It’s due out at the end of this month, but what is this mysterious new product from the Propellerhead camp? I felt that it was time for me to find out! Please note that this article is a preview, not a review as I haven't used the Balance yet... I'm simply doing some research to inform you of what we can expect when it is released...
Posted on September 22, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Posted on September 19, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Thanks to the physics of sound, the space you record in is as crucial as the gear you use, as Andy Munro explains…
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Principle owner of Munro Acoustics, Andy co-founded Dynaudio Acoustics in 1990 and still designs custom Dynaudio monitor systems. He is currently designing many of the studios for the new BBC Broadcasting House and he is working with sE Electronics to develop a range of monitors.
Posted on September 9, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Stuck between a digital rock and an analogue hard place? Let Jono Buchanan and Andy Legg help you out of it...
Before the days of FireWire and USB-based DAW recording, the word ‘digital’ equated to ‘expensive’ and we were all charged a premium for digitally controlled signal paths and other digital features. However, over the years the cost of technology has fallen quickly so digital hardware is now more affordable than ever. Nevertheless, is a digital mixer right for your needs and budget? Well, hopefully that’s what the next three pages will help you to decide!
Posted on September 8, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
I’ve recently been treated to some absolutely stonking top-end products to review, so when my latest list of review products came through and I saw that the Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones were on there, I was a little disappointed! For one, I already own a pair so it is nothing new for me to try and for another… what the hell happened to all those expensive mixers and DAW controllers that I had got so used to reviewing over the last couple of months?!! Ha! Well, at least this review should be fairly straight forward as I use these cans pretty much everyday and for very good reason…
Posted on September 5, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
The Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2 and 16.4.2 have already established themselves as popular products for both home and studio use. With this kind of momentum behind them, Presonus cleverly decided that the next step was to release a scaled down version that would be more friendly on the piggy bank and more suited to people that simply don’t need all the channels of the original versions. In this blog post I fired up the Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 and found out exactly what it could do…
Posted on September 4, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Purchasing an audio interface can often be a minefield, especially for the amateur. There are so many products out there that knowing which one is right for you is a near-impossible task without sufficient advice (click here to read my in-depth guide). However, if you are after an interface that offers the most amount of inputs for the least amount of money, you should definitely at least consider the Tascam US-1800…
Posted on September 3, 2011 by Tony Long
You can read more reviews like this, listen to Tony’s productions, purchase synth patches and more at his personal site -> Tony Long Music.
Posted on September 2, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Just a quick blog post this time...
I recently received an excited e-mail from our Drum Manager, Austin, saying that a friend of his had picked up the Snare drum (complete with a letter of authenticity) from an auction that was used by Cozy Powell in the recording of Dance with the Devil!
Posted on September 1, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
This review of the MicroKorg XL comes courtesy of Vince Jones...
MICROKORG XL - INTRODUCTION
The MicroKorg XL comes from Korg’s 'mini' line of devices and follows on from the massively popular original MicroKorg, which has been seen at a number of prestigious gigs including those of synth legends Devo and Jean Michel Jarre, as well as on Nick Rhodes' setup alongside a V-synth and an Alesis Andromeda, so it’s certainly keeping good company!
Posted on August 28, 2011 by Joe Stachowiak
Get to know the specs of your PA and you’ll find more power to play with, as Rob Speight explains…
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Having spent the last 23 years honing his sound engineering skills, Rob is MD of Outpost Sound, offering recording, mixing, post-production and sound design services to music professionals.