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December 10, 2014

UniqueSquared now on Reverb.com!

UniqueSquared has recently teamed up with Reverb.com to start selling a selection of items at a discount to you! These items will range from many different areas of our inventory. We are currently in the process of expanding our selection so please remember to check back often to make sure you don’t miss out on a deal that tickles your fancy.

A little info on Reverb.com

“Our marketplace was built to foster safe and secure transactions, inspire musicians to discover more ways to expand their playing and sound, and cultivate the most vibrant and inspired music community anywhere online. Reverb is committed to ensuring that every transaction on our site is completed to the full satisfaction of both buyer and seller. Our team of customer engagement professionals monitor each new listing to enforce our standards and are always ready to guide our users through any transaction. Should a problem arise, our

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November 24, 2014

Interface Bundles To Get Your Home Studio Started and Save You Money

Purchase the PreSonus AudioBox Studio Bundle

Purchase the Focusrite 6i6 Studio Bundle

Purchase the Steinberg Studio Bundle

Purchase the M-Audio AV30 Studio Monitors

 

The world of Home Recording is a vast world out there with so many options. But where do you start? Monitors? Mic? Pre-Amps? DAWS? Many think they have to break the bank to get great sound, but you really don’t. Here I am going to outline a few options from PreSonus, Focusrite, and Steinberg that will get you on your way without robbing your wallet.

 

Interface Bundles Under $400

PreSonus

 PreSonus AudioBox Studio Complete USB Recording Kit w/ Mic Stand & Pop Filter – $209.49

If all you need right now is one mic to record your vocals, this kit is perfect for you. It includes a great sounding condenser microphone that will get you those crisp clear vocal tracks you want to add …

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June 4, 2014

Get to Know Blue Microphones: Baby Bottle, Bluebird, and Spark Review

Founded in 1995, Blue Microphones has become one of the leading manufacturers of studio quality condenser microphones and microphone technologies. In addition to having some of the most popular condenser microphones on the market, they also developed one of the first HD microphones for the iPod and iPhone with the Blue Mikey. Blue Microphones tout their microphone technology as, “perfectly situated to take advantage of today’s increased digital bandwidths. Or to put it simply: the perfect analog devices for the digital age.” This is a welcomed mantra in an age when most everybody is recording into some type of digital medium.

Blue Microphones are certainly built for the 21st century recording environment, but that doesn’t mean they fall short at all in terms of performance and quality. I myself have owned a Baby Bottle condenser microphone for years and it is still my go to microphone for vocals. Let’s take …

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November 7, 2013

Shure LensHopper VP83F Review

If there is one thing that DSLR camera users can agree on, it’s that the built in microphones are horrendous. Even with some slick postproduction tricks, the preamps on these cameras were considered an afterthought and are less than below average in terms of fidelity and general gain control. We can also agree that these cameras were not really intended to capture quality audio, which is why there are a plethora of audio options for DSLR users. One option that hit the market earlier this year was the Shure LensHopper VP83F. It’s worth nothing that in addition to the VP83F there is also a version called the VP83 which (besides not giving a “F”) has the same microphone but without the ability to store audio. It costs a little less and is better suited for the shooter who wants to keep audio synched to their video during shooting.

For …

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Matt

Matt
October 22, 2013

Apogee MiC Overview

In our continuing showcase of portable electronic devices from Apogee Electronics, we are looking at the Mac and iOS compatible condenser microphone dubbed Apogee MiC. MiC has all the professional sound quality you can come to expect from an Apogee product, but with a portable size and competitive price point that make it an ideal option for the guy or gal with on the go audio needs. We reviewed the Apogee MiC last year when it first arrived and not much has changed from what we saw then. As with the Apogee JAM, the only major difference on the Apogee MiC is the ability to connect it to new generation iOS devices like the iPhone 5 and the latest iPad tablet.

Although there are not any new features, there is still plenty to be excited about with this microphone. It can fit in your pocket but it also has a …