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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 […]

DubTurbo Review - The Software Shortcut to Making Dubstep

Friday - Nov 20, 2015 Gear Reviews

I personally decided that I'd hunt around and give the best of these software options a chance.  It clearly became obvious after an hour of searching online that a piece of software called DubTurbo was the clear winner, not only by popularity but in quality. The problem was getting any real insight into DubTurbo.  Due […]

The Ocarina Almanac

Friday - Apr 3, 2015 Gear Reviews

Life is full of many curiosities, and it is quite curious in itself that this instrument is making a comeback into the mainstream musical consciousness. A lot of people have recently been asking “What instrument is making that sound? It’s a what? How do you spell it? Didn’t that Zelda guy play one of those?” […]