Tag archive for Shootout

Mic Shootouts for Vocal Recording

When you go shopping for clothes, how often is the very first shirt you find something that looks great, fits you perfectly and matches your shoes? When it comes to recording vocals why should choosing microphones be any different? Every voice, every instrument, and every…

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Moon Professional 3500 MP Samples

I was asked to create some audio examples for the new Moon 3500 MP preamp so that people could hear it for themselves. After reading the reviews of the Moon preamp I had an idea of what it should sound like but I wanted to…

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Do Cables Really Make a Difference?

Does The Quality Of Cables Actually Effect Your Sound? The short answer is absolutely yes – don’t let anyone on a message board tell you otherwise. Do More Expensive Cables Actually Sound Better? Well…. what exactly is “better”? Sorry for answering a question with another…

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My New Custom U87s

A few months ago I ordered a pair of U87 clone PCBs offered by poctop over on GroupDIY. I’ve never tried making a microphone before so I was excited for a new challenge. As with all of my DIY projects, my work on these was sporadic….

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Pultec Plugin Shootout

My favorite way to explore and learn the sounds of new gear and plugins is to compare them to ones I already know. I’ve been using the Waves JJP PuigTec EQP-1a for years. I recently received the Softube PE1C (based on Tube-Tech’s enhanced version of…

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