Sonarworks Launches Multichannel Speaker Calibration Software
San Francisco - May, 24 2022 - Sonarworks, the company behind precision audio software used in the sound design of Oscar-winning movies like Rocketman and major live events like the Rio Olympic Games, has entered the multichannel space with SoundID…
Audient Announces EVO 16
Hampshire, UK; embargoed until 5pm BST, 23rd May 2022 - British audio company, EVO by Audient is delighted to announce the launch of the latest product in its range, EVO 16. A 24 in / 24 out Audio Interface, this…
Best iPad/Tablet for Music Production

It’s hard to beat the convenience of a tablet for music production, whether you’re a frequent flyer or just enjoy the flexible workflow. Using a Tablet for Music Production in 2022 The most common use for a tablet in music…

9 Best Closed Back Studio Headphones in 2022

Closed back studio headphones are an essential piece of equipment to have on hand. They provide the best isolation with minor sacrifice to sound quality. But because they isolate the listener from the room, they’re the ideal option to use…

9 Best Open Back Headphones for Mixing 2022 [Any Budget]

Searching for the just the right pair of open headphones to mix on? We’ve done some digging and come up with the best open headphones ranging from $50 to $500 — there’s a pair for every budget! What Are Open…

Best Speakers for Vinyl Record Player in 2022 [Any Budget]

Shopping for the best speakers for a vinyl record player can be a little daunting. With so much variety out there, how do you know which ones are actual quality? What Speakers Do You Need for Your Turntable? As of…

Is Waves Vocal Rider the Solution to Levels?

Vocal levels are one of the most important things to get right. Even with all the compressors in the world, nothing compares to putting in the work and riding the fader — automating the levels in each part of the…

Room EQ Wizard | Free Acoustics Software

Room EQ Wizard (REW) is free room acoustics software for measuring and analyzing room and loudspeaker responses. The analysis helps you optimize your studio by finding the best spot for the speakers and listening position. Shooting the room gives you…

Kaotica Eyeball Review: Is It Worth It?

The Kaotica Eyeball is a microphone isolation ball with an integrated pop filter. It’s a big foam sphere you slide over the microphone capsule to protect it from reflections. The Eyeball intends to keep untreated room sound out of your…

10 Best Home Studio Mics in 2022 [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 9 Best Acoustic Guitar Pickups for Any Playing Style in 2022

Acoustic guitars benefit from pickups when you need to amplify the signal in live settings. Having a microphone on stage fixes the player to one spot, and the sound might suffer from bleed or being off-axis should the guitarist move…

The Complete Plugin Pack – Eventide’s Anthology XII Bundle Review
We cannot get enough of the quality of plugins that Eventide have put out over the years. In March, they announced their Anthology XII bundle that boasts over 30 plugins! Today, we're checking the bundle out along with our good…
Vocaloid 5 Review: Virtual Singers in Your DAW

Vocaloid is a very unique type of voice synthesizer software. Initially not meant to be a full commercial product, research on its technology began in 2000. Yamaha then got involved during the development process, and the first version of Vocaloid came out in…

The 10 Best Small Tube Amp Options for Home Use in 2022

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…

Who Makes the Best Guitar Stands? [Top 10 for All Budgets]

You may be wondering, “who makes the best guitar stands?” Below are 10 of our top favorites to keep your guitars safe and secure! Keeping Your Space Organized and Functional Is Key We talk about workflow and efficiency in the…

Avid Pro Tools First | Free DAW Overview

Avid Pro Tools is the industry standard. It’s the platform for virtually every studio because it excels at tracking, editing, mixing, and production. Pro Tools First provides an introduction to the gold standard DAW without committing to a pricey monthly…

The 8 Best Wireless Guitar Systems in 2022

A wireless guitar system is a perfect way to clean up and professionalize your rig. If you’re tired of lugging around long cable runs, then it’s time to go wireless. Why Consider Using a Wireless Guitar System The main reason…

The 6 Best Shure Microphones for Your Home Studio

Shure microphones have a wonderful reputation in the recording industry as some of the best, most reliable, and most affordable mics around. Shure started as a one-man radio company back in 1925, and by the early 1930s were one of…

How to Be in Phase Every Time
This is a super neat tool and trick shown today by our incredible friend, Manny Nieto. There is always a possibility of the polarity being reversed along the audio signal and during the lifespan of the equipment which is why…
Take Automation To The Next Level
Today, the boss-man Warren is back sharing his uses of automation to give dramatic yet straight forward lift and width to a chorus. You can download the multitracks for this track here: We were Astronauts - Golden As we can…
One Microphone? No Problem! – Austrian Audio CC8 Microphone
Today we are looking at the recently released Austrian Audio CC8 and we are not only joined by the incredible Steve Maggiora but also Ricky from AudioHaze is going to do a comparison between this CC8 and their flagship OC818!…
The 10 Best Dynamic Microphones for Any Budget in 2022

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

The 5 Best AKG Microphones for Any Budget in 2022

AKG microphones are among the most reputable in the industry. Best known for their high-end offerings, AKG produces a wide range of mics for any budget and application. For 75 Years, AKG Has Been Perfecting Their Line of Microphones AKG,…

The 6 Best Guitar Loop Pedals for Any Budget [2022 Guide]

Many guitarists don’t considerate it, but a guitar loop pedal is one of the best upgrades for your board. From a creative standpoint, loop pedals can completely change the way you write and practice music. What Is a Loop Pedal?…

6 Best Studio Monitor Stands for Your Studio [2022 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…

Squarp Pyramid Review: 64-Track Sequencer

The Squarp Pyramid Mk3 sequencer is considered ‘the perfect brain for your musical setup, from studio to stage.’ It combines a powerful 64-track sequencer, a looper, a rhythm generator, a real-time effects processor, a MIDI controller, and an I/O interface.…

Eventide Releases a ‘Complete Sonic Universe’ with Anthology XII Bundle
Little Ferry, NJ, March 1, 2022 – For more than 50 years, Eventide Audio has pioneered audio hardware and software, developing legendary sound processing tools while constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries of technology. With the introduction of the new…
The 7 Best Electronic Drum Sets for Your Home Studio [2022 Guide]

There was once a time when an electronic drum set sounded and felt nothing like the real thing. The earliest electric drums, like the Pollard Syndrum, didn’t simulate acoustic kits at all. They could create a variety of different sounds,…

Cytomic The Glue: Best SSL Bus Compressors?

