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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...

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. ...
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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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Marshall MXL V67G Hands on Review

Marshall MXL V67G Review Ideally, we’d all like to get the best equipment we can for as close to free as possible.  More and more,...
Akai Pro LPK25 MIDI USB Keyboard with Computer

Akai Pro LPK25 MIDI USB Keyboard Review

Create melodic and harmonic riffs in seconds, anywhere, with the Akai Pro LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard, a scaled-down relative to the MPK series of...
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...
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Lexicon MX200 Stereo Reverb/Effects Processor Review

Lexicon MX200 Review | Dustin S. Lexicon’s MX200 Dual Reverb / Effects processor brings to market a flexible, reliable processor, perfect for studio or live...
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Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Interface Hands on Review

Focusrite Saffire 6 USB Interface | John R.Focusrite’s Saffire 6 USB audio interface is at the top of its class in quality and affordability. ...

What is a Wireless Microphone?

A wireless microphone is essentially a scaled down version of a commercial broadcasting system.  The speaker talks into a microphone, the signal is then...
Audio Mixing Console

What is Audio Mixing?

Audio mixing is a process where multiple recorded sounds are adjusted or combined into one or more audio tracks or channels to create a...
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Microphone Transient Response

Transient response is the measure of a microphones ability to capture a very sudden sound “attack”. The limitations of a microphones transient response are...

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...
Heil USBQ Mic Preamp

Heil Sound Has Just Broken Into the USB Market

Hiel Just unveiled their new USB Mic Preamp, the USBQ, if it's like their mics, I'm sure we won't be disappointed!Official Press Release:Use your...
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MXL USB.009 USB Condenser Hands on Review

MXL USB.009 ReviewMarshall has created its MXL line of condenser microphones with the express goal of providing quality, multi-purpose products at budget prices.  MXL’s...
M-Audio Firewire 410

M-Audio Firewire 410 User Review

FireWire 410 is a FireWire-compatible audio/MIDI interface that has it all—power, flexibility, compact size and low price. FireWire 410’s 4-in/10-out configuration complete with preamps is perfect for personal recording, routing discrete outputs to a mixer, or directly driving a surround sound system. The on-board ASIO 2-compliant mixer and software control panel provide total routing flexibility—including monitoring with external effects. You also get ultra-low latency software monitoring and near-zero latency hardware direct monitoring—and two headphone outs with independent level controls let you collaborate with a partner anywhere, anytime. FireWire 410 can even be completely bus-powered for total mobile operation (6-pin FireWire port required)
Sonuus i2M Musicport

Sonuus i2M Musicport Hands on Review

Sonuus i2M Musicport Review | Larry H. This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. Sonuus’s i2M Musicport instrument to computer...

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....

Microphone Output Level / Sensitivity

Because microphone elements are very small, the electric signal generated is very small in comparison with line level devices such as instruments and mixing...
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...

Heil Sound just announced the release of their new PR35.

Heil Sound just announced the release of their new PR35.Checkout the whole story here!
Focusrite Octopre MKII

Focusrite OctoPre MkII Hands on Review

Focusrite OctoPre MkII | Mike J.The Focusrite OctoPre MkII hails from the UK-based musical equipment manufacturer Focusrite has built their reputation designing high-end audio...
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Audio-Technica AT2020 Condenser Hands on Review

The Audio-Technica AT2020 gives vocals and acoustic recordings a sweet kind of warmth, particularly background vocals. The Audio-Technica AT2020's frequency responce is generally flat...

Technical Problems with Wireless Microphones

There is a calculated transmission loss between transmitter and receiver through use of an instrumentation antenna. Less transmitter power is required for...

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...
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Understanding Microphone Pickup Patterns

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

The Yeti is the most advanced and versatile multi-pattern USB microphone available anywhere. Combining three capsules and four different pattern settings, the...

Behringer HPS3000 Headphones Hands on Review

Behringer HPS3000 Headphones | John R. Behringer’s High-Performance Studio Headphones are a low-cost option for anyone in the market for a solid pair of dynamic...
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Yamaha HS50M Studio Monitors Hands on Review

Yamaha HS50M 5" Monitors| Jace H. In the tradition of Yamaha’s popular NS10M studio monitors, the Yamaha HS50M 5-inch powered monitor speakers are pro quality...

Marshall MXL V88 Condenser Hands on Review

The V88’s solid construction makes it more likely to successfully endure the rigors of both studio and live applications. The microphone works well in pairs for stereo capture and it performs well as a vocal microphone.