November 24, 2014
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
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 …
November 21, 2014
Purchase the PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 AI - $200 Instant Rebate
Purchase the PreSonus E5 Studio Monitor - 50% off 2nd Monitor Purchase
Purchase the PreSonus E8 Studio Monitor - 50% off 2nd Monitor Purchase
PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 AI Mixer
$200 Instant Rebate - The PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 AI mixer is a great solution for those looking for an all in one mixer to use live or even a studio setting. With a powerful user interface, unrivaled sound quality, amazing DSP performance, direct Wi-Fi and LAN communication, fast and intuitive workflow, onboard FireWire s800 interface, and tightly integrated software suite for Mac®, Windows®, and iOS®, StudioLive™ AI-series digital mixers create a streamlined working environment for both live and studio use. Redesigned from the ground up, these state-of-the-art mixers provide analog workflow with extensive dual signal processing on every channel and bus and actively integrated software that solves real-world problems and lets …
November 12, 2012
We sat down with mix engineer Miles Walker at Parhelion Studios and we talked about everything from how he mixes tracks to the gear he uses in his studio. If you are not familiar with Miles, check out our interview with him.
In this video Miles goes over the reasons he uses the Yamaha NS10 studio monitors. For Miles, as well as most people that do studio production, its all about how well you know your monitors and how comfortable you feel when mixing. When using passive monitors like the NS10s, its often difficult to find a quality amplifier that can power passive monitors and many companies have abandoned passive studio monitor systems and replaced them with active studio monitors. The Yamaha HS80 studio monitors are a great example of an active studio monitor that works great for production.
What studio monitors are the best for your production? Which studio …
October 11, 2012
KRK Rokit monitors might not be known by name as well as their competition (M-Audio, QSC, etc.), but their signature yellow cone are unmistakable. I for one was clueless about these monitors for a short period when I was learning the ropes of DJing, but I had always seen these mounted on the desks of pro DJ who were giving short demo videos.
These powers studio monitors run from $200 to $500 and represent a mid level purchase, but you’ll see these used by DJs as much as you see production artists using them. With their wide “sweet spot” range and high SPL, it’s clear to see why they’re still popular. …
September 26, 2012
Studio monitors are often mistaken for desktop speakers, and the labeling between the two of them get interchanged quite often. A true studio monitor should highlight its clarity and natural sound production over its boosting or EQ features. Monitors like the M-Audio’s BX8-D2 are well known for striking the balance between monitor capabilities and cost effectiveness.
If you’re looking at a higher budget set of studio monitors, EVE Audio SC204 Nearfield Monitors offer a bit more in terms of functionality. The SC204’s carry the rear faced port like the M-Audio’s offering, but also come with control filters such as HF and LF filters on the rear side.…