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Recording News

Chandler Unveils REDD Microphone

Chandler has once again joined forces with Abbey Road Studios to launch the first EMI-branded microphone in more than 50 years! The REDD Microphone brings together all-analog design, historic circuits, and legendary... Read more »

Brad Lunde from TransAudio Group at EastWest Studios

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKcUNGgUFH4 Mitch Gallagher joins Brad Lunde from TransAudio Group for a special event held at EastWest Studios. This unique event allowed engineers and producers to hear products in... Read more »

ATC SCM12 Pro Nearfield Monitor Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGUPhFmnoMw Mitch Gallagher joins Ben from ATC to check out the SCM12 Pro nearfield studio monitor. The ATC SCM12 Pro is a compact, high-performance 2-way passive studio monitor that... Read more »

Drawmer MC3.1 Monitor Controller Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoRIiI5KRqA Mitch Gallagher joins Brad Lunde from TransAudio Group to check out the Drawmer MC3.1 monitor controller. Drawmer's MC series of monitor controllers gets a... Read more »

iZotope Announces macOS Sierra Compatibility

iZotope has issued the following statement regarding macOS Sierra compatibility: We are pleased to announce official support for Apple's macOS Sierra 10.12, which was released on September 20, 2016. Thank you for... Read more »

Sennheiser HD 200 Pro Headphones

Sennheiser has expanded their popular HD Pro series of headphones with a new model, the HD 200 Pro. Designed to provide Sennheiser-quality audio at an affordable price, the HD 200 Pro features proprietary neodymium... Read more »

Rock ‘N’ Rolla Portable Turntables

Rock 'N' Rolla has introduced three new portable "briefcase" turntable models, the Junior, Premium, and XL. The Junior features three speeds and a USB port for converting your vinyl collection into digital files... Read more »

Sonnox Oxford Limiter v2 Available for Windows and Pro Tools HD

After initially being available only as a native Mac-only plug-in, the latest update to the Sonnox Oxford Limiter v2 offers compatibility with Pro Tools HD AAX DSP systems, as well as support for Windows (native and... Read more »

FabFilter Unveils Pro-R

FabFilter has announced the latest member of their "Pro" family of products, Pro-R. A high-end algorithmic reverb, Pro-R features "musical" controls (Brightness, Character, Distance, and Stereo Width) for intuitive... Read more »

Mastering Made Easy!

Every recording can benefit from a good mastering job. And now, iZotope has made mastering simple, effective, and efficient with the release of Ozone 7 Elements. Ozone 7 Elements distills all the power of Ozone 7... Read more »

A Song for You

On November 13, 2016, the Tulsa Sound grew a little quieter with the passing of Leon Russell. From session musician to sideman to solo star, Leon devoted his life to the music that he loved. Leon Russell was born... Read more »

The Legendary Neumann U 87

The industry-standard large-diaphragm condenser mic In the 1960s, the new transistor was making serious inroads into the tube-driven world of pro audio. In 1967, Neumann's large-diaphragm U 67 tube condenser... Read more »

Can Mic Leakage Be A Good Thing?

In audio terms, "leakage" (also known as "bleed") is when one sound you are recording is picked up by a mic intended to record a different source. Most recording tutorials you'll watch or read give you lots of... Read more »

Softube Volume 1

Volume 1 from Softube is a collection of plug-ins very specifically compiled to address the 11 most common situations in music production. The collection includes 16 plug-ins from Softube, a company renowned for the... Read more »

Klark Teknik announces 1176-KT

Quick, name one compressor/limiter that recording engineers can't do without. For many, the answer would be the venerable 1176 Limiting Amplifier. Now, Klark Teknik has released their take on this vintage must-have... Read more »

Apogee Element 46 Audio Interface Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rajh2TkOf0M Mitch Gallagher records some tracks with the Apogee Element 46 audio interface, with help from Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio and Don Carr. The Element 46 is a 12-in/14-out... Read more »

KRK V Series 4 Active Studio Monitors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE6stYd71WU Mitch Gallagher presents the KRK V-series 4 active studio monitor speakers. KRK worked with hundreds of engineers and producers to get the response right for its V Series... Read more »

Novation Releases Circuit v1.4 Firmware

The latest firmware release from Novation adds new features to the Circuit groovebox, making it more powerful than ever. The Circuit firmware v1.4 update is free, and can be done through the Circuit Components suite... Read more »

Does the Power Amp of the Positive Grid BIAS Head Amp Need To Be Disabled During Silent Recording?

The power amp section of the Positive Grid BIAS Head Amp is always on. However, that's not a problem for silent recording. Unlike tube amps, which always need a speaker load attached, the BIAS Head Amp has a... Read more »

Soundtoys Releases Version 5.1.1 Update

Soundtoys has updated their suite of Soundtoys 5 products to version 5.1.1. The new version includes the following fixes: Fixed issue that was causing crashing in some 32-bit sessions with high memory usage.Fixed DC... Read more »

Three New Plug-ins for UAD-2 and Apollo

Universal Audio has announced three new plug-ins for their UAD audio DSP accelerators and Apollo audio interfaces. Announced as part of the UAD Software v9.0 update, the API 2500 Bus Compressor, Chandler Limiter... Read more »

Universal Audio UAD Software v9.0 Adds Thunderbolt Support for Windows 10

Universal Audio has unveiled the latest software for their UAD audio DSP accelerators and Apollo audio interfaces. In addition to three new optional plug-ins, UAD v9.0 includes major features for Windows 10 users... Read more »

Windows Driver for Focusrite Clarett Thunderbolt Interfaces Now Available

Focusrite has released a Windows driver for their Clarett range of Thunderbolt audio interfaces. The driver offers parity with the Mac version, including latency as low as 2.32ms and Focus Control hardware mixer... Read more »

Waves Announces Sierra Compatibility

Waves has announced that all their plug-ins (version 9.6 and higher) and software applications are now fully compatible with macOS X 10.12.1 (Sierra). If you are using a VST-compatible DAW, Waves instructs that you... Read more »