Category: Gear

Do I need a console for my home studio ?

We have all seen pictures of high-end recording studios, past or present. They allĀ have one thing in common: the largest possible recording/mixing console sitting dead center. I grant you: recording consoles are as sexy as sexy gets in terms of pro audio gear (sorry, ladies…). It ain’t hard to fantasize on the SSLs, Neves and…


is Reel to Reel back ?

Along with the craze for analog summing, it seems we are seeing the comeback of reel to reel. Now, except if you are more than half a century old, it is not likely that you have ever put your hands on one of these machines. So here is some information you might find useful on…


More than meets the vocoder

Did you know that the vocoder originated as a military project? If not, maybe you should watch this short documentary on the Vocoder produced by the New Yorker: If the history of all things vocal modifying (talk boxes, vocoder and autotune) is your thing, watch this:


NAMM Day 3

Routine starts after 2 instances… Maybe, but not at the NAMM tradeshow! I was kind of dreading this third day. Tired feet… Tired ears… Crowds… The “What else is there to see?”… Surprisingly, this has been the best day so far! It kind of felt like big business was done and as now the crowds…


NAMM Day 2

Day 2 @ NAMM, I will theme: the music producer are at the forefront… Butch Vig (Nirvana, Garbage, Green Day) @ Pensado’s Place Fab Dupont @ UAD Followed, by some cool synth gear. Teenage Engineering EuroRacks at large MFB Dominion


Pro Tools | First is free

Among the feedback I get from home studio musicians is a moan, a grunt… againts the expensive nature of DAWs. For all of you for whom this is an issue, NAMM 2015 turns out to be the stage for a change in the right direction: the leading DAW maker announced yesterday a FREE and open…