Category: Improve your studio

Do I need a console for my home studio ?

We have all seen pictures of high-end recording studios, past or present. They all have one thing in common: the largest possible recording/mixing console sitting dead center. I grant you: recording consoles are as sexy as sexy gets in terms of pro audio gear (sorry, ladies…). It ain’t hard to fantasize on the SSLs, Neves and…


Analog summing – part 1

You may have heard… There is an industry debate over which is better sounding: A mix produced with mathematic precision inside your DAW… a process known as “ITB”, for “in the box” A mix produced by the good old transistor/tube/mojo assisted wire summing of an analog console, and more specifically by a summing mixer… a…


Free sound tests for your speakers

With new gear coming into my home studio, I have taken the opportunity to revisit the entire setup. This includes Sitting my Event 20/20 BAS on concrete blocks filled with (dried) sand. Moving my mixing position so as to make sure the speakers are at least 1 meter from the nearest wall. To test the…


Studio cables explained

Early hesitations experienced by home studio novices relate to the cabling. Understanding what cabling you need, and more generally what the travelling through your cables, is essential. Here is a good video to give you the basics: I would add to this video segment a word on the USB cable. It tends to be the…


Avid’s “From creation to final mix” series

Avid is promoting its gear with the “heart of a teacher” 🙂 If you are a beginner and you want to peak into pro-level production process, you will find this 6-part video series interesting. For my part, I found it interesting to see the type of gear used by Fab Dupont, the producer. I also…


What pains you?

We all hate surveys… So here is the shortest one to be! But, with its large single text field, you can let it all out… And we will compile your answers and turn it into fodder for a future post 🙂 Thank you for your feedback!