Building Dangerland, Part 2: Mixing In A Jail Cell
If someone had told me that I would agree to spending the next six months of my studio life working out of an 8' x 20' Mobile Mini steel trailer with barred windows designed to be a construction site...
Building Dangerland, Part 1: Leaving The Carport
Twenty-three years ago, I converted my freestanding two-car garage into a studio. The Carport, as I called it—there was another studio in town called The Garage—became my home-based workspace. I anticipated being there for five to 10 years before...
Review: Mojave MA-50 LDC Microphone
The MA-50 is large-diaphragm, transformer- less, fixed cardioid condenser microphone with a full 20 Hz-20 kHz frequency response. It incorporates the same one-inch diameter, gold sputtered, three-micron capsule found in Mojave’s MA-200 and MA-201fet microphones. This remarkably low noise...
RUPERT NEVE DESIGNS RNDI ACTIVE TRANSFORMER DIRECT INTERFACE
It wasn’t until I owned a Neve console that I truly understood the cumulative value of recording through circuitry designed by the legendary Rupert Neve.
Review: Focusrite Clarett 8Pre 18×20 Thunderbolt Interface
Focusrite has continued its notable audio legacy with the Clarett 8Pre ($999 street), one of the new products in the company’s Thunderbolt-based Clarett range of interfaces.
RETRO INSTRUMENTS OP-6 TUBE MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIER
The RCA OP-6 was originally introduced in the 1930s and was primarily used for remote, live radio broadcasts.
Review: Ultimate Ears Sound Guard IEM Processor/Limiter
Russ Long. UE radically improves IEM performance via limiting circuit and more.
Review: iZ RADAR studio Recording System/Multiplatform DAW
By Russ Long. RADAR studio runs DAWs natively: e.g., Pro Tools.
Review: Acme Audio Opticom XLA-3 MkII Tube Optical Limiter
by Russ Long. There’s nothing more inspiring than a classic piece of audio gear and Acme Audio’s Opticom ($2,750) is precisely that: a modern day classic. Inspired by the Teletronix LA2A, the Opticom XLA-3 MKII is an all-tube optical...
Lipinski Sound L-70 True Reference Powered Monitor
Respected audio engineer Andrew Lipinski founded Lipinski Sound Corporation in 2003 originally for the purpose of developing tools to better his own work as an engineer.
Yamaha & Steinberg Nuage Integrated Audio Production System
When I started engineering in the Eighties, it was hard to find a studio without Yamaha REV7 and SPX90 digital processors and a pair of NS-10M monitors.
Review: Marshall IPTV Live Music Event Streaming System
by Russ Long. Marshall’s small, highly configurable IPTV system allows a band to incorporate a multi-camera shoot with high-quality audio at an introductory price of only a few thousand dollars. After using the system to broadcast a live show...
Studio Review: Lynx Aurora, Hilo & LT-TB LSlot Interface Card
The Lynx Aurora has been a mainstay in recording since 2005 and is still considered the best I/O option by many top engineers. Last year’s news that it was the primary interface used in the making of Daft Punk’s...