James Alberts

A part-time sound engineering lecturer and musician based in Pretoria, South Africa. He has had a passion for all things music since he was big enough to sit on his cousin's bed and strum away on an old guitar. All while his uncle, in a room below him, stood with a broom in hand and drummed along on the ceiling. When he isn't teaching others the basics of sound theory, how to record, and how to mix, you can find him sitting with a guitar fiddling away, completely lost to the world.

Top 10 Cheap Analog Hardware Synths In 2022 Under 300$

Top 10 Cheap Analog Synths Under 300$ | integraudio.com

For today’s installment, we will look at the top 10 analog hardware synths for under $300 in 2022. The majority of analog-based synthesizers use a type of synthesis called subtractive synthesis to create their range of tones. In short, subtractive synthesis involves removing frequencies from a complex waveform to adjust the overall timbre of the …

Top 10 Cheap Analog Hardware Synths In 2022 Under 300$ Read More »

Top 12 Cheap Condenser Mics 2022 With Best Value

For today’s installment, we will be looking at the best budget condenser microphones ranging from 50$ to 200$. Before we dive into today’s list, let’s look at the difference between an XLR and a USB-type microphone. Both function the same when capturing sound; the only difference is where the signal is amplified and converted from …

Top 12 Cheap Condenser Mics 2022 With Best Value Read More »

Top 12 Semi-Modular Synths 2022 (On Any Budget)

Top 12 Semi-Modular Analog Synths | integraudio.com

Hello and welcome to today’s installment on the best semi-modular analog synthesizers! We’ll look at 12 options for synthesizers that bridge the gap between analog and modular synthesis. And while not fully analog, we’ve included Roland’s System-1M, an analog modeling, semi-modular synth. If you’d like to learn more about the differences between analog and modular …

Top 12 Semi-Modular Synths 2022 (On Any Budget) Read More »

Top 7 Semi-Open Headphones For Mixing, Mastering & Recording

Top 7 Semi-Open Studio Headphones For Mixing, Mastering & Recording | integraudio.com

For today’s installment, we will be looking at the 7 best semi-open back headphones for mixing, mastering, and recording. Semi-open-back headphones offer the best—and the worst—qualities of both open and closed-back headphones. Closed-back headphones use a sealed enclosure for their drivers, improving isolation and providing a deeper bass response. However, this is at the expense …

Top 7 Semi-Open Headphones For Mixing, Mastering & Recording Read More »

Is Cubase Good For Electronic Music? (EDM, DnB, Hip-Hop, Techno)

Is Cubase Good For Electronic Music? (EDM, DnB, Hip-Hop, Techno) | integraudio.com

In the mid-1980s, Steinberg created a 16-track MIDI sequencer for the Commodore 64 computer: the Pro-16. This revolutionary software allowed control over MIDI-compatible gear from a computer using a 5-pin DIN cable. By 1992, Steinberg had already released two successors to Pro-16: the Pro-24 followed by Cubase. Moreover, 1992 marked the year Cubase offered audio …

Is Cubase Good For Electronic Music? (EDM, DnB, Hip-Hop, Techno) Read More »

Best Lo-Fi Guitar Effect Pedals 2022 For Unique Tone

Best Lo-Fi Guitar Effect Pedals 2022 (On Any Budget) | integraudio.com

For today’s installment, we will be looking at the 4 best Lo-Fi guitar pedals available in 2022! As a term, lo-fi means low fidelity. In other words, a low-quality copy or reproduction, and in terms of music, it has become a sonic characteristic during the creation process. It uses the filtering and noise present in …

Best Lo-Fi Guitar Effect Pedals 2022 For Unique Tone Read More »

Top 6 Cheap Dynamic Mics For Vocals Under 50$, 100$, 200$ & 300$

6Best CHEAP Dynamic Microphones For Vocals With Best Value | integraudio.com

Today we’ll be looking at dynamic microphones—specifically, the top 6 cheap dynamic microphones with the best value for vocals in 2022. As mentioned in our article on ribbon microphones, dynamic microphones use electromagnetism to convert sound energy into acoustic energy. However, this process involves more steps for dynamic microphones, and the ribbon is replaced by …

Top 6 Cheap Dynamic Mics For Vocals Under 50$, 100$, 200$ & 300$ Read More »

Top 6 Ribbon Mics 2022 On Any Budget (For Vocals, Drums & Guitars)

Top 6 Ribbon Mics On Any Budget (For Vocals, Drums & Guitars) | integraudio.com

Today’s installment will look at the top 6 ribbon microphones of 2022 for recording drums, vocals, and guitars. Ribbon microphones follow a similar principle to Dynamic microphones in converting acoustic energy into electrical energy: through electromagnetism. A thin strip of metal (called a ribbon) within the microphone’s capsule is suspended between two opposing magnets.  The thickness of …

Top 6 Ribbon Mics 2022 On Any Budget (For Vocals, Drums & Guitars) Read More »

Don`t copy text!