April 18, 2013
Connecting a guitar to your digital device, say a computer, to record audio doesn’t have to be hard or complicated. However, if you want to have control over your sound and end up with a decent recording you will have to do some homework. Plugging your RCA out to your Line In on your computer will be acceptable for DJs who want to record a mix here and there, but it is a bit more complicated for guitarists and singers since their signal won’t be boosted properly. Either that, it will be over-boosted into a clipping mess. There are already plenty of hardware solutions that can be had and suffice buying a full blown audio interface, little portable devices are also becoming a good solution.
While IK Multimedia has been the forerunner in creating interfaces for musicians that use an iPad, they are not the only ones out there. GuitarJack …
January 7, 2013
Of all of the instruments available for you to learn to play, there is one factor that will easily offset your decision to pursue it or not, and that is cost. Every instrument has an endgame; to produce sound in some sort of logical way that sounds pleasurable to the ear. Without careful training and tons of practice, your instrument will never be anything more than a noisemaker. Some instruments are easier to pick up than others, and some are simply too loud to be played around the house (drums). There is one instrument that will literally cost your nothing; but in turn, might be the most difficult to master: singing.
We tend to forget even though everybody has a voice; singing still requires much practice and a good ear to go along with it. If you’re trying to take your recording and performance to the next level, you will …
September 10, 2012
This past week Apogee revealed the Quartet, a four input/eight output USB interface, studio control center. It’s no secret that we have a fondness for Apogee gear here at UniqueSquared. Their streamlined design, combined with great audio quality, and ease of use, makes their products stand out from the competition. You can listen to our Podcast, which we record through the Apogee Duet 2 or, check out our reviews of the Apogee MiC and Apogee Jam.…