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Studio and recording

All the studio and recording articles, guides, tutorials, and reviews at Higher Hz.

Mixing vs mastering: What’s the difference, and how to do both properly

Since the early 2000s, the world of music production has taken an increasingly DIY approach that gives plenty of control to the artists themselves.

This means that you, a modern music producer, can record, mix, and master a song from the comfort of your bedroom studio. Pretty cool, right?

Synthesizers explained: What they are and how they work

Synthesizers can be very daunting for a newbie, even one with musical experience. Suddenly, you have all these parameters to think about, controls you haven’t seen before, and no idea where to start.

Luckily, it doesn’t need to be daunting, and with some basics under your belt, you’ll be on your way to being a synth master. In this article, I will talk about how synthesizers work, the different aspects of a synth, different types of synthesizers, and much more; let’s go!

Drum machines, samplers, and grooveboxes explained

Drum machines, samplers, and grooveboxes are often used to do the same or similar things. The similarities are so prominent that the term drum machine is now generally accepted in reference to all three in the correct context.

The 9 best synthesizers in 2024 for every budget and taste

Synthesizers come in all shapes and sizes, and they are capable of doing many weird and wonderful things. In this article, I’m looking at the best synthesizers in 2024, or at least my favorites, anyway.

The world of synths is vast and diverse, but this list has something for everyone, from first-timers to experts.

Retro Instruments 176 review: One-of-a-kind piece of gear

The UA 176 is perhaps one of, if not the most highly sought-after compressors of all time. Simply finding one is an extremely difficult task on its own, and even then, trying to buy one for any less than $20,000 is just about next to impossible.

Enter the Retro Instruments 176, which is an attempt to not only bring this coveted tech to the masses, but to expound upon and heighten its capabilities.

How to record vocals at home in 5 simple steps

Vocals are undoubtedly the bedrock of most popular music. For as long as humans were capable of communicating at all, the voice itself has been one of the greatest tools we have at our disposal. So, it’s imperative that we record vocals with the utmost respect and due diligence we can muster.