Category Archives for "Gear"

New Music Gear Monday: RJ Studios MB3X Multi-Band Mastering Compressor Plugin

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Multi-band compressors are falling into disuse these days thanks to the rise of dynamic EQs, but there’s always room for a combination processor with a new approach. The RJ Studios MB3X mastering compressor plugin is a combination of a multi-band compressor combined with simple EQ and a peak limiter in one package that could be […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Telefunken TF11 FET Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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There are certain microphones that stand iconic in the pantheon of great gear. Some are so good that even competitors try to emulate them. One of those is the AKG C12, which has been a favorite of engineers everywhere for decades. Telefunken makes some wonderful microphones itself, with a long history of excellent originals and […]

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September 18, 2020

Has The Guitar Pickup Been Reinvented?

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There are some audio devices that haven’t changed much in a hundred years. Loudspeakers and microphones come to mind, as while they’ve evolved and gotten better, they still basically work the same way as ever. Although not quite a hundred years old yet, you can put the guitar pickup in the same category – until […]

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December 16, 2019

10 Excellent Christmas Gifts For Musicians And Engineers 2019 Edition

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Sometimes we need a little bit of help when it comes to choosing Christmas gifts for the people around us in the music and recording business. If you have no idea what to buy, here’s a list of recommendations that covers a wide variety of items and price ranges. All of these following products I […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Lauten Audio LS-308 Noise Rejection Condenser Microphone

Lauten Audio LS-308 image on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

A question that I’ve been getting over and over through the years from engineers who are just starting out is, “How can I get more isolation between my tracks?” Now that’s normally not much of a problem for older engineers who’ve learned to make leakage work for them, but today’s modern recording requires another order […]

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New Music Gear Monday: SSL SiX Desktop Mixer

SSL SiX mixer photo on Bobby Owsinski's Blog

When Greg Mackie started the desktop mixer trend in 1991 with his ground-breaking CR-1604, it became quickly apparent that there was a real need for a high-quality, yet inexpensive small mixer. Unfortunately, the 1604 might have been the high-water mark for fidelity in the category way back then, as subsequent products have grown smaller, cheaper […]

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