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Open Back vs Closed Back Headphones

Tuesday - Aug 30, 2016 Studio Recording

There's so much more to the story when it comes to choosing a set of headphones.  If you score even a higher tier of consumer level headphones then that's about all you'll need.  They'll have a 1/8th inch headphone jack and probably a 1/4 inch adaptor.  You can plug them into your smart phone or […]

Condenser vs Dynamic Mics: 10 Myths Busted!

Wednesday - Aug 24, 2016 Studio Recording

Some of these issues are flat out mythology and categorically false, while others are true in some applications and false in other scenarios. No wonder there's a lot of contradiction to be found on message boards and websites.  Couple that with people pretending to be more knowledgeable than they are and others simply parroting bad […]

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 […]

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 […]