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The Best Studio Microphones For Recording Vocals

Friday - Aug 5, 2016 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! The first thing to realize about a question such as "What's the best microphone for vocals?" is that there as many types of voices as there are mics. Beyond that, there are types of vocal performances that may fare better with a dynamic mic instead of a […]

The Best Studio Headphone Amplifiers for Distribution & Sub-Mixes

Wednesday - Aug 3, 2016 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! There are some despicable marketers out there building and selling single-channel headphone amps that cost more than a down payment on a house... zero exaggeration. It's tempting to get into how silly that is, especially since you can't find much honest information about headphone amps online.  But […]

The Best Studio Headphones for Mixing & Recording

Thursday - Jul 28, 2016 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! I don't know if you'd call it fortunate or not but I've had the pleasure of using lots of different studio headphones. Between them being stolen in high school to destroyed in my college backpack to my cat laying on them and puking in the ear holes... […]

The Best Audio Interfaces for Home & Studio Recording

Thursday - Jun 16, 2016 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Your goal will determine what you need.  Are you a rapper, singer, or podcaster?  You can get away with a single channel or two to accommodate yourself and a friend with a microphone or instrument each. But maybe you suspect or already know you'll eventually want to […]

The Best Vocal Compressors for Studio-Quality Audio

Monday - May 23, 2016 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! A compressor is easily the most misunderstood (or not understood at all) piece of studio gear out there.  While each piece of gear in your signal chain has a cumulative effect on your overall quality, none gets you closer to what you hear on the radio, TV, […]

The Best Mic Preamp for Every Budget - Crystal Clarity for Vocals & Instruments!

Wednesday - May 11, 2016 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! "Yeah but it's got Class X Goober pre's in it!" Don't be a sucker for marketing.  These mixers, recording interfaces, and channel strips are offering you countless recording channels, several preamplifiers, a compressor, maybe an equalizer, and A/D and D/A converters for what... a couple hundred bucks […]