Audio & music gear feature articles
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...
Acoustic Treatment and Soundproofing for Dummies - Setting Up Your 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.
The Top Overdrive Pedals for Electric Guitar - 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 easy …
The top studio headphones for less than $50 - The best studio headphones for less than $50
Sometimes, $50 for a pair of studio cans might be over your budget, be it because you don't have the money in the bank or you need to buy four at the same time or any other reason you can think of. But even then, at this price point, there are so many different models that you might have a hard time choosing one. With this in mind, we asked our me…
How to use tape machine and mixing console emulators - A guide to mixing music - Part 97
As promised, this week we'll see how to make the most of tape machine and console-emulating plug-ins.