Articles, interviews and reviews of the people and equipment plus tips and advice of getting the best out of your equipment. Some articles will be featured in the relevant instruments pages but we will be providing links here for the avid readers among you. All the article links on this page open in a new window so you can read the article then come back to the next one - Enjoy!!
A new series of articles provided by professional studio designer John Storyk starts with advice on Internal Room Acoustics and Home/Project Studio design.
Studio Recording Engineer An interesting forum for sound engineers and those who are interested in seeking a career as an audio engineer.
Free Technical Manuals Very useful downloadable online manuals and sound charts in .pdf format (the free Adobe Acrobat Reader required). Includes synths, amplifiers, monitors, mixers, signal processors, digital processors, performance tools, power products, drum, guitar and recording equipment
The Studio Musicians Jargon Buster A book which provides a glossary of musical technology and recording. Nearly 2000 essential terms and processes for home and studio musicians, fully explained, illustrated and cross referenced
Carling Live Their 'Behind The Scenes' section presents a series of interviews with people in the biz including: Do You Want to be a Promoter, Do You Want to Be a Live Sound Engineer, Do You Want to be a Band Manager, Do You Want to be the Head of Music at a Radio Station, Do You Want to become a Venue Manager and Do you want to be a booking agent?
Choosing a recording setup A five part series of articles from Sound on Sound magazine who have a wide range of articles on sound and recording from their regular magazine.
Cubase Notes: Interactive Phrase Synthesizer The Interactive Phrase Synthesizer is one of those parts of Cubase that most of us know exist, but which few have actually used. We take a look at what it can do, as well as offering some handy tips on setting up loops and introducing the idea of controlling your computer remotely...
UnpluggedSound contains neat articles and information on Acoustic Sound Reinforcement and audio engineering by Anton Niedersteiner including general PA operating tips, Kamloops resources, offline references, links n more.
A - Z Sound Glossary Excellent sound glossary explaining each term used in sound and recording with cross-referances to related terms. The site contains text descriptions and information about mixing desks, input devices, wireless microphones, processors and how to use them suitable for beginners to intermediate users. This is a USA site so please remember that their electricity supply works at a different ampage from UK. USA readers should also check out his links section which contains manufacturers, dealers, distributors, hire companies and reference sources.
Musicians Friend This popular online musicians store includes a wealth of tips, reviews and buying guides in the articles section.
Recording Vocals by Rick Ording The article explains how to master the psycological and technical process of recording a singer including everything from preparation and mics to trouble shooting and mixing. Aimed at songwriters, dj's producers and sound engineers.
Speech Intelligibility Factors that affect intelligibility in sound systems article from Meyer Sound Laboratories includes diagrams and charts.