Cytomic The Glue is an affordable SSL-style bus compressor plugin. The plugins gets its name from the SSL hardware’s famous ability to ‘glue’ mixes together. Even though there are tons of SSL bus compression plugins on the market, Cytomic makes…

What is Spring Reverb?

Spring reverb is an early form of synthetic reverb. Similar in principle to plate, spring reverb uses a coiled up piece of metal instead of a flat sheet. What is Spring Reverb? A spring system has a transducer at one…

EZDrummer 2 vs Superior Drummer 3: Which Is Right for You?

Toontrack produces industry-leading virtual instruments and sample libraries, including two popular drum plugins: EZDrummer 2 and Superior Drummer 3. While both are powerful in their own right, they tend to serve different purposes depending on what you’re looking for in…

Waves Announces CR8 Sampler and Sample Finder, COSMOS
Your sample collection is a creative treasure, but only if you can find the right sample when you need it...    COSMOS is the first sample finder to use advanced neural network technologies in order to analyze, auto-tag, and sort…
Best Vocoder Plugins 2022: Fun Vocal Effects

A vocoder is an effect we’ve heard in music from the ’70s to the present day. It’s frequently described as the ‘robot voice’ heard in songs like “Intergalactic” by Beastie Boys. Like everything else, vocoders have gone software in the…

The 5 Best Studio Desks for Home Mixing [2022 Guide]

The studio desk is the centerpiece of your creative space. It should have everything you need at arm’s length to keep the inspiration flowing! Not only that, but it should be comfortable, fit your space, and keep your workflow neat…

The 8 Best AKG Headphones for Any Budget [2022 Guide]

So you’re looking for a new pair of headphones…you’ve come to the right place. Shopping around can be overwhelming with how many companies are making top-notch stuff. If you’ve narrowed your search to AKG headphones, this list should help you…

Lewitt Audio Announces LCT 1040
Today we checking out the brand NEW Lewitt Audio LCT 1040. They've been kind enough to give you the chance to WIN this new microphone! Enter and WIN below. Learn more about the LCT 1040 by watching the video further…
Lewitt Audio Announces LCT 1040
Today we checking out the brand NEW Lewitt Audio LCT 1040. They've been kind enough to give you the chance to WIN this new microphone! Enter and WIN below. Learn more about the LCT 1040 by watching the video further…
The 5 Best Shotgun Microphones for Your Home Studio

The shotgun mic is a film/TV industry staple for capturing extremely directional audio with little ambient noise. We’ll cover a few of the top shotgun microphones around if you’re looking to pick one up for your personal collection. What Is…

The 10 Best Piano VST Plugins in 2022 [Free & Paid]

Looking to add some indelible magic to your productions that nothing but a piano can provide? Well, we compiled a “best piano VST” shortlist that’s still ten entries strong. Take your pick of the best free and paid piano VST…

Best Headphones for Music Production 2022

Finding the right pair of headphones for music production can be tough. There are so many choices that if you ask engineers what their favorite headphones are, you’ll probably get different answers from each one. We’ve done our diligence to…

The 12 Best UAD Plugins in 2022

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 12 Best MIDI Controllers for Music Production in 2022

Wondering which is the best MIDI controller for you? Take your pick from 12 of the top choices, whether you’re after a portable 25-note controller for production on-the-go, or a full-sized keyboard for ultimate playability. What Is MIDI? MIDI is…

10 Best Compressor Plugin VSTs in 2022 [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…

9 Best Mellotron Plugins / 2022 [Free & Paid]

When the original Mellotron debuted in 1963, it was a groundbreaking new instrument. The range of sounds you could get from a keyboard were limited in the days before digital synthesizers, but the Mellotron introduced impressive new technology. Today, we’re…

PreSonus vs Focusrite Audio Interfaces 2022

An audio interface is one of the first things you’ll buy for your home studio. Typically two inputs are enough for the majority of home recordings, and there are tons of affordable entry-level interfaces. In terms of PreSonus vs Focusrite,…

12 Best Analog Summing Mixers in 2022

A summing mixer is a very interesting, if not often overlooked or misunderstood, piece of gear. Like most pieces of hardware, summing mixers vary in mileage; some have no more than a few knobs, while others have a slew of…

The 8 Best Synthesizer Apps For iOS Mobile 2022 [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…

9 Best Saturation VST Plugins Available 2022

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…

6 Best Practice Amps in 2022

Every guitarist could use a great practice amp, whether they’re a beginner or have been playing for years. The ideal choice should first and foremost provide great tone and flexibility, perhaps come with some onboard effects, and be small and…

5 Best FREE VU Meter Plugins in 2022

Before people started working in-the-box, VU meters measured the average level of a signal. You’d see them on consoles and outboard gear for measuring input or output level as well as gain reduction on compressors. The default digital meter is…