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  • How to Record a Piano

    The piano is the first instrument that many people learn, and whilst most will have learned at school it is a useful instrument to have at home to teach any budding musician the basics of reading sheet music or basic chord progressions. Keyboard are certainly useful to learn on, but for me there is nothing like the weight and feel of playing the real thing – so it might be worth checking to see if any pianos for sale in Los Angeles or wherever you may live.

  • Piano Recording: Software or Hardware?

    Steinway grand piano

    Recording a song has never been easier, with computers becoming ever more powerful and software synthesizers and samplers that take advantage of that power are improving all the time. But once you have recorded that first demo using just a basic keyboard and a laptop, when you want to record the final cut of that song do you still take the software route or do you find a Steinway rental piano?

  • The Modern Recording Process

    The modern recording process

    We’ve all been there – sitting in the studio trying to get the sound “just right” using all that old warm analogue recording equipment from tube microphones to valve amps. We then convert this analogue audio to digital using some expensive high-end DACs, and mix the whole thing together using Pro Tools (or Nuendo or […]

  • How to Collaborate When Recording Music Online

    Ohm Studio

    One of the highlights of being in a band is the moment you can put your own CD into your computer’s CD player for the first time. But every track on that CD is the result of hours in the recording studio, playing the same track over and over again, and sitting around waiting for […]

  • Recording Studio Theory

    A quick, basic rough and ready guide to recording studio theory by a professional sound studio engineer