Category Archives for "Gear"

What To Look For When Choosing New Monitors

choosing monitors

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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New Music Gear Monday: Steinberg Cubase 10

Cubase 10 on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Cubase is a DAW that seems like it’s been around forever and has perhaps the largest paid user base of any platform. One of the reasons for its popularity is that Steinberg developers continue to update it on a regular basis with features that are usually a step ahead of the competition. True to form, […]

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November 20, 2018

The Top Musical Instrument Manufacturers May Surprise You, Or Maybe Not

Top musical instrument manufacturers on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

The musical instrument business isn’t that large when compared with medical or consumer electronics or most other global industries, but it’s still pretty big. For instance, the total U.S. market for instruments and audio is only a little less than $7 billion, which amounts to a rounding error for Apple. That said, it’s interesting to […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Softube Harmonics Saturation Processor Plugin

Softube Harmonics Plugin on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

I must admit I’m an old school engineer in that I was brought up trying to avoid distortion at all costs, but that’s not the world we live in today. It’s now pretty common to add texture to a sound by adding distortion and saturation, something that I’ve generally stayed away from in the past. […]

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Using A Cave Impulse For A Truly Natural Sounding Reverb

Mammoth Cave on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

The world is currently flooded with reverb plugins and just about all of them are usable with a few that are truly fantastic. That said, most are based on the impulse response of either some excellent sounding recording environments, or early hardware reverb gear. What you don’t see much is some truly natural spaces, especially […]

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New Music Gear Monday: SSL Fusion Stereo Buss Processor

SSL Fusion processor on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Ever since mixing went inside the box there’s been a debate over whether outboard hardware processing provides enough of a useful upgrade to the sound of the mix to make it worth the trouble. Outboard gear used for sweeting can include everything from a custom built summing box to individual signal chains for each main […]

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