Recording Studio Blog

Instructions for setting up a drum kit

How to setup your drum set: beginner's guide (with photos)

Finding the perfect setup for your drums is a never-ending process that constantly changes depending on the equipment, requirements, room and performance. Here you will learn step by step how to set up your drums perfectly.
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The best free DAWs

The 10 best free DAWs in 2023

If you're just starting out in music production, you probably don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a DAW right away. That's why we've put together a list of the best free DAWs for beginners.
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Thomann Cyber Week - the best offers for studio, recording, instruments and software

Thomann Cyberweek: Save up to 60% on music equipment

One week before the actual Black Friday, Europe's largest music retailer Thomann is launching Cyberweek. This week there are great offers in all categories and discounts of up to 60%. We have the best deals ...
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Best Studio Monitors in 2023

The 10 Best Studio Monitors in 2023

Want to know what makes a good monitor for your studio in 2023 and what to look for when buying? Then read on to find out all about the best studio monitors.
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The 4 most important directional characteristics

7 Microphone polar patterns easily explained

Every microphone has a directional characteristic that is shown in a diagram. But do you know how to read such a diagram and what it means for you as a producer/sound engineer? In this article you will learn everything ...
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The best electronic drums

The 11 best electronic drumkits in 2023

The same thing happens to me time and time again: When someone asks me whether they should buy an acoustic or an electronic drum kit, I almost always recommend an electric drum kit. Then I listen to the next 10 minutes, ...
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The best audio interfaces

The 10 Best Audio Interfaces in 2023 (USB & Thunderbolt)

Thanks to modern audio interfaces, it is now easier than ever to record high-quality audio material. Just a few decades ago, you had to go to a professional studio to record a disc. That has changed, and ...
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Ribbon microphones: functionality, history and best models

Ribbon microphones: functionality, uses and popular models

Ribbon microphones were very popular in the 60s and 70s, but lost importance with the advent of inexpensive condenser microphones. In recent years, however, they have regained popularity and are now part of the basic equipment ...
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Vocal recordings in the studio with a Neumann U87Ai

How to record vocals in your home studio: A step-by-step guide

Vocal recordings are probably the most important recordings of all - after all, the vocals are the centrepiece of every song. While you can still produce reasonably decent songs with mediocre drum or bass recordings, every listener immediately realises when ...
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Instructions for recording the electric bass

Recording bass guitar: A step-by-step guide

Recording the bass is a very enjoyable process and not particularly difficult. Whether with or without an amplifier - excellent results can be achieved with both methods these days. Here you will find a detailed guide to ...
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Electric Guitar Studio Recording Setup

How to record an electric guitar: A detailed guide

The electric guitar is one of the most important instruments in modern music - it can be heard in almost every genre in one way or another. In this article, I'll explain step by step how ...
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The best guitar amps for all budgets

The 20 best guitar amps in 2023: Our pick of the best combos and tops for every budget

There are now so many guitar amplifiers on the market that the choice can be very difficult, especially for beginners. Whether all-tube, transistor or digital - the choice of amplifiers has never been so large ...
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