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Eight Ways to Mic an Accordion

With a growing legion of accordion players appearing with mainstream acts like Arcade Fire, The E Street Band, and Mumford & Sons, we offer instruction and sound samples for eight accordion miking techniques.

What’s the Difference Between Line and Mic Levels?

This educational post provides a simple definition of line-level and mic-level signals, explains the differences between them, and describes how to avoid audio problems by matching the right device to the appropriate input.
Choosing and Using Specialty Mics on a Budget

Choosing and Using Specialty Mics on a Budget

Specialty microphones aren’t just for national tours and elite studios with big budgets. If you’re shopping on a budget, this post will give you confidence in selecting specialty mics, including gooseneck and side-address models.

The Mixdown Landscape

Contributor:  Mike Overlin, Manager of Worship Resources Yamaha Corporation When it comes to recorded music, the mixdown is the crucial step where the individual recorded tracks of each instrument or vocal are combined to make the finished master. Much of what we do when we’re tracking a song is designed to give us as much […]