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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 […]

What is a Headphone Amplifier? Do I Need One?

Friday - Aug 12, 2016 Studio Recording

Even once a person discovers headphone amps, they usually first encounter the snake oil audiophile type that are meant to misinform and syphon money out of your pocket, attempting to charge as much as $20,000 and more for some gear that can get the job done for $200 and even less at times. So what's […]

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... […]

7 Studio Must-Haves for Comfort & Productivity

Friday - Jul 15, 2016 Studio Recording

As you continually visit the same room day in and day out and start accumulating years of your life spent in it, you begin to get hyper-sensitive.  Little things can become giant distractions.  Minor annoyances can cause you to flip out out of frustration. The big things can make you throw your hands up and […]