Phillip Nichols-Wright

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The name Pioneer has been strongly (and rightly) associated with DJ gear and music-production equipment for decades, making it well regarded by music makers across the world. Knowing that taking your first step into DJ'ing can be a daunting one, Pioneer DJ has released the DDJ-200, an...
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Dynamic, condenser, ribbon, handheld, lavalier, shotgun… all are terms commonly bandied about when referencing microphones. One that may not be on the tip of most tongues is parabolic. If “parabolic microphone” has you puzzled, or if you need some guidance for your next parabolic microphone purchase, do read on! What are Parabolic Microphones? Whereas dynamic, condenser, and ribbon describe the...
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Recognizing the needs of small studios, production suites, and compact touring setups, Korg has released two new desktop analog synthesizers, the Volca Nubass and the Minilogue XD...
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When music creators seek to make their mark, they need instruments that can keep up. Well, electronic musicians, producers, keyboardists, and synth aficionados should delight in this exciting bit of news… Building on the power of the Peak 8-voice synth, Novation has released the...
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Whether you do it for a living or just for fun, podcasting shouldn’t require a truckload of gear. If producing podcasts is something you do regularly, whenever you darn well please, or only in dreams, you should be able to achieve great results with a short list of wisely chosen essentials. So, let’s talk essentials, those things that qualify for a podcaster’s everyday carry kit. The Microphone...
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Whether you record demo tracks on the road, produce podcasts at home, or collaborate with other artists in random locations, having a travel-friendly audio interface is key to staying versatile in your work. An ideal interface would be small enough to fit in a backpack, laptop bag, or satchel while supporting multiple types of I/O and USB powering. Seriously, the last thing you need is to have...
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Audio-Technica has long been well known as a maker of fine headphones and microphones. It stands to reason that the company would combine its expertise in those two areas to create broadcast headsets that are well suited for news, sports, and theater production. While the...
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Not long ago, you needed a computer to provide sufficient processing power, graphics prowess, and connectivity to meet the demands of digital pro audio production tasks. Thanks to the robust performance, captivating display, and long battery life of Apple’s current iPad Pro, producing anything...
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Technics is a name on the tip of the tongue of every turntablist, and a brand in the minds of DJs around the globe. Since the 1970s, the Technics SL-1200 has been a popular powerhouse, thanks to its direct-drive design and uncompromising sound. Springing from the solid foundation is the latest in that line of legends: the...
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From recording to mixing to mastering, signal processing is an important part of music production. Compression has proved to be irreplaceable for catching peaks, squashing tracks, tweaking balance, and much more, while equalizers and summing mixers are unforgettable for their tone-impacting capabilities. For the NAMM 2019 show, Heritage Audio released two new pieces of analog hardware goodness....
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One of the most legendary, yet humble, studio monitors is the NS-10. Though NS-10s have been out of production for many years, they remain desired for their ability to reveal mix translation problems. When Avantone Pro released the CLA-10, in June of 2018, the audio world went wild for the passive monitors. Being passive, they required a separate power amp, and that left many engineers and...
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For ages, Akai has been known for producing rock-solid, user-friendly music production machines. The company’s latest release, the MPK Road 88, extends that legacy. It’s a formidable keyboard controller with 88 keys and so much more. With an integrated vintage-style travel case, the MPK...
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Portable audio recorders come in handy in so many situations—for live concerts, solo and ensemble performances, electronic news gathering, capturing sound effects and Foley, interviews, and more. An ideal recorder would be one that features uncompromised audio fidelity, flexible microphone configurations and inputs, and powerful processing without sacrificing compactness and portability. Since...
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Who isn’t in the market for earphones these days? At home, taking a hike, on stage, or in the studio, you deserve great sound no matter where you are. Westone—well regarded for its earpieces, earphones, and hearing protection—has released several new models of in-ear headphones (a.k.a. earphones) to further broaden its spectrum of...
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Our friends at RØDE just can’t stop with the endless planning, scheming, and implementing of improvements to their product line. A perfect example is the RØDECaster Pro, the powerful integrated podcast production studio, released in late 2018. Though it already provided a wealth of...
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