Category: Studio Equipment

What is Wave’s Best Tape Plugin: J37 Tape vs. Kramer Tape?

  When trying to find a great tape plugin, Waves audio has been a go-to for many engineers.  They offer 2 affordably priced and widely used plugins – the J37 tape emulation and the Kramer tape emulation. Both of these have unique characteristics, functions, and nuances that make them better for certain genres, individual instruments, […]

Top 11 Free Reverb Plugins

  11. Teufelsburg Reverb – Balance Audio Tools 10. Verberate Basic 2 – Acon Digital 9. Old Skool Verb – Voxengo 8. Panagement 2 – Auburn Sounds 7. MConvolutionEZ – Melda Audio 6. Schroeder – DiscoDSP 5. Harmonic Reverb – ChromaDSP 4. TAL Reverb 4 – Togu Audio Line 3. KR-Reverb FS – KResearch 2. […]

Top 5 Free Synth Instrument Plugins

  5. Mono/Fury – Full Bucket Music 4. Cheese Machine 2 – 2getheraudio 3. Noisetar – NUSofting 2. Ragnarok – Full Bucket Music 1. Push – Sampleson A good sounding synth can be hard to come by.  Sometimes they have too particular of a sound that doesn’t exactly match the genre you’re creating. Sometimes they’re […]

Top 7 Free Drum Virtual Instrument Plugins

  7. Sub Analog Drums – Sampleson 6. Cassette 606, 808, 909 – BPB 5. RoyoToms – Alan Vista 4. MT Power DrumKit 2 – Manda Audio 3. Bazz Murda – DistoCore 2. GB DrumBox – Sample Science 1. Cymbalistic – Alan Vista Drums are the backbone of just about any conceivable song.  They set […]

Top 5 Free Vocal Tuning and Formant Plugins

  5. Voloco – Resonant Cavity 4. Pitch Proof – Aegean Music 3. Pitched Delay – LKJB 2. Grillion 2 – Auburn Sounds 1. MAutoPitch – MeldaProduction Audio Vocal tuning and formant processing have become an increasingly popular and widely used effect of the past couple of decades.  What was once considered a passing fad, […]

Top 10 Monitor Controllers

  Shadow Hills Industries Equinox Summing Mixer and Monitor Controller SPL MC16 Mastering Monitor Controller Grace Design m908 Surround Monitor Controller Crane Song Avocet IIA Monitor Controller Coleman Audio M3PHMKIII – Monitor Controller SPL MTC Monitor & Talkback Controller Antelope Audio Satori Analog Monitoring and Summing System Dangerous Music MONITOR ST Burl Audio B26 Orca […]

Top 10 Headphone Amplifiers: Mixing and Mastering

  Prism Callia SPL Phonitor X Headphone Amp/Preamp + DAC Bryston BHA-1 Balanced Headphone Amp Avenson Audio Headphone Amp Little Labs Monotor Headphone Amp Rupert Neve Designs RNHP Precision Headphone Amplifier Hafler HA75 Tube Headphone Amp MyTek Brooklyn DAC + Plus Headphone Amp/Preamp Grace Design M900 Headphone Amp Lynx Studio Technology Hilo-DNT It almost goes […]

Top 10 Affordable Studio Microphones

    Quick Answer 10. Audio-Technica ATM450 Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone 9. Miktek PM10 8. Neumann TLM 102 Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone 7. sE Electronics X1 A Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone 6. Shure 545SD Dynamic Instrument Microphone 5. Audio-Technica AT4050 Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone 4. Lauten Audio LA-320 Large-diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone 3. Shure Beta 91A Condenser Boundary Microphone […]

What is Digitally Controlled Analog?

    Quick Answer Digitally controlled analog equipment is analog equipment that can have its various parameters and functions altered and stored using a digital control system like a plugin or interface.  Digitally controlled analog is slowly growing in popularity but has immense practical applications for studio owners and audio enthusiasts. What is Digitally Controlled […]

Top 10 Affordable Audio Interfaces

    Quick Answer 10. RME Babyface Pro 24-channel USB Audio Interface 9. Roland Studio-Capture USB Audio Interface 8. TASCAM Celesonic US-20×20 USB 3.0 Audio Interface 7. PreSonus Studio 1810c USB-C Audio Interface 6. Peavey PV 6 v2 Mixer with USB 5. Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII SOLO 10×6 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with UAD DSP […]