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About matthew mcglynn

matt mcglynn is the founder of what is arguably the best microphone website in the world, RecordingHacks.com. He is a lifelong technologist with a super-power of making order out of chaos and an unhealthy fascination with professional audio gear.

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Posts by matt


Introducing the Colour

My pal Peterson Goodwyn of DIY Recording Equipment is launching one of the coolest new audio products I’ve seen in a long time. Read on for the inside scoop on the Colour. It puts three stages of analog saturation into a shockingly affordable 500-series device. It might just be the perfect tool for taking the […]

Posted:Tuesday, January 7th, 2014



Studio Remodel, part III

Part III of the studio remodel: texture, paint, lights, and the final two layers of floor.

Posted:Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
(10 Awesome Comments)



Studio Remodel, Part II

I’m documenting the remodeling and soundproofing of my home/project studio. This is part 2.

Posted:Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
(6 Awesome Comments)



Studio Remodel, part I

Our recent move to a new house brought a fantastic opportunity: building a new project studio. The new house has a second building on the property — the “manufactured home” where the previous owners lived for a year while rebuilding the main house after a fire. As far as I can tell, “manufactured home” is […]

Posted:Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
(4 Awesome Comments)



The awesome vocal booth you already own

Your microphone doesn’t only hear your voice. It also hears your room. Few things annoy me more, when listening to a podcast, voiceover, or vocal track, than a crappy-sounding room. You can’t fix a lousy room sound in the mix! That’s why professional studios usually have a vocal booth or isolation booth of some sort. […]

Posted:Sunday, July 28th, 2013
(28 Awesome Comments)



The best mic mod platform

In which we name the new best microphone mod platform…

Posted:Sunday, July 7th, 2013
(6 Awesome Comments)



In Celebration of Dynamic Range

On the eve of Dynamic Range Day, the tribute/remake of the RUSH classic “Subdivisions” quite ironically came up on my iTunes playlist. I’ve always loved that song. But the remake, despite blistering performances, sounds lifeless and uninspiring. I keep feeling like I need to turn it up, but then it just gets annoyingly loud, and […]

Posted:Friday, March 22nd, 2013
(8 Awesome Comments)



DIY RIP: The MCA SP1 goes SMT

Oh no, the best mic mod platform in history just died!

Posted:Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
(15 Awesome Comments)



ATR2100 USB and AT2005USB – A Closer Look

Is the Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB the best $50 podcasting microphone on the market? Listen and decide!

Posted:Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
(19 Awesome Comments)