The 15 Best Dynamic Microphones for Any Budget in 2024

Looking for the best dynamic microphone to fill out your recording arsenal? We’ve tracked down 15 of them for a variety of instruments and applications. What Is a Dynamic Microphone? Dynamic mics are a style of passive microphone that operate…

25 Best Waves Plugins for Mixing in 2024

Waves plugins have been around since 1992 when the company first introduced its Q10 Paragraphic EQ. The Q10 broke new technological ground as the first audio plugin ever, with sound quality comparable to, or better than, its hardware equivalents. Over…

The 8 Best Wavetable Synthesizers 2024

Wavetable synthesis is a technique used in certain digital music synthesizers to produce natural, note-like sounds. An existing instrument’s note can be sampled and parsed into a sequence of wavetables. Wavetable synthesizers differ from subtractive, additive, and FM/AM synths. In wavetable…

The 20 Best Virtual Amp Sims in 2024 [Free & Paid]

A great amp sim can take your guitar recordings to the next level since not many of us can record a 100-watt tube head at home. There are attenuators, sure, and lots of modern amps are being built with direct…

Yamaha Pacifica Standard Plus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c_UrNP_5YcVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Yamaha Pacifica Standard Plus Review (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c_UrNP_5Yc) When I was a kid there was two local Musical shops, Kingfisher Music Co. in the nearest town, Fleet, to my village, Crookham Village and Anderton’s…
The 7 Best Pickups For Les Paul Style Guitars

Finding the best pickups for Les Paul guitars is crucial to unlocking the full potential of this iconic instrument. The right pickups can dramatically enhance Les Paul’s deep, warm tones and versatile sound. It’s the secret ingredient that makes every…

Warm Audio WA-67 Review: A Deep Dive into a Modern Legend

The Warm Audio WA-67 condenser microphone has taken the recording world by storm. Praised for its ability to capture the smooth, creamy sound of vintage mics used on countless hit recordings, the WA-67 offers professional sound quality at a price…

The 17 Best Home Studio Mics in 2024 [Any Budget]

What differentiates a “home studio” mic from a “pro studio” mic is generally the budget of whoever’s purchasing it. Aside from that, the best mics are the best mics! We usually recommend starting out with the highest quality microphone you…

The 14 Best ASMR Microphones for Any Budget

ASMR is one of the most popular, if not slightly unusual, entertainment trends of the last several years. ASMR creators attempt to trigger the listener’s “autonomous sensory meridian response”—a tingling sensation that begins at the scalp and moves down through…

The 13 Best Studio Subwoofer Options for Music Production

Most of us work on two-way active speakers which include a tweeter and a low/midrange driver anywhere between 5″ and 8″ in size. Many of the larger popular speakers have impressive low-end extension, but even then, they lack the power…

Talking Acoustic Treatment with Acoustical Engineer Gavin Haverstick
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The 8 Best 500 Series Racks for Your Home Studio in 2024

A 500 series rack is one of the best ways to add a bunch of outboard firepower to your studio in a compact form factor. It’s possible to keep a variety of processors like preamps, compressors, EQs, and more all…

Kevin Antreassian – Producing and Mixing Mathcore and Metal at Backroom Studios
Kevin Antreassian is a seasoned producer with a passion for pushing sonic boundaries. Renowned for his work with bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Mastodon, Aerosmith, and  has crafted a unique career defined by a love…
The 10 Best Overdrive Pedals for Guitar in 2024 [Any Budget]

An overdrive pedal is one of the best essentials for guitarists of all genres. It’s a versatile enough effect to make varied use of it, whether you need a bit of a boost for leads, or you want to completely…

Apogee Quartet Review: Is This Interface Worth the Price?

Apogee audio interfaces, a cornerstone of the brand, are revered for their exceptional audio fidelity and pristine sound reproduction. Whether capturing the delicate nuances of a vocal performance or the raw power of live instruments, Apogee interfaces ensure that every…

The 6 Best Guitar Amp Attenuator Options in 2024

Selecting the best guitar amp attenuator is key for guitarists aiming to manage sound volume without losing tone quality. These tools are essential for enjoying the richness of tube amps at suitable volumes from home to stage.  We’ll cover everything…

Let’s Talk Ribbon Mics with AEA Microphones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPZtxLB-tNEVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Let's Talk Ribbon Mics with Kristian Kohle @KohleAudioKult @Ribbonmics (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPZtxLB-tNE) In this Video Kristian Kohle of Kohle Audio Kult sits down with new CEO of AEA Microphones, Julie Tan, to talk about…
9 Best Desktop Computers for Music Production in 2024

