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  • The best 8-inch powered monitor speakers for less than 700€ per pair
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    The best 8-inch powered monitor speakers for less than 700€ per pair

    11/18/17 in Active Monitors

    Sometimes you need a couple of big speakers, but can't necessarily afford them. Don't panic! There are some speakers with an 8-inch woofer that can manage the low end quite decently without setting you back more than 700€ (about $800). We haven't tested all of them, but you probably have had (or have) the chance to listen to most of them.

  • Setting up your home studio – Part 6
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    Setting up your home studio – Part 6

    09/05/17 in Studio monitors

    So far we have focused on the room that will accommodate your home studio, its soundproofing and acoustics. The time has come to start thinking about everything that will go inside. Let's begin with the one thing you can't do without: a monitoring system.

  • Setting Up Your Home Studio - Part 5
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    Setting Up Your Home Studio - Part 5

    11/30/16 in Studio & Home Studio

    Having a soundproof home studio is very nice. But that's far from enough to make a room ideal to record and mix music. Enter acoustic treatment.

  • Dynaudio LYD 7 Review
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    Dynaudio LYD 7 Review

    10/03/16 in Dynaudio LYD 7

    We are the first to brawl about the lack of innovation among speaker manufacturers. Dynaudio is one of those brands with an undeniable know-how, but whose road map only seems to lead into a desert where you can find a rock or a cactus from time to time...definitely not the best place to be for a thirsty home-studio owner. So it came as a surprise …

  • Setting Up Your Own Home Studio - Part 4
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    Setting Up Your Own Home Studio - Part 4

    09/01/16 in Studio & Home Studio

    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.

  • The best large-diaphragm USB microphones
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    The best large-diaphragm USB microphones

    08/02/16 in 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...

  • Setting Up Your Own Home Studio - Part 3
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    Setting Up Your Own Home Studio - Part 3

    07/30/16 in Studio & Home Studio

    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.

  • Setting Up Your Home Studio - Part 2
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    Setting Up Your Home Studio - Part 2

    06/14/16 in Studio & Home Studio

    From the corner of a bedroom to the living room or a garage, the home studio always ends up adapting to the elements. As usual, it all boils down to your own needs, means and possibilities.

  • Auratone 5C Super Sound Cube Review
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    Auratone 5C Super Sound Cube Review

    06/13/16 in Auratone 5C Super Sound Cube (2014)

    You just got your main monitor speakers and are already looking for a second pair? Boy are you a compulsive buyer! What's that you said? Auratone is back with its famous 5Cs? Okay, well maybe just this once I'll turn a blind eye...

  • Review of the Lauten Audio LA-320 tube-condenser microphone
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    Review of the Lauten Audio LA-320 tube-condenser microphone

    06/09/16 in Lauten Audio LA-320

    The LA-320 is the first mic in Lauten Audio’s new "Series Black" line. Lauten, whose product line features many high-end mics as well, have put out a large-diaphragm tube condenser with a price point ($499)aimed at the home and project studio market. Not only that, they’ve hit it out of the park.