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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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Studiospares 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,…

Mixing With Emotional Impact

Mixing With Emotional Impact 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…

Ergonomics

The more ergonomically we set up our working area, the quicker we should should be able to access what we need in a given…

Processing and Effects

I touched a little bit on gating in my last article so I won’t repeat myself here but here are a few things to…

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Interfaces: USB 3 vs Thunderbolt

by Pablo Bellinghausen – There’s never been a better time to buy an audio interface, with more accurate converter chips and circuitry than has…

Delivering a Mix with Clarity

by Aston Fearon One of the keys to a good mix is to create one that is clear, where every instrument feels like it’s…

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Audio Connections: The 7 Deadly Sins

by Pablo Bellinghausen – Basic wiring in the consumer world  is usually as easy as using any lead with the right plug at either end,…

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Setting The Stage For A Great Mix

by Aston Fearon When mixing a band live, what we do before the show even begins can have a massive impact on how successful…