RAMP 101: What Interface Do I Need?

Whatever curriculum you plan to use, the audio interface is an integral part of the program. It's your communication method between the analog world and the digital world. It's an important investment, so what should you look for? Features All interfaces are designed to transfer analog information into a digital format for recording. However, not … Continue reading RAMP 101: What Interface Do I Need?

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RAMP 101: What Microphones Do I Need?

Microphones can be a bit confusing when you first dig into a RAMP program. There are so many different ones--and so many different prices! What do you really need? What budget should you set? How can I tell if I'm getting the best product for the price? Here are some rough guidelines on the different … Continue reading RAMP 101: What Microphones Do I Need?

RAMP 101: What is a DAW?

Digital Music Production requires special software known as a Digital Audio Workstation, or DAW. Essentially, it's a digital version of the large consoles we are accustomed to seeing in recording studios and concert venues. It interfaces with hardware items like the consoles, as well as with audio converters, plugins, and MIDI devices, but it stores … Continue reading RAMP 101: What is a DAW?