Monitor stands are very simple devices that provide a wide range studio monitoring benefits. By and large, the biggest benefit of placing monitors on stands is that this setup improves studio monitor performance thus the overall sound quality that monitors can produce in studios.
The cost of purchasing Pro Audio software such as third-party plug-ins can amount to quite a sizable bill over the course of a year, but fear not, a vast majority of Pro Audio software developers and plug-ins brands do offer a wide range of different deal opportunities that we can take full advantage of to purchase their products at a fraction of the full price.
In this article we list the most common types of deals and promotions that Pro Audio software developers and plug-in brands offer.
In this video from the team at Audient, producer, engineer and drummer Hamish Dickinson of Phoenix Sound in Nottinghamshire, UK, takes us through his ideas and techniques for microphone selection and positioning when using a limited number of mics on a drum kit.
It doesn't matter if you have a small studio setup in a college dorm room, a bedroom, a garden outhouse or a multi-million dollar complex... thieves are everywhere and they are very smart... and organised.
Sure, there are some opportunists out there that will attempt to smash and grab (given the chance) but thieves these days will most likely break into your studio because they have done research and worked out a plan of action. Our job as studio owners is to counter as many opportunities that thieves could use to illegally gain access to our studios.
I'm sure we've all been in sessions where in spite of our best laid plans, someone is just a little too far away from their headphone amp and the lead there never seem to be quite enough of is headphone extensions. While there often isn't a headphone extension lead available, there is always an XLR lead handy. Find out how this can help using this useful tip.
I bet you read that headline and were already running for the toolbox ready to yank your dishwasher out of the kitchen shouting aloud "I'll do it!"
Let me put that post title into context.
In this short video example Production Expert team member Julian Rodgers compares the results achieved by rotating an XY array of small diaphragm condensor mics through 90 degrees so they are arranged vertically with the conventional horizontal orientation.
The term "trash mic" refers to a microphone used to record anything including vocals, guitars, and in this case drums. This mic can be lo-res by design or created by the engineer by using guitar pedals, a wah pedal, or anything else that will render a distorted and chaotic-sounding result.
The team at Synthax Audio UK has announced a new addition to the Ferrofish lineup of analogue to digital converters.
The new Pulse16 DX is a high-quality AD/DA converter that can now be directly integrated into audio networks. The 1U rackmount unit features 16 analogue I/O over TRS Jack, ADAT, MADI and Dante conversion allowing full 16x16 expansion across a Dante audio network at a low cost for such a feature set.
In this free video tutorial, joins our own 'Mr RX It', Mike Thornton, is joined by iZotope's Education Director, Jonathan Wyner,iZotope's Education Director, Jonathan Wyner. Mike shows just how easy it is to remove click track and speaker bleed with the De-bleed module in RX 6 from iZotope.
Ultimate Ears has released a new flagship IEM, the UE Live ($2,199) and the latest studio In-Ear Monitor in their product line, the UE 6 PRO ($699.) The release also heralds an upgrade along the entire UE CIEM product line to the Ultimate Ears IPX Connection System. The durable new connection system is designed to withstand sweat, temperature changes, and repeated connection/disconnections with different cable types over the life of product.
One year after inviting a select group of journalists to chat with key Apple personnel, Apple invited TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino back to talk to the Apple team responsible for bringing the new Mac Pro to fruition.
Just in time for NAB, Australian pro audio powerhouse, RØDE Microphones, is proud to announce its first broadcast-grade, 360-degree surround sound capture microphone and flagship product of a new brand in the RØDE family.
Whenever I see a cable wound ad hoc or incorrectly I just think that the person who did it was being lazy, don't be that person! Instead, be the Pro that properly coils and stores cables. By doing it correctly you will keep your cables in working condition for longer and out of tangled messes.
The voting results are in and they are not that surprising. We combined all the results from the six listening tests and the numbers show that 79% of users who took part in the shootout can clearly hear the differences between condenser and ribbon microphones.
The mics over your drum kit are your best way to get a reliable, and in-phase sonic picture of the entire kit into your mix. Properly placing your mics is a critical task yet it doesn't add much more time to your setup. It all starts with relationships to your kick and snare. Watch this free video tutorial to see to see 3 tips in action.
It's often easy to reduce our industry into the gear and the technique and we can forget the most vital part of the equation, the human factor, we do so at our peril.