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New Gear Review: Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic from Focusrite
Gear Reviews

New Gear Review: Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic from Focusrite

Focusrite’s Scarlett OctoPre Dynamic is a unique and flexible tool, most notably offering front-end compression across all 8 of its channels—a feature not commonly found among similar units on the market.

As DIY spaces and smaller portable recording rigs become more and more popular, the industry has responded in kind. Read more...

New Gear Review: Unity Audio Super Rock Active Monitors
Gear Reviews

New Gear Review: Unity Audio Super Rock Active Monitors

The front panel of the Unity Super Rock is made of Corian®, a material often used for high-end kitchen countertops.

Unity Audio has made some serious fans in the pro audio realm over the past few years. Their initial offering to the world of studio monitors was the original “Rock” Read more...

New Gear Review: Peluso P-87 Solid State Condenser Microphone
Gear Reviews

New Gear Review: Peluso P-87 Solid State Condenser Microphone

Microphone choice is always a fascinating subject. Go on any internet forum and pose a “Best mic for ______” question. Trolls and sages alike will descend from the ranks with every possible answer. It may not be 2016-presidential-campaign-ugly, but the debate can still rage fiercely.

Some microphones though, have achieved Read more...

5 Ways to Improve Your Recordings Before You Even Enter the Studio
Tips & Tutorials

5 Ways to Improve Your Recordings Before You Even Enter the Studio

Image by Flickr user Marc-Wathieu.

Recording your music for release can be an overwhelming proposition. Time, money, scope, goals—it’s hard to keep it all straight.

The studio itself can add even more stress, especially if you are multitasking, juggling the jobs of a musician, recording engineer and producer, all while Read more...

Recording Studio Sweet Spot: Five To One Media – NYC
Studio Tours

Recording Studio Sweet Spot: Five To One Media – NYC

The music industry is constantly shifting. Today, the traditional path of searching for a major label deal for a debut release is practically gone, and though forging your own path as an artist is increasingly possible, it is fraught with potential pitfalls. DIY production is easier than ever, but many Read more...

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