Crystal Microphones

  What is a Crystal Microphone?   The crystal microphone is the type most widely used in lower cost installations. It has relatively high output level and high impedance. A long cable will reduce the high output voltage available from a crystal microphone...

Fuzz Distortion

What is Fuzz distortion?   Fuzz distortion is a type of audio effect usually associated with altering the tone of electric guitars. Nevertheless, it can be applicable to almost any other type of instrument or audio signal. Unlike common distortion pedals which...

Optical Compressor

Opto-Compressor 101   An optical compressor, often called opto-compressor, is a dynamic range attenuator. In the first place, a light source in a photosensitive cell controls the gain reduction in a optical compressor. In the core of the mentioned compressor...
Add Sharpness to Your Piano Chord Progression

Add Sharpness to Your Piano Chord Progression

In House music, the piano is a very important element. It’s the key ingredient in a wide range of dance floor hits. When it comes to House music, the piano riff (or progression) is a two, three, or four-chord sequence that is played rhythmically and...
5 Tips For Mixing on Headphones

5 Tips For Mixing on Headphones

Arguments exist and will stand against mixing music on headphones. However, that hasn’t prevented many professional artists, engineers, and producers from doing so. It’s not ideal, and there is an increased chance of unintentionally creating issues as...