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When two or more sources are used to record a single instrument, there is an inherit delay between the tracks, because each mic will be a slightly different distance from the instrument. Examples of this would be a snare top and snare bottom mic; miking a guitar while also taking a DI split; or having...

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Royer R-101 Ribbon Microphone

Royer Labs first came on the scene in 1998 with the R-121 passive ribbon mic. At the time, there were few manufacturers still making ribbons, and vintage models were fragile and bulky. Royer’s mic was a game-changer; with the ability to combine the warm, natural tone of vintage ribbons with better durability and a higher...

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CrashGuard drum mic shield by Primacoustic

Trying to tame excessive hi-hat or cymbal bleed from snare and tom tracks is a source of frustration for many engineers. Gating your snare track can take the life and air out the performance, and using EQ can kill the tone. Rather than modifying the track or using drum replacement software to swap out your...

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New Release: Drumagog 5 by Wavemachine Labs

Wavemachine Labs has just released the fifth version of their popular drum replacement software Drumagog. With a redesigned graphic interface and a clutch of new features, this version is sure to impress both longtime users and newcomers. Drumagog 5 ($149.99 Basic) is a tool that allows you to replace recorded drum sounds. Insert the plugin...

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Review: Decapitator Plugin by SoundToys

Working with audio ‘in the box’ provides little room for pushing past the boundaries of your device. Once you reach the upper limit of your digital gear, there’s no going any further. However, when you overdrive analog gear, the result can be very different – tube saturation, pleasing even-order harmonics, warmth and character. SoundToys aims...

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enCore Series by Blue Microphones

Blue Microphones has released a new family of mic’s designed with live sound in mind. The enCore line ($89.99 to $199.99)  currently includes four mic choices, each tailored for use on stage, but also with the ability to hold their own in the studio. The enCore 100 and 200 series are both handheld vocal mic’s...

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Echoplex and DBX 160VU plugins by Universal Audio

Universal Audio just released two new plugins this Wednesday, adding to their numerous emulations of classic pieces of recording gear. The EP-34 Tape Echo and DBX 160 Compressor/Limiter ($199 each) represent two units from the 70’s that are still widely used and sought after. The EP-34 emulates the characteristics of both the EP-3 and EP-4,...

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Vinyl Plugin by iZotope

Any engineer looking for a Lo-Fi tool to add to their bag of tricks at a retro price should check out iZotope’s Vinyl plugin. As the name suggests, it simulates the unique sonic characteristics imparted by a variety of record players. With lots of parameters to tweak and plenty of vibe, this FREE plugin is...

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Music Players’ review of Addictive Drums Adrenaline 1.5

One of the greatest challenges facing musicians recording in project studios is capturing great drum sounds. And while drum machines have come a long way since their early ‘80s Roland and Linn beginnings, the last several years have seen the release of very impressive virtual drummer products for computer-based studios. Never before has it been...

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EV PL-80a – live Mic for soft voiced singers

A dynamic microphone designed for live performance use, the Electro-Voice PL80a is a fantastic sounding mic that delivers world-class performance at a price that every musician can afford. We began testing the mic before we had any idea of its price, and almost everyone who spent time using it thought it was a much pricier...

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Abbey Road Plugins – RS124 Compressor

The latest addition to the Abbey Road Plugins lineup is the RS124 compressor. The RS124 was a compressor that Abbey Road was known to make great use of throughout the 60’s, and it was considered to be an integral part of their drum sound on many famous recordings. Many of the custom pieces of gear...

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The Jupiter-8V Soft Synth by Arturia

There are many iconic synths from the 80’s whose sounds were the hallmark of the era.  But of the many great synths of that decade, probably the most iconic was the Jupiter 8 by Roland.  It was the primary synth used throughout Duran Duran’s “Rio” album, and Howard Jones practically made his career playing a...

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Recording Hacks review of SE Gemini II

We had an SE Electronics Gemini II in for testing earlier this year. We checked it out on vocals, nylon and steel-stringed acoustic guitar, drums, and more. Here’s what we think about it. The Gemini II is remarkable for its topology — it is one of a handful of dual-tube condenser mics on the market. Where...

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