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How to tape-record vocals for music and spoken word

How to tape-record vocals for music and spoken word

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. There are different schools of thought when it comes to getting your vocals perfect for any project. The easiest way, surely, is building a million-dollar studio and filling it with…
Evaluation: Samson’s G-Track Pro is the supreme microphone for podcasts and video game streaming

Evaluation: Samson’s G-Track Pro is the supreme microphone for podcasts and...

Samson’s G-Track Pro is a gumbo-esque mashup of microphone, audio interface, and onboard mixer. It’s a bit of an oddity, but if you’re looking for a dead-simple hardware solution to take your podcast or gaming stream out of the audio gutter and into the realm of professional broadcasting it just might be the answer to…
Evaluation: The Insta360 EVO is amongst the very best VR video cameras under $500

Evaluation: The Insta360 EVO is amongst the very best VR video...

Insta360’s EVO is a nifty little 360 cam that transforms into a 180-degree VR camera. It’s not the first device out there capable of shooting in both modes, but it’s one of the few that can be had for less than four figures. And, thanks to its diminutive size and ease-of-use, I’ve had more fun…
Let Your Kids See You Doing What You Love

Let Your Kids See You Doing What You Love

Photo: Getty Images I love me some Mo Willems, so when Mo Willems gives me parenting advice, I take Mo Willems’ parenting advice. (If you don’t know who Mo Willems is, please go check out his wonderfully quirky Pigeon book series for kids, plus Knuffle Bunny, which is an all-time fave in my house.) Willems…
Sorry, however you can’t copyright a meme

Sorry, however you can’t copyright a meme

Epic Games, creator of the smash hit Fortnite, currently faces a tornado of lawsuits over its use and sale of in-game animations based on dance moves popularized by celebrities. The Supreme Court is involved, the public is divided, and entertainers are seemingly getting screwed. But who really owns a meme? For the answer to that…
Evaluation: The Vuze XR portable cam makes it dead simple to produce VR videos

Evaluation: The Vuze XR portable cam makes it dead simple to...

HumanEyes‘ Vuze XR is a rare breed of camera. It’s pocket-sized, shoots in VR, 360, and 5K formats, and it costs around the same as an entry-level DSLR. What really sets it apart, however, is how easy it is to use. I love VR. And the thought of making my own glorious, fully immersive, 180-degree family…
See: Sony made a God of War documentary as excellent as the video game

See: Sony made a God of War documentary as excellent as...

Sony today debuted “God of War: Raising Kratos,” a full-length documentary chronicling the trials and triumphs of the development team behind the 2018 PlayStation 4 smash hit. It’s a wonderful peek behind the curtain at the wizardry that goes into making a seminal video game. And, best of all, it’s free on YouTube. Last year’s…
A Q&A with Roland CEO Jun-ichi Miki on development, Waku Waku, and ‘sleeping artists’

A Q&A with Roland CEO Jun-ichi Miki on development, Waku Waku,...

The Roland Corporation is a global powerhouse in the field of music technology. We interviewed Mr. Jun-ichi Miki, Roland Corporation CEO and Representative Director, to find out how the company continues to drive innovation and customer growth. TNW: How does Roland approach the ‘people who are new to music’ market? JM: At Roland, our mission…
I’m Author Austin Kleon, and This Is How I Moms and dad

I’m Author Austin Kleon, and This Is How I Moms and...

How I ParentThere’s no one-size-fits-all template for parenting—here’s how some moms and dads are making it work.   Austin Kleon doesn’t glamorize creative work. It’s hard. (Hence, the “work.”) But the bestselling author has found ways to stay the course in the face of burnout, self-doubt, and yes, even raising children. He shares his wisdom in…
Science, like art, frequently starts with imagination and creativity

Science, like art, frequently starts with imagination and creativity

I don’t know why it took so long to dawn on me – after 20 years of a scientific career – that what we call the “scientific method” really only refers the second half of any scientific story. It describes how we test and refine the ideas and hypotheses we have about nature through the…
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