Tag : microphones

Written on Aug, 03, 2014 by in | 1 Comment.

    My friends Matthew Mcglynn, Ryan Canestro, and Randy Coppinger spent a good amount of time with a LOT of expensive microphones creating The $60,000 Ribbon Mic Shootout for recordinghacks.com. It’s an extensive review covering  AEA, Audio-Technica, BLUE, Cascade, Cloud, Coles, Royer Labs, Samar Audio, sE Electronics, ShinyBox, Shure, and Sontronics mics on a variety of recorded sources.  I hosted part of the …

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Written on Jul, 01, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

An experiment replacing the snare with a 14″ floor tom, an octoban played with the left foot, and no proper high hat. Featuring FMP percussion and Istanbul Agop cymbals. I often get inspired by different setups, mixing things up a bit, and seeing what happens. This groove appeared soon after setting up a 26″ Gothic Radius cymbal which compliments the …

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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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Written on Mar, 13, 2014 by in | 1 Comment.

An excerpt from a recording session I did for composer/arranger John Sawoski. 8:15am is never to early to rock out. These are raw tracks (no plugins on the individual channels),  with just a little love from the Vertigo VSC-2 Compressor by Brainworx on the master bus in Pro Tools. All cymbals by Istanbul Agop All drum heads by Aquarian Drumheads …

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Written on Mar, 09, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Over at Contently.com there’s a great looking page aggregating all of my recordinghacks.com microphone reviews, microphone shootouts and more: https://jonmattox.contently.com/pub/recordinghacks-com My love of JZ microphones began with those mic reviews. Outstanding mcs!   Thank you Contently.com!     I

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