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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 »

Updated Video! Suitcase of Drone: Ambient Tape Loop Music

This is the official recording and live setup of Austin based experimental musician Amulets. This rig (lovingly called the Suitcase of Drone) is compromised of numerous effects pedals and two 4-track tape recorders playing back handmade tape loops of varying length. We previously featured a version of the Suitcase of Drone back when we published our […]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 »


[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 »

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Review

Focusrite Clarett 8Pre – $999 PROS: Great preamps, expandable, plenty of audio routing options. CONS: None. Focusrite made their mark with preamps and audio consoles in the 1980s. In the 21st Century the name is still paramount with quality sound, and the Clarett Preamps offer up their classic sound, in the digital recording realm. It’s […]Read More »

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