JBL EON ONE Compact Speaker Review

Musicians are often faced with this all-too-common problem: you’ve got a small gig coming up, and while it’s not big enough (or doesn’t pay enough) for a full size PA, plugging right into your speaker’s onboard XLR/line in ports leaves you with a dry and inflexible mix. JBL EON ONE Compact is the perfect speaker …

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Neumann U 87 Ai Review

If you’ve ever been in a professional studio of any kind, then chances are you’ve seen a Neumann U87 Ai. There isn’t really a more popular studio mic out there. But why is it so popular? Today we will break it down, discuss the pros and cons, and see what makes the Neumann U87 such …

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Shure Condenser Mics (Our Top Picks)

Shure Condenser Microphones

Shure is a microphone brand that is primarily known for their dynamic microphones. The Shure SM7B, SM58, and SM57 are some of the most popular microphones ever built, and have been used on countless tours, stages, and in many recording studios. However, Shure also has many models of condenser microphones that you may not have …

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Neumann TLM 103 Review (Best Value Neumann Mic?)

Neumann TLM 103 Review

Contents0.1 About the Neumann TLM 103 Condenser Microphone0.2 Who is the Neumann TLM 103 for?0.3 Neumann TLM 103 Features0.4 How does the Neumann TLM 103 sound?0.5 Final Thoughts on the Neumann TLM 1031 Condenser Mic Buyers Guide1.0.1 Diaphragm Material:1.0.2 Polar Patterns:1.0.3 Durability and portability:1.0.4 Budget Considerations: About the Neumann TLM 103 Condenser Microphone Neumann’s TLM …

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Arturia 49 Key MIDI Controller Review (Keylab 49 Essential)

Arturia 49

In my opinion, a good MIDI keyboard is one of the most important purchases a producer or songwriter can make. Music production is all about getting ideas out of your head and into your recording software, and often times, your MIDI controller is the toll you’ll use. When I was on the hunt for a …

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Warm Audio WA-47 Review (Best Neumann U47 Clone)

Warm Audio WA-47 Review

When it comes to studio condenser microphones, there is no shortage of choices. One popular category of studio microphones is tube microphones, like the Warm Audio WA-47. The WA-47 is inspired by the popular Neumann U-47 microphone, and at about 10% of the price, it’s one of the best sounding mics under $1,000. The Neumann …

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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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RC-20 Retro Color Review (Best Analog Plugin?)

RC-20 Retro Color Review

RC-20 Retro Color by XLN Audio is a nifty little plugin. With six different types of color to add to your source sounds, plus a magnitude slider, high and lo cut, and a width knob, this analog color plugin offers no shortage of options. What are the 6 effects in RC-20? NOISE: RC-20’s Noice effect …

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Is Splice Worth It? (2022)

Is Splice worth it?

When it comes to downloading samples, presets, and loops, Splice is undeniably the most popular option. They’ve got a huge library of one-shots, drum loops, and synth presets to explore. But is Splice worth it? What’s included with your subscription? At a price of $9.99/month, Splice’s “Sounds+” plan costs about the same as the cheapest …

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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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