By Michael Cooper. The outstanding MOTU 8D fills an important niche unaddressed by other I/O boxes. Featuring no preamps or converters (save for those serving a front-panel stereo headphone jack), the 8D relies solely on digital interfaces for I/O and networking.
or me, headphone evaluation boils down to five components: sound (of course), fit, comfort, portability and convenience.
Big residential commercial studios, small Midtown private rooms, post houses in L.A. and recording schools across the country—they all need furniture and studio accessories, ranging from console workstations to equipment rack (and computer) sound isolation. For their part, the manufacturers of studio accessories must constantly adapt to changing production styles and digital workflows. You don’t see many frames being built for SSL 9000 K Series these days, but there is a big demand for Avid MC Control housings, and Steinberg’s Nuage has a nice new home at Argosy…
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear sounds through someone else’s ears? When I introduce mic technology to my recording classes, I point out that the majority of the microphones we use in the studio are not designed to capture sounds with 100 percent accuracy.
CHECKING YOUR MIX ON IN-EAR MONITORS
PORTABLE ROOMS FOR MUSIC PRODUCTION, BROADCAST AND REHEARSAL
Kickstand takes the concept behind Primacoustic’s Recoil Stabilizer speaker platforms and applies it to a mic stand. While the name hints that it is targeted for recording kick drum, it works for any instrument-recording applications near the floor.
Great Sounding Dual Valve Mic with Nine Polar Patterns
Handheld Unit Has Long Battery Life, Four Built-in Mics, Remote and USB Interface