studio monitors

The Ultrabook™-Based Portable Recording Studio

In the past 15 years, everything about the process of recording and distributing music has changed. The major labels have toppled from their pedestals, and with them have fallen their high temples—recording studios. 21st- Century recordings take place in bedrooms, basements, rehearsal spaces, and out on the road.

NAMM 2013 Wrap-Up: Blurring the Line between Project and Professional

The annual NAMM show just wrapped up in Anaheim, California, and as they have every year at this time, musicians and gear-heads alike experience an influx of new and exciting products. NAMM is the National Association of Music Merchants, and their shows are the place where gear and musical-instrument manufacturers, big and small alike, come to show off their new wares.

NAMM 2013 Wrap-Up: Professional Recording Products

NAMM has traditionally been viewed as the venue for introducing musical instruments including guitars, drums and keyboards, PA systems for gigging musicians, and venue lighting, along with every conceivable musical accessory.

New Studio Monitors from PreSonus

This year at NAMM, PreSonus is unveiling their first safari into the vast jungle of active studio monitors. After the success and acclaim of their monitoring controllers, such as the Central Station, this seems like a very sensible step. This debut includes two lines of studio monitors, an entry-level and a professional-level.

Holiday 2012: How to Set Up a Room for Recording and Mixing

Recording great-sounding music isn’t dependent upon having world-class preamps and a locker filled with vintage microphones, since the quality of your work isn’t directly related to the quality of your tools. Simply placing equipment in the optimal position can have a major impact on your overall sound quality.

The New Apogee Quartet Audio Interface

Apogee just announced the new Quartet, a USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface that enables you to record up to 12 channels into an Apple computer, and will act as the centerpiece of your recording studio. Quartet features four combo-XLR inputs, each with a high-quality preamp for connecting microphones, instruments and line-level signals.

The Rebirth of the Famed 5-Inch Cube Speaker and More Products from Avantone

Avantone is an audio-equipment manufacturer that, in its own words, “bring(s) to market the things we see as missing in the industry. This can be as simple as a certain price point we feel should be met to give excellent quality for reasonable pricing..." 

DJ Equipment That Will Make Any Wedding a Hit

A sports photographer needs a different set of tools than someone who shoots elementary-school portraits, and similarly, a wedding DJ often relies on different equipment than other kinds of DJs. 

Turn Up Your Volume with the Fostex PC-100USB

If you use your computer as the primary playback device for listening to music, the new Fostex PC-100USB will not only make controlling the volume fast and easy, but it will improve the overall sound quality of your system.

Turn Your Driveway into a Digital Drive-In

Just because the outdoor drive-in movie complex has largely disappeared from American suburbs doesn’t mean you can’t set up your own theater—in the driveway. You may already own some of the components, and they don’t necessarily have to be seated in a convertible.

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