Category Archives for Gear Reviews

AKG C214 Review

AKG is a serious name in microphones, and perhaps its flagship model is the C414, a classic multi-pattern large diaphragm condenser that has a solid reputation as a do-anything studio mic. The AKG C214

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AKG P420 Review

Before the days of inexpensive Chinese-made condenser microphones, AKG was one of the big names in mic manufacturing. They stood apart from the other majors by diving right into the affordable mic market.

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Rode Microphones NT2a Review

There’s nothing wrong with Chinese mics, since they brought the price of large diaphragm condensers into the reach of bedroom studios the world over. Australian microphone company Rode even used Chinese

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MXL 770 vs. 990

Comparison shopping is always a good bet when you want to establish the best value. When you’re comparing mics, there’s the added perspective of “best use.” An affordable mic that doesn’t do

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MXL 770 Condenser Mic Review

It’s the golden age of affordable large diaphragm condenser microphones. “Affordable” can be something of an understatement when mics like the MXL 770 have a street price around $70. There’s simply

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Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Solo Review

“Thunderbolt” is a word that tends to establish where you sit on the spectrum of home recording enthusiasts. There are generally three levels of user. The novice may not have heard of Thunderbolt or,

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