Category Archives for "New Music Gear Monday"

New Music Gear Monday: Eventide SP2016 Reverb Plugin

Eventide SP2016 reverb plugin on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

I remember the first time I used the original Eventide SP2016 reverb back in the mid-80s. There was something about the sound that made it instantly useable. Unlike other reverbs then and now, you didn’t have to fiddle with it to make it work in the track. It just sounded “right.” The hardware 2016 was […]

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New Music Gear Monday: SPL Crescendo 8 Channel Microphone Preamp

SPL Crescendo preamp on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

There are microphone preamps that we use when we need some color, and there are preamps that we use when we need transparency. There are plenty of colored mic pres around and they seem to get the most attention especially when recording most pop-style music, but there are many times when we want the proverbial […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Centrance MixerFace R4 Mobile Recording Interface And Recorder

Centrance MixerFace R4 on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

Like you I see a lot of new products and so many of them I like and can find a use for. There aren’t many that I really get excited about though, which is why the new Centrance MixerFace R4 mobile recording interface and recorder is so unusual. It’s really a cool little piece of […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Etymotic Research MP9-15 MusicPro Adaptive Electronic Earplugs

Etymotic MusicPro earplugs on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

If you’re in the business of audio then hopefully you don’t take your hearing for granted and use some sort of hearing protection when around high-SPL situations. I’ve been a huge fan of Etymotic Research ER-20 ETY’s for a long time and have used them with great results. The new ER20XS earplugs updates the original […]

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New Music Gear Monday: TC Electronic DVR250-DT Hardware Controlled Reverb Plugin

DVR250-DT on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

We all love the tactile features of a console, which is why many engineers opt for a hardware controller of some sort when it comes to mixing. With that in mind, it looks like a new trend is beginning to unfold as plugins are now being combined with a dedicated hardware controller, and TC Electronic […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Universal Audio Apollo X Series Audio Interfaces

Apollo X series interfaces

Universal Audio has always made some great audio interfaces and now the company has taken the to the next level with the release of the new Apollo X Series.┬áThe newly upgraded units provide 50% more DSP processing power and even better A/D and D/A conversion along with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity to your Mac or Windows […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Brainworx bx_masterdesk Mastering Plugin

Brainworx bx_masterdesk on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

In a perfect world, we’d all like our projects mastered by one of the A-list mastering houses, but budgets being what they are, that’s not always possible. If that’s the case, self-mastering is the only alternative. That said, tere are a lot of mastering tools on the market these days and most of them are […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Boz Digital Labs ProVocative Micro-Pitch Shifter Plugin

Boz Digital ProVocative plugin on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

One of the coolest tricks I learned as a young mixing pup was micro-pitch shifting. This technique to thicken up a vocal required 2 Harmonizers, with one tuned up by 5 to 8 cents and the other tuned down by the same amount. As you mixed the effect in, you could thicken up any vocal […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Updated PreSonus FaderPort Production Controller

PreSonus FaderPort on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

There once was a time when an engineer didn’t feel comfortable unless there were faders in front of him or her. Those days have largely passed since now even hardened “classic” engineers are okay with a wide range of controllers. Still, there are those times when having even one fader can be useful, and the […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Flock Audio PATCH Digital Patchbay

Flock Audio Patch on Bobby Owsinski's Production Blog

One of the things that most of us hate about the studio is having to connect gear via a patchbay. It’s a necessary evil that’s been with us since the phone company started about a hundred years ago, but it’s prone to corroded connections, intermittent patch cords, and general time-consuming setup on a large session. […]

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