Ken Theriot

375 Added | 1 Magazine | 1,841 Followers | @KennethTheriot | Ken is a musician and voice-over actor. He is also an audio engineer and teaches others how to record professional-sounding audio without so much techno-jargon and "engineer-ese." His articles and tutorial videos can be found at Home Brew Audio - www.homebrewaudio.com.

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Band recordings can sometimes be so intense it could lead to walkouts or worse break-ups. Now before going on with your recording here are some tips …

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Tips for Recording Your Own Spooky Audio To Scare The Kids On Halloween

Home Brew Audio - Your Home Recording HQIt’s that time of year again. So I’m bringing this post to the top of the deck for the 2015 lead-up to …

Halloween

What Are The Different Types of Microphones?

Bringing this post to the top of the pile since it is more relevant than ever.<p>What are the different types of microphones? Good question. There are …

How to Match Loop Tempos In Reaper

Reaper is great for working with loops.<p>Open the Media Explorer window in a Reaper project and you can audition any loop. When you find one you like, …

Neutrino - A Free Spectral Shaping Plug-In From Izotope

Matt Hines, product manager for iZotope, discusses Neutrino with Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher. Hines describes Neutrino as a “mix sweetener.” It is a …

New USB Mic From Blue That Also Works With iPhone and iPad

Blue Microphones – the folks behind such iconic home recording mics as the Blue Yeti and high-end mics like the Blue Bottle mic – have just released …

iKlip A/V - Smartphone Broadcast Mount With Built In Mic Pre Amp

iKlip A/V – A complete mobile solution for professional audio and video recording with your smartphone. is a smartphone broadcast mount that allows …

How To Use An Audio Editor To Remove Saliva Noises From Voice Recordings

Using an audio editor, you can REALLY improve your voice over recordings. This article and video shows you how to get rid of saliva noises when …

A Cool And Easy Way To Learn About Frequency And EQ

Equalization – or “EQ” for short – is an extremely useful audio editing tool. In a way it’s sort of like Photoshop-for-audio. But instead of colors …

Our Review Of The Shure Dualdyne KSM8 Handheld Dynamic Microphone

Shure KSM8 Dualdyne<p>The latest in our month of mic reviews here at Home Brew Audio is the <b>Shure KSM8 Dualdyne handheld dynamic microphone</b>. I briefly …

Review Of The Electro-Voice RE20 Dynamic Microphone

The Electro-Voice RE20 Dynamic Microphone<p>I just finished testing out the Electro-Voice RE20 Dynamic Microphone, another fabulous vocal mic that I’ve …

Review Of The Shure SM7B Dynamic Vocal Microphone

Shure SM7B wearing its A7WS windscreen<p>I’ve been wanting to get my grubby little hands (he actually wears X-Large gloves) on a <i>Shure SM7B dynamic</i> …

Quickly Learn Your Harmony Part With A MIDI File

There are lots of really good singers out there who don’t sight read music as well as they would like to. Most of the folks in the choirs I’ve ever …

World's First Dual Diaphragm Dynamic Microphone

The Shure KSM8 Dualdyne microphone is the world’s first dual diaphragm dynamic microphone. This is pretty exciting stuff! Why? Well I should try to …

Acoustic Pop Song With 3-Part Harmony Recorded on 36-Dollar Studio

Home Brew Audio - Your Home Recording HQIs it possible to record a professional sounding song with acoustic guitar and 3-part harmony on a home …

Acoustic Guitar

New HBA Course – Harmony Recording Awesomeness

Home Brew Audio - Your Home Recording HQFor you harmony singers out there! We have a tutorial course just for you:). Do you ever need to record …

Tutorials

Where Is The Track Volume Slider In Reaper 5?

Home Brew Audio - Your Home Recording HQAre you wondering where the horizontal fader or “slider” control went when the Reaper 5 update came out? …

The Buttons In Reaper’s Tool Bar – What Do They Do?

Home Brew Audio - Your Home Recording HQWe have put out several Reaper tutorial videos over the past few years. But apparently (no “apparently” about …

Video Tutorials

What is the difference between loudness, volume and gain?

By Disc Makers' Author Ken TheriotSometimes “useful” is better than “precise,” though it is helpful to know what the differences are between …

Music Production

Tips for Recording Your Own Spooky Audio To Scare The Kids On Halloween

Home Brew Audio - Your Home Recording HQIt’s that time of year again. So I’m bringing this post to the top of the deck for the 2015 lead-up to …

Halloween

What Is A Noise Gate?

Home Brew Audio - Your Home Recording HQIn audio recording, there are a LOT of terms that don’t seem to describe the thing they are actually trying …

Here are ten reasons Reaper 5 upgrade will make users happy

Reaper 5 is out today. It’s the compact, tight, powerful music and audio production software whose users would like to know why more of you aren’t …

Music Production

Are your home studio acoustics killing your mix?

The mixdown is one of the most crucial stages in song’s journey, and one of the most overlooked problem areas for home and project studios are the …

Be Careful Not To Slice Up All Your Tracks In Reaper

Home Brew Audio - Your Home Recording HQReaper (http://reaper.fm) is an incredible recording program that I use just about every day. But like any …

Software

Half-Off Sale On The Newbies Guide to Audio Recording Awesomeness

Get <b>The Newbies Guide to Audio Recording Awesomeness</b> for 50% off the normal price this weekend – July 4th and 5th!<p>Yup. Learn to record professional …

The Newbies Guide To Audio Recording Awesomeness

Terrible Voice-Overs On Great-Looking Videos!

I’ve complained about this for years. But I’m actually surprised that it still happens in June of 2015! I went to two professional looking, beautiful …

Creating Recordings With More Space And Depth

Recording<p>Sponsored by<br>PreSonus<p>Improve your audio recordings by using several common recording techniques.<p>By Ken Theriot • June 3, 2015<p>One major goal …

Reaper Audio Recording Demo Video Updated for 2015

A few years ago – back when making videos was – umm – not our (and by “our,” we mean Ken’s) strong suit – we put a video up on YouTube showing you …