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The Best Studio Subwoofers For Work & Enjoyment

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best studio monitor subwoofers

Bass is a huge part of audio for the audience and the studio engineers. They work with the best studio subwoofers in order to produce the tightest, most well-balanced low-end frequencies possible. This way, every time that movie monster destroys another building or the dubstep producer drops the bass, you get the maximum emotional impact. Except when you don't, because you either don't own a […]

The Best Equalizers - The Top Hardware EQ's for Mixing & Mastering

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best analog eq

Emulation is simply that... a game of pretend... a simulation of the real thing. Not the real thing.... Software can pretend to replicate the circuitry of hardware, but they'll never actually be one of the best equalizers. It can even filter itself to act as if it's producing the subtle, pleasing artifacts of analog recording equipment. In the end it's still, relatively, cold and lifeless. […]

The Best Studio Monitors & Speakers for Home & Pro Audio

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best monitor speakers

We should clarify immediately that if you are reading this post, then you're looking for studio monitors and not speakers. People still trying to find their footing in this topic will use all kinds of phrases when talking about it, such as "monitor speakers"and "studio speakers," but this is just a matter of nomenclature and the reason we all hate industry-specific jargon. The correct term […]

The Best Power Conditioners for Superior Safety & Protection

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best power conditioners

What are these two purposes I'm talking about that are so immensely important that they outshine all other features? Condition your electric power quality Being awesome surge protectors with lots of power outlets That's all you're looking for. Although some can even provide continuity of service by being uninterruptible power supplies (big batteries!), those don't typically have a ton of outlets nor are rackmounted. There […]

The Best Condenser Microphones for Pro & Home Studios

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best condenser mic for vocals

While nobody outright says that a dynamic mic or ribbon mic can't compete with the best condenser microphone, 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 versus instruments. It's hard to go wrong with any of the best of each budget range. […]

The Best Dynamic Microphones for Vocals & More

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best dynamic vocal mic

Our goal here then is to have a quick discussion about the best dynamic microphones (as opposed to condensers) and what else is needed to use them and care for them. It applies to lesser ones as well, though I hope you don't settle for one of those. If you already know you want a dynamic then you may already know some of this preliminary […]

The Best Studio Headphone Amplifiers for Distribution & Sub-Mixes

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best headphone amplifiers

Besides, those portable and desktop headphone amps can't provide the features a pro music studio needs in terms of routing and distributing signals, let alone allowing for monitoring sub-mixes. Today we look at the real-deal useful and best studio headphone amplifiers. 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 […]

The Best Audio Interfaces for Home & Studio Recording

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best audio interface

Then we'll show you our hand-picked recommendations from the cheapest to the highest quality so you can choose the best audio interface in your budget range based on your quality and input/output needs. Your goal will determine what you need. Are you a rapper, singer, or podcaster? In this case, you can get away with a single channel or two to accommodate yourself and a […]

The Best Mic Preamp for Every Budget

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best mic preamps

The following review may contain affiliate links which may earn us a small commission when you click on them, at no extra cost for you. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. You bought the best microphone you could get your hands on and now it's time to pair it with the best mic preamp possible! A microphone preamplifier is the key to […]

DubTurbo Review - The Software Shortcut to Making Dubstep

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But years later my interest was still piqued so I began hunting around for any software that might have been developed specifically to get around this automation nightmare. Turned out, there were several. I tried many, all culminating in this DubTurbo review. I personally decided that I'd hunt around and give the best of these software options a chance. It clearly became obvious after an […]