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Posts from July, 2012



Seventh Circle Audio DIY Preamp Review

Monday, July 23rd, 2012 | by Ryan Canestro

Ryan Canestro test-drove a rack full of SCA preamps and compressors, and loved them all. Here is his full report.

Posted in DIY, Preamps | 3 Awesome Comments



Lewitt LCT640: The Holy Grail?

Friday, July 20th, 2012 | by Jordan Reynolds

Voice actor Jordan Reynolds tests the Lewitt LCT 640 on voiceover, jazz vocal quartet, and classical vocals, and declares it not just a winner, but “the most versatile microphone” he has ever used!

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Posted in Microphones, Reviews, voiceover | 11 Awesome Comments



Panda Studios Microphone-changing robot

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 | by Sam Pura

If you’ve ever run back and forth 30 times into the live room to adjust the mic position on the guitar cab, you’ll really appreciate seeing Sam Pura’s microphone robot, “the Intern,” at Panda Studios in Fremont, CA. Read on for Sam’s story of the robot’s genesis. Video by Evan Henkel.

Posted in Studios, Technique, Video | 14 Awesome Comments



Mic Check: One… Two… Three…

Sunday, July 15th, 2012 | by Adam Kagan

Adam Kagan describes a 16-way vocal mic shootout, leveraging the goldmine of vocal mics at Oceanway Studios. U47, U67, U87, ElaM 251, and many more. The good news, the superpremium vintage tube mics don’t always win every gig.

Posted in Microphones, Music Business, Studios | 18 Awesome Comments



The T.Bone Ribbon Mic Test

Friday, July 13th, 2012 | by Kasper Bjerre

Drummer, bassist, and engineer Kasper Bjerre listens to three pairs of low-cost Chinese ribbons from Thomann, the T.bone line: RB100, RB500, RM700. The review includes audio samples: drum OH, drum room, male vox, acoustic and electric guitar.

Posted in Microphones, Shootouts | 9 Awesome Comments