Category Archives for Gear Reviews

Sennheiser e835 Microphone Review

If you’re a microphone manufacturer, and you decide to market a handheld microphone targeted for live vocal use with an integral windscreen that requires a rounded bulge on the business end, your mic

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MXL R144 Review

Ah, MXL. We meet yet again for another review. But today, we aren’t talking about a condenser; we’re discussing the R144. Read on to learn about this unique and budget-friendly ribbon mic! Ribbon Mics Most

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Audio Technica AT4040 Review

When it comes to home recording, the Audio Technica name is a strong one in the development of computer-based home studios. The AT microphone line has always been near the top of the list for excellent

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MXL V67G Review

MXL is renowned for their budget-friendly microphones, which are frequently used by creators in home studios. Running at about $99, this microphone is the least expensive in MXL’s V67 line. It was originally

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Focusrite Clarett 2Pre Review – What’s the Verdict?

There’s a reason that we spend a lot of time covering Focusrite interfaces. That’s because they make the most popular line of interfaces in the world. Today we’ll go in-depth into the

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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 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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