Tyler Connaghan

Tyler Connaghan is a producer, composer, and engineer based in Los Angeles, CA. He studied music for two years at the University of Southern California before landing a job at Killingsworth Recording Company, where he currently produces music for television and film.

A Short Guide to Audio Cables – S/PDIF, USB, AUX, HDMI, RCA

RCA cable

Many of us forget about the less-exciting elements of the studio, such as the cables, because when it comes to the world of professional audio, it is very easy to get caught up in the latest and greatest gear, including studio monitors, condenser microphones, or plugins. Getting to the point of having a well-connected studio takes a …

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How Guitars Are Made? (5 Production Processes of Making Guitar)

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Guitars are widely popular instruments, though have you ever wondered how guitars are made? In modern manufacturing, guitars go through a step-by-step process, including choosing the right materials and putting them through automated mass production. To better understand how modern guitars are made, we must first take a small step back in history to look …

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Active EQ vs Passive EQ vs Dynamic EQ – Difference, Mixing & Mastering

To get the most out of EQ in your mixes, you must understand the different types of EQ, which include: Active EQ is Modern EQs that utilize active power. Passive EQ is Traditional EQs that utilize an amplifier on the output stage to compensate for the level. With Dynamic EQ, you can adjust the filter’s …

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Mono vs Stereo Recording: Difference, Comparison, Facts & Purposes

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Understanding the difference between mono or stereo can help you craft mixes with more depth and space. The main difference between a mono (monophonic) and stereo (stereophonic) recording is the channel numbers used in recording and playback. With a mono signal, we only need a single audio channel to playback the sound. With a stereo signal,  we …

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Should I Buy A MIDI Keyboard Or Synth? (Are Synths Worth It Anymore?)

Should I Buy A MIDI Keyboard Or Synth? (Are Synths Worth It Anymore?) | MusicGearo.com

MIDI Keyboards and Synths are incredibly popular in both live and studio environments, though they each have significant differences that separate them. So should you buy a MIDI Keyboard or Synth? If you want a piece of equipment to generate MIDI data so that you can play different sound modules that are built-in to your …

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Is Electronic Music hard To Make? Can I learn music production by myself?

Is It Hard To Make Electronic Music? MusicGearo.com

With all available tools nowadays as Free VST plugins and FREE DAW Softwares, you can create really quality music. It’s all about how fast you can learn and get the acquired knowledge to your timeline. You have to have progression and idea how to process be a good producer you need to know how to …

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How Can I Mix Vocals To Sound Better? Should Vocals Be Panned?

How Can I Mix Vocals To Sound Better? Should Vocals Be Panned?

EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay plus others effects are all used to mix vocals to sound better but knowing when to use and what combination of effects to use is what make those vocals in your favourite tracks come to life. First, identify what your goal with the vocal is, for example, you could be using the …

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How Do I know If My Studio Monitor Is Blown? (How To Fix & Avoid That)

How Do I know If My Studio Monitor Is Blown? | Musicgearo.com

High volumes for long periods, overheating, driver malfunctions, and miss treating your speakers will all cause your speakers to become blown. You may be hearing rattling, or from a tweeter, you may hear a humming/buzzing sound – well this would be a good indication that your speakers are damaged. How Do I Damage A Studio …

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