Is the Focusrite Scarlett a Preamp?

The Focusrite Scarlett series of audio interfaces have become a standard in many home and professional recording studios. I have the 18i8 model and love it. They’re affordable, well-made, durable, and sound brilliant. Maybe you have one already, or maybe you’re thinking about buying one, but regardless, you’re wondering ‘is the Focusrite Scarlett a preamp?’. … Read more

Why Do Recording Studios Have So Many Buttons?

Why do recording studios have so many buttons? It’s the exact question I asked myself the first time I walked into one. When you first see a recording studio’s control room, it looks like spaceship. The mixing desk alone has hundreds of buttons and then you have all of the outboard gear surrounding it. But … Read more

Why Do Recording Studios Have Rugs?

If you’ve ever been to a recording studio, or watched a performance studio recording of your favourite band or artist, you’ve probably thought to yourself ‘why do recording studios have rugs?’. And not just any old type of rug, they’re usually elegant looking Persian rugs. Well, you don’t have to wonder any more. In this … Read more

The Best Audio Interfaces for Guitar

One of the most convenient ways to record guitar on a computer is by using an audio interface. In that way you don’t have to worry about amplifiers or cabinets. To sum up, an audio interface is the centre of any professional or home recording studio. It allows you to connect instruments, microphones, headphones, speakers, … Read more

How to Record Guitar on a Computer

You’ve just came up with a great new riff or song on your guitar, but you have no way to record it properly. Well, at least record the idea on your phone for later, as to not forgot it. But how can you actually record a guitar to a professional level though? So, that it … Read more