Basic equipment needed for a recording studio

By |2020-08-16T13:36:33-05:00June 6th, 2014|Equipment|

Recording Studio 101 In this series, we will describe the basic equipment needed for a recording studio. You'll also find some links to related articles that detail our own recording studio here at Tresbear Music in Dickson, TN. This article is the first in our Recording Studio 101 series. Here, we start with the first piece of equipment required in [...]

Large vs. small recording studios

By |2014-04-10T08:00:46-05:00April 10th, 2014|Recording studio|

Considerations re: large vs. small recording studios The location of Tresbear Music's recording studio in Dickson, Tennessee puts us close to Nashville -- Music City, USA -- home to major recording studios which have produced much of the music we've been listening to since childhood. Are are these grand recording studios necessary for the production of high-quality music these days? [...]

Microphone research, final decision: Miktek C7

By |2020-08-12T14:51:52-05:00February 14th, 2014|Microphones|

After an exhaustive investigation and detailed sound testing by Ray Dryden (Audio Engineer) and myself (Tony Huber), Tresbear Music has decided to adopt the Miktek C7 as its primary studio microphone. We looked at mics that were both more and less expensive than the Miktek (including even the German-engineered standard that is Neumann), but we found that the C7 provides [...]

Recording studio upgrades, new audio engineer

By |2020-08-12T14:54:07-05:00February 7th, 2014|Recording studio|

Tresbear Music is finishing work on the recording studio. One of the most important upgrades involves installing panels of audio insulation in the session room. We are also in the process of upgrading our microphone selection. We're moving to a more professional technical foundation and, at the same time, maintaining a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. We hired Ray Dryden, a talented, [...]

Music production advice from audio gearheads

By |2020-08-12T14:59:28-05:00November 18th, 2013|Music production|

I have spent a lot of time looking into computers, DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software, microphones, plug-ins, and assorted gear. I have spent time reading the highly geeky but informative message board at and visited excellent audio websites including Clearwater Audio and ADK Pro Audio. I've talked with a number of audio gearheads 'til my eyes glazed over. For [...]

PC vs. Apple for a small recording studio

By |2020-08-12T15:04:51-05:00November 18th, 2013|Recording studio|

The topic today is PC vs. Apple for a small studio. This was brought up as we are upgrading both the hardware and software here at our studio. We're in the process of hiring a new audio engineer and so in the meantime, we've been looking into various studio options. There are pros and cons for each platform. Apple in [...]

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