Posts from July, 2009

How to Record in Stereo via USB

Monday, July 20th, 2009 | by matthew mcglynn

A video tutorial, with step-by-step instructions for recording in stereo via two external USB mic preamps on a Macintosh.

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Portable voiceover studio — the foam box test

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 | by matthew mcglynn

Is it possible to improve the sound of home voice recordings with scrap acoustic foam? Do you need to build an isolation booth in the wife’s shoe closet to get good vocal tracks? Yes and no, respectively. Check out our before and after audio samples.

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USB Audio Interface Shootout and Review

Saturday, July 4th, 2009 | by matthew mcglynn

The beauty of USB audio mic interfaces is that every mic you own is suddenly available for mobile and portable use, with Skype, GarageBand, and other apps. We tested four of the best-known USB preamps, from Blue, Shure, Centrance, and MXL.

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Posted in DAW, Reviews, Shootouts | 79 Awesome Comments