How Tweak's Guide Works
EZ PCI Mixer
A Really Nice Starter Studio that
will take you all the way to recording your own CDs
Audiophile 2496 card is the latest addition to its highly successful Delta
family of soundcards. he Audiophile 2496 is an all-in-one high fidelity
soundcard solution for a wide variety of applications, ranging from
multi-track recording to computer-based home theatre
Tweak: Great M-Audio DACs
and excellent drivers. Has MIDI too.
Install this in your computer
is a PCi Slot Connect the line outs to your mixer
Behringer XENYX 1204FX Mixer with Effects
Tweak: Connect the "control
room" outs to a stereo or a set of powered speakers. Connect the "Alt 3-4
bus" to your soundcard's line inputs.
SONAR lets you explore your creative depths, providing the tools you
need to take your music in new directions. Now you can produce projects
faster than with any other Windows-based multi-track recording software
SONAR offers you speed, precision, elegance, and stability, providing the
complete software-based production environment
Install this program
on your computer. You might consider using Cubase SX or Logic instead of
M-Audio Oxygen 8 v2 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard
Projects B1 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
The Studio Projects B1 condenser microphone
is a large diaphragm cardioid microphone in a pressure-gradient transducer
employing high quality transformerless design and extremely low noise. It
will enhance any professional or project studio application at an
unbelievable low price. As a result of uncompromising dedication and today's
advanced production abilities, Studio Projects has broken the barrier of
quality vs price for today's recording studio environment.
Connect to your mixer
This is a large condenser mic that has crisp clean sound. It will work
with audio interfaces and mixers that have phantom power.
Connect to you mic! Ok you knew
The Guide to the Guide
Note the list of classes on the
way is left
You don't have to read them all in order, but I do
explain basic concepts in the early classes and assume you know them in the
So you think you know "your stuff"? What?, you are
a "Producer", after all?! Oh that's tight! Just go take
my little test now, see if you really have your basics down. If you
can pass my test you do know the basic concepts behind studio production quite
well. Go to the forums and help us out, OK? If you don't then...
Don't worry, be happy. Spend a few days
reading the guide and not only you will be able to walk into any studio and talk
the talk, you'll be able to build your own.
Assuming you have already read the Newbie section you
Studio 101: Part A
Getting Started with MIDI Part B: Hooking Up your audio card After
reading this you should understand the basic components of the recording studio,
the difference between MIDI and Audio and have a good sense of the different
ways to configure a studio.
Or you can use "The Hand" which is on
every page of the Guide
|Go to the
This is the hand it will take
you to the NEXT page
Tale a second to
scan a few of the topics we'll be covering right away
Q) Newb: Hey Tweak, I was wondering if you could tell me where to find the
A) Tweak: Go to the start of the page and read
Newb: Gee, can't you just tell me??! This is getting complicated!
Tweak: Ok you are at page one of the guide right now.
Newb: Thank you! But where are the classes?
Tweak: They are in the sidebar to the left.
Newb: Where on the right?