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Eliminate Background Hiss With The SS-1 Microphone Preamp

Eliminate Background Hiss With The SS-1 Microphone Preamp | A Podcasting Review

When you buy a microphone for podcasting, one of the big considerations in that process is “dynamic or condenser?” If you’re not already familiar with these terms, don’t worry. They’re basically the two most common ways a microphone is built, how it functions, and how it records sound. This isn’t an in-depth comparison of dynamic and

A Guide to Audio Interfaces for Voice

A Guide to Audio Interfaces for Voice & Podcasting

What factors can we look at to determine our studio needs when it comes to an audio interface? What technical considerations are important? Over the course of my education and career, I have likely purchased more audio interfaces than any other piece of equipment. Here, I’ll attempt to pass on everything I’ve learned along the


Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Second Generation – A Podcasting Review

I’m a long time admirer of Focusrite gear. The English audio equipment manufacturer has an outstanding global reputation for developing some of the best kit on the market. I’ve been using the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Second Generation‘s little brother – the 2i2 – for a few years now, and I think it’s a fantastic USB


M-Audio M-Track Eight Review: Recording a Multiple Track Show

The M-Audio M-Track Eight‘s name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but then few pieces of audio equipment do. The MTE (let’s call it that for short) is a USB preamp with eight XLR/1/4″ combo inputs. At £260/$400 it isn’t exactly a budget piece of gear, so why might you want one to record your