How to Tell if a Condenser Microphone is Broken (+ 5 Important Tips)

Condenser microphones have been the microphone of choice for many home and professional studios for recording. That’s because of how sensitive they are to picking subtle details in a performance.  Although most condensers, even the budget options, have excellent build quality with good components that make them last for a long time, they can still get broken or damaged. So how can you tell if a condenser microphone is … Read more

8 Reasons Why Your Condenser Microphone is Quiet (& How to Fix it)

Condenser microphones are one of the most popular types of microphones available. It is usually the preferred type of mic for recording vocals, acoustic guitar, drum overheads, and more. That’s because of how sensitive these microphones are. However, for someone new to recording, condenser mics can be quite tricky to use. A common problem with condenser microphones is they can get very quiet, meaning the audio signal recorded will … Read more

Can You Use Two Preamps? (+ Creative Ways to Use Multiple Preamps)

Perhaps one preamp didn’t amplify your signal enough to be audible. Or maybe you want to blend the tone of multiple preamps to have a unique. Whatever your reason, can you use two preamps? You can use two preamps as long as you balance the gain on the preamps to have enough headroom, so the audio signal doesn’t clip or distort. You can either connect the preamps in series … Read more