Category : Gear Reviews

Written on Apr, 12, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

As part of my gear review of Shure’s Beta Drum Mics, I put together a video to demonstrate the differences that you can hear (and see). SM57s are typically the snare drum mic of choice in the recording studio, but the Betas make for a great alternative, and their sizes are super convenient and easier to use. Since this review …

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Written on Apr, 10, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

The best way to check out recording gear is in your own studio where you know the environment, the live room, and you know intimately how your instruments sound. Especially with microphones, you can really hear what they sound like and what character they bring to a familiar space. For me, engineering and sound design is all about experimenting with …

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Written on Mar, 31, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

It’s no secret that I think JZ Microphones are some of the best around. My affinity for their mics started with a review of their DMK1 drum micing system that I did for recordinghacks.com. I asked my friend and colleague, Matt Forger (Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones) to lend a hand (and ears) to test out these unique sounding and looking microphones. …

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