Blog

Interface Preamp Comparison - 3 Companies, 3 Price Points

Interface Preamp Comparison - 3 Companies, 3 Price Points

Often, when starting out in this long, winding and seemingly unending road in audio engineering, it’s hard to really know what the best investment ...

3 Creative Ways to Inspire Better Mixing

3 Creative Ways to Inspire Better Mixing

I’ve found that with new shows on the horizon again, my studio has become much more busy out of the blue. This of course is great, but it in turn b...

Mic Comparison - Guitar Cabinet

Mic Comparison - Guitar Cabinet

As you’ll all be aware, we’ve been doing our best to bring you comparisons of all our current large diaphragm condensers (LDC’s) to help you in sel...

A Short Guide To Drum Recording Set-up

A Short Guide To Drum Recording Set-up

Setting up for a drum recording session can be difficult, especially if you’re not overly familiar with the room, the kit, or perhaps even the play...

Guitar Tones - Real VS Simulated

Guitar Tones - Real VS Simulated

Hello all of you, welcome back to another blog post - after a short break due to an insane amount of sessions I’ve got a million and one things to ...

3 Audio Engineering Myths

3 Audio Engineering Myths

Whether you’re starting out, or you’ve been doing this job a while, more and more myths keep arising in the audio world - particularly with educational or informative videos. This could be something as simple as someone convincing you that a certain piece of gear will suddenly bring your mixes to life, or that a certain piece of equipment should be avoided like the plague as they brings nothing but destruction. Well, distortion is destructive and we use it all the time? In fact, if something sounds bad it can be useful to lean into that to smash the audio to pieces and create something that becomes awesome!

Acoustic Guitar Mic Shootout

Acoustic Guitar Mic Shootout

It’s that time again! Following a long comparison series, we’ve revisited the acoustic guitar microphone shootout we’ve previously done to update i...

Vocal Microphone Comparison

Vocal Microphone Comparison

Over my tenure at JZ, the most asked question is whether or not there are up to date comparisons that are available on the website, or anywhere els...

Mic Shootouts and Blending Microphones

Mic Shootouts and Blending Microphones

Last week I worked with an artist that had a beautiful voice, coupled with a brilliant guitarist. Sometimes things just fall into place and the way two artists link together melds a beautiful, evolving performance without you as an engineer or producer doing too much to embellish upon their idea in the first place. However, this can make your brain race as you want to capture the performance and the track perfectly to marry their incredible talents with your otherworldly knowledge of what mics are best without having to put much thought into it. I’m here to tell you to approach this the same as any other session and take a deep breath first and foremost.

Why Pre-Production Is So Important

Why Pre-Production Is So Important

We’ve talked a lot about various topics in the time I’ve been writing this blog, everything from preamps to reverb, compressors to guitar tone, but...

Why I Record Drums Last

Why I Record Drums Last

During sessions, drums are traditionally recorded first as they’re the backbone of any song (along with bass guitar). A strong drum beat will inevi...

Using Sample Replacement - How and Why?

Using Sample Replacement - How and Why?

Carrying on with our deep dive into drum recording and techniques, I wanted to discuss the idea of drum sample replacement. This has been done for ...

Net Orders Checkout

Item Price Qty Total
Subtotal $0.00
Shipping
Total

Shipping Address

Shipping Methods