About Aaron Lyon

Aaron Lyon is a multimedia designer, videographer, songwriter, musician, and audio engineer. He filmed and edited our interview with Ken Scott and Rod Morgenstein, rendered our "motormic" logo, and most recently contributed a shootout of voiceover mics. Read more about his multimedia design business and his music and production business.

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Posts by alyon

Band Industries Roadie2 Review

I’m confused about the name: “Roadie.” That suggests a device that can carry your gear, set up the stage, roll up cables properly, maybe fetch a sandwich between sets. Normally I wouldn’t let a roadie touch my guitars. But Roadie 2 claims to know something about tunings, both standard and alternate, so I gave it […]

Posted:Sunday, February 18th, 2018
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The Best $200 Condenser

Aaron Lyon tests seven of the best entry-level large-diaphragm condensers on the market, on voice, acoustic guitar, and electric guitar cab. Find out Aaron’s picks for the best under-$200 mic, or listen blind to pick your own favorites.

Posted:Monday, November 28th, 2011
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Voiceover Microphone Shootout

We rounded up a half-dozen midpriced condenser microphones for a home-studio voiceover microphone shootout. Listen to the MXL V89, sE Electronics 4400a, Neumann TLM 102, Rode NT2 and NT3, and Electro-Voice Cardinal — plus the Shure SM58 in a VO test.

Posted:Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
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