Phillip Nichols-Wright

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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 infographic below shows the differences between them, shop confidently knowing that all six variants boast a strong common...
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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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NAMM is always a special time of year, bringing excitement and new gear. For DJs here, remixers there, and audiophiles everywhere, Reloop has new goodies; check them out, if you dare. All rhyming aside, Reloop’s latest offerings—two turntables and a mixer—oh—are worth getting pumped about. Let’s take the...
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Attention guitarists! Your "axe" deserves solid, characterful tone whether you're practicing in your room, playing on stage, performing on the street, or recording in a studio. The latest releases from Blackstar include combo amps, tube heads, and speaker cabinets designed to deliver a powerful combination of sonic satisfaction,...
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Tascam knows the need for high-quality audio recording isn't limited to the studio. Recording lectures, podcasts, meetings, interviews, ambience, sound effects, or music? All of it should be captured with the same uncompromising intention; get it and get it right. Considering that you may find yourself in anything from a lush forest of nature's finest to an acoustically treated studio fortress,...
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For more than 60 years, Neumann has been known for its top-notch microphones. It should come as no surprise that the talented minds at Neumann would apply their legendary expertise in transducers and electronics to the world of studio monitoring. Well timed for the NAMM 2019 show, the company unveiled two new exciting products: the...
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The market has given us a bountiful harvest of audio interfaces; from ultra-compact stereo models to mammoth rack-eaters with more channels than sense, there's no shortage of options. So, when Steinberg announced its new high-end AXR4T Thunderbolt™ audio interface, the first question...
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No matter what sort of audio madness you make in the safety of your studio, you can benefit from a stellar solution for the pesky problems encountered once you're "out of the box." With that in mind, Dangerous Music—highly regarded by discerning minds and ears—has released the...
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