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The Best Tablets on the Market for Sheet Music

The Best Tablets on the Market for Sheet Music

Image how distraught you would feel if like me you turned up for what should have been the biggest performance of your life, and you had managed to pick up the wrong piece of sheet music. All my friends and family where there waiting and I was a just a bag of nerves think the whole performance was doomed. Thankfully for me a flat mate came to my rescue, but it was at this point I decided to buy a…

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The Best Page Turners for Sheet Music – 2019

The Best Page Turners for Sheet Music – 2019

Have you ever swiped on your screen and your hands have been a little bit sweaty?  Next thing you know it has not registered the swipe and your frantically swiping to try and catch up. This happened to me a few times before I decided to buy a page turner which turned out to be one of the best things I ever did. Recently, the advent of new technology has led to significant progress in developing newer, more feature-rich page…

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Best Tablet & iPad Mic Stand Mounts for Musicians

Best Tablet & iPad Mic Stand Mounts for Musicians

Ask most people what musicians ‘look’ like, and you’ll get a similar response. It’s either sheets of slightly-yellowing music combined with a classical evening dress, stages littered with beer bottles and amp leads, or a guy in a studio surrounded by layer upon layer of specialist tech. The Tablet and iPad? In my experience, very few outside the industry equate these everyday items with the distant landscape of music. Those of us in the industry know better. Tablets and iPads…

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Different Types of Microphones and Their Uses

Different Types of Microphones and Their Uses

In the musical world, few symbols are as iconic as the microphone. Whether clasped in the embrace of a lead singer, waiting patiently in the recording studio, or hooked up to a laptop, the microphone is a musician’s ever-enduring partner. Endless variety But like musicians themselves, microphones come in all shapes and sizes. They have different abilities, different talents, and different uses. It’s about knowing what’s out there Knowing which microphone will give you the sound that you want can…

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The Difference Between on Ear and Over Ear Headphones Explained

The Difference Between on Ear and Over Ear Headphones Explained

If you’re looking to upgrade your headphones, the sheer amount of choice available can be overwhelming. Deciding on the right pair of headphones is a personal choice, depending on what you find comfortable and what situations you’re planning on using your new headphones in. If you’ve decided you don’t want any styles worn in the ear, like earbuds or in-ear headphones, the two main styles are over-ear and on-ear headphones. They can look quite similar at first glance, but have…

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Why do Singers Wear Headphones When Recording

Why do Singers Wear Headphones When Recording

Have you ever been watching Youtube and you see some clips of a singer in the studio wearing massive headphones that they clutch to when they are trying to hit a particular note? Or when you’ve been watching an artist perform live and they suddenly yank out their earpiece? Did you ever wonder why they wear these- surely they aren’t the most comfortable things to wear! Well, here’s a list of reasons why: Because of modern recording techniques So they…

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How to Set up a Microphone for Singing

How to Set up a Microphone for Singing

  Exchanging the acoustics of the bathroom for the amplification of a microphone can be an amazing experience for any enthusiastic singer. It involves creating a sound system which might appear complicated but in reality couldn’t be simpler as you will soon find our. Before we get started though, Lets make sure that In essence, a microphone operates when the sound waves it detects cause vibration in the diaphragm, an internal flexible membrane. The microphone is attached via a cable…

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How to Eliminate Microphone Feedback For Good

How to Eliminate Microphone Feedback For Good

  Microphone feedback is a potential nightmare for bands and sound engineers looking to record or get clean, live sound. While there have been a couple of cases where it as actually been used by some artists, the vast majority want nothing to do with it. While it sounds awful, the good news is that it is not too hard to eliminate entirely so long as you follow these rules. What Causes Feedback? The first step in eliminating any problem…

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How to Make Your Headphones Last Longer

How to Make Your Headphones Last Longer

  In today’s wired (or wireless, as the case may be) society, virtually everyone has at least one pair of headphones. Keeping them in good shape can be difficult when you carry them around with you and pull them in and out of your bag and pocket all the time. Nothing is worse when you get ready to listen to your music or that exciting new podcast than discovering that your earbuds have stopped working or are broken. Fortunately, there…

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How do Autotune Microphones Work

How do Autotune Microphones Work

  Although you might think you’ve heard of the autotune microphone, you’re probably a little mystified as to how it actually works! Read on all will become clear. If you’re a keen singer and like to perform live or record your own songs or covers, autotune will help you no end to hit the perfet note. However, the secret as to how this works doesn’t lie in the microphone itself but the software behind it! Starting with a digital sound…

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