A/B Stereo Recording Technique

The A/B stereo recording technique is also known as “Spaced Pair”. It involves two microphones positioned anywhere from 3 to 10 feet apart, meant to capture the same sound source. The distance between them will create time-of-arrival (phase) and level...

Combo Guitar Amplifiers

Combo guitar amplifiers incorporate all components of an amplification chain in a single enclosure. They are different from other “stack” amplifiers in that they’re a self-contained unit designed for portability. You can find them in different sizes,...

M-S Recording Technique

The “Mid/Side”, or M-S recording technique, was first designed by EMI engineer Alan Blumlein. He invented the method in 1933 and used it for some of the first stereophonic recordings. The M-S microphone recording technique is commonly used in broadcasts,...

Bowed String Instruments: Violin

The violin is a mechanically simple but acoustically complex instrument. Interestingly, it was not progressively developed and improved over time, but suddenly appeared around 1550, in its current form. The two oldest violin-makers in history were from northern Italy:...
Bind Your Kick & Bass

Bind Your Kick & Bass

Fixing Phasing Issues   Phasing issues have long been an obstacle for the right sounding mix. They can occur with many instruments in the music production process and tend to sound unpleasant. To fix this problem, audio engineers have been applying various...