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 Patchbay for Studio & Live Audio

Wednesday - Apr 19, 2017 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! There's two types of people on this planet when it comes to patchbays: "Grab a cheap one, they're all the same!" "Forget it, I'll just make one!" Both types are crazy to me (no offense to the people with the DIY skills). My plan today is to […]

The Best Mic Stands for Every Budget

Thursday - Mar 23, 2017 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Everyone knows what this contraption is, what it looks like, and what its purpose and function are for a vocalist or recording engineer. However, just as it is with pretty much everything that you can fork over hard-earned money for, no two microphone stands are alike. What's more, […]

The Best Music Stands - Folding, Portable, Collapsible, & Accessories

Friday - Mar 3, 2017 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! The fact is even the best cheap music stands don't cut it. Thankfully cheap is a relative word. As long as you don't venture into the realm of custom lathe woodworking and diamond-encrusted nonsense, all sheet music stands are cheap. You just don't want to mess around […]

The Best Studio Subwoofers For Work & Enjoyment

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 […]