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  1. First Listen: Antelope Audio Edge Modeling Microphones

    First Listen: Antelope Audio Edge Modeling Microphones
    Antelope Audio has expanded their Edge series with the release of the new Edge Solo, Edge Duo and Edge Quadro. All of these microphones come replete with incredible vintage microphone emulations that will allow you access to classic sounds in the studio, in addition to just being great mics on their own. Last week I was able to spend a day in the studio with the new Edge series microphones, and after testing each microphone on a variety of sources, I was blown away. There are so many options available right out of the box and the variety of tones I was able to get from a single microphone without leaving the control room was extremely satisfying Continue reading →
  2. First Listen: A Review Of The Universal Audio Apollo X Audio Interfaces

    First Listen: A Review Of The Universal Audio Apollo X Audio Interfaces
    Since its initial release in 2012, the Universal Audio Apollo series has revolutionized the world of digital audio interfaces by offering an impeccable sound at an affordable price. With the announcement of the Universal Audio Apollo X, the brand is once again pushing their flagship interface forward and providing significant upgrades in power, conversion and monitoring.   To purchase the Universal Audio Apollo X Series, which is in stock and shipping from Vintage King right now, please click here. To take advantage of best-in-industry trade-in values when upgrading your current Apollo to an Apollo X, please click here. Continue reading →
  3. First Listen: Antelope Audio Edge Strip

    First Listen: Antelope Audio Edge Strip
    It’s a very interesting time in the recording industry. The landscape is drastically changing as digital modeling technology comes closer and closer to recreating the sound of the analog classics we all know and love. Over the past year, I’ve had the chance to use some of the top modeling microphones and preamp systems including the Universal Audio Unison preamps, Townsend Labs Sphere microphone, Slate VMS microphone and now the Antelope Audio Edge Strip. There hasn’t been a system that’s let me down yet. In my opinion, it would be hard to find a more versatile microphone for under $1,500 than the Antelope, Slate or Townsend Labs. Continue reading →
  4. First Listen: Neumann U67 Reissue

    First Listen: Neumann U67 Reissue
    When it comes to top quality microphones, every engineer in the business knows and loves Neumann mics, especially the U67. That's why it was particularly exciting when the brand announced at Winter NAMM 2018 that they would be releasing a historically accurate U67 reissue, the first of its kind since the original was discontinued. What sets the U67 apart from any other microphone in the Neumann family is it’s ability to capture an insane amount of low end. The proximity effect of the U67 is more prominent than any other model Neumann offers and is a favorite to many engineers for capturing an intimate vocal performance. Continue reading →
  5. First Listen: ADAM Audio T Series Monitors

    First Listen: ADAM Audio T Series Monitors
    If you’re looking for a quality set of active studio monitors on a budget, look no further than ADAM Audio. Over the past week, I've got to spend some quality time with their new line of T Series studio monitors, the T7V and T5V. I’m pretty blown away with how ADAM Audio was able to provide such quality sound at such a friendly price point. When you’re first starting out, you more than likely don’t have an insane budget for professional grade monitors, so you try and get the best ones you can and make due with what you have. Of all the monitors I’ve tried in this price range, I personally think the new line of ADAM Audio speakers far surpasses anything in their class. Continue reading →
  6. Techniques For Dampening A Kick Drum

    Techniques For Dampening A Kick Drum
    Drums are something you want to get right the first time. You never want to say the phrase, “We can fix it in the mix,” at any point during the tracking process. Everything from the size of drums, tone and amount of sustain should be well thought out before you start recording. One of the most important elements to discuss when it comes to drums is the kick drum. Even if you're limited to a smaller selection of kick drums in the studio, there are a handful of techniques that can be used to give each their own unique feel for every song on the record. Continue reading →
  7. First Listen: sE Electronics & Rupert Neve Designs RNT Microphone

    First Listen: sE Electronics & Rupert Neve Designs RNT Microphone
    sE Electronics and Rupert Neve Designs' brand new RNT tube condenser microphone is the third mic in a collaboration series between the two brands. It is pure class-A and fully discrete in both stages of the microphone. On the large, very retro looking power supply, you have the option to choose between nine polar patterns including omni, cardioid, figure eight and everything in between. The first stage of the microphone is the tube based section and includes an ultra-low noise ECC82 tube in the microphone chassis, as well as a custom-built RND output transformer. The Class-A circuitry helps provide a wide dynamic range and highest SPL possible while maintaining the lowest noise-floor. The diaphragm, tube and internal workings of the microphone are encased in a durable all-metal chassis, all constructed by hand in the sE factory. Continue reading →
  8. The Basics Of Miking A Kick Drum

    The Basics Of Miking A Kick Drum
    Depending on what source you’re recording, there’s a million different ways to mic it up to reach the final tone you’re looking for. The kick drum is no exception, and in most music genres, it’s one of the most important elements within any song. Every drummer has a different way of setting up their kick drum. Variables like the drum's diameter, batter head, resonant head, port or no port, style of pedal and internal dampening will determine what microphones to choose and techniques to use. In this blog, I’m going to go over a few examples where the miking technique changes depending on the resonant head on the kick drum. I’m not saying these techniques are the gold standard, but something to have in your back pocket if a situation arises where the drummer has a setup you’re unfamiliar with. Continue reading →
  9. First Listen: A Review Of The Trident A-Range 500 EQ

    First Listen: A Review Of The Trident A-Range 500 EQ
    The Trident A-Range console is known for having one of the most beloved EQs of all time. So it wasn't such a surprise when the Trident team announced at the NAMM Show 2018 that they would be bringing the classic EQ to lunchbox racks around the world with the release of the Trident A-Range 500 EQ. Why is there so much love for the Trident A-Range EQ? Its unique design sets it apart from any other EQ due to its use of faders rather than stepped potentiometers for gain adjustment. It also doesn't hurt that Trident A-Range desks were used in the making of Lou Reed’s Transformer, David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and many more classic records.  Continue reading →
  10. First Listen: A Review of the Retro Instruments Revolver

    First Listen: A Review of the Retro Instruments Revolver
    With the release of their latest creation, the RevolverRetro Instruments has done it once again by reviving a beloved studio staple and updating it for the modern workflow. Just like other Retro Instrument releases in the past, the vintage vibe extends far beyond the Revolver's classic looking exterior.   Based on the legendary modded Altec 436, the Revolver is a dual-channel, all tube compressor that has been hand-built in the USA with that classic British tone. It’s also loaded with expanded features, making it a compressor that works in any stage from tracking to mastering. Continue reading →

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