What is a Polar Pattern?

One of the first questions I asked myself when learning about recording my own music at home was ‘what is a polar pattern?’. It almost sounds like something related to the weather. Like a lot of audio terms, the meaning isn’t always so clear and obvious. You have to do a bit of digging and … Read more

What is a Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone?

Microphones can be a confusing topic. There are many different types, with different polar patterns, shapes and sizes. When I started learning about audio production, I was a clueless about which type of microphone I needed. As my skills and knowledge has progressed over the years, I now know which exact microphone I need for … Read more

Best Studio Monitors for a Home Studio

Best Studio Monitors for a Home Studio If you want to produce music that sounds as good as the pros, then you need a pair of studio monitors. Why? Because they are the essential, industry standard listening tool that professionals use to mix and master music efficiently. A good pair of studio monitors will allow … Read more

What is a MIDI Keyboard?

MIDI is without doubt one of the most powerful tools in music creation to date. If you decide to utilise MIDI within your DAW, then your musical possibilities are endless. If you’re a complete beginner using a DAW then you should already have access to MIDI, but you might not know how to use it … Read more