The Legendary SM57 - Classic Gear Spotlight: The Versatile and Durable Shure SM57
The Shure SM57 arrived on the scene in 1965 and quickly became a fixture in the pro audio world. The versatile, solidly built, yet inexpensive dynamic mic is great for guitar cabinets, snare drums, horns and lots more, both onstage and in the studio. Besides its considerable studio and stage usage, it's been the presidential podium mic for decades.
A peek inside a legendary mic manufacturer - Q&A: Telefunken Engineer Ryan Loftus
Audiofanzine met up with Ryan Loftus ─ engineer at Telefunken Eletroakustik ─ to talk about the high-end microphones the company manufactures.
Summer NAMM: A Condensed Travelogue - A Quick Tour of Summer NAMM 2014 in Nashville
If you've got three minutes to spare, check out this Audiofanzine video travelogue, and experience what it's like to attend the Summer NAMM show in Nashville.
- 07/20/14Getting started
Mastering at Home - Part 20 - Tips for Using the Oscilloscope When Mastering Music
To finish with the helping tools for mastering, in this installment we'll talk about the oscilloscope — very often underestimated by home studio owners — and a utilitarian plug-in, which, even if not indispensable, can come in very handy...
- 07/14/14Getting started
Mastering at Home - Part 19 - Audio Norms in Mastering Music
Today we'll talk about a delicate — but very useful — subject, namely the firewalls that can help you avoid being yet another victim of the loudness war.
Review of Audiffex AmpLion Pro 1.1 - Software amp-and-effects simulator for studio and stage
Amplion Pro 1.1 is the latest version of this amp-and-effects modeling software from Audiffex. Can it hold its own with stiff competition in the modeling software field?
- 07/09/14Getting started
Mastering at Home - Part 18 - Plugins to Help Analyze Levels When Mastering Music
In this installment we'll talk about plug-ins that allow you to visualize levels correctly — after all, whether you like it or not, mastering has become synonymous with volume, so it's a good idea to have quality tools to analyze what's going on in that respect.
- 07/08/14Getting started
Scoring to Picture — Part 2 - Setting up your session for a scoring job
Here in part 2, we’ll begin a hypothetical scoring job for a 15-second TV commercial. In this installment, we’ll look at how to set up the DAW session for it.
- 07/07/14Getting started
Getting Into Inter-App Audio - Make Music With Multiple Apps on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
Introduced with iOS 7 and available on all iOS devices, Apple’s inter-app audio feature allows compatible apps to share audio streams and MIDI with each other, making it possible to work with multiple apps in a relatively seamless manner. Let’s take a look at how to use it.
- 07/06/14Getting started
Soldering Basics for Guitar Players - Part 2 - How to Solder the Jack of an Electric Guitar
The musical instrument industry has chosen the best method for the internal cabling of electric instruments, namely soldering. But, as we will see in a moment, this way of connecting two conductors requires a little know-how.