AKG C214 Review | Condensers Under $500

The C214 is a fixed-cardioid large-diaphragm condenser microphone. It shares many of the same qualities that have made the C414 a studio staple for decades. In this AKG C214 review, we’ll highlight its specs, compare it to popular competition, and…

Neural DSP Archetype Plini Review

The Neural DSP Archetype Plini is a state-of-the-art amp sim and effects plugin. Built to Plini‘s exacting specs, the plugin covers the wide range of tones the modern prog guitarist is known for. Following the breakthrough of Neural’s Fortin Nameless…

The Best Microphone for Recording Drums? – Lauten Audio LS-208
Today, we are testing out the Lauten Audio LS-208 microphone! To test this mic out, we will be recording Get It On by T-Rex. On this track, I will be on guitar and bass, we have the amazing Blair Sinta…
Arturia MiniLab Mk2 Review

The Arturia MiniLab MK2 is a portable USB MIDI controller for end-to-end music creation. While its predecessor emphasized a huge bundle of included software, Mk2 pares that down and instead focuses on the quality of the hardware. Arturia MiniLab Mk2…

Synchro Arts VocAlign Ultra Review

Synchro Arts are the makers of the Emmy-winning VocAlign software for post-production and music. They’re proud to announce the newest addition to their audio alignment lineup: VocAlign Ultra. VocAlign Ultra: Industry Leading Audio Alignment VocAlign has been the go-to tool…

McDSP Royal Mu & Q Plugins Review

McDSP announces two brand new APB plugins today, designed for use with their Analog Processing Box hardware — the Royal Mu and the Royal Q! Many of us are already familiar with McDSP, as they’ve been an award-winning audio tech…

Neural DSP Archetype: Gojira Review

Over the past few years, Neural DSP have established themselves as a premiere amp sim developer. Their popular Archetype series features signature plugins by renowned modern guitarists, including Plini, Tosin Abasi, Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood, and Cory Wong. Today, the series…

Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro: The Wireless Earbuds Used by Grammy-Winning Artists!
Today, we are trying out the Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro earbuds! These earbuds are wireless, noise-cancelling, and very affordable. They are also recommended by tons of people, including Grammy-winning artists like Ne-Yo, Colbie Caillat, Halestorm, Daya, and more! We…
IK Multimedia UNO Synth Review

UNO Synth Pro and UNO Synth Pro Desktop are two brand new offerings from IK Multimedia. Developed in conjunction with Italian boutique synth-maker Soundmachines, both of these new analog synthesizers take the UNO monophonic synth and expand it in practically…

Audio-Technica AT2035 Review

The Audio-Technica AT2035 is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone. This budget-friendly offering displays all of the hallmarks of a great multi-purpose condenser, including detailed frequency response and low self-noise. Its competitive pricing makes it one of the top choices for home…

The Ultimate Studio Starter Pack? – EVO Start Recording Bundle
Audient has released a brand new product today: the EVO Start Recording Bundle! This bundle includes the EVO 4 interface, SR2000 Headphones, and an SR1 Condenser Microphone with a shock mount. This bundle is designed for beginners, to help you…
Spectrasonics Keyscape Review

Spectrasonics Keyscape is a virtual instrument featuring an extensive set of ‘collector keyboards.’ Everything from iconic pianos to more obscure instruments were sampled to create this expansive collection. Spectrasonics Keyscape: A Studio Must-Have? Keyscape was ten years in the making.…

A New Industry Standard Podcast Mic? – Earthworks Icon Pro
Today, we are going to do something we have never done before: review a podcast mic! We will be testing out the Earthworks Pro XLR Streaming Microphone in today's video, and comparing it to the Shure SM7, which we typically…
Studio Monitors Under $500: Fluid Audio FX80 Review
Today we’re going to be trying out the FX80 Monitors by Fluid Audio! I met the guys at Fluid Audio back in January at NAMM, and we’ve finally got a pair to try out! They have been kind enough to…
Recording Genesis with ONE MIC! – Austrian Audio OC18
This is another video in our "One Mic" Series, and today we will be using the Austrian Audio OC18 to record a cover of "Turn It On Again" by Genesis! As usual, this will be recorded through our Audient ID44,…
Blue Cat Audio Freeware Plugin Pack II Review

Blue Cat Audio is a privately held company based in Paris. It was founded by Guillaume Jeulin: musician, software engineer, and audio fanatic. Blue Cat focuses on providing flexible and powerful audio tools for musicians and audio professionals. They believe…

