Audio & music gear feature articles
The top big brands for guitar effect pedals - 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. We…
Plasma Loudspeakers - 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.
How to soundproof your studio - Setting Up Your 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.
A guide to mixing music - Part 102 - Questions to ask yourself before moving on
Darn, is this series dedicated to mixdown long! But remember that Rome wasn't built in a day! Learning a new craft, regardless of what it is, demands a lot of time. That's the way it is, I can't help it. And if you don't like it feel free to put a claim with the highest authority you can, don't take it out on me.
The best studio headphones for about $100 - 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 pair …
Modulation Effects - The Flanger Effect - A guide to mixing music - Part 100
After having seen the chorus effect last week , today we'll discuss another beloved modulation tool, the Flanger.
The Top Brands for Guitar and Bass Cables - 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 favorite …
Piezoelectric Loudspeakers - The Operating Principles of Loudspeakers - Part 7
Another family of transducers, often put down by audiophiles, is that making use of the piezoelectric phenomenon. Sturdy and not particularly expensive, these transducers have found a place in many speakers with more or less success.
Modulation Effects - The Chorus Effect - A guide to mixing music - Part 99
Moving forward we'll be taking a look at some modulation tools that, even if not that useful on a day-to-day basis during mixdown, they can come in incredibly handy in some situations. Today we'll begin with one of the most popular ones – Chorus.
The top large-diaphragm USB mics - 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...