Great All-Rounder Pro Headphones

Even though there are headphones at all price ranges, it is often hard to recommend great models without ending up paying the eye-watering prices that…

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The Top Live Vocal Mics

The Top Budget Vocal Mics These are tough times for musicians, but having a good-sounding and dependable microphone does not have to cost the…

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SM58 50th Anniversary

Shure is introducing an anniversary model of its most popular microphone, the SM58, to celebrate its 50th year. The world’s most popular microphone, has…

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Easy Home Studio Soundproofing

by Pablo Bellinghausen – If you make music at home and you are worried about your neighbours complaining – or conversely, if you have noisy neighbours and…

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Start Your Studio For Under £500

  Recording at home has never been easier than it is today, and with prices of pro audio gear now within reach of the consumer market…

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Summer Essentials

With summer now over the horizon, it’s the time of year where we will all look to travel the world, explore the great outdoors, and gather…

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Aston Origin & Spirit In-Depth Review

by Pablo Bellinghausen – Faced with an onslaught of low-cost, derivative products in the last couple of decades, more reputable microphone companies have sought to remain…

Why Buy A Ribbon Microphone?

We often hear questions about ribbon microphones and what they offer by comparison to dynamic, condenser or tube designs. Aside from the various manufacturing differences,…

Live Mixing With Emotional Impact

by Aston Fearon – The role of sound engineer is unmistakably technical: taking the acoustic energy from each voice and instrument, transferring it into…

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5″ Studio Monitors Comparison

by Pablo Bellinghausen – Most musicians and budding producers getting into their craft will at some point require small, yet great-sounding studio monitors in…

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Audio Interfaces for iPad and iPhone

The last instalment on iOS devices, Microphones For iPad & iPhone, was focussed on microphones designed to be plugged straight into them either for recording, podcasting, audio for…

Microphones for iPad & iPhone

Although there are several portable device brands, Apple iOS products (which include the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch) benefit from the biggest product ecosystem in the…

Five Great Digital Wireless Microphones

The question often arises of ‘Which are the best wireless microphones?’ and ‘What makes this wireless microphone better than the less expensive one?’ Unfortunately there is no…