Audio & music gear news
- 09/26/16Hot news
The best big brands for guitar effect pedals
Despite the explosion of the pedal market and the appearance of countless small manufacturers, the big names in the effects world continue to implacably dominate the business. Here's a list of the main players in the pedal world. Be it huge corporations or somewhat smaller enterprises, they all share a common trait: a large production capacity. ...
- 09/22/16Hot news
EarMaster ApS Earmaster 6 Review
EarMaster Aps is a small Danish company founded in 1994 specialized in the development of a very particular software: EarMaster, whose goal is to train your musical ear and reading skills.
- 09/21/16Hot news
The Operating Principles of Loudspeakers - Part 8
In this chapter we'll discuss a not-so-widely spread category of transducers based on very amazing principles. They can make some people dream because they are freed from the mechanical stages of transduction – although it comes at a cost.
- 09/01/16Hot news
Setting Up Your Own Home Studio - Part 4
After the theoretical review of the last article, today we'll start getting our hands dirty keeping in mind that there are as many different home studios as there are home studio owners.
- 08/19/16Hot news
The top studio headphones for about $100
You can get some pretty good headphones for about $150 and while 50 bucks may not seem like much of a difference, it's a bit too much for many home studio owners. But don't worry if you are one of them, there are plenty of interesting cans for a tad less money. With this in mind, we asked our members of our French site to name their favorite pai...
- 08/12/16Hot news
The best cables for guitar and bass
Cables are an indispensable element in any electric or acoustic-electric guitar or bass player's toolkit. They must not only transport the signal of the instrument with the least nuances possible, but they must also be robust, practical and, why not, nice-looking. With this in mind we polled our French readers to find out which are their favorit...
- 08/10/16Hot news
iSolo Acoustic Guitar Microphone Review
If you are in the audio world you have surely noticed how crowdfunding campaigns have multiplied in recent years. Everyday there are news stories about "groundbreaking" products on platforms like KissKissBankBank and Indiegogo. This tendency seems to only be going up, so we decided to test ride some of the products being crowdfunded. The first o...
- 08/02/16Hot news
The best large-diaphragm USB microphones
Why buy a USB audio interface when you could simply get a mic to record yourself? That's what USB mics are for: you take them out of their box, plug them in and rock 'n' roll! We polled our French readers to have them tell us which are their favorite USB mics, and we thought we'd pass the results on to you. Here they are...
- 07/30/16Hot news
Setting Up Your Own Home Studio - Part 3
As I mentioned in the last article, the ideal home studio must have good room acoustics and soundproofing. But, what does these two concepts mean? To answer this question we need to dive into some theory.
- 07/27/16Hot news
The Best Overdrive Pedals for Electric Guitar
The overdrive pedal is one of the most timeless and classic effects for electric guitar, and finding the overdrive of your dreams can be a lifelong endeavor. They have become a true cult object and manufacturers have seized the opportunity to expand the offering exponentially throughout the years. Given the saturation of the market, it's not eas...