July 21, 2012

The Week in Review 7/16/12- 7/20/12

We hope everyone had an awesome week!  Take a look at our week in review to catch up on all things UniqueSquared.

One of the most frequent questions we get asked by mobile DJ’s, bands, and small venue owners alike is on the subject of Amp Matching.  For those not familiar with the process of matching your amp to your speakers it is a very serious subject because a lack of information can lead to some serious problems (Melting Amps, Fires, etc.).  That is why we present to you with great pleasure our Ultimate Amp Matching Guide, your one stop resource to all things ohms and watts.  You are definitely going to want to bookmark this one.

The Ultimate Amp Matching Guide


LonelyPaul continues his series of Tips and Tricks with a key production ingredient: The White Noise Build.  One of the best ways to add tension and release to any production is uncovered in this helpful tutorial.  Just be warned once you start you can’t stop.

Tips and Tricks: White Noise Build Effect

Anyone in the market for a four deck controller has got to check out our Vestax VCI-400 Overview. We go into a full report on the abundant features of this controller and how it holds up against the competitors.  The fact that there is currently a $150 cash back deal going on makes it even more appealing.

Vestax VCI-400 Overview

Our second Tips and Tricks blog of the week is on Side Chain Compression, which builds on the white noise build tutorial (we seem to be doing a lot of building around here).  This process can lead to confusion if not explained properly so we set the record straight on how to achieve this awesome production technique.  Once you go through our video you will easily be able to add the dynamic energy that your tracks have been missing.

Tips and Tricks: Side Chain Compresssion

Our final blog of the week comes from our Summerfest Sessions with Craig Campbell.  Using our Sennheiser microphones and our PreSonus StudioLive Mixer we were able to capture two great tracks by country artist Craig Campbell.  If you’ve been looking for some new gear to outfit your studio you’re going to want to listen to the results of this live recording to hear how good this gear sounds.

Summerfest Sessions: Craig Campbell

We hope everyone has a great weekend and be sure to leave us any comments or questions you might have on any gear or production techniques you see covered in our blog.