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Preamps : do we need them ? Cheap vs High-end

In this video, I compared all my preamps with 2 different mics (Shure SM57 and T47 DIY kit) What many want to know is if an external preamp even the cheapest is better than those included in an interface. And how will they compare to highend preamps.

So here it is, let me know what you think !

Cheap mastering in 2019


I'm getting close to finishing a lot of my songs and I'm down to just listening through them and putting vocals on the ones I'm happy with. Many years ago I used to love T-racks 24 for mastering but for many reason, it's unusable. What is the cheapest way of achieving what that program did? Is the way forward to now use mastering plugins rather than standalone? I have looked at the Waves Abbey Road but in all honesty, this is way above my head and I have no clue what is good or bad. I just want something nice cheap and easy to use that does what the T-racks 24 did.

Need cheap but good Audio Interface.

I just recently got an MXL 770 and got a crappy Phantom power box and then got a bad noise and looked around and I found out I need an audio interface to mess with the fain etc, but I don't want to spend $50+ if possible and def not 65+. Do you have any recommendations? Also whatever you recommend keep in mind I used an XLR to USB to hook into my computer.

Royer R-10, has the cheap fever caught everybody ?

So Royer wanted a part of the semi-pro and home studio market.

I'm honestly intrigued because I'm the target for this new wave of products.
As I don't have 2-4k for the highend products, I end up turning to quality budget gears ( if such thing exists )
But at the same time I don't want to buy crappy beginner stuff.
So clones or budget gear from warm audio, golded age and others are great value for the price but I always wonder what we are missing from the real deal.

Where to buy eco friendly acoustic materials in Canada for cheap.

Hello, I'm looking to purchase some high density eco friendly acoustic materials for building panels such as cotton or polyester materials. I don't want to use rockwool or fibreglass because of the air quality and safety hazards these materials contribute to. I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and I'd like to order within the country or ideally purchase from a local supplier. Any help would be really appreciated. Thank you!

Cheap and nondescript gear for unlocking a better audio workflow

Another article we published if you guys are interested.

This one is on inexpensive and nondescript gear that are useful in a smaller studio for unlocking a clean and efficient audio workflow -

What other kinds of gear in this field do you guys use? Would love to know your thoughts?

Dirt cheap Amazon mic pack adventure...

I took a chance and bought a set of these...

Dirt cheap.. I needed some extra mics for live recording on guitar cabs etc.. In looking for a set I couldn't find anything demo wise that showed the potential of mics as most people who by them are kids or beginners with subpar drumsets.. I made a few videos to see what they can do..