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WATCH: Audio-Technica Presents "How to Mic A Zombie"

Zombies exist solely in the realm of fiction — or DO they? Audio-Technica thinks it better to be safe than sorry. Surviving in a zombie apocalypse relies on preparedness in every aspect of life — even microphone technique. In this spooky video, Audio-Technica teaches you “How to Mic a Zombie.” Sit back, enjoy, and remember […]Read More »

Mackie CR3 3” Multimedia Monitors Review PLUS Video

Mackie CR3 3” Multimedia Monitors – $99 PROS: GREAT price, great sound, worth it! CONS: NONE! In the past, the gap between computer speakers and studio monitors was a pretty big one, but Mackie has closed the gap both in price and performance with their CR3 Monitors. [Editor's note - a 4-inch version, the CR4, […]Read More »

Blue Microphones Mikey Digital Microphone Review

Blue Microphones Mikey Digital Microphone with Lightning Connector – $99 PROS: Small, easy to use, great sounds, plenty of applications for media geeks and musicians. CONS: None. PRICE: $99 Apple’s portable devices have set the standard for being a multi-tool for musicians. Accessory companies have followed, and Blue Microphones have joined in, bringing superior sound […]Read More »

WATCH NOW: Understanding Mic Specs Part 3 - Polar Pattern

Our friends at Shure have a helpful video series up on YouTube that all musicians and pro audio users should watch. Next up is a helpful clip that outlines the basics to understanding microphone specs and polar patterns, answering the age old question: when the heck would I use an omnidirectional mic vs. a unidirectional […]Read More »

WATCH: Why do microphones sound different? Understanding mic specs part 2 of 2

Our friends at Shure have a helpful video series up on YouTube that all musicians and pro audio users should watch. Next up is a helpful clip that outlines the basics to understanding microphone specs and frequency response, answering the age old question: why do mics sound different from each other? Watch it below and […]Read More »

WATCH: A Musician's Guide to Understanding Mic Specifications

Our friends at Shure have a helpful video series up on YouTube that all musicians and pro audio users should watch. First up is a helpful clip that outlines the basics to understanding microphone specs and operating principles. Watch it below and let us know what you think in the comments.Read More »

I-MEGO Maze Headphones Review (Not Recommended)

PROS: Interesting aesthetics. CONS: Middle-of-the-road sound quality, especially for the price.  PRICE: $139 The new Maze headphones from I-MEGO are a head-scratcher. They look kinda neat, they sound kinda OK, they’re sorta comfortable and they’re priced somewhat between low-end cans and serious, professional studio monitoring headphones. So this reviewer is left wondering where, exactly, these […]Read More »

Get Classic Talking Heads Sounds with a 1978 Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb

Widely considered the best high-end reverb of its day, the Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb was made by a nuclear scientist Dr. David Griesinger. The unit was considered “affordable” at $7,500 back in the ’70s, making it an expensive addition, to even a professional studio. INTERESTING FEATURE Having the remote console-top controller allowed for ease of […]Read More »

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