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MOTU M2 vs Scarlett 2i2 (Best Cheap USB Interface)

MOTU M2 vs Scarlett 2i2

If you’re a budding audio engineer, a singer-songwriter looking to record your own songs, or a producer looking for a good mobile option, a 2-channel USB interface is a great option. Since there are so many affordable options, I’ll be putting the MOTU M2 vs Scarlett 2i2 by Focusrite, head to head, to see which …

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Empirical Labs Distressor Review (My Favorite Compressor?)

This is a review of the Empirical Labs Distressor. Specifically, I’ll be reviewing the EL8-X (British Mod) iteration of this compressor. To put it simply, the Emperical Labs Distressor is an absolute joy to use, and it’s a super musical, very colorful compressor with tons of options. What makes the Empirical Labs Distressor so good? …

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Desktop Speaker Stands vs Floor Stands (For Studio Monitors)

If you’re building a recording studio, you’ll need at least one pair of speaker stands to support your studio monitors. Not to mention, they’re probably one of the more expensive parts of your studio setup. When shopping for a pair of studio monitor stands, you’ll come across two main types: desktop speaker stands, and floor …

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Best Open Back Headphones for Mixing (All Budgets)

Best Open Back Headphones for Mixing (All Budgets)

Open back headphones are my favorite type of headphones for mixing. Thanks to the open ear cups, they allow sound to pass in and out of the headphones. This has two distinct advantages over traditional closed back headphones. 1: The open sides allow for a less isolated, more “natural” sounding headphone, and 2: bass frequencies …

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Warm Audio WA-412 4-Channel Microphone Preamp (Review)

The Warm Audio WA-412 4-Channel Microphone Preamp is an exciting offering to the pro audio world! Warm Audio is a brand that I have liked for a long time. At my old studio, I used their EQP-WA and 1176 clones often, so I was excited to get my hands on this mic pre-amp! I often …

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