Microphone Expertise: Series 1

Microphone Expertise: Series 1

Microphones, the way we capture and project our sound. With microphones being so important to a musician, it’s crucial we understand them so we can have the most authentic recordings and performances possible. Lucky for you, our experts here at Sound Pure want...
Parallel Compression

Parallel Compression

Parallel compression is a classic production and mixing technique that can really add some density, punch, and excitement to an otherwise stagnant source. There really is nothing complicated about it because it’s as simple as adjusting a wet/dry blend knob on any...
An Intro to Recording Acoustic Guitar

An Intro to Recording Acoustic Guitar

In this episode of Gear Tips, Sound Pure pro audio specialist Doug Wessling walks us through three methods used to record an acoustic guitar.  The first and simplest way to record an acoustic guitar is to use a single microphone for a mono recording. This can be done...
How to Wrap a Cable & Extend Its Lifespan

How to Wrap a Cable & Extend Its Lifespan

In this episode of Expert Advice, Sound Pure pro audio specialist Marc Kuzio walks us through how to properly wrap a microphone cable to lengthen its lifespan. Often times folks just starting out, be it musicians, live sound engineers, studio engineers, etc., tend to...
Torrefied Guitars Explained

Torrefied Guitars Explained

Torrefaction, all in all, is the process of baking the woods used in the construction of the guitar, most often the top. This process is typically done with high-quality pieces of wood such as Adirondack Spruce or Sitka. The pieces of wood are placed into an oven or...
Humidity and Your Guitar

Humidity and Your Guitar

In this episode of Gear Tips, Sound Pure acoustic guitar specialist Derek Lebo answers questions that are frequently asked regarding humidity and guitars. The best range to keep guitars in is 45-55% relative humidity. 40-60% is the wide range you want to be in and if...
Bass Drum Pedal Cam Types

Bass Drum Pedal Cam Types

Drums specialist Paul Spencer walks us through how different bass drum pedal cam shapes affect the responsiveness and feel of your pedals in this installment of Sound Pure Gear Tips. The cam is the piece of metal on your bass drum pedal that transfers energy from the...
Bass Drum Pedal Drive Types

Bass Drum Pedal Drive Types

In this installment of Sound Pure Gear Tips, drums specialist Paul Spencer walks us through 4 different types of bass drum pedals and their drives. These 4 types include single chain drives, double chain drives, strap or belt drives, and direct drives. They all come...
8 Microphone Drums Setup

8 Microphone Drums Setup

In this installment of Sound Pure Gear Tips, pro audio specialist Marc Kuzio gives us the rundown on an 8-microphone drum setup. Using 8 mics instead of 4 gives you the ability to be more creative with your drum sound. It provides you with additional textures and a...
Snare Mic Comparison

Snare Mic Comparison

In this Sound Pure Gear Tip, pro audio specialist Marc Kuzio looks at the differences between a few of the most common dynamic and condenser microphones in the context of recording snare drums. Marc says that context plays a lot into the decision of whether to use a...
Common Metal Snare Drum Shells

Common Metal Snare Drum Shells

Drummers who have an ear for tone and desire multiple options when playing live or recording in the studio know that a drum’s tone is dependent not only on its material, but on how that material is made into a drum. Metal snare drums offer entirely different tonal...
Changing Strings with Locking Tuners

Changing Strings with Locking Tuners

In this Sound Pure Gear Tip, guitar specialist Michael Buckley runs us through his process for changing strings using locking tuners. Michael explains that the most important thing about changing strings is making sure everything is taught and running in line. You’ll...