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by J. Tables
15 hours ago
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Growing up in Miami, FL, in the 1980s and ’90s, I was exposed to a great deal of the Roland TR-808 sound. Found in roller skating rinks, and cars with “tricked out” systems across the city, the window-shaking, bone-shattering Miami Bass sound was literally inescapable. The other-worldly 808, with its long and resonant kick drums and toms, crispy snares and claps, and lighting fast hi hats was so...
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Technology tends toward iteration; true innovation is rare. This is especially true in audio, where a high-quality set of studio monitors or headphones can last a decade or more without needing to be repaired or replaced. I love audio and delight in exploring new products and the technologies that make them possible. Imagine my delight when I first heard about the Audeze...
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So, you want a new audio interface, eh? It’s not like the old days when there were only a few options. Now, there are a bunch of brands such as Apogee Electronics, Antelope, Audient, Focusrite, MOTU, PreSonus, Universal Audio, and Waves, and each manufacturer normally has several interfaces in its product line. You don’t want to buy something that will be insufficient for the work you do, nor do...
5 days ago
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There is no accessory more fundamental than a good pair of headphones. They link our ears, privately, to music, media, and entertainment. These days, there is so much content to enjoy that the number of options can be overwhelming. The same is true with the sheer number of headphones on the market....
6 days ago
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You sit in an office every day. Maybe it’s an open floor plan, and you’re lounging against exposed brick, headphones plugged into your laptop as hipsters amble throughout this soulless startup at all hours. Perhaps yours is a different work life: Crammed into a cubicle, you play audio from work-sanctioned streaming services as you entrench yourself in a routine your inner child would smack you...
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Extending its Digital Hybrid Wireless SM Series, Lectrosonics has introduced two new wideband transmitters, the single-battery SMWB and double-battery SMDWB. Built...
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In this video, Sonic Scoop’s Justin Colletti takes to Braund studios to show you how to mic an acoustic guitar with two microphones. Watch as he tests out spaced pair, X/Y, vertical X/Y, ORTF, and mid/side configurations; more importantly, hear the difference from example to example. You’ll not only learn how to mic an acoustic in a stereo fashion—you’ll learn when to do so, and when to go mono...
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When considering a new gear purchase, it’s easy to get caught up in extravagant equipment and overlook things that would ease the pain of daily audio life. There are routine processes that can be simplified, common problems that can be more quickly solved, and significant sonic improvements that can be made if you have the right tools. I’d like to share six audio tools that can easily become...
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There have been dramatic shifts in music production over the last 10-15 years. If the phrase “big guitars” could be used to sum up the production style of the late 20th Century in general, the 21st Century could be described as “big drums.” The continued explosion of Hip Hop and EDM, combined with the proliferation of affordable, computer-based production setups, have both been contributing...
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When it comes to audio for video, no one ever seems to notice it unless it’s bad. And if it is bad, it can completely ruin your project. While we always try to record the best production audio we can from the get-go, problems are bound to pop up. In the end, we must assess the audio we’ve got and use our mixing, restoration, and dialogue replacement skills to make it all work. So, here are five...

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One mic, one guitar, one engineer: Join Sonic Scoop’s Justin Colletti as he talks to Braund Studios to show you how to mic an acoustic guitar with a single microphone. In this video, you’ll get to hear the results of the most popular mic positions for acoustic guitar in action, as well as an overview of what a microphone sounds like pointed at different parts of the guitar’s body and neck.

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Cranking it up to eleven, Sonic Scoop’s Justin Colletti shows you how to mic electric guitars using one, two, and even three microphones at a time. He’ll go through different microphone possibilities, different mic-positions, different options for blending—and as always, you’ll get to hear every result.
2 weeks ago
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Apogee, the company behind the Symphony, the Ensemble, the Duet, and more, is arguably at the zenith of its creative apex; its conversion is considered some of the best in the business. Now the company has expanded upon a relatively nascent item in its arsenal, the digital microphone, with the...
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iZotope is known for being adept at creating both creative and practical problem solving audio software; drop their name to a pro or home recorder, and they’ll think of their mastering suite Ozone, their problem solving restoration...
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So, you love listening to music through headphones, but degraded audio quality turns your love into a deep sigh of disappointment. Admit it, you're one of those people... you're an audiophile. You've invested a sliver of your better self into headphones that by all specifications and indications should have filled that sound-shaped hole in your soul. Yet, something's missing and your ears can't...

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