Studio - Microphones

 

Review: Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 Synth Plug-in

Date: 09/01/2015

Rich Tozzoli. Omnisphere 2 features over 12k sounds and 4,500 new patches.  MORE


Review: Hammond USA Leslie Studio 12 Cabinet

Date: 08/31/2015

Rob Tavaglione reviews the portable, good-sounding Studio 12 cabinet.  MORE


Review: Metric Halo Production Plug-in Suite

Date: 08/28/2015

Rob Tavaglione. Now at $299, Production Bundle is screaming for your attention.  MORE


Review: Avalon V5 Preamplifier/DI/Re-amping Box

Date: 08/26/2015

Rob Tavaglione. The V5 boasts incredibly wide tonal versatility.  MORE


Review: Primacoustic FlexiBooth and VoxGuard VU

Date: 08/25/2015

These absorptive, noise attenuating vocal capture tools are affordable, useful.  MORE


Review: Blue Hummingbird Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Date: 08/25/2015

Blue's 180-degree pivoting capsule SDC "sounds fantastic, feels expensive."  MORE


Review: Radial Engineering Firefly Tube Direct Box

Date: 08/07/2015

The Firefly starts with Class A electronics and a “zero negative feedback” design feeding a 12AX7 tube  MORE


Review: X-Clip Dual Microphone Holder

Date: 07/09/2015

Rob Tavaglione. No more gaffer's tape! X-Clip ideally holds an SM57 and SDC.  MORE


Review: Sennheiser MK 8 Multipattern LDC Mic

Date: 07/07/2015

by Strother Bullins. The studio realm of pro audio product marketing tends to nurture “champagne wishes and caviar dreams.” Microphone-wise, the multi-pattern large diaphragm condenser (LDC) is often a focus in aspirational studio glamour shots— mostly because it’s a key, useful tool and partly because it’s generally one of the priciest items in a pro’s kit. Recognizing both the needs and desires of both savvy self-financed recordists and budget-minded pros, Sennheiser’s MK Series has recently expanded to two models, offering the taste, vibe and features of high-end LDCs at very reasonable prices.  MORE


MXL DRUM PA-5K Mic Kit, MM-131 Mic Mate Mobile

Date: 07/06/2015

By Strother Bullins. MXL Microphones’ new three-piece DRUM PA-5K drum mic kit (pictured, at $199) includes two of the company’s new A-5t Tom Microphones and the MXL A-55 Kicker bass drum mic.  MORE


Auralex Acoustics Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusors: v2 Now Available

Date: 07/01/2015

Handmade, “green” v2 features sharper angles, evolved construction, new models.  MORE


Review: AEA R88 mk2 Stereo Ribbon Microphone

Date: 06/30/2015

Working at Clubhouse Studios in Rhinebeck, New York with engineer/producer Neil Dorfsman, he and owner/engineer Paul Antonell put up an AEA R88 mk2 stereo ribbon microphone on drummer Ray Levier’s kit.  MORE


Gearing Up With “The Trio Of Oz”

Date: 06/11/2015

by Rich Tozzoli. Recently I’ve been working on a recording project that was just so refreshing, I wanted to write about it. Sometimes, especially after being in this crazy biz for a while, each of us can get stale. Sometimes we forget that music is supposed to be creative, inspiring and fun, and that recording projects can often push us into uncomfortable places where we hopefully come out better off than we were going in. And when the mutual parties involved trust each other enough, the technology involved often disappears, allowing the focus to be solely on making great music.  MORE


Third Annual St. John Recording & Review Retreat

Date: 06/09/2015

For the past three years, Rich Tozzoli has organized a grand recording, gigging and equipment review opportunity by gathering his most fun-loving musician and audio-engineering friends, a select batch of gear and heading to the Caribbean.  MORE


Review: Manley Force 4-Channel Microphone Preamp

Date: 05/27/2015

Rob Tavaglione. No surprises here—this preamp is a winner.  MORE


 
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