Digital Concepts

61: Back to Basics – The DAW and What Features to Learn Next

The guys go back to the basics and talk about the functionalities common to all Digital Audio Workstations and which ones to focus on learning first to improve your recording experience. Plus, a new DIY showcase!

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54: What Latency is and How to Deal with it

The guys talk about latency: what causes it, why it’s problematic, how much is acceptable and how to deal with it in your studio.

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52: Back to Basics: Anatomy of an Interface

The guys explore all of the jacks, knobs, toggles, and switches of the typical audio interface and discuss some common mistakes and misconceptions.

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44: Comparing Different Mastering Options

The guys do blind testing of three different mastering options: DIY mastering, professional mastering, algorithm mastering to see if they can tell the difference!

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30: How to Optimize Your Current Computer for Recording

The guys talk about optimization techniques to help squeeze every last drop of performance our of your existing recording computer.

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28: Proper Gain Staging to Get the Sound You Want

The guys talk about what gain staging is, how it can make or break your recording, and the practical steps you can take to make sure you get it right.

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24: What is an MP3? (And Tales of Other Audio Formats)

The guys talk about MP3s, how they’re made, when to use them and when to avoid them. They also discuss other audio formats you may run into on your quest for recording glory.

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23: All About Mastering 101

The guys talk about what mastering is (and isn’t), whether your songs need mastering, the processes used in mastering and some strategies for DIY mastering.

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20: What MIDI is and Why it’s Your New BFF

The guys explain the basics of MIDI, the many uses of MIDI for a DIY musician, and best practices when working with MIDI.

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16: Why NOW is a Great Time to Record Music and How to Focus Yourself

The guys discuss why COVID-19 offers a unique opportunity to improve your recording game and actions you can take to finish those ideas of you’ve been procrastinating.

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