Gear Reviews

by John Baccigaluppi

M80, M82

by Telefunken | reviewed by John Baccigaluppi

We all know that the Shure SM57 and AKG D 112 are pretty ubiquitous on snare and kick on countless recordings, right? Why? Because they are affordable and sound pretty damn good! Many an engineer,...

m905 Monitor Controller

by Grace Design | reviewed by John Baccigaluppi

This is a mature, third-generation product. As a hybrid DAW/analog studio owner, I'm now on my fourth monitor controller, and I'm very impressed with how Grace addressed so many of the needs and...

M-502 PRO preamp & EQ

by Spectra Sonics | reviewed by John Baccigaluppi

I have not been excited about a new mic preamp in a long time, especially a solid-state one. You know what I mean? Doesn't it feel like in the last 10 years or so, we witnessed an explosion in the mic...

Fast Track C400

by M-Audio | reviewed by John Baccigaluppi

I'm often asked by clients and artists I work with, what good, inexpensive recording interface I recommend. I used to recommend the Mbox, but the USB C400 is my new choice. I was looking for something...