We’ve checked out tablets and laptops, and now it’s time to have a look at the best desktop computers for music production. Understanding Music Production Computers As tech gets better and better, even budget computers are reasonably powerful. What that…

The 10 Best Telecaster Pickups [2024 Guide]

The iconic sound of a Telecaster is known for its distinctive and timeless character. Developed by Leo Fender and introduced in the ’50s, the Tele is one of the most influential electric guitars in history, shaping the sound of numerous…

7 Best Laptops for Music Production in 2024

The good news for beginners is that there’s a solid chance you can start recording with whatever laptop you already own. In the event you’re looking for a new laptop for music production, we’ll check out some of the most…

The Best Condenser Mics for Your Studio in 2024 [Any Budget]

The best condenser mic will see constant use in your studio. There’s so much variety out there that it can be a bit overwhelming trying to sort the good from the bad, so we’ve put together a shortlist of some…

Best Surround Reverbs for Dolby Atmos Mixing [2024 Guide]

Looking to optimize your Dolby Atmos mixes with the perfect reverb plugin? In this guide, we’ll explore the best surround reverbs for Dolby Atmos mixing. First, we’ll explain Dolby Atmos and how it can transform your audio projects. Then, we’ll…

Le Mobile – The Most Famous Recording Studio On Wheels In History
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWcmrSiqMLYVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: The Most Famous Recording STUDIO On Wheels In History TOUR with Marc Daniel Nelson (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWcmrSiqMLY) Le Mobile, Inc., is a world renowned mobile recording studio company founded by Guy Charbonneau in 1973…
Mixing Low End Masterclass & The Future of Production | Studioszene 2024
Welcome, everyone! We hope you're doing marvelously well. Today, we're taking you on a journey to Studioszene 2024, located in beautiful Hamburg. It promises to be an exciting day filled with insightful discussions, master classes, and, of course, waffling around…
Lauten Audio LA-120 Review: The Ultimate Small-Diaphragm Condenser Mic Pair?

Lauten Audio is a family-owned and operated company introducing innovative designs into the world of traditional microphones. Their inspiring lineup of mics marries classic sonics with modern utility, resulting in versatile, multi-purpose tools for any project. Today, we’re breaking down…

This is the home of legends, are you ready to join them?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9NW9EI2vfgVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: ROCKFIELD STUDIOS - Recording DRUMS and BASS Where They Recorded Bohemian Rhapsody (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9NW9EI2vfg) Rockfield Studios began it’s commercial recording life in 1961 and has become a beloved recording and mixing studio for…
Audiomovers INJECT Review: The Secret to Simplified Routing

Gone are the days of juggling multiple audio interfaces, battling with mismatched sample rates, and wrestling with complex routing configurations. INJECT, a powerful audio plugin from Audiomovers, emerges as an indispensable tool, streamlining your workflow within your chosen Digital Audio…

The 5 Best Blues Harmonica Choices [2024 Guide]

Embarking on the search for the best blues harmonica? Our 2024 guide is here to light your path. Whether you’re a budding enthusiast or a seasoned maestro, we dive deep into what makes each harmonica soulfully sing the blues.  Let’s…

Backroom STUDIO TOUR with Kevin Antreassian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37VrXUUUEggVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Backroom STUDIO TOUR with Kevin Antreassian (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37VrXUUUEgg) Today we take a tour of Backroom Studios in New Jersey, a recording space that goes beyond the average studio. With over 7,000 square feet…
Lauten Audio Eden LT-386 Review: The Ultimate Vacuum Tube Mic?

The Lauten Audio Eden LT-386 represents the apex of the brand’s design prowess, and in this review we’ll break down why this high-end tube condenser deserves the title. Lauten Brings Professional Quality Sound to Your Studio From the premium Signature…

The 15 Best Compressor Plugin VSTs in 2024 [Free & Paid]

A compressor is one of the most fundamental processors an engineer has at their disposal. We know them to be great at tightening up the dynamic range of a signal—in other words, making a signal more even and consistent in…

What Is the Best Midi Controller for Logic Pro X? (Top 5)

What Is the Best Midi Controller for Logic Pro X? (Top 5) Choosing the right MIDI controller is a pivotal decision in enhancing music production with Logic Pro X. Logic Pro X’s advanced MIDI capabilities require a controller that complements…

Best Computer for Music Production in 2024 [Any Budget]

The computer is the hub of the digital recording studio, so you’ll want to make sure you get the appropriate one for the job. Luckily, there isn’t a single best computer for music production, but rather a number of choices…

