Can Bass Damage Speakers? Facts You Should Know!

After writing an article on how bass can damage headphones, I received many emails about whether the same phenomenon holds true for speakers. So, I did some research specifically on speakers to find out if bass can damage speakers. And here is what I found. Too much bass can cause the speaker cones to move excessively beyond its limits — a situation known as over excursion. Over time the cones … Read more

Can Bass Damage Headphones? Here are the Facts!

Perhaps you love listening to bass-heavy music like trance, or maybe you simply love to boost the bass frequencies with EQ, but you don’t want to risk damaging your expensive headphones. Well, you are not alone. After I noticed an unusual behavior with my studio headphones, I decided to research this topic. Here is what I found? Can bass damage headphones? Bass, at an acceptable volume, will not damage … Read more

Can You Use a Preamp with an Integrated Amp? (& How to Set it Up)

Perhaps you just want to use your integrated amp as a power amp, or maybe you prefer how an external preamp sounds. Whatever the reason, being able to use a preamp with an integrated amp is something many audiophiles and audio engineers would love to know. But is it possible? Can a preamp be used with an integrated amp? Short answer, Yes. A preamp can be used with an … Read more

Ableton Live Lite vs Garageband: Which One is Best for You?

Ableton Live and Logic Pro X is two of the most popular Digital Audio Workstations available today. They are both used by many professional music producers worldwide and have a dedicated community around them, especially Ableton. Fortunately, both DAWs have a free version that serves as a starting point for many beginner producers. Garageband is the entry-level version of Logic Pro X. It is available for free on Mac. … Read more

Is Ableton Live Intro Worth It? All You Need to Know (+ 5 Tips)

Ableton has become the no. 1 choice of DAWs for many producers, especially electronic dance music producers. Most starters are attracted to purchasing Ableton Live Intro because it’s the cheapest alternative. But is Ableton Live Intro worth it? Or you should probably save up to get the Standard or Suite edition? Ableton Live Intro is worth it if you are a complete beginner. For an experienced music producer, you … Read more

Can Audio Interface Replace DAC? Here are the Facts!

DACs were the standard device that was required to improve the sound quality of a home theatre system or a computer. Now times have changed, and there is a new category of audio devices known as the audio interface.  A lot of newbies find it confusing which device to go for. And the most common question they ask is: can audio interfaces replace DAC? Short answer, yes. An audio … Read more

Can Audio Interface Replace Amp? (& How to Set it Up)

Perhaps you don’t want to disturb your neighbors while you are practicing guitar, or maybe you can’t fit a bulky guitar amplifier in a small space. Whatever the reason, having an alternative way to play your guitar without an amp is very helpful. One device that has probably crossed your mind as an alternative to an amp is the audio interface. However, is the audio interface a good alternative? … Read more

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 pick 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

Is Ableton Live Good for Beginners? Here is What to Expect

Ableton Live is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) we have today. It is used by some of the most successful music producers, live gigging musicians, and DJs to make music and perform live. But is Ableton Live good for beginners who are yet to learn music production? Ableton Live may seem intimidating to someone who is used to a different DAW. However, for a … Read more