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10 “Must Have” Plugins for Mixing Drums
Gear Roundups

10 “Must Have” Plugins for Mixing Drums

Drums are always interesting to mix. Simply bringing together and balancing as many as 20 or 30 mics is an art in itself. Perhaps because of this, there seem to be more plugins made specifically for mixing drums than just about any other instrument.

Today, I’d like to parse through Read more...

New Gear Review: iLoud Micro Monitor by IK Multimedia
Gear Reviews

New Gear Review: iLoud Micro Monitor by IK Multimedia

The iLoud Micro Monitor from IK Multimedia is a compact, portable set of speakers that deliver results you can trust in virtually any location.

It seems that with every change the recording industry goes through, there comes new freedom for music makers of all types.

The constraints of the old Read more...

Gear Choices That Matter: How One Studio Found Its Sound
Studio Tours

Gear Choices That Matter: How One Studio Found Its Sound

Does the equipment in the studio matter more…or is it the engineering talent that oversees it?

The machines are useless without the people that wield them, of course. But enter any competitive recording or mixing studio, and you’re bound to see at least a few select pieces of hardware that Read more...

The Keys to Enhancing Creative Flow In Your Studio
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The Keys to Enhancing Creative Flow In Your Studio

The author, Jeremy Steckel (left) coaching a client in his own studio, Revelator Sound.

The audio production world is an endlessly diverse and fascinating place, filled with all sorts of tastes and personalities. Because of this, it’s an impossibility to expect all techniques and approaches to resonate equally with everyone Read more...

6 of the Best Saturation Plugins on the Market
Gear Roundups

6 of the Best Saturation Plugins on the Market

Over the years, I’ve come into the possession of countless plugins. Some have been great investments, while others have made their way to the bottom of my production toolkit, never to be seen again. In particular, I’ve found that saturation plugins can be extremely hit or miss.

There’s no such Read more...

New Gear Review: Luke Audio AL-Y56 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser
Gear Reviews

New Gear Review: Luke Audio AL-Y56 Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser

Because of its interchangeable capsules, the AL-Y56 from Luke Audio offers the distinct tonalities of not one, not two, but three different microphones.

One of the most exciting aspects of the recording industry over the past decade is the emergence of talented designers and engineers founding new boutique audio companies. Read more...

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