Preamp Options for Budget Studios

Preamp Options for Budget Studios

When you’re building a studio on a budget, odds are you aren’t going to be in a position to spring for anything with the words Neve, API, or Fairchild on it. Even if you can afford a high-end piece or two, you’ll end up with less to spend on other essentials. Today...
Five Killer Reverb Plugins

Five Killer Reverb Plugins

In honor of the recent release of Slate Digital’s VerbSuite Classics reverb plugin, today’s column will focus on a few of my personal favorite reverbs. Slate Digital VerbSuite Classics The newest addition to my reverb collection is currently the one I’m most excited...
Analog Modeling In A Digital Studio

Analog Modeling In A Digital Studio

Producers Today Must Navigate the Divide Between Digital and Analog – Do You Know What Works For You? In today’s modern studio, there is a divide between Analog and Digital. However, that divide is getting blurrier with every new product that reaches the market....
Amphion Speakers – The Perfect Monitors?

Amphion Speakers – The Perfect Monitors?

Working for a pro audio retailer, I get to demo lots of different speakers; most of them sound fine, but I rarely hear something that stands out from the pack. That changed this week when I had the opportunity to listen to several pairs of monitors from Amphion, a...
AES #141 Coverage – Part 1

AES #141 Coverage – Part 1

Today is day 1 of the 141st Audio Engineer Society convention. It’s hot day in Los Angeles, but fortunately for audio geeks the Convention Center is nice and cool! Highlights of day 1 so far have been brand new products – Warm Audio’s WA412 was an exciting...
Focusrite Red 4Pre Part 3

Focusrite Red 4Pre Part 3

In Part 3 of Westlake Pro’s exploration of the Focusrite Red 4Pre, Jon Lundin of Catacomb Recording Company and Taylor Morken of Westlake Pro go over all of the features and the ins and outs of the Red 4Pre. In addition to the expansive I/O, the Red 4Pre...