One-Stop Solution for Delay & Reverb? – BABY Audio Spaced Out
BABY Audio has put out a bunch of plugins, and we have reviewed every single one of them, so we are back to do the same with their latest release! The newest BABY Audio plugin is Spaced Out, and combines…
TAL J-8 Virtual Instrument Review

TAL Software GmbH is a small Swiss company founded in 2000. They create high-quality, affordable instruments and effects with a user friendly interface. TAL’s commercial vintage synth emulations are known to be incredibly accurate and authentic to the real thing. If you’re…

Arturia V Collection 8 Review

We go way back with Arturia – starting with Analog Factory, then upgrading to Analog Lab, and even venturing into the plugin world with the ‘3 Compressors You’ll Actually Use’ bundle. No doubt, the V Collection is the one-stop-shop for…

IK Multimedia AmpliTube 5 Review

IK Multimedia’s leading amp and effects modeling software took a massive leap forward with the release of AmpliTube 5 today. Accurately capturing the sound, feel and vibe of the world’s most sought-after guitar and bass gear, the new AmpliTube 5 offers…

The Key to Modern Radio-Ready Vocals? – Antares Auto-Tune Unlimited
There is nothing more of a dividing line than talking about one of two things: drum samples, and vocal tuning. Some people may be against vocal tuning, and feel like it is cheating, but if you look back, we really…
Small Speaker with Massive Low End? – EVE Audio SC3070
We have had tons of people asking us about EVE Audio's new speakers, and today we have the opportunity to try them out! The EVE SC3070's are ultra-compact 3-way monitors that are optimized for precise midrange and powerful bass response.…
Slate FG-2A: Recreating A Legendary Compressor
The FG-2A from Slate Digital is an emulation of the legendary LA-2A compressor!  They spent over a year modelling every peak, curve, and sonic nuance in order to create the most accurate emulation. This compressor is very famous, and has…
Waves Abbey Road RS124 Compressor Review

I’m very excited today! We get to try out the BRAND NEW (we got an advance copy!) Waves Abbey Road RS124 Compressor! I’m sure many of you know what this is… it’s a very famous compressor! First designed in 1960…

Does Your Mix Sound Accurate?
Today, we will be using Sonarworks' incredible Reference 4 technology and talking about speaker and headphone correction. This software works to flatten out the speaker responses in your room, which allows you to hear as accurately as possible in your…
The Rupert Neve Designs MBC: A Deep Dive

Written by Chris Frasco In an audio landscape where things are continually moving further inside the box, many of us are craving some tactile interaction with our mixes – not to mention some analog flavor. To help us along, Rupert…

Best Desktop Interface? | Antelope Audio Zen Tour Synergy Core
Today we are reviewing the Zen Tour Synergy Core interface from Antelope Audio. This is the first time we have reviewed a product from Antelope Audio, and we are very excited! I have been hearing a lot about this from…
Find Your Signature Sound with the JZ Microphones BB29!
Today we will be reviewing the brand new BB29 Signature Series mic from JZ Microphones! This microphone is based on the classic Blueberry mic from Blue Microphones, and we are very excited to see how it sounds! We are also…
The Best Plate Reverb?
Today, we have the opportunity to try out the Perfect Plate from Denise Audio! The goal of the Perfect Plate reverb is to easily manipulate your tracks in supernatural ways with supernatural sound quality. We are very excited to try…
Rupert Neve Designs Master Bus Converter
We are very excited get an exclusive first look at a brand new product from Rupert Neve Designs today! The Rupert Neve Designs Master Bus Converter Dual-path A/D Converter & Limiter is a 2-bus converter with a fully functioning limiter…
The Legendary ODR-1 Overdrive Pedal is NOW A PLUGIN!
If you have been watching any of our videos over the last few years, you may have noticed that we use the Nobels ODR-1 Overdrive Pedal a lot! This is an incredible, boutique-sounding pedal, at an affordable, non-boutique price. And…
The Ultimate Audio Repair Tool? | iZotope RX 8
Today, we get to try out the brand new iZotope RX 8! We have been using the RX 7 since it came out, and are very excited to try out the new features they have added to the latest update!…
Best Microphone Under $300? | Lewitt LCT 440 Pure
Today, we are testing out the Lewitt LCT 440 Pure microphone! We have quite a few Lewitt microphones, so we are excited to get to try this one out and see how it sounds! To test this mic, we recorded…
The Best Way to Get Wider Acoustic Guitars? | Gullfoss by Soundtheory
A little ago, we tried out the Gullfoss plugin by Soundtheory. This plugin is an easy-to-use tool that contains a set of basic parameters that can be adjusted to improve the clarity, detail, spatiality, and balance of a mix or…
A.I. Powered Custom Reverbs! | Sonible smart:reverb
Today we have the wonderful opportunity to try out a brand new plugin, the smart:reverb from Sonible! I am very excited about this plugin because Sonible's plugins tend to be very intuitive and produce great results. So we are going…
Baby Audio: Parallel Aggressor Plugin | Demo & Giveaway
In this video we’re taking a look at Baby Audio’s brand new plugin, which comes out today! We’re big fans of Baby Audio because they do really simple and really good sounding plugins! I’m really excited about this plugin because…
Recording a Song with ONE MIC! | Soyuz Bomblet Demo & Giveaway
Today, we get to try out the Soyuz Bomblet microphone! Soyuz makes wonderful microphones, and we are so excited to get to try this one out as well! We are also lucky enough to get to give one away! Enter…
Review: Arturia V Collection 7.2

