Power Ratings: Know What’s Watt

by Pablo Bellinghausen – With so many small venues and bands buying their own public address systems nowadays (PA systems for short), loudspeakers 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…

Audio Interfaces: Mixers

by Pablo Bellinghausen – When both beginners and professionals alike picture a high-end studio, one of the first things that will come to mind…

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…

Audio Interfaces: Connectivity

by Pablo Bellinghausen – In our previous instalment we saw the basics of what constitutes an audio interface, or sound card, as well as…

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,…

Audio Interfaces: The Basics

by Pablo Bellinghausen – Nowadays it seems so intuitive to record and listen to music through computers it’s hard to believe that the very…

Microphones: Polar Patterns

by Pablo Bellinghausen – As we saw in our previous instalment, the large majority of professional microphones are directional, which means they will pick…

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…

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: Frequency Response

by Pablo Bellinghausen — Even though professional studio and stage mics are compatible with most mic inputs in mixers and audio interfaces, there are…

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…

Microphones: The Basics

by Pablo Bellinghausen — Before getting into the more practical aspects of microphones, it’s important to know a bit about how they work. There…

Live Desk Ergonomics

by Aston Fearon – The more ergonomically we set up our working area, the quicker we should should be able to access what we…

Live Processing and Effects

by Aston Fearon – We touched a little bit on gating in my last article so I won’t repeat myself here but here are a…