Category Archives for "Hardware"

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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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: 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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February 12, 2019

Cloning Vintage Knobs

Cloning vintage knobs photo on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Boy, do we love vintage gear. The problem is that often when we get that long lost gem home we find that a few parts are missing, and the easiest to lose over the years are knobs. That’s usually not a problem though as replacement knobs, even vintage ones, are readily available today. But what […]

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December 17, 2018

Cool Christmas Gifts For Musicians And Engineers 2018

We could all use a little bit of shopping help when it comes to buying Christmas gifts for the people around us in the music and recording business. If you’re in a quandary about what to buy, you’re in luck as I have a list of recommendations that covers a wide variety of items and price […]

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What To Look For When Choosing New Monitors

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Choosing a set of monitors is a subject that I’ve gotten a lot of questions about lately, and it’s also something that I’m experiencing myself. I posted this before but it’s a good time for it again. It’s surprising that so many monitors speakers are purchased just from a review or word of mouth, since they’re […]

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