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AKG C414 XLS or CLII best microphones

Congratulations! You've already narrowed the search for your next microphone down to an AKG C414. When it comes to high-quality condenser microphones, the AKG C414 series is one of the most popular and well-respected lines on the market. It represents one of the finest values among top end...

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My Book How to Mix with EQ eq tips

I have just released my first book, titled "How to Mix with EQ" (affiliate link) that provides an in-depth guide to using equalization (EQ) in music production and mixing.

Note: this article may contain affiliate links, which mean that I receive a commission for any purchases you make,...

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Best left-handed telecasters best left-handed guitars

Being left-handed is already annoying enough (hello three ring binders). When it comes to playing guitar, the difficulty in finding great guitars increases significantly. Most guitars on the market today are made for right-handed guitarists. Luckily, more and more manufacturers are getting...

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Best Left Handed Fender Stratocasters best left-handed guitars

There is no doubt that the Fender Stratocaster is one of history’s most iconic guitars, if not the most iconic guitar of all time. The Stratocaster quickly surpassed the Telecaster in terms of popularity when it was invented, becoming one of the best-selling instruments of all time....

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Best Mic for Acoustic Guitar best microphones recording

Whether you're a seasoned recording engineer or just getting your feet wet in the craft, choosing the right microphone to capture the full range and depth of your acoustic guitar can be a daunting task. 

Acoustic guitars have a very complex sound, from warm to bright to deep and...

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How to Mic Acoustic Guitar recording

Recording acoustic guitar can seem like an incredibly intimidating task if you've never approached it before.

As with recording just about any acoustic instrument, there are several additional variables to consider beyond the instrument itself, such as the microphone choice, the room...

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How to mic a piano recording

Recording a piano is probably one of the most intimidating studio tasks for a sound engineer, as capturing a great sound doesn't come easy. 

If you have a few microphones ready and you’re looking for a good jumping-off point to record your piano in the studio or at home, come...

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Waves Tape Plug-in J-37 Review reviews

As audio engineers, we all know that having the right tools is essential for producing a high-quality sound. Waves has long been considered one of the top names in plugin technologies, and the Waves Tape Plug-in J-37 is no exception.

This plug-in was specifically designed to accurately...

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Waves CLA Guitars Plug-in Review reviews

The Waves CLA Guitars plugin is straightforward mixing tool that allows guitarists and producers to get the signature sound of Chris Lord-Alge in the comfort of their own recording studio. This easy-to-use plug-in is a great choice have for any guitarist who doesn't want to deal with all of...

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Best Rapping Microphone best microphones

Every rapper is unique and deserves to have their voice recorded with a mic that enhances their flow. For example, you'll want to have the right microphone to optimally capture the aggression or laid-back style in your rap vocals. Or maybe the rapper is a baritone and needs a mic more...

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Waves Vocal Rider Review reviews vocals

Audio production is one of the most demanding and time-consuming tasks in the world. The tools that producers use must be precise, reliable and deliver great results.

Waves Vocal Rider is one such tool that has become a staple in many professional music production studios around the world....

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Best MIDI Controllers for Logic Pro X logic pro

As one of the most popular DAWs on the market today, there are many producers looking for MIDI controllers for Logic Pro X. If you look at the vast range of producers out there, you'll notice that many of them use Apple gear.

However, beyond the computers and software, you'll notice...

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