Review: Using iTop Screen Recorder to Record a DAW

Over the past few days, I had a chance to try a iTop Screen Recorder. As a Mac user, I’m familiar with screencasting software like Screenflow and Camtasia. For the most part, Screenflow has been quite idiot-proof, at least for someone like me. That said, I’m curious to find out if I’d enjoy using iTop […]


Beginner’s Guide: How to Use Equalizers In Music Production?

I get it… All this talk about “EQ” and “gain staging” or “parallel compression” can be scary. However, if you break down these seemingly complex and “scary” tasks into bite-sized pieces, you can get them figured out in no time. In this guide, I’m going to focus on how to use equalizers for your tracks. […]


How to Make Your Music Tracks Fatter – Thickify Plugin Review (RPS)

You’ve heard it again and again. “Music sounds better (warmer, thicker, fatter, etc.) when summed through analog gear.” The reason? Analog devices add saturation, harmonic distortion, and compression to your sound. The constant shaping of the signal by the tube amps, pre-amps, compressors, and EQs, adds that certain magic to the sound – giving it […]


Should you buy a USB or XLR microphone? (With Sound Test)

USB microphones are really popular these days, especially when everyone seems to be a creator. Whether you create content or run live streams, you create a better experience for your listeners when you sound better. I don’t understand people who say they want to do good for their audience, yet proceed to annoy their audience […]

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How to Restore Your Yellowed Plastic Keyboard Keys

In 2016, I made a career shift from being a full-time music producer to spending more time on digital marketing. Despite that, I still produce music. It’s just that I usually work outside the studio these days. Wherever I worked, I would have a MIDI controller keyboard with me. Anytime I needed a break from […]


Nektar SE49 MIDI Controller Review – Why Beginners Should Buy This

MIDI Controllers can be expensive, turning beginners away from music production. That said, many times, even seasoned music producers don’t use every function available on a MIDI controller. Lucky for beginners, we have MIDI controllers like the Nektar SE49.  The SE49 makes an inexpensive MIDI controller for beginners, without the fluff and only the essentials. […]

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Zoom F2 Field Recorder Review – Impressive 32-bit float audio!

In the past years, field recording tech has more or less been around the same. Most of the technological advancements have been around improving mic pre-amps, digital functions, microphones, and multitracking. But with the arrival of 32-bit float audio recorders, changes everything in field audio recording. What’s 32-bit float recording? With 32-bit float, forget about […]


Zoom PodTrak P8 Review – A tough fight against the RODECaster Pro

A podcasting mixer (mixer made for podcasters), functions a little differently from usual digital audio mixers. I put my hands on the  recently. It’s a multitrack podcast recorder, mixer, and audio interface. Watch my review video below:  In this post, I’ll be sharing my thoughts about the PodTrak P8 from the standpoint of a music […]