Good monitoring has become more affordable than ever, new technologies and refinements on classic approaches to monitor and headphone design are revolutionizing how we listen to music. From entry-level speakers that will fit anywhere and in-ear headphones that will travel anywhere, to world-class monitors and headphones, we bring you in-depth reviews of products by ADAM Audio, AKG, Sennheiser, Shure, and Trident.
Beyond reviews, this issue's packed with great advice about choosing and working with monitors, from a monitor-centric edition of our Recording Fundamentals series to an illuminating look at how headphone amplifiers fit into the personal studio experience and a fascinating article about how we hear and process music.
And that's not all! We test out Universal Audio's stunning new Apollo audio interface/DSP engine, take the Lauten Atlantis mic for a test-drive, listen to preamps from Earthworks and PreSonus, look at last-minute gift ideas in the world of iOS apps... and did we mention our coverage of highlights from the 133rd AES Convention in San Francisco? Now we have!
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With built-in DSP and high-end audio I/O quality, this all-in-one interface is a full production solution in a portable package.
Originally founded in 1958, and rebooted in 1999, Universal Audio has a long history as an inno......Expand
The ribbon-tweeter sound reaches a new audience with these affordable active monitors. Also reviewed: the IsoAcoustics ISOL8R200 speaker isolation stands.
ADAM Audio is based in Berlin, Germany. The company makes loudspeaker......Expand
This preamp isn't brand-new, but its Zero Distortion Technology will be a startling revelation to recording musicians in search of ultimate clarity.
New Hampshire-based Earthworks is a microphone company famous for their üb......Expand
A unique steerable driver pod allows these speakers to adjust easily to different listening situations, with impeccable sound.
Trident Audio Developments is a venerable name that has always been linked to that of Malcolm Tof......Expand
The venerable Austrian audio firm celebrates a birthday in grand style with a set of phones that provide uncompromising quality.
AKG has a long and storied history of designing headphones for casual listeners and studio prof......Expand
Headphone amplification, monitor control, D/A conversion, computer interfacing, and more, all with quality that's second to none.
As we've said many times in these pages, recording musicians can choose unfortunate times to g......Expand
With a flick of a switch, this one mic becomes three, each with its own useful and beautiful sonic signature.
Here at Recording we have been covering the Lauten microphone line since 2007 when we reviewed their first product......Expand
This beginner-friendly tube mic preamp has a major upgrade in the form of greatly improved solid-state electronics.
PreSonus is a company that truly offers something for everyone, from beginner to boutique. In recent years w......Expand
In-ear monitors can be surprisingly handy in the studio, and these affordable in-ears combine comfort and utility.
The SE Series is Shure's newest line of personal in-ear monitors, an upgrade to the company's former E and SC......Expand
Audio apps for the iOS musician on your list: Korg iKaossilator, Moog Filtatron, Wizdom Music SampleWiz, and Nonlinear Educating macProVideo.
A lot of our subscribers will receive this January issue in early December, meanin......Expand
New gear aplenty was on display in San Francisco, and we're here to walk you around the show floor and show you the highlights.
The Audio Engineering Society held its 133rd Convention at the Moscone Center in San Francisco o......Expand
A crash course on what you need to know about the many ways to get your recorded audio faithfully to your discerning ears.
The last link in the recording/mixing chain is often overlooked or glossed over, but, needless to say......Expand
This month, we talk about the history of monitor speakers and about how different designs interact with your listening space.
Last month, this column investigated the attributes that make a loudspeaker a monitor, how crossov......Expand
Headphone amplifiers come in all shapes and sizes; we teach you how to spot features you can use and make the most of what they provide.
While everyday headphone listening can be as simple as plugging into a device's headpho......Expand
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