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Buyer's Guide

  1. Buyer's Guide: Focusrite Pro

    Buyer's Guide: Focusrite Pro
    Since it was started by Rupert Neve in 1985, Focusrite has spent over three decades creating essential tools for music creators. That legacy lives on today, as the brand continues to evolve its interface offerings for different kinds of recording studios. Focusrite Pro has played a pivotal role in this evolution. Focusrite Pro has added four new products to its lineup today, including the RedNet R1 desktop remote controller, Red 8LINE interface, and newly updated versions of the RedNet D16R MkII and RedNet A16R MkII interfaces. In this Buyer’s Guide, we’ll breakdown this new gear and explain the differences between each line of Focusrite Pro solutions. Before we get too far into the tech behind these groundbreaking designs, let’s talk a little about the start of Focusrite and how Focusrite Pro came to be a part of the company. Let's go back to the 1980s! Continue reading →
  2. Buyer's Guide: Patch Bays

    Buyer's Guide: Patch Bays
    Patch bays are an integral part of the workflow of many professional studios. They’re the nervous system of the control room — the central point from which every piece of gear is connected. However, with so many different types to choose from, it can be difficult to know which patch bay is right for you (or if you even need one at all). In our latest Buyer’s Guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know about patch bays, including the different connections types, normalling configurations, and common grounding methods. But before we get into it, let’s take a quick look at the history of patch bays. Continue reading →
  3. 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 →
  4. 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 →
  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: 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 →
  7. Buyer's Guide: Audio Converters

    Buyer's Guide: Audio Converters
    A quality audio converter is one of the most crucial components in any modern studio. A cheap audio converter can make a million-dollar vocal chain sound like it was recorded through a dial-up modem. But a high-quality audio converter will add depth and detail to your recordings. In this Buyer's Guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about audio converters to help you find the perfect solution for your studio, including sample rates, bit depth, and advanced connectivity options. But before we get started, let’s talk about the history of audio converters. Continue reading →
  8. Buyer's Guide: Audio Interfaces

    Buyer's Guide: Audio Interfaces
    A quality audio interface is the first essential piece of gear for any home studio owner. Whether you’re recording or mixing, every signal passes through the audio interface. Cheap interfaces often make tracks sound weak, thin and brittle. But a quality interface can bring your tracks to life. In this Buyer’s Guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to select the audio interface for your studio, including info on preamps, converters, DSP and more. But first, let’s take a quick look at how audio interfaces came to be so popular. Continue reading →
  9. Buyer's Guide: Schoeps Mikrofone

    Buyer's Guide: Schoeps Mikrofone
    Since the late 1940s, Schoeps Mikrofone has been producing some of the world's most renowned microphones from its home base in Germany. The brand is responsible for creating the first dynamic microphone and continues on today as a leader in small diaphragm condenser mics. In our new Buyer's Guide, we're taking a deep dive into the world of Schoeps Mikrofone. Continue reading below to learn more about company founder Dr. Karl Schoeps, the brand's storied history, and get a tour of its current product offerings available to engineers today. Continue reading →
  10. Buyer's Guide: Studio Monitors

    Buyer's Guide: Studio Monitors
    When it comes to listening back to our audio projects, studio monitors are an essential part of the equation. If you can't hear your recording, mixing, or mastering session through speakers that provide an honest assessment of your track, you'll never get the results that you desire. If you feel that way about your current monitors are deceiving your ears, we're here to help! In this Buyer’s Guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about studio monitors, including the differences between nearfield, midfield, farfield/mains, and subwoofers. Before we dive into that, it’s time for a quick history lesson. Continue reading →

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