We go way back with Arturia – starting with Analog Factory, then upgrading to Analog Lab, and even venturing into the plugin world with the 3 Compressors You’ll Actually Use bundle. There is no doubt that the V Collection is…

Top 6 Plugins with Darrell Thorp
Darrell is a producer, mixer, recording engineer, and nine-time Grammy-winner. He has had the opportunity to work with many acclaimed artists throughout his career, including Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Beck, Nigel Godrich, and many more. Today, Darrell Thorp…
Get More Precise Saturation! | Denise Audio God Mode Demo & Giveaway
Our friends over at Denise Audio have released another marvellous plugin! This plugin is called "God Mode", and is a saturation plugin unlike any we have used before. Before we go any further, though, we also get to give away…
Get Great Rock Recordings with the Amethyst! | JZ Microphones Amethyst Demo & Giveaway
Today, we are testing out the wonderful Amethyst microphone from JZ Microphones! This microphone is a premium class large diaphragm microphone that will give you that classic warm, vintage sound. Each Amethyst contains the unique Golden Drop Capsule technology. This…
The most versatile ribbon mic? | AEA KU5A
Today, we are trying out another fantastic mic: the AEA KU5A! We are going to be doing a demo of this mic by recording a full song, and we will give you the multitracks as well so you can hear…
Adjust the Polar Pattern in Real Time! | Austrian Audio OC818
Today, we are testing out the OC818 from Austrian Audio! What is unique about this microphone is that it records the front and the back of the capsule at the same time, and also includes an app that allows you…
Create your own ‘custom plugins’! | Waves StudioRack
Today, we get to try out a brand new plugin: the Waves StudioRack! This marvellous new plugin allows you to create powerful plugin chains of up to 8 plugins. The enhanced features of the StudioRack include parallel processing racks, multiband…
A Must-Have for Recording Bass! | Radial HDI
Today, we are trying out the wonderful Radial HDI! Radial is quite well known for their DIs, and has been an industry standard for quite a few years now. We have used a few of their products before and loved…
The 6 Microphones You Need to Know About!
Today, we are going to talk about the 6 microphones that you need to know about! Some of these we have talked about before, but we have some new ones too. It is also microphone month over at Sweetwater, which…
Mojave Audio MA-201fet | Demo & Giveaway
Today, we have another great demo and giveaway for you! In this video, we will be trying out the wonderful new MA-201fet from Mojave Audio! To test out this mic, I am going to be recording a whole song -…
A Brand New Reverb Technology! | The Perfect Room by Denise Audio
Today, we get to try out a brand new plugin: The Perfect Room by Denise Audio. This is a reverb plugin, and, at first glance, seems to be everything I want in a reverb plugin, as it is all-in-one and…
Sonarworks Reference 4 Studio Edition with Mic | Demo & Giveaway
Today, we get to test out Sonarworks' incredible Reference 4 software! This software really is game changing because it levels the playing field. This software works to flatten out the speaker responses in your room, no matter what your space…
Could Soothe2 Be The Ultimate Vocal Plugin? (Demo & Giveaway)
About a year and a half ago I sat down with the rather wonderful (and exceptionally talented) Eric Valentine! I went to his new studio, and he had some incredible stuff! He had a J37 tape machine, these beautiful Strauss…