More From This Issue See more →


Columns See more →

End Rant

Forest for the Trees

by Larry Crane

What would be the most important concept I would explain to someone just starting out recording music? There’re a lot of things I’d like to say, but one of the most salient is,...

Gear Geeking

Gear Geeking w/ Andy

by Andy Hong

Last month, I purchased my own HEDDphone Air Motion Transformer headphone after I received a tmesis-laden email from Heba Kadry [see this issue]. “Absolutely ---king amazing”...


Gear Reviews See more →

SV33 Microphone

by Earthworks  |  reviewed by Brendan Connors

I have used Earthworks products since early in my career, and have always wondered what a flagship Earthworks studio vocal microphone would be like to use in one of my sessions. Much to my delight,...

A12t In-Ear Monitors

by 64 Audio  |  reviewed by Lars Fox

I use in-ear monitors (IEMs) to really dig down deep into the details of mixes I’m tweaking – most especially vocals. You can clearly hear weird breaths, overly loud esses, plosives on...

VISO & PIB Isolation Booths

by GIK Acoustics  |  reviewed by Matt Anderson

I was told early on in my career, “Start at your source and work your way back,” and it’s never let me down. If I get stuck on a problem for too long, it’s usually because...

ICE Cube-12 Subwoofer

by Carl Tatz Design  |  reviewed by Larry Crane

Did you know it’s possible to spend $4000 on a 12-inch powered subwoofer? Wait, no, that’s not what I’m reviewing here! While writing this review I ended up scanning Sweetwater and...

SEQ-S Linear Phase EQ Plug-In

by NUGEN Audio  |  reviewed by Don Gunn

NUGEN Audio, in case you’re not familiar, have been making sizable inroads in the post-production and mastering worlds over the last 16 years with plug-ins that I generally characterize as...

Clearmountain's Spaces Plug-In

by Apogee Digital  |  reviewed by Gus Berry

Late last year, Apogee Digital released Clearmountain’s Domain [Tape Op #135], a plug-in that allows users to emulate the effects that renowned mix engineer, Bob Clearmountain, has been using on...

Crystals Plug-In

by Eventide  |  reviewed by John Baccigaluppi

Crystals is Eventide’s latest port of its iconic H3000 Harmonizer algorithms into a simpler plug-in GUI – similar to their Blackhole, MangledVerb, Spring [Tape Op #137], MicroPitch, along...