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Before you begin your podcast, you need to make sure your audio recording is crystal clear. Andrew shares some proper microphone techniques to help you get the best sound for your podcast. 0:00 - Introduction 0:17 - Proximity Effect 1:26 - Plosive Sounds 3:33 - Setting the Input Gain 4:30 - Final Thoughts Did you find these tips helpful? Do you have any to add? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
Are you ready to add some flavor to your guitar licks? Join Andrew Swift for a hands-on look at Universal Audio’s new UAFX line of pedals. 0:00 - Introduction 1:16 - Introducing the Newest Guitar Pedals from Universal Audio 1:50 - Orion Pedal 4:49 - Heavenly Plate Pedal 7:16 - Evermore Pedal 9:25 - 1176 Pedal 11:50 - Final Thoughts Would you add any of these to your pedalboards and shred? Let us know in the Comments, below!
by Trevor Collins · Posted 09/19/2023
2023 has been an exciting year for Logitech. Following its acquisition of the popular audio equipment brand Blue Microphones, Logitech is rolling out several new products in the Logitech G line of gaming devices. With three new microphones and two new lighting rigs, all built around the modern gamer, Twitch streamer, and content creator, fans of Logitech and the former Blue Microphones have a lot to which they can look forward. Yeti Orb First up is the
Attention all podcast enthusiasts! Welcome to podcasting 101, 2023 edition. Gabriel Richards breaks down the list of all the equipment you need to get started on your podcast. Richards discusses everything, from mics, mixers, editing software, and even platforms to host your podcast. 0:00 - Introduction 1:18 - Microphones 6:03 - Audio Interface 7:23 - Podcast Mixers 9:08 - Headphones 10:07 - Mobile Podcasting 11:12 - Podcast Editing 13:10 - Podcast Hosting 14:04 - One Last Piece of Advice Do you have a podcast you produce or would
by Eric Calvi · Posted 09/13/2023
In the not-so-distant past, achieving professional-level sound required either a fully equipped analog studio or an expensive digital audio workstation. However, podcasters, songwriters, producers, musicians, audio engineers, gamers, and content creators everywhere can now rejoice, because that era has become a memory of the past. Thanks to the ingenuity of brands like Universal Audio, Antelope, Apogee, and others, we now have powerful audio interfaces with high-quality circuitry and flexible connectivity to microphones, computers, mobile
by Trevor Collins · Posted 09/11/2023
In this modern age of digital convenience and computer-controlled audio production, the vintage sound of analog vacuum tubes remains highly sought after by musicians, recording engineers, and producers around the world. While many companies today recognize this fact and produce a seemingly endless array of clones of classic tube microphones, Lewitt has taken the rare path of bucking this trend and delivering brand new tube mic designs. Aiming to marry the warmth and smoothness of vintage tube tech with the clarity and precision of modern mics
by Robert Rives · Posted 09/02/2023
The B&H 50th anniversary party continues with yet another esteemed company celebrating with us. This time, our good friends at Neumann are announcing a special limited-edition anniversary issue of the venerable U 87 Ai large-diaphragm condenser microphone. With three polar patterns to choose from, the versatile U 87 Ai is an industry standard, offering a timeless and special sound that remains highly coveted for
by Robert Rives · Posted 09/01/2023
Shure continues bringing technical excellence and dependable performance to its popular lineup of headphones and earphones with two exciting updates, a new AONIC 50 Gen 2 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphone and a new pair of the venerable SE215 earphones, styled in a distinctively eye-catching green. AONIC 50
Never content to rest on its laurels, Focusrite is updating its popular Scarlett lineup of USB-C 24-bit / 192 kHz audio interfaces with new 4th-generation models offering updated features with today’s musicians and content creators in mind. Improvements in this generation include new microphone preamps with up to 69 dB of gain, better A/D converters with a wider dynamic range up to 120 dB, and loopback functionality for sampling and podcasting. Scarlett Solo and Scarlett Solo Studio Singer-songwriters and burgeoning creators looking for a cost
by Andrew Eisele · Posted 08/29/2023
We’re heading into the final stretch of 2023 and synth manufacturers have been busy with new and updated models that offer sonic inspiration. With so many choices, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. In this buying guide, we’ll demystify some of the latest synthesizer technology and find that perfect instrument for you or a loved one that fits any budget. Synthesizers have been around for more than 60 years and, as much as technology progresses, we still find the same basic analog subtractive synthesis principles used for most synthesizer designs.
by Andrew Eisele · Posted 08/24/2023
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a programming language that connects a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related devices for playing, editing, and recording music. When we record with MIDI, we are capturing the performance of how an instrument was played, not the audio waveforms produced by the instrument. This has many benefits because we can add notes, edit velocities, correct the performance, or change the sound of the instrument altogether. MIDI controllers are the devices we use to create a
by Trevor Collins · Posted 08/24/2023
It’s an undeniable fact that Zoom has established itself as one of the preeminent figures in modern content creation, with versatile and intuitive products designed to make the creation process easier. Riding this trend, Zoom is announcing the release of a new compact shotgun microphone that will capture high-quality audio in a variety of shooting scenarios with minimal effort. Enter the ZSG-1 On-Camera Shotgun Microphone.
by Phillip Nichol… · Posted 08/23/2023
Finding solid headphones for general-purpose listening isn’t too difficult, but homing in on purpose-built cans that are optimal for drummers, vocalists, and audio engineers is a challenge on its own level. With the staggering number of headphones on the market, it can be difficult to filter your options and remain confident that you’re getting closer to a good choice. Wireless, wired, in-ear, on-ear, over-ear, open-back, closed-back, etc.… there are so many types and models to sort through. So, maybe instead of scrolling through hundreds of
by Andrew Eisele · Posted 08/22/2023
Arturia has been producing quality musical instruments and software plug-ins for nearly 20 years. The brand endeavors to create comprehensive hands-on hardware and software for an intuitive music-making experience that sparks creativity. When I was asked to review Arturia’s latest budget controller and software, KeyLab Essential mk3, I welcomed the opportunity. For a budget controller, you could not do better, because