Reviews
Yamaha Audiogram 6 USB Audio Interface Review -

Yamaha has been building audio products for some time, and their Yamaha Studio Monitors are actually praised by. 

3 years ago | 1
Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 Interface Review -

If you’re looking for a great audio interface to use it as the core of your home studio then you are lucky. 

3 years ago | 0
Steinberg UR22 vs Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. A short comparison. -

A recent comment from DavidT inspired me to write an article about the similarities and differences between Steinberg. 

3 years ago | 1

Cubase 5 – Getting started, configuration, settings, how to record songs

By Kent | On Sunday, February 21st, 2016 - No Comments »
Adding new channel in cubase

In this tutorial, I am going to share some of the things I’ve learned over the years that may get you started with your recording sessions in Cubase. I am going to focus mainly on the preparation process, general settings, inputs and VST settings in Cubase 5. The following pieces of advice may very well work on any upper versions of Cubase like Cubase PRO 8.5, but I have tested them. 

The best condenser microphones for a home recording studio in 2016

By Martha Kent | On Saturday, February 13th, 2016 - No Comments »
AKG C214 condenser microphone for home recording studio

As I said before, building a home recording studio is not an easy job. The brand of the product you choose is really important, especially if you plan to get one of the best condenser microphones of 2016 in order to ensure the quality of your recordings. Let’s not forget that the ultimate goal is for listeners to hear all the frequencies of the artist’s voice, at the highest quality. 

MXL MIC MATE XLR To USB Preamp for Condenser Microphone Review

By Martha Kent | On Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 - No Comments »
MicMate-XLR-to-USB-condenser-microphone

If you are looking for a small device that can replace your recording chain then you should definitely check the MXL MIC MATE XLR To USB Preamp, a cheap device that’s specially created for standard and condenser microphones, a device that’s definitely worth the money and your curiosity. The portable USB preamp was designed with care, and it delivers so much that it appears to.. 

Røde NT-USB microphone review

By Martha Kent | On Saturday, October 17th, 2015 - No Comments »
Rode NT-USB condenser microphone

Let’s face it, these days everyone is mobile so it’s just natural to pick a USB condenser microphone that’s perfect for recording songs on the go. This way, your recording studio is made of your smartphone, tablet, laptop and your USB mic. Every week, I am asked to give advice on recording microphones that are of great quality, affordable and they are compatible mobile devices. My. 

The best USB MIDI Keyboard for a home recording studio

By Martha Kent | On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 - No Comments »
Akai Professional MPK MINI MKII  The best USB MIDI Keyboard for a home recording studio (1)

In the previous posts, I was focused on reviewing some of the best items that you need in order to record vocals and instruments. But building a home recording studio is not all about microphones and audio interfaces. Before anything else, you need to create the music. In this article, I will focus on a part that’s really important for any musician: the actual music. You can’t. 

The best microphones for recording music in 2015

By Martha Kent | On Saturday, November 15th, 2014 - 2 Comments »
Sontronics STC-2X condenser microphone 2015

Following one of the most popular articles on the best condenser microphones from 2014, I have decided to compile a whole new list with some of the best mics that you can get for your home studio project in 2015. These microphones are all new, they were picked considering their prices and I have never presented them before on CoreMic. Let’s begin the list with… Rode M3 Instrument. 

Zoom R8: A standalone multi track SD recorder for your home recording studio

By Martha Kent | On Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 - 1 Comment »
Zoom R8 Multitrack SD Recorder Controller and Interface

Although most musicians are using a computer to make music in their own home studios, there are many reasons why you should choose a classic standalone multitrack recorder for your projects. First, it provides that analog feel that’s hard to duplicate with a computer or a laptop. Second, it offers a portability and ease of use. Third, compared to making music with a software like Reason. 

How to insulate a home recording studio

By Martha Kent | On Thursday, February 13th, 2014 - No Comments »
Recording Booth

When folks start making a plan to build a home studio, they usually miss a component that’s really important for the way you record and you mix songs. I’m talking about the acoustics of the recording and mixing room. The online stores are packed with audio foam panels, but buying two or three such panels and placing them behind the condenser microphone is not enough. If you want. 

How to buid a rap / hip-hop home recording studio?

By Martha Kent | On Friday, January 10th, 2014 - 3 Comments »
home recording studio accessories

These days it’s easier than ever to become a music star. Of course, there is a lot of “politics” in the background, but it’s never been easier to propel yourself from someone who is making music in the bedroom to a world wide phenomenon. The music industry knows it, the TV stations know it and ultimately, the music fans knows it: the future of music is on the Internet.. 

Akai Professional EIE USB Audio Recording Interface Review

By Martha Kent | On Monday, December 30th, 2013 - 1 Comment »
AKAI EIE audio interface

If you’ll ask me to make a quick recommendation of a great audio interface, I will probably have to pick Focusrite or M-Audio products. Although there are many other audio interface manufacturers out there, I really trust the products created by these two. Few months ago I was scooping in a music shop and I saw this USB interface with unique design. I’m not sure if it was the.