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Shure SM57 Mods

May 27, 2011 | 1 Comments

The Shure SM57 has been with us for decades – check out how to glean some added flavour from this recording and live workhorse....

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On The Bench – Pads

May 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

When your audio is overloading and there’s no pad on the preamp, what do you do? Reach for a DIY solution of course. Text: Rob Squire When AT’s editor Andy Stewart began leaning on me...

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THE IKEA MIC STAND

April 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

IKEA Hackers come to the rescue with a great idea for a broadcast style microphone stand on the cheap....

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THE $8 SUSPENSION MOUNT

March 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of the Home Studio Guru...

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DISTORTION DISHING THE DIRT

May 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Keep it clean? Or get down ‘n’ dirty? A bit of grit and grime goes a long way. Text: Greg Walker I’ve been waiting for someone to write an article about distortion in this learned...

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Mixing with Parallel Compression

September 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Make friends with parallel compression and you have an enormously powerful tool to add impact and intensity to your mixes without the artefacts associated with heavy compression. Andy Stewart enters a parallel universe. The compressor...

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Demystifying Directional Bass

September 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

To anyone who understands a bit about the behaviour of low frequency sound waves, directional bass might seem physically implausible. But as Hugh Covill points out, directional bass is not only a physical reality, it’s...

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