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Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone Review

Shure MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone – $149 PROS: Great sound, plenty of configuration options, ultra-portable. CONS: None. Making “in the field” recordings used to fall into one of two categories: a super audiophile expensive system that was too complicated to use, or a cheap recorder that sounded, well, cheap. Shure now has a […]Read More »

Try This Fun and Cheap DIY Home Studio Upgrade: The Transformerless SM57 Mod

While perhaps not the most rewarding or necessary of mods that can be made to your home recording setup, this is an interesting one to start with as it’s fairly simple, the gear involved is relatively cheap, and the mod consists of simplifying the design on something, as opposed to exchanging parts or adding to […]Read More »

STUDIO TEST FINAL REPORT: AUDIO-TECHNICA AT2020USBi Mic & ATH-M40x Headphones (Part 3)

[Editor’s Note: Back in August we put out a call for readers to win a cool recording bundle from our friends at Audio-Technica, consisting of the AT2020USBi Mic & ATH-M40x Headphones. We wanted someone to put these bad boys through their paces and report back on their findings. Below are the thoughts of one of […]Read More »

FLASHBACK: 1970s Coles 4038 Ribbon Microphone

FLASHBACK 1970s Coles 4038 Ribbon Microphone “Simply The Best For Drum Overheads” BACKGROUND Designed by the BBC in the 1950s and originally known as the STC 4038, this mic was intended for both sound recording and radio broadcasting. WHY IT WAS USED The attenuation of high frequencies reduces sibilance on vocals but also reduces details, […]Read More »

STUDIO TEST FINAL REPORT: AUDIO-TECHNICA AT2020USBi Mic & ATH-M40x Headphones (PART 2)

We Had A Producer Put the AUDIO-TECHNICA AT2020USBi Mic & ATH-M40x Headphones Through Their Paces. Here’s What He Found… I tried the ATH-M40X headphones in several applications. I listened to recording and mixing assignments from my audio students, I wore them while tracking a demo session, and I wore them during a mixing session, too. […]Read More »

STUDIO TEST FINAL REPORT: AUDIO-TECHNICA AT2020USBi Mic & ATH-M40x Headphones

We Had A Producer Put the AUDIO-TECHNICA AT2020USBi Mic & ATH-M40x Headphones Through Their Paces. Here’s What He Found. [Editor’s Note: Back in August we put out a call for readers to win a cool recording bundle from our friends at Audio-Technica, consisting of the AT2020USBi Mic & ATH-M40x Headphones. We wanted someone to put […]Read More »

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