Metalize An Indie Pop Song!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41i6jgLLVeoVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Metalize An Indie Pop Song - With Producer Dennis Ward Compare Two Sets of Multitracks (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41i6jgLLVeo) Today’s video is the first of a new series, “Metalize a Song” with our friend, Metal…
The 7 Best Chorus Pedals for Your Pedalboard [2024 Guide]

Our top selections of the best chorus pedals will help you narrow down just the right effect for your pedalboard. What Is a Chorus Pedal & What Do They Sound Like? Chorus is a type of effect that falls into…

The 12 Best UAD Plugins in 2024

Universal Audio has a decades-long reputation as one of the premier manufacturers of pro audio equipment. Bill Putnam started the company in 1958 and was a pioneer his entire life. Putnam designed many products under different companies throughout the course…

The 8 Best Synthesizer Apps For iOS Mobile 2024 [FREE & PAID]

Making music on the go has never been easier! We’ve already covered some of the best DAWs for iOS and Android, and now it’s time to take a look at best synthesizer apps to go along with them. Mobile synthesis…

Vocal Mixing – Simplify – Replace 10 Plug Ins with ONLY 1!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk0qQe-pqhcVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Replace 10 Plug Ins with ONLY 1!! Vocal Mixing - SIMPLIFY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk0qQe-pqhc) During this past NAMM 2024 two plugins caught the eye of Producer/Engineer and Mixer extraordinaire Joe Carrell: the Voca by…
A Mixers Job Is More Than Mixing With Matthew Weiss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHo0LyyDs4YVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Mixing Rhythmic Music Bundle With Matthew Weiss (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHo0LyyDs4Y) Matt Weiss' Courses are ALWAYS among my favourites! Maybe modern Rhythmic music is not your preferred genre? However, the techniques Matt applies are universal and…
Seventh Heaven Pro – Deep Dive – Is This The Ultimate Reverb?
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11 Best Saturation VST Plugins Available 2024

Saturation is the secret weapon for adding some grit back to pristine digital recordings. Whether you just want to add a bit of body and richness to an instrument, or make it unrecognizable with blazing distortion, saturation is one of…

Audiomovers LISTENTO Review (Why You Need This Plugin!)

In today’s digital age, the ability to remotely collaborate on music production has become a necessity. Audiomovers LISTENTO is a pivotal solution, bridging geographical gaps and fostering creativity among artists, producers, and audio engineers worldwide.  This review will explore LISTENTO’s…

The 15 Best Small Tube Amp Options for Home Use in 2024

Being a guitar player sets you on a path of tone chasing — there’s no way around it! There are so many ways to tweak the sound of our instrument, from the guitar itself, to pickups, pedals, strings, plectrums, and…

6 Best Studio Monitor Stands for Your Studio [2024 Guide]

Studio monitor stands can substantially improve your working environment. They’re not the most glamorous of upgrades in the grand scheme of things—considering all of the “fun” studio stuff we could buy—but speaker stands are an easy, effective way to make…

10 Best Limiter Plugins in 2024 [FREE & PAID]

Limiters are awesome plugins for catching a signal’s highest peaks in a way that doesn’t ruin the overall tonality and balance of an instrument, group, or mix. Here is a modest sample of 10 of the best limiter plugins out…

How Much Does Spotify Pay Per Stream in 2024?

Streaming platforms have revolutionized music sales. There’s just no way around it—if you’re an artist, you have to upload your music for streaming. In 2019, digital streams accounted for nearly 80% of total music sales globally, and the number continues…

Best Microphone Preamps For Recording Music In 2024
In this blog post, we're diving into the world of microphone preamps with a special focus on some top picks.. Warm Audio ToneBeast: Affordable Excellence The Warm Audio ToneBeast is an affordable microphone preamp that pleasantly surprises with its sound…
The 20 Best Guitar Impulse Responses in 2024 [Free and Paid]

Collecting impulse responses isn’t necessarily new tech. But it is becoming increasingly popular for capturing the sound of a unique speaker cabinet, microphone, and room for guitar. Beyond your amp settings, there’s a whole lot more that affects your recorded…

The Best Portable PA System for Live Music [2024 Guide]

A public address (PA) system is a must for any sort of performance. It amplifies and projects your sound so you can be heard over a crowd and throughout a venue. For many years, PA systems have been multiple component…

The 10 Best Mixing Plugins in 2024 (Free & Paid)

Mixing is one of the most satisfying parts of music production. It’s so much fun polishing raw recordings, adding creative effects, and putting the finishing touches on a song for listeners. There are literally thousands of plugins out there that…