Tips & Guides
This is where you’ll find all of my informational articles.
At Studio Frequencies, my main goal is to help independent musicians find their sound and achieve their dreams.
Music has always been my number one passion.
The ability to help like-minded people follow the same passion I have is something I’ve always dreamed of.
With that, these articles are designed to give you accurate information on some of the most important aspects of making music.
These informational articles are broken down into four categories.
Let me explain what each category is about.
Tips & Guides Categories
The Four Categories
These articles are meant to give you content that’s well-researched and immensely helpful.
To make things easy to digest, everything is broken down in categories to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for:
- Beginner’s Guides: as the name suggests, these articles are meant for total beginners to the world of music production and home music studios. These articles give you solid information on where to start your endeavors.
- Music Marketing & Promotion Guides: it’s never been easier to get your name out there as an independent musician. The digital era has given everyone some unique opportunities to promote themselves, and these articles show you how to do just that.
- Technical Guides: when it comes to music production and home studio equipment, things can get technical very fast. These articles are made to break through the jargon and make things easier to understand.
- Software Guides: DAWs, VST plugins, virtual mixers. The world of music production software is super dense, and these articles give you clear information on how to utilize that software to your benefit.
Now that you know what each category is about, it’s time for the list of articles themselves.
This is your in-depth guide on how to setup up a home recording studio. Everything is broken down into tiers which are further broken down into steps. This allows you to set goals for yourself to reach overtime. Don’t forget to download or bookmark the infographic so you can come back to it later!
Choosing the right MIDI keyboard can be confusing if you’re just starting to make music. To help you along in your research, I’ve written this simple article to walk you through the process. Then, at the end of the article, you can head over to one of my buyer’s guide articles to learn even more!
Acoustic treatment is a must in any home recording studio setup. That being the case, it can seem like an intimidating task if you don’t know what you’re doing. In this article, I do my best to break down the process of treating your studio space. After all, more treatment equals better recordings and improved mixes. This is an essential piece of reading if you plan to take your productions seriously.
These two pieces of recording equipment are extremely important. That said, many beginners have a hard time understanding the differences between them. This is basic knowledge, but when you learn when and how to use these devices, then you’ll be on your way to recording audio the right way. Check out the guide to learn more!
This is a guide made for beginners. It walks you through the correct process for connecting your audio interface to your computer for the first time. The best part? It’s broken down into 10 easy steps, and each step has a corresponding picture for those of you that are visual learners.
Thunderbolt interfaces are fast and reliable, but they’re expensive. USB interfaces are more affordable and easy to use, but they are slower. So, which one should you choose? This guide will walk you through all of the key differences so you can make the right choice.
Music Marketing Guides
Promoting your own music has never been more viable. The digital era has created unique and ever-promising opportunities to make some decent income from your music. I’m not saying it’s easy, but it’s certainly realistic. Check out this article to learn how you can get your name out there and grow your fanbase!
An Electronic Press Kit is a great way to brand yourself as a musician. These are essentially a fancy resumé for your artistry that you can use to promote yourself in numerous ways. The best part is that they aren’t terribly difficult to make. This article is designed to show you how to make an EPK and how to properly utilize it.
Promoting your music on TikTok is no easy task, and there’s no guarantee that you’ll go viral. Thankfully, this article is made to show you how to promote your music on the platform the right way. The truth is, you should bank on going viral anyway. It’s all about staying consistent and being authentic. Check out the guide to learn more!
The first step to choosing the right microphone is learning about the different types and what they’re uses are. In this article, I break down each of the 3 main types of microphones so you can make an educated decision. Not only that, but you’ll know when and how to use a certain microphone for a specific job. Check it out to learn more!
Audio interfaces are one of the most important pieces of equipment in any studio. With that, it’s supremely important to learn the ins and outs of how they work, what kind of inputs/outputs they have, and what exactly they’re used for. Even learning the basics will bring you many benefits, so check this article out to level-up your knowledge.
Moreover, how does an audio interface improve sound quality? That’s exactly what’s covered in this article. If you want to dive deep into the technical details of audio interfaces and how they work in unison with your gear, then this is the guide for you. Check it out to learn more!
MIDI (or Musical Instrument Digital Interface) has become a thing that we just use without thinking about how it works. That said, MIDI is one of the most important inventions for music production of all time. Learning exactly how it works can not only help your production process, but it will help you choose devices that suit your needs better.
Adding a dedicated DAC or DAC/headphone amp combo to your studio is a great way to take some load off of your audio interface. This is especially true if you have multiple headphones for different jobs. If you’re wondering what a DAC is, then this is the article to read. No, they’re not absolutely necessary, but they can certainly improve the audio fidelity in your studio with a single purchase.
Frequency response is a specification that you’ll find on many pieces of studio equipment. For instance, headphones, microphones and even studio monitors have a frequency response spec. Understanding what this term means will help you choose the right devices for your aspirations. It’s a simple article, but one that’s pretty important nonetheless.
These are two of the biggest juggernauts in the DAW marketplace, and both are great for beginner’s and veterans alike. Which one should you choose though? Well, that’s exactly what this article covers. You’ll find that it mainly comes down to your personal preference, but this article will help you differentiate the two a little better.
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