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

Do Audio Interfaces Have Headphone Amps? +5 Questions Answered

Most audio interfaces have headphone amps. Audio interfaces with a headphone jack with a dedicated headphone volume knob have a built-in headphone amp. However, headphone amps in audio interfaces are usually not as powerful and quality as dedicated headphone amps. I know for a fact that many people can’t tell an audio interface from a headphone amp. And while these devices may look quite similar, they are two totally … Read more

Are Beats Headphones Good for Mixing? (+2 Useful Tips)

Although Beats headphones are not as popular as it was before Apple acquired the company, they are still part of the most popular headphones we have today. And they are loved by many because of their bass response and the overall hype around them. Maybe you are learning how to produce music and you don’t want to spend money on a new pair of studio monitors or headphones for … Read more

Can You Use PA Speakers as Studio Monitors? (Explained!)

Perhaps you just got into music production, and you can’t afford to spend money on a new pair of studio monitors. And you want to use your PA speakers as m In short, no. PA speakers cannot be used as studio monitors. It’s not possible to get a great sounding mix using PA speakers as you would using studio monitors. That’s because PA speakers don’t have a flat frequency … Read more

Do Wireless Headphones Come Charged? (+6 Questions Answered)

It’s no news that wireless headphones come with in-built battery. And this is what powers the device and enable it to function. But can you use these headphones right out of the box? Do the batteries of wireless headphones come charged? Most wireless headphones come pre-charged and can be used immediately. Wireless Bluetooth headphone devices with lithium-ion rechargeable batteries will have a decent amount of power right out of the … 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 Subwoofer Isolation Pads Work? (Read this First!)

Subwoofer vibration isolation pads have been around for decades. Yet, many people are not aware of their effectiveness in insulating floors and other structures from the vibrations produced by subwoofers.  Just like any other product in the hi-fi community, there are diverse opinions about subwoofer isolation pads. While many people think they are definitely worth the purchase, several others think these pads are snake oil. Besides all the skeptics, … Read more