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Sandy Stone: A Life of Purpose

by Jane Chiles

A multi-instrumentalist, performance artist, educator, programmer, and author, Sandy Stone’s lived a full enough life to fill several books. With a list of credits that includes Jimi Hendrix,...

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Jan. 21, 2022

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Explore the Ondioline!

by Geoff Stanfield

Wally De Backer (a.k.a. Gotye) has put together an extensive collection of information and photos about the Ondioline, a electronic musical instrument from the 1940's, on a new website www.ondioline.com! 

Jan. 12, 2022

Gear Reviews

V2 Equalizer

by Joel Hamilton

In an incredibly saturated market, where there is a piece of equipment for every possible scenario – like a mic pre or EQ for hi-hat top and bottom on a full moon with 57% humidity – I am...

Jan. 12, 2022

Gear Reviews

Ecoplate Plug-In

by Dave Hidek

HEAR360 has modeled the Ecoplate I, a well-known analog plate reverb designed by Jim Cunningham in the ‘80s. At the time, it was not uncommon for producers and engineers familiar with the...

Jan. 12, 2022

Gear Reviews

SplitEQ Plug-In

by Gus Berry

Eventide has released its new innovative EQ plug-in, SplitEQ. I use the word “innovative” because, after only a few minutes of messing around with it, I couldn’t help but wonder how...

Jan. 12, 2022

Gear Reviews

A127 Microphone

by Dan Knobler

When a pair of Audix’s new high-end A127 omnidirectional small diaphragm metal film condensers arrived in the mail, it took me a minute to put them into rotation; I felt as if I was waiting for...

Jan. 12, 2022

Gear Reviews

Select T25 Tube Compressor

by Adam Kagan

API consoles, 500 Series modules, and their underlying technologies have been a staple of professional recording studios for over five decades. In 2021, API unveiled a new sub-brand called API Select,...

Jan. 12, 2022

Gear Reviews

On the Road (book)

by Larry Crane

Subtitled “Recording the Stars in a Golden Era of Live Music,” this book follows the mobile recording career of the esteemed engineer David W. Hewitt. With early days at The Record Plant...

Jan. 12, 2022

Gear Reviews

Fireface UCX II USB Interface

by Tom Fine

RME has raised the bar on value with the Fireface UCX II. This German-made ADC/DAC is an all-in-one recording tool of bits and bytes, with no compromises on hardware quality or software functionality....

Jan. 12, 2022

Gear Reviews

CH02 Modular Chassis

by Brad Allen Williams

Recording and DIY electronics have a long history together, as most early studios had custom-built consoles and in-house technical departments. Even though a near-comprehensive array of commercial...

Jan. 12, 2022

Gear Reviews

CT-3 Cable Tester

by Garrett Haines

Cables are the brakes of our “studio bus” – necessary to get anywhere and ignored until they malfunction. There are numerous ways to troubleshoot: continuity meters, known good...

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DIY Diffusors

by Brad Williams

While hardly a glamorous concept, room acoustics represent a critical link in the recording or playback chain. While comprehensive room design is a complex cocktail of science, math and chance...

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Build Your Own Spring Reverb

by Scott Hampton

I have been a big fan of spring and plate reverbs for decades, and over the past three years I have spent a significant amount of time diving into the wormhole of designing and building them,...

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DIY Reverb

by Nicolas Collins

In the disembodied world of today's computer-based multitrack mixing, one can spend a lot of time crafting a unifying sense of "space." Despite the dozens of reverb plug-ins and rack devices...

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