RAMP 201: Instrument Care Assignments

Students may find a great path in the field of instrument care and maintenance, even if they don't feel inclined to learn the actual instrument. Consider these options if someone is interested in this area. It may also be a good additional unit for students who are learning instrumental methods. Drum Maintenance: changing heads, tuning … Continue reading RAMP 201: Instrument Care Assignments

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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?

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?