In-ear monitors are a crucial tool for all kinds of live performers. But how do you choose the ones that are right for you, balancing price and functionality? Matt Vanacoro shares his experience.
Cue mixing is sometimes a bit of an afterthought in the recording process but it's actually vitally important to getting the best out of your performers. Joe Albano explains why.
These ultra portable, personal monitoring mixers offer private monitoring on the go in a range of situations. But could Matt Vanacoro have his SessionCake, and eat it?
Neumann might be more usually associated with getting sound in to your system, but the KH80 DSP monitors do just the opposite. Matt Vanacoro spent a month testing them out and liked what he heard...
Anyone who uses in-ear monitors for live performance knows how challenging it can be to access a house monitor mix. Sound Tap from Ultimate Ears Pro promises to make that process faster and easier.
Wireless is the way of the future for earphones, but has RHA cracked the problem of everyone having differently designed ears? They certainly think so with their new MA750 Wireless models.
Can great things really come in such small packages, and at under $100 per speaker? Matt Vanacoro was pleasantly surprised when he road tested the Alesis M1 Active MK3 monitors.
ESI's U168XT high speed recording interface couldn't sound as good as it looks, could it? G.W Childs puts it through its paces to find out. (Spoiler alert: he liked it).
Hello? Hello? HELLO? Yes, you've missed the door again because you were listening to music on your headphones. If only you'd had SoundBrake 2.0.
Mixing on headphones can be useful and even necessary in some situations. But it brings with it a unique set of conditions and considerations. Joe Albano explains all you need to know...
Getting the perfect monitor mix can be tricky but by using the awesome power available in the UA Apollo hardware and software, it needn't be a chore, as Matt Vanacoro explains.
The HPH-MT8 studio monitor headphones may be Yamaha’s boldest headphone design in years. How do they sound, especially when compared to the competition? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth ‘phones’ in the result
KRK's studio monitors are known for their striking design. But do the new V8 S4 models sound as good as they look? Joe Albano finds out.
The latest near field reference studio monitors from KRK come with a decent price tag, Kevlar drivers, 3 different models and have been developed in conjunction with hundreds of pro engineers.
Headphones. From tinny Apple iPod earbuds to Master & Dynamic or other high-end studio headphones. But sometimes you just don't want to wear them yet still listen to audio without disturbing others.