Gear Reviews

With so much quality recording equipment out there, how can one person ever test it all and make a decision? Dodge the rest and get the best, thanks to our meticulous reviews below. After you snag what you need, apply the tips and tricks in our other columns to make the most out of your new gear.

The Best Studio Subwoofers

Friday - Feb 3, 2017 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Bass is a huge part of audio for the audience and the studio engineers.  They work with the top subwoofers in order to produce the tightest, most well-balanced low-end frequencies possible. This way, every time that movie monster destroys another building or the dubstep producer drops the […]

The Best Equalizers - Outboard Analog Hardware EQ's for Mixing & Mastering

Wednesday - Dec 14, 2016 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Emulation is simply that... a game of pretend... a simulation of the real thing. Software can pretend to replicate the circuitry of hardware.  It can even filter itself to act as if it's producing the subtle, pleasing artifacts of analog recording equipment.  In the end it's still, […]

The Best Studio Monitors & Speakers for Home & Pro Audio

Wednesday - Sep 7, 2016 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! We should clarify immediately that if you are reading this post, then you're looking for studio monitors and not speakers. People still trying to find their footing in this topic will use all kinds of phrases when talking about it, such as "monitor speakers"and "studio speakers," but this […]

The Best Power Conditioners for Superior Safety & Protection

Saturday - Sep 3, 2016 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! What are these two purposes I'm talking about? Condition your electric power quality Being awesome surge protectors with lots of power outlets That's all you're looking for.  Although some can even provide continuity of service by being uninterruptible power supplies (big batteries!), those don't typically have a […]

The Best Condenser Microphones for Pro & Home Studios

Wednesday - Aug 24, 2016 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! While nobody outright says that a dynamic mic or ribbon mic can't compete with a condenser, we all eventually cast our vote with our wallets. Condenser mics are clearly the most popular types period, whether we're talking about home recording or in a professional studio, or vocals […]

The Best Dynamic Microphones for Vocals & More

Friday - Aug 19, 2016 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Our goal here then is to have a quick discussion about dynamic mics (as opposed to condensers) and what else is needed to use them and care for them. If you already know you want a dynamic then you may already know some of this preliminary info […]