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DAW
Software and equipment

3 Best DAWs For Audio Engineers and Music Producers

3 Best DAWs For Audio Engineers and Music Producers BLOG-Digital Audio Workstation also known as DAW, is music production/ post production software that allows users to record audio on a personal computer. DAW software works on both the Mac and Windows operating systems. It is used for audio recording, audio editing, MIDI editing, mixing, and

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Mic Review
Software and equipment

Microphone review – SM7B

The Shure SM7B is beloved by professional musicians for its reliable performance, top-grade construction, and noise attenuating technology that lends itself to clear recordings. This isn’t a mic for those making their first foray into recording, rather it’s for aspiring professionals and industry veterans. The uniform frequency response is excellent for all ranges of recording,

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ssl six interface console
Industry Updates

Gear Highlights- SSL SIX

To the casual observer SiX looks like any other compact desktop mixer. Look a little closer and like all SSL consoles, SiX reveals a carefully considered feature set that is driven by an obsessive desire for total flexibility, to encompass every creative eventuality. It may be small but SiX is a classic SSL design. It

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warm audio 76 compressor
Software and equipment

Gear Highlights- Warm Audio WA 76

Gear Highlights- Warm Audio WA 76 Warm Audio’s WA76 set its target high: the most iconic solid-state limiting amplifier in history. How does Warm do it? Through economies of scale, mostly. They don’t cut corners on components (the WA76 employs genuine US-made Cinemag transformers), but they do order parts and build in quantity, which keeps

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Eq blog
Software and equipment

Gear Highlights- Wes Audio Hyperion EQ

Gear Highlights- Wes Audio Hyperion EQ Blog The WesAudio Hyperion is a 500 Series stereo/dual-mono/mid–side 4-band analog EQ with digital recall that gives you complete control via its companion plug-in. Connectivity to your computer is handled via a front-panel USB port — or by a special rear-panel connector — that allows it to communicate with

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SM58 u87 wa47
Software and equipment

Microphone Comparison

Microphone Comparison Blog- We have used 7 different Microphones to test them against each other to hear how each microphone captures the same instrument Microphones used- Neumann u 87 ai, TLM102, Warm Audio WA47, AKG c414, Neumann KM 184, Sennheiser e614 and Shure SM58 Preamplifer- SSL Six Superanalogue Large Diaphragm Neumann U 87 The Neumann

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Gear manley
Educational

Gear Highlights – Manley Variable Mu

Gear Highlights – Manley Variable Mu – BLOGThe MANLEY VARIABLE MU® LIMITER COMPRESSOR has been the best selling product for many years. It is one of the very few compressors that has become a real standard in Mastering studios and contributed to most hit records over the last decade and probably the next. “Mu” is

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Educational

6 Silly Soundproofing Myths to Avoid

6 Silly Soundproofing Myths to Avoid – Blog, Believe it or not, there are so many ridiculously silly “soundproofing methods” circulating the internet that I thought why not write a blog about one to educate people as to what works and what is a lie. Some of these products are being sold on amazon at

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