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Black Friday Deals For Music Producers & DJs (2022 LIVE!)

We Find The Latest Deals (So You Don’t Have To!) It’s that time of year again when people queue up in the cold and rain and wait for hours outside shops to get their hands on some discounted goods. Luckily you don’t too! We’ve searched the internet and picked all the best deals to ensure …

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How To Connect MIDI Keyboard To Focusrite Scarlett 2i2

The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 does not have MIDI inputs, so that you will need a MIDI keyboard with a USB output or purchase a MIDI to USB adapter. Then you can simply plug it into your computer. This is just as effective as having MIDI ports on your Scarlett 2i2. Does Scarlet 2i2 Have MIDI? …

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How Much SSD Storage Do I Need For Music Production? (Answered)

The amount of SSD (Solid State Drive) storage that you need for music production depends on how serious of a producer you are, how much music you produce, and the size of your projects, sample libraries, and VST instruments. Generally, I recommend having at least 500GB to 1TB of storage for music production. SSD Storage …

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Do I Need An Audio Interface To Record Guitar? (Investigated)

In short, no, but the quality of using an audio interface is far superior. Recording a guitar without an audio interface can be done in several ways. However, the latency will be an issue, so even a cheap audio interface is a solution. Audio Interfaces And Guitarists Most of us guitarists began playing in a …

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How To Turn Off Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (Plus Other Top Tips)

Since there is no power button on your Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, simply turning off your computer or unplugging the USB cable will turn off the device. You’ll know whether the Focusrite Scarlett is on or off by the green power indicator light next to the volume knob. In this info-packed article, not only will you …

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KRK Rokit 5 G4 Review (Best Affordable Monitors Available?)

KRK Rokit 5 G4 studio monitors are some of the best monitors available in their price range. While there are plenty of affordable options for a beginner set of studio monitors, I recommend the KRK Rokit 5s for their sufficient low-end, sonic clarity and overall build quality. KRK Rokit 5 Studio Monitor Review Having a …

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Are Studio Monitors Necessary? (Do You REALLY Need Them?)

You do not need studio monitors to produce music, especially if you are a music production beginner/hobbyist. A quality pair of headphones will work at first. However, suppose you are serious about music/audio production. In that case, you will want to invest in a decent pair of studio monitors.  Studio Monitors And Music Production It …

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Does An Audio Interface Improve Sound Quality?

A dedicated audio interface can improve sound quality. The three primary aspects of an audio interface affecting sound quality are digital to analog conversion, clock synchronization, and power isolation. Does A Better Audio Interface Affect Sound Quality? When building up your home studio, It’s easy to underestimate this simple piece of gear. After all, your …

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Can Gaming Laptops Be Used For Music Production? (Deep-Dive)

Typically, you can use a gaming laptop for music production because it has more advanced specifications than a regular laptop. Music/audio production requires sufficient RAM (Random Access Memory), processing power, and memory storage. A gaming laptop usually has all three.  Using A Gaming Laptop For Music/Audio Production A powerful computer to handle music production can …

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What Audio Interface Do Professional Studios Use?

Most professional studios do not actually use all-in-one off-the-shelf audio interfaces. Instead, they use different combinations of standalone equipment with the features found inside an interface. Any audio interfaces you find in a professional studio tend to be high-end and offer many additional features.  Audio Interfaces In Professional Studios A Lot of times, Larger studios …

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Placing Your KRK Rokit 5’s Horizontally (Good Or Bad Idea?)

You should only place your KRK Rokit 5s horizontally when you absolutely have to for them to fit in your studio. KRK Systems designed Rokit 5s for vertical placement. Placing them otherwise will affect your stereo image and create time alignment issues between your tweeter/subwoofer. KRK Rokit 5 Placement Placing a set of KRK Rokit …

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Listening To Music On KRK Rokit 5’s (Good Or Bad?)

Because KRK Rokit 5’s has sufficient low-end punch and improved clarity, these studio monitors are great for listening to music. Although studio monitors are more for music production, you can use KRK Rokit 5 for music listening. Using KRK Rokit 5 Studio Monitors For Listening To Music Nothing is less satisfying than listening to music …

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KRK Rokit 5 Crackling Noise (Fix That Annoying Sound!)

If you hear a crackling noise from your KRK Rokit 5 monitor, you will probably need to replace either the subwoofer/tweeter. However, first, check that your power supply and all connections between your studio monitors and audio system are firmly made and that you are using the correct cables. Fixing KRK Rokit Crackling Producing professional …

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KRK Rokit Blowing A Fuse (Quick Repair Guide)

If your KRK Rokit monitor is not powering up even with a different power cable, you probably have a blown fuse that you need to replace. Thankfully, KRK Systems’ monitors have a user-replaceable fuse design and a spare fuse located in a port under the power socket. Changing Fuses For KRK Rokit Active Speaker There …

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