Can an Audio Interface Replace an Amp?

Whether you’re looking for a speaker setup at your next event, or are talking about how your favorite guitarist sounds so good, if you have even a passing appreciation for audio you will no doubt know something about amps. However, these often-overlooked bits of kit are the lifeblood of sound playback, and whether you know … Read more

Can you use Component Cables for Audio?

When working with or listening to sound and music, knowing your cables is all but essential. If your playback device is the heart of the system, then cables are the veins, and if the quality of the audio you are pumping around your setup isn’t up to scratch, then you may very well be left … Read more

How Long Can an iPhone Record Audio?

When was the last time you left your home without a phone? Don’t worry if you can’t think of the answer – you are most definitely in the majority. In a world where smartphones account for your news, entertainment, and even wallet, it is a given that this trusty device stays by your side no … Read more

What is a Summing Mixer? We Reveal All

Nowadays almost all recording and mixing is done digitally. Working in the box boasts a number of advantages, and we aren’t here to tell you to smash your computer and go back to tape. Let’s face it, audio software is cheap, fast, and versatile, and it isn’t going anywhere soon. That being said, sometimes analog … Read more

Shure SM7B FAQ

Whether you are new to recording or not, you will most likely be familiar with the look and sound of the SM7B. This microphone is widely popular among podcasters and singers alike and is a go-to for anyone looking for top-quality audio no matter what level of experience. Simple to use, and capable of broadcast-quality … Read more

Rode PodMic Q&A: Your Questions Answered

Buying recording equipment for the first time can be a daunting prospect. With a strict budget and such a wide range of products on the market, you can easily get lost in the options, and while spec sheets can be useful, they leave some of your broader questions unanswered. Sound like a familiar story? We’ve … Read more

Zoom PodTrak P4 Review – My Hands-On Experience

When I first saw the spec for the Zoom PodTrak P4, my initial reaction was one of great excitement. With 4 x XLR inputs and headphone outputs, in-built sound pads, and the ability to plug in and record either a phone or USB device meant that I thought all my prayers had been answered when … Read more

Is the Shure SM7B Worth It? Is it Better than the MV7?

The SM7B has long been a favourite in the broadcasting and audio recording world, highly revered by professional audiophiles and amateur audio enthusiasts alike ever since it was released by Shure in the early 70s. Originally inspired by the bulkier SM5 microphone, the SM7B was specifically engineered and altered over the years to suit a … Read more

7 of the Best Headphones that Don’t Leak Sound

Whether you are being ‘that person’ and wearing a set of headphones that leak sound and let the world know what you’re listening to or editing, or are the one being burdened with somebody else’s leaky audio, headphones that leak sound can be annoying when using them in the wrong environment. The point about the … Read more

8 Microphones that Reduce Background Noise

No matter how experienced you are at podcasting, unwanted noise is an issue we will all encounter at some point (and in some cases, on a regular basis). The best way to deal with this is to firstly record your podcast in a quiet location and then to ensure that some form of acoustic treatment … Read more