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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 […]

The Best Cheap Microphones for Home Studio Recording

Tuesday - Aug 16, 2016 Gear Reviews

Click here to jump straight to the reviews! Regardless of the inconsistencies in all of the advice out there, I'm here to tell you.  There's a sweet spot between high-end professional microphones and consumer mics. You don't want some USB mic designed for some kid who wants to be a podcaster before putting the mic […]

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... […]