Real-World Review: sE Electronics V Pack Arena Drum Mic Kit
By Rob Tavaglione. Producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione recently put sE Electronics' V Pack Arena Drum Mic Kit to the test during sessions in his studio, Catalyst Recording. Here's what he found out in this Real-World Review....
Real World Review: Vanguard Audio Labs V1S+LOLLI Mic System
By Rob Tavaglione. Producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione put Vanguard Audio Labs’ flexible V1S+LOLLI Mic System through the paces in an extensive rundown of different applications. How did it fare? Find out….
Review: Revive Audio Vintage Audio MSL-Mk2 Compressor
By Rob Tavaglione. The MSL really is very good at mix compression, where it does punchy, clean and powerful work without any muss or fuss.
Review: Roswell Pro Audio Colares Condenser Mic
By Rob Tavaglione. The Colares can be exceptionally colorful and “character driven,” and that’s what makes it special—but with its unique pad, it can be an entirely different, neutral and “invisible” mic, which makes it really valuable.
Review: Auralex Mudguard v2 Microphone Isolation Shield
Rob Tavaglione set out to test three factors: Can these shields reduce noisy DAWs effectively? Which shield produces the best vocal sound? And which one attenuates leakage the most?
Review: Sonarworks Reference 4 Monitoring Correction Software
Producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione reviewed Sonarworks' Reference 3 in 2016; does the new edition measure up?
Review: Krotos Reformer, Reformer Pro, Dehumaniser II and Dehumaniser Simple Monsters
By Rob Tavaglione. Krotos’ Reformer and Dehumaniser lines offer a new approach to sound design.
Review: Eve Audio SC207 Nearfield Monitors
By Rob Tavaglione. I’m quite familiar with the unique response of ribbon tweeters, especially from my previous reviews of ADAM Audio monitors—Eve’s founder was a founder of ADAM as well—yet I was still unprepared for just how natural these...
Review: Audio-Technica AT5047 Condenser Microphone
Producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione put Audio-Technica's AT5047 to the test on a variety of sources. And the verdict was...?
How to Beat the Five Trickiest Aspects of Recording the Naked Voice
By Rob Tavaglione. Recording a naked speaking voice is tough. Here's five problems you'll encounter and need to solve to meet ever-increasing marketplace standards.
Review: iRig Acoustic Stage
By Rob Tavaglione. IK Multimedia makes a number of gadgets, accessories and forward-thinking tools that are geared towards the postmodern performing and self-recording musician. However, its new iRig Acoustic Stage is a must-have for both live and studio sound...
Ambisonics, VR and New Audio Frontiers
By Rob Tavaglione. The acronyms with the most buzz this year must be VR and AR: virtual reality and augmented reality, respectively. They brought mass market awareness with those TV commercials featuring awestruck consumers with HMDs (head-mounted displays/devices) for...
Review: IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors
By Rob Tavaglione. Utilizing full-size, full-range monitors in a large control room is a nice luxury for the fortunate, but legions of audio engineers are working in tour busses, hotel rooms, bedrooms, garages and even more challenging listening environments...
Review: Blue Bottle Locker Tube Mic Kit
What would we get if we convinced a top microphone manufacturer to build the ultimate microphone and then surround it with all the proper flexibilities (e.g., multiple capsules, a power supply with adjustable sensitivity and fool-proof cartage)? If Blue...