Percussion Mallets: The Ultimate Guide for 2023

Percussion Mallets

Percussion mallets aren’t one size fits all, and anyone who has been playing for more than a few years will be more than happy to show you their collection. Percussionists hoard mallets for fun and practicality. Of course, we have favorites, but having a wide variety ensures we have a pair for every occasion.  Whether … Read more

Xylophone vs Marimba vs Vibraphone: What’s the Difference

Xylophone vs Marimba vs Vibraphone

At first glance, all of these musical cousins could be twins, but there are big differences between the xylophone, marimba, and vibraphone that make them all uniquely awesome. As pitched percussion instruments, they produce a sound when you strike them, and musicians use different mallets to produce different sounds. So, let’s look at some of … Read more

Do I Need Phantom Power If I Have An Audio Interface?

Phantom power with an audio interface

Phantom power is a widely misunderstood feature of audio equipment, and many beginner audio enthusiasts don’t really know what it is for, what equipment needs it and how it works. As such, the question arises, if indeed, you do need phantom power if you have an audio interface? Let’s find out. You will only need … Read more

Do I Need An Audio Interface For A MIDI Keyboard?

Do midi controllers need audio interfaces

MIDI controllers are one of the best pieces of audio equipment that you can use in order to create and manipulate “digital” music. However, many individuals don’t know how they work, how to connect them up to their recording device (computer, laptop, or Mac), or what other audio equipment they need, like an interface. MIDI … Read more

Do I Need A Mic Preamp If I Have An Audio Interface?

Mic preamp with audio interface

Recording professional audio is easier now than ever, and you only need a couple of pieces of equipment to get the job done. However, many new recording enthusiasts don’t understand what a preamp is, how it works, and if they need one if they’re using an audio interface. You won’t need a preamp if you’re … Read more