XLR & Mic Splitters: How Well Do They Work? (Full Guide)

Perhaps you want to send an audio signal from one source to multiple destinations. Or maybe you want to split a microphone signal and then send one of the signals to the Front of House mixing engineer while recording the same signal.  Whatever your reason, XLR splitters can come in quite handy when you want to duplicate a signal and send it to multiple devices. But how effective are … Read more

16 Easy Worship Songs to Play on Piano (+ Chord Charts)

As a worship keyboard player, I often get asked, especially by beginner piano players is, what are some easy worship songs I can practice on the piano? And I totally get them. As a beginner worship keyboard or piano player, it’s such an ego boost to be able to play some worship songs with the little skill you have acquired. The truth is, most worship songs are easy to … Read more

Do XLR To USB Cables Work? (+3 Important Things To Know!)

Nowadays, a lot of people record and produce audio materials from the comfort of their homes. The introduction of USB audio devices and cables such as XLR to USB cables has further increased this statistic. XLR to USB cables are electrical cables that enable you to connect an XLR device directly to your computer. The idea behind the design and manufacture of XLR to USB cables is to enable … Read more

Pre-Out vs Sub-Out: All You Need to Know! Explained for Newbies

If you are a new owner of a receiver or are now looking to purchase one, you have probably noticed two output ports labeled Pre-Out or Sub-Out. For those who don’t know what a pre-out and a sub-out are, this article is for you. After a few hours of research, here is what I learned about these two ports.  The main difference between a pre-out and a sub-out is … Read more

Can You Use a Power Amp with an Integrated Amp? (& How To)

The quest for improved sound can be likened to a never-ending journey for most audio enthusiasts. In that regard, the possibility of using a power amp with an integrated amp is a scenario many people would love to experiment with. However, is it really possible to achieve this setup? Can you use a power amp with an integrated amp? You can use a power amp with an integrated amp … Read more

What is Tape Out on Mixers and Receivers? (Explained + Tips)

Tape Outs have been around for quite a while now. And even to this day, they are still found on several mixers, receivers, and even on some amplifiers. However, many people have no idea what these outputs are, including me. Well, not until I decided to write this article. So, after some hours of research, here is everything I learned about tape outs. So, what is a tape out? … Read more

Do Audiophiles Use Equalizers? Here’s The Truth

Using an equalizer for music listening purposes is something that always brings up endless discussions. There are many arguments on whether it’s a good idea to use an EQ or not. And I even have a dedicated article on that subject which you can check out here. But what do audiophiles think of equalizers? Do they use equalizers or not? After a few hours of research, here is what … Read more

Can You Run Vocals Through a Bass Amp? All the Facts + Helpful Tips

Perhaps you are a bass player who wants to double as a singer, and you want to use your bass amp for vocals instead of investing in a PA system. Or maybe you’re playing a gig where there is no PA system at the venue, and you have no option other than to run the vocals through a bass amp. Whatever the reason, certain situations require us to employ … Read more

Can You Use a Keyboard Amp for Bass? Pros, Cons, & Important Tips

Perhaps you are a keyboard player who wants to learn the bass. And you want to save money buying a bass amp by using your existing keyboard amp. Or maybe you only have access to a keyboard amp at the venue you’re playing. Whatever the reason, can you use a keyboard amp for bass? In short, yes. You can use a keyboard amp for a bass guitar without any … Read more

Can Amplifiers Overheat? +3 Important Tips

Heat is the major enemy of most electronic devices, including amplifiers. It is widely known that excessive heat affects how electronic components function and reduces their overall life span as well. Yes, amplifiers can overheat, and it is a common problem with amplifiers. Overheated amplifiers generally occur when amplifiers are left on for extremely long periods or when they are placed close to other heat-generating devices.  What Causes Amplifiers To … Read more