This page links to articles and interviews written by me or for me that should help you with your DAW related issues and provide interesting insights into the minds of those that make this all possible.|
Acoustics - Most of us cannot afford to acoustically treat our recording area like the pros do. In fact, most of us home recording types have dual duty spaces . . . .More ->
Cables matter - I have had numerous discussions with people about the effect different cables have on the recording audio chain. As one might imagine, opinions vary as do particular loyalties. . . . More ->
Dither? - These days, many soundcards can record at up to 24-bit resolution and use a 96kHz sample rate. . . However, the CD standard remains at 16-bit/44.1kHz. Somehow, the DAW user has to get the 24-bit file into a 16-bit file. . . . More ->
Recording drums . . . it's one of the most difficult parts of the recording process. It involves understanding how to tune them, what mics to use and where to place them . . . . More ->
IRQ got you down? - One of the most common installation problems DAW users encounter under Win9x is an IRQ conflict. More often than not, this occurs at the most inopportune time. In reality, Windows' Plug and Play (PnP) installation . . . . More ->
MIDI is an acronym for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. Back a few years ago a few musical instrument manufacturers got together and decided to work together. Devices at the time were keyboards, sound modules and drum machines . . . . More ->
Microphones are a very critical part of the DAW system. This makes sense because a microphone is often the very first connection into the recording . . . . More ->
Mixing - The art of the audio mixdown has been a subject of numerous articles and discussions on a variety of web forums. So why write another article? Well, a few basic principles should apply to most, if not all, situations in this process . . . . More ->
Partition how-to . . . Whatever your choice and combination of operating systems, there's one thing you should always try to obtain: clear separation between system files and data files. The more clearly your files are divided into these two groups, the easier it will be to: . . . . More ->
Basic Recording- Okay, so you have gone through the setup of your system and installed the soundcard and software - - you are ready to go! Fire up your software. Get comfortably seated in front of your computer with your microphone on a stand. . . . More ->
Basic Setup . . . . So you want to setup a Daw? You will need the minimum equipment listed below: . . . . More ->
Windows Woes . . . . . There are few things in life that are certain - - death, taxes and Windows worries. I, like many others, have experienced problems with Windows that have left me frustrated and perplexed. . . . More ->
Windows Optimizaton . . . . Windows 95 was created for use in offices as well as in the home. In this capacity, it is a fairly quick and efficient system. However, digital audio applications make heavy use of real time processing, and in this case Windows 95 is not well suited. The good news is that with a little tweaking and optimizing Windows 95 can be made to run digital audio applications quite well. . . . More ->
This section is your opportunity to see what some of the players in the digital audio business have to say. I will continue to contact and interview any of them that are interested in talking to me.
Frank Basile, co-founder of Drag and Drop Drummer shares his thoughts with me in the DDD interview.
Tim Ryan, President of M Audio/Midiman, was kind enough to do an interview about the present and future plans of M Audio/Midiman, including introduction of new lines of products and drivers that support BeOs! Please read the interview.
Flavio Antonioli, the author of N-track Studio, a multi-track software I reviewed on this site. I was very interested in Flavio because I wondered what it was like to work in the shareware world, from Italy, in English. Please read my interview with Flavio Antonioli.