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Buyer's Guides

  1. Buyer's Guide: Telefunken Elektroakustik Microphones

    Buyer's Guide: Telefunken Elektroakustik Microphones
    Telefunken Elektroakustik is one of the most famous manufacturers of microphones in the recording industry. Since the company's formation in 1903, they have influenced how we record in the studio, set a standard for high-quality gear, and given new product designers something to aspire to when creating their next design.Throughout this Buyer's Guide, we'll be breaking down the differences between several different lines of Telefunken Elektroakustik's microphone offerings. Before we dive in, we think it's important to further discuss the history of this legendary brand and talk a bit about how its current iteration came to be. Continue reading →
  2. Buyer's Guide: Universal Audio Apollo Interfaces

    Buyer's Guide: Universal Audio Apollo Interfaces
    Universal Audio has always been known for its innovation. From legendary mic pres and compressors to game-changing audio interfaces and software, the brand has truly helped shape the landscape of the modern recording industry. The Apollo interface series, which was first introduced in 2012, has played a major role in furthering Universal Audio's legacy. Now in its third generation, Apollo interfaces offer world-class conversion, amazing preamps, and on-board processing for near-zero latency when using with Universal Audio's top-notch plug-in emulations. Continue reading →
  3. Buyer's Guide: Mojave Audio Microphones

    Buyer's Guide: Mojave Audio Microphones
    Built with premium analog components, Mojave Audio microphones capture the rich, colorful sound of classic tube microphones at a fraction of the price. Revered by some of the world’s greatest engineers, these microphones have been a secret weapon for top recording studios for years. Whether you’re looking for a workhorse condenser microphone that delivers unparalleled bang-for-your-buck or need a replacement for your vintage tube mic, Mojave Audio microphones deliver professional results in any setting. In this Buyer’s Guide, we’ll break down the differences between each microphone in the line, show off the brand's new colorways, and help you find the perfect mic for your needs. Continue reading →
  4. Buyer's Guide: Avid Interfaces, Desktop Control Surfaces & More

    Buyer's Guide: Avid Interfaces, Desktop Control Surfaces & More
    Over the past few decades, Pro Tools has become the industry-standard DAW for recording, mixing, and post-production facilities. Avid has given both home and commercial studio owners several new tools in the past year to help streamline their Pro Tools rigs, including a new interface and several desktop control surfaces. With so many solutions to choose from, it can be tough to tell which is the best for you and your studio. That’s why we put together this Buyer’s Guide to help you find the perfect Avid gear for your space. Read on to learn more about the Avid MTRX Studio, Pro Tools Dock, S1, S3, and HDX series chassis. Continue reading →
  5. Buyer's Guide: Dolby Atmos

    Buyer's Guide: Dolby Atmos
    The evolution of the listener's audio experience has led the post-production world to the vast frontiers of immersive mixing. Thanks to Dolby Atmos, mix engineers can now plunge their listeners into lush three-dimensional sonic worlds that feature well-placed, accurate sounds. The best part? With Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite, it's easier than ever before. If you've heard about Dolby Atmos and have been wondering why you need to start thinking about it when it comes to your mixes, you've come to the right place. Throughout this blog, we'll be outlining the concepts behind Dolby Atmos, the creation process for immersive mixing and some of the tools of the trade that you'll need to do the job right. Continue reading →
  6. Buyer's Guide: Amphion Loudspeakers

    Buyer's Guide: Amphion Loudspeakers
    Handmade in Finland, Amphion Loudspeakers are known for their honest and accurate sound reproduction. With precision-engineered drivers and state-of-the-art technology, Amphion's monitors deliver world-class imaging and phase coherency in any environment. But with five passive loudspeaker models and two bass extension systems to choose from, it can be tough to tell which setup is right for your studio. That’s why we put together this handy Buyer’s Guide to help you find the right pair of Amphion Loudspeakers for your studio. Continue reading →
  7. Buyer's Guide: DAW Software

    Buyer's Guide: DAW Software
    The single most important tool in most modern studios isn’t a microphone or a console, it’s your DAW software. Programs like Pro Tools, Logic, and Ableton make it easy to create music, work collaboratively with others, and export tracks that are ready for public consumption. But with so many options to choose from, it can be tricky to know which one is right for you. That’s why we put together this Buyer’s Guide to help you find the perfect DAW to fit your workflow and budget. Let's start by looking at what exactly DAW  software does and learn a little bit about the history of recording and mixing software. Continue reading →
  8. Buyer's Guide: Ex Machina Monitors

    Buyer's Guide: Ex Machina Monitors
    As new players in the studio monitor game, Brooklyn-based Ex Machina has made waves by making some staggering choices with its designs. The brand has come out swinging for the fences and, after listening to these two current releases, it's obvious these decisions have worked for the best.The brand made its big debut at NAMM 2020 with two monitor offerings for different sized studio spaces. Continue on in this Buyer's Guide to learn more about the brand's technology and these ultra-clear, transparent and focused studio monitors. Continue reading →
  9. Buyer's Guide: Focal

    Buyer's Guide: Focal
    For over 40 years, Focal has been one of the preeminent speaker brands in the world. They have delivered countless innovations for all different kinds of listening experiences from home audio speakers and headphones to car speaker drivers and studio monitors. Throughout this Buyer's Guide, we'll be covering the history of the brand and taking a look at their product offerings for the recording studio. No matter your set-up, Focal has something that will meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Continue reading →
  10. Buyer's Guide: Rupert Neve Designs

    Buyer's Guide: Rupert Neve Designs
    Viewed by many as the father of modern recording, Rupert Neve spent many years pioneering the consoles that are still most desirable in the studio market today. With classic circuits like the 1073, 1081, and 2254 compressor, Neve established nothing short of a dynasty with his iconic, fantastic sounding modules. In our new Buyer's Guide, we'll be diving into the history of Rupert Neve's current brand, Rupert Neve Designs, and offering info on its consoles, outboard gear, and more. Let's get started by learning more about the man himself in our classic Make Your Mark. Continue reading →

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