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Cloudlifter (Is It Worth It, SM7B Mic, Fethead Comparison) (2023)

Cloudlifter (Is It Worth It, SM7B Mic, Fethead Comparison) (2023)

The Cloudlifter CL-1 by Cloud Microphones is an inline mic preamp. Its function is to provide a clean gain boost to your dynamic or ribbon microphone’s signal before it gets to your audio interface or mixer. Popular dynamic microphones such as the Shure SM7B or the Rode Pod Mic have a very low signal. That means ...

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432 Hz vs 440 Hz (Differences, Tuning, Which Sounds Better)

432 Hz vs 440 Hz (Differences, Tuning, Which Sounds Better)

440 Hz is the standard accepted pitch reference for tuning musical instruments. 432 Hz is an alternative pitch argued by some to be superior due to personal preferences or spiritual beliefs. If we didn’t have a standard pitch reference then musical instruments would sound out of tune with each other. In the past ...

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Installing and Setting Up ASIO4All on Windows 10

Installing and Setting Up ASIO4All on Windows 10

ASIO4All is a free Windows tool that provides a generic high-performance audio driver for professional audio production in the absence of an audio interface with a dedicated driver. If you are a Windows user and you are not using a dedicated audio interface (such as a Focusrite Scarlett 4i4), then you should ...

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The 5 Best DJ Lights for All Budgets (2023)
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The 5 Best DJ Lights for All Budgets (2023)

Whether you're looking for simple DJ lighting or a more professional and portable lighting setup, then this is the article for you! These are a great option for you to independently bring around a nice lighting setup with you, which is very useful if your venue does not have in-house lighting. The 5 Best DJ ...

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ValhallaDSP VintageVerb Review

ValhallaDSP VintageVerb Review

VintageVerb continues ValhallaDSP’s excellent streak of ambiance plugins, with a rich, lush dreamy reverb emulating the hardware from the 80s. Excellent, lush sound right out the box Elegant, simple GUI Creative algorithm additions apart from standard ones ‘Color’ setting quickly imparts ...

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What are DI Boxes? (Types, Benefits, Uses) (2023)

What are DI Boxes? (Types, Benefits, Uses) (2023)

DI boxes are used to take an unbalanced, high impedance signal and convert it to a balanced, low impedance signal. The "DI" in DI boxes refers to multiple names like Direct Insertion, Direct Injection, Direct Input, or Direct Interface. Unbalanced signals are prone to noise. Hence, it’s important to convert that ...

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The Differences Between VST 2 and VST 3

The Differences Between VST 2 and VST 3

The VST standard, developed by Steinberg in 1996, revolutionized music production. VST3 is a free open-source development kit that any developer may utilize. VST3 plugins are supported by almost all current DAWs. The VST3 adds several useful new features compared to VST2. The VST standard has gone through a few ...

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The 6 Best DAWs for Linux (2023) – Free and Paid

The 6 Best DAWs for Linux (2023) – Free and Paid

Several Linux DAWs, both free and paid, now exist with fully-fledged audio capabilities. We discuss some of the best options below that are supported on Ubuntu. They may also work on other Linux distros, so be sure to check out the system requirements of each DAW. Although it has been possible to run Windows ...

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Ableton Live vs Bitwig Studio – Which One is Better? (2023)

Ableton Live vs Bitwig Studio – Which One is Better? (2023)

Ableton Live, which originally launched in 2001, has long been a top contender of DAWs centered on live performances and electronic music. But Bitwig Studio, headed by ex-Ableton International Sales Manager Placidus Schelbert, is the (relatively) new kid on the block seen as a serious rival to Ableton’s reign. But ...

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The 5 Best Sound Cards for Music Production (2023)

The 5 Best Sound Cards for Music Production (2023)

A sound card (or audio interface) is a crucial component of music production. This unit has enabled the possibility of music processing through the modern computer in every home and studio across the globe. Default sound cards that are already integrated with most computers and laptops cannot compare to a ...

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