What You Need to Know About Headroom

Craig Anderton has a helpful article posted on Sweetwater’s site about headroom. If you ever wonder why we set gains to a certain level, take a read through this. He also does a good job explaining the difference between headroom in a digital vs analog system. This is especially helpful since our Avid consoles tend to mimic an analog setup, but some of the plugins use a digital representation. Take a read, feel free to leave comments or send an email if you have questions.

What You Need to Know About Headroom

Multiband Compression Tips

Waves has posted a great article about Multiband Compression. Between Waves C4 and C6 products at our Holt and Westside venues, and the Pro Multiband Compressor at REO Town, we have some great tools in place to help achieve controlled dynamics and well shaped tone in one stop. Take a look this article and the videos included within it to find out how.

Waves Multiband Compression 101

The Importance of Mic Placement for Guitar Amps

Lynn Fuston wrote a great post on Sweetwater’s site about the importance of mic placement for guitar amps. It includes some recorded examples so you can hear how a 1″ change in placement can have a big effect on tone. This is another great example of how it’s easier to get desired results by changing something on stage before you reach for those EQ knobs. Check it out!

The Importance of Mic Placement for Guitar Amps