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The Different Types of Microphone

Learn about the different types of microphones and their uses. Tell your cardioid from your hypercardioid in our ultimate guide to microphones. Microphones come in three main types: cardoid, condenser, and ribbon. Each one has its ...

What is Sound Reverberation?

Reverb affects everything we hear and is common to almost every musical recording. In today's post, find out just what sound reverberation is, how we use it, and how we can measure it. Reverberation surrounds us every day, and we hardly ...

What are Decibels?

Learn all about decibels and their unusual scale. Measuring sound isn't straight forward because of our complicated ears. So what are decibels? An SPL meter used for measuring decibels The decibel is the unit that was invented so that we ...

The History of the Guitar

Find out the history of this iconic instrument. It's much older than you think... The guitar is arguably the most famous musical instrument of all time. It has gained massive popularity in modern times, and is one of the most recognizable ...

Is the Internet Killing the Music Industry?

Has the internet really been that bad for the music industry? Find out what we think in today's article. The internet has influenced all our lives; be it negatively or positively, it has had an undeniable impact. The music industry is no ...

Tips for Singers: How to Look After Your Voice

Make sure your vocals are always at their best with these tips to look after your voice. Just like an athlete looks after their muscles, a singer must look after their vocal chords. As any singer knows, your voice is a precious ...

How Ears Work

Find out how ears work in our no nonsense guide. Ears are complicated things, but their explanation doesn't have to be.  We know how important our sense of hearing is. Just imagine how life would be like if you could not hear ...

How to Protect Your Ears From Damage

Our ears provide us with one of our precious 5 senses, so it makes sense to treat them better. Find out how you can protect your hearing from damage with our tips on ear safety. According to statistics, over 25 million Americans have ...

How to Tune a Guitar by Ear

Ready to ditch the electronic tuner? We explain the steps to tuning a guitar by ear in today's guide. It's hard at first but with a little practice you'll understand your guitar like never before. A regular and experienced guitar player ...

The Fletcher Munson Curve Explained

Confused by the Fletcher Munson Curve? We break it down into an easily understood explanation.  Many people may go about their day to day lives thinking that mixing music is a relatively straightforward task. After all, you just listen to the ...

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