained

In this post, you’ll learn about speaker impedance when connecting multiple speakers

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POWER LEVEL vs INTENSITY LEVEL vs PRESSURE LEVEL: Sound Levels Explained

It’s very common to confuse sound pressure level, sound intensity level, and

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Inverse Square Law of Sound: Simple Explanation

For many, the definitions of the inverse square law that are found

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Audio Basics: How Sound Works

What is Sound? Sound is the audible vibration of a material –

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Why Do Instruments Sound Different?

The notes on a sheet of music show a musician which frequencies

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Ear Training For Audio Engineers

Stop guessing and improve your mixes with a simple ear training method.