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The Best Audio Interfaces for Home & Studio Recording

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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 friend with a microphone or instrument each. But maybe you suspect or already know you'll eventually want to record an entire band. That's going to drastically change the number of inputs and preamps […]

The Best Vocal Compressors for Studio-Quality Audio

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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, and CD's faster than a top-notch compressor. And that's why I'll repeat this again: You simply cannot and […]

The Best Mic Preamp for Every Budget - Crystal Clarity for Vocals & Instruments!

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"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 or less? Just how good can any of those components be? This is the kind of scenario where […]

DubTurbo Review - The Software Shortcut to Making Dubstep

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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 to their affiliate system which allowed marketers to help sell […]