New School Audio

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Headphones Hands On Review

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Headphones | John R. There are $100 headphones and there are $100 headphones - headphones for listening to a singer / songwriter-type guy...
Marshall MXL USB.008 USB Condenser Microphone

MXL USB.008 USB Condenser Hands on Review

MXL USB.008 Review Marshall has created its MXL line of condenser microphones with the express goal of providing quality, multi-purpose products at budget prices.  MXL’s...
PreSonus AudioBox Hardware Software Recording Kit

PreSonus AudioBox Studio Hands on Review

PreSonus AudioBox Studio Review | Jamie S. PreSonus 1 Box is a complete recording solution.  Packaged in an embossed metal box, the PreSonus is basically...

Shure Mike Drops an SM58 and a Beta 58 from a Helicopter! – Video

This video is awesome, Shure Mike somehow gets a helicopter to let him drop a Shure SM58 and a Shure Beta 58 from over...
What is Reverb

What is Reverb?

Reverb or reverberation is a term that refers to the persistence of sound that continues because of its interaction with the surrounding environment even...
Marshall MXL 604 Microphone Capsule and Clip

Marshall MXL 604 Microphone Review

Marshall MXL 604 Condenser MicrophoneMarshall's MXL line offers a fine selection of condenser microphones, each designed with specific goals in mind.If you’re in the...

Line 6 POD Studio GX Review

Line 6 POD Studio GX | Jason S. Musicians in need of a user-friendly USB interface for guitar recording are in for a treat with...
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Shure SM58 and Shure SM57 Drop Test – Video

I love this video, Shure Mike from Shure Microphones abuses the SM58 and the SM57 by dropping them of the seventh story of the...
M-Audio Studiophile AV30 Front

M-Audio Studiophile AV 30 Hands on Review

M-Audio Studiophile AV 30 | Chuck F You may have read our article in high praise of M-Audio’s Studiophile AV 40 powered speaker system.   Surely...

What is “Sound”?

Sound Waves Sound is an acoustical energy, a class of physical kinetic energy, is composed of fluctuating waves of pressure in a physical medium such...
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Types of Microphones

Learn about Condenser, Dynamic, Ribbon and Piezoelectric microphones.
Microphone Pickup Pattern Featured

Understanding Microphone Pickup Patterns

The electrical and acoustical characteristics of a microphone determine the quality of performance and usefulness for a specific application.

Tascam US-100 USB Hands on Review

Tascam US-100 Review | Ross P. Tascam's US-100 USB 2.0 audio interface offers an affordable option for a quality recording experience.  This compact unit is...
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Microphone Frequency Response

Learn what a Frequency Response is and how it will help you with microphone selection
AKG Perception 120, P120

AKG Perception 120 Condenser Hands on Review

The Perception 120 looks similar to the Perception 420, other than for its blue-tinted grille, and with the same pad and roll-off switches, the Perception 120...

PreSonus AudioBox USB Hands on Review

PreSonus AudioBox USB Review | Joe G. The PreSonus AudioBox USB recording interface is a bus-powered system designed to enable that roving poet the ability...

Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 Hands on Review

Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 | Mike J. For almost thirty years, the audio geniuses at Focusrite have been building interfaces using their superb preamps. Their...
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Microphone Proximity Effect

Proximity effect is an increase in low frequency response when the microphone is close to the sound source, and often effects directional microphones more...
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The Difference Between Sound Isolation and Insulation

There is a distinct difference between sound isolation and insulation, the same as the difference between water resistant and water proof.  Insulation absorbs frequencies,...

Line 6 POD Studio UX1 Hands on Review

Line 6 POD Studio UX1 | Al J. Musicians in need of a user-friendly USB interface for guitar recording are in for a treat with...
Marshall MXL 603s

Marshall MXL 603s Microphone Review

MXL 603s Condenser MicrophoneThe Marshall MXL 603s is a small-diaphragm condenser microphone well-regarded for use in typical Small Diaphragm Cardioid microphone applications such as...

MXL USB.007 USB Condenser Hands on Review

MXL USB.007 Condenser ReviewMarshall has created its MXL line of condenser microphones with the express goal of providing quality, multi-purpose products at budget prices....

Sontronics DM Drum DM-1B, DM-1S and DM-1T

Sontronics DM Drum Mics | Neil G. Sontronics has released its line of application-specific condenser drum microphones in the DM-1B, DM-1T and DM-1S. DM-1B The DM-1B is...

Denon DN-HC1000S Hands on Review

Denon DN-HC1000S Review | Jack D.The life of the DJ is forever evolving.  Certainly one of the more underrated musicians, but that’s an argument...
M-Audio Axiom 25 MIDI Keyboard

M-Audio Axiom 25 MIDI Keyboard Hands on Review

M-Audio Axiom 25 Review | Ross P. Before you get to the point where you’re convinced all compact MIDI controller keyboards are equal, let me...

18th July 2012: SONTRONICS ISSUES FLOOD WARNING

Revered producer, engineer and mixer Flood (aka Mark Ellis) is the genius behind many a classic album, including U2¹s Joshua Tree, The Killers¹ Sam¹s Town and...

MXL Studio 1 USB Hands on Review

MXL Studio 1 USBMarshall has created its MXL line of condenser microphones with the express goal of providing quality, multi-purpose products at budget prices. ...

Marshall MXL 770 Microphone Hands on Review

Marshall MXL 770 Condenser MicrophoneMarshall has created its MXL line of condenser microphones with the express goal of providing quality, multi-purpose products at budget...

Shure Mike Runs Over an SM57 and an Sm58 with a Tour Bus –...

Shure Mike likes to try to break the SM58 and MS57, lets see if a tour bus will do the trick!Video Courtesy of Shure...
TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2 Vocal Effects Processor

TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2 Vocal Effect Processor Review

TC-Helicon VoiceLive 2 Vocal Effects Processor | KC S. TC-Helicon’s VoiceLive 2 is the vocal effects stompbox you’ve been looking for. I’ve seen rack mounts...