Q & A

The reader base here at LN has been wonderful in reaching out to us to offer corrections, say thanks, and to ask compelling questions.  Some of these questions warrant substantial answers that are helpful to all of us.  We’ll share those here.  If you have a question, send it on in!  One day you might find it here in the Question & Answer section of the Ledger Note Blog.

Should I Upgrade My Mastering Equalizer?

Updated: Q & A

A fun question came in yesterday regarding upgrading a mastering equalizer. EQ's are always used in mastering, and while this question asked about specific models, I couldn't help myself but offer my opinion on EQ's in this capacity in general. Special thanks to the readers who have emailed in with corrections and suggestions regarding ways […]

Can We Mix the Kick Drum & Bass in Stereo?

Updated: Q & A

A fantastic email came in today that was so good that I dropped everything else I was doing to address the question at hand. The question involves the information found in one of our most popular and earliest articles called Mixing Bass and Kick for Low-End Balance. With nearly every genre now emphasizing the low-end […]

How to Set Up Your Audio Interface to Record Audio

Updated: Q & A

Our most recent question that was generalizable enough to benefit the entire community is a very fundamental hurdle that nearly everyone runs into.   Being a musician usually involves learning an instrument and some music theory, but rarely do we anticipate needing to learn our way around computers to enhance our hobby.  But that's what […]

What Do Speaker Spikes Actually Do & Do I Need Them?

Updated: Q & A

We received a question recently that nearly drove me bonkers as I started to think more about it.  I had formulated and sent my own answer back before reading some opinions on a few audiophile forums.  Let's just say I'm not surprised to have read professionals in that crew stating the exact opposite conclusions from […]

How Long Does it Take to Develop Calloused Guitar Fingers?

Updated: Q & A

Most of the questions we receive usually reveal a gap in our content and today's question was no different.  What we did manage to do this time was publish a full length post related to the growth of calloused guitar fingers before we managed to post the Q&A itself.  If you want the long explanation, […]

Why Are Some Guitars More Expensive?

Updated: Q & A

A reader recently asked a question that seems obvious on the surface until you realize you haven't really considered the details.  We all tend to brush questions like these off, as if "well, duh, because they're better" is a sufficient answer.  That's actually a non-answer and we'll have none of that here! So let's get […]