Season 3

Plugin Comparison and More

Dec. 13, 2021

With the Black Friday sales recently done for another year, we compare purchases and discuss how we might set them up and use them in our day to day workflow.  Plus in our usual way, we go down a whole other rabbit hole on a…

Top 7 Audio Interfaces

Dec. 7, 2021

If Audio interfaces are on your Christmas list, here's a thought-starter for Santa.... The Pro Audio Suite has kindly been supplied with gear from RØDE microphones. We would like to thank them for their involvement with our …

Mac v PC the BIG question

Nov. 29, 2021

It's the age-old argument, and this week we do our best to settle it once and for all... Do you agree with our conclusion? The Pro Audio Suite has kindly been supplied with gear from RØDE microphones. We would like to thank …

Those Pesky room resonances and how to deal with them..

Nov. 22, 2021

According to Wikipedia, Room modes are the collection of resonances that exist in a room when the room is excited by an acoustic source such as a loudspeaker. Most rooms have their fundamental resonances in the 20 Hz to...

Mic Placement, how to get it right

Nov. 15, 2021

Microphone placement is critically important to acoustic quality during live performances and recordings. Microphone placement alone contributes to around 20% of the overall sound while the person, instrument, setting, and m…

The Presonus Revelator Review

Nov. 8, 2021

More than a USB microphone, Revelator features compressors and EQs modelled on world-class analogue processors. An independent reverb bus lets you add just the right amount of shimmer to your sound, and two stereo loopback c…

How much is too much for "On Call"?

Nov. 1, 2021

Where do you draw the line?

The Tri Booth Road Test

Oct. 25, 2021

The blurb on the website promises the following when it comes to the Tri-Booth.. "The Tri-Booth is ideal for recording artists who need an affordable professional home/mobile studio for auditions and broadcast. You provide t…

Monitoring: Passive v Active

Oct. 18, 2021

SO... Monitoring... Active and Passive... What's the difference? What's the best/most cost-effective way to go? This week a question about powered speakers leads us down a rabbit hole on all things monitoring. The Pro Audio …

Phantom Power - The What, Why and when...

Oct. 11, 2021

This week we answer a question about Phantom Power. SHould it stay on? True to form we manage to cover the whole gamut of the Phantom Power ins and outs... The Pro Audio Suite has kindly been supplied with gear from RØDE mic…

Matching a Mic and Pre..

Oct. 4, 2021

We wring our hands and tap our fingers when it comes to making a decision on the Mic we are about to spend a large chunk of cash on for our studio. But when it comes to the Mic Pre, we sometimes don't spend as much time proc…

Mp3 - The what, why, how and when...

Sept. 27, 2021

Everything you need to know..

Digital clipping and popping. What causes it, and how to avoid it.

Sept. 20, 2021

When it's not cool to be top of the Pops...

Green Audio. How to achieve it.

Sept. 13, 2021

If not me... WHO? If not now... WHEN?

Which Room Suits Your Needs?

Sept. 6, 2021

Everyone wants a great sounding room, but no one wants to spend more on a studio than they need to. So where's the balance? CJ Ringwall sent us a video of his setup after listening to our recent episode with Nick O'Rourke an…

Road Test: Austrian Audio OC18 and HI-X65

Aug. 30, 2021

The ultimate combo?

How to build the perfect home studio

Aug. 23, 2021

If you've ever built a studio at home, you know that it's not as easy as it seems. There are so many expenses, and (to be honest) choices to be made. In this episode, we talk to two hard-working Voice Actors who have great h…

ISDN, the end of the line... So whats the next big thing?

Aug. 16, 2021

AT & T has just announced they will be closing their ISDN network from June 1 2023, and many other major players are already winding down services. Australia has already lost their network and the UK closes in the next few y…

How to record dynamic reads.. And we check the mailbag

Aug. 10, 2021

Laughter is contagious just like COVID..

Attack of the clones

Aug. 2, 2021

There are a bunch of them out there, clones of some of your favourite mics. You can buy them online as a kit or straight from the designer. But do they stack up to the real deal, and are they worth the $? This week we take a…

When things are on the nose...

July 26, 2021

In the Southern Hemisphere, it's that time of year, flu season. While he hasn't got COVID, AP does have the dreaded Flu, and his voice is paying the price. But it could be allergies, a simple cold, you name it. Snotty and si…

LISTENER QUESTION: How To Read A Mic Frequency Chart

July 19, 2021

The mic chart! If you're looking for a new mic (or even your first) the one thing that might point you in the direction of a mic or two that's worth auditioning for your voice is the frequency response chart. But what do the…

Special Episode - Source Connect for PC Upgrade Path

July 18, 2021

how to get to version 3.8

TEST: Acousta LE03 - a Mighty little interface

July 5, 2021

The is a high-resolution audio interface designed and made in Austria by Innovative Audio. What’s impressive is that the two Mic inputs are built with high-quality ADCs (Analog-to-digital converters) with a dynamic range of…

Home Booth Month - Mixer or Interface? What to do?

June 28, 2021

Interfaces are super easy to use, but mixers give you more flexibility when it comes to routing audio around your studio. So what's best, in what circumstances? This week we investigate your options... The Pro Audio Suite ha…

Home Booth Month - Headphones - Open V Closed Back..

June 21, 2021

Everyone has their preference for headphones. Open, closed, in ears, and some you may never have heard of. We opened this episode with the intent of discussing just Open v Closed, but in the usual Pro Audio Suite tradition, …

Home Booth Month - Whats in Your Booth

June 14, 2021

From treatment on the walls to computer monitors, iPads, and more. What is necessary and what is optional in your booth if you really want to be prepared for what may come at you from the other end of the line during a sessi…

Home Booth Recording. What should your client expect?

June 7, 2021

So you jump in the booth at home, and with the client on the line, lay down a bunch of takes. Then, down the line, you hear them say, "we haven't been recording here, could you cut takes 2 and 6 together, with the third para…

Diffusion V Absorption. Which one is for you?

May 31, 2021

Diffusion and Absobtion. Both completely legitimate ways to treat your room and booth, but which one is better, and most importantly, which one should you be using? This week, Robbo, George, Robert, and AP break down the ins…

All things Ribbon - Mics and Tweeters

May 17, 2021

Everything Old Is New Again

SPECIAL EDITION - BEV STANDING

May 14, 2021

Taking on the might of Tik Tok

Audio Books - Life On Both Sides Of The Glass

May 3, 2021

They're thought of as "The Dark Side" of Audio, long hours behind the mic for some, and hours of painstaking editing on the other side of the glass. This week we speak with Simone Feiler (Brisbane Audio Books Owner/Engineer)…

RODE NT-USB Mini Road test

April 26, 2021

"The NT-USB Mini brings the pristine sound quality of RØDE’s world-class studio mics to a compact, easy-to-use USB microphone. Designed to deliver crystal-clear, professional-quality audio direct to a computer or tablet, it’…

The legal Implications of AI Voices..

April 19, 2021

A Trade Mark lawyer lays out your rights...

Bill Drescher - A Life Behind The Console pt 2

April 12, 2021

If you follow our show, you will absolutely know who Bill Drescher is. 50 Years behind the console at studios like Sound City, A & M and many others make him a household name in the Music Biz. In Part two of our interview w…

Bill Drescher - A Life Behind The Console pt 1

April 5, 2021

If you follow our show, you will absolutely know who Bill Drescher is. 50 Years behind the console at studios like Sound City, A & M and many others make him a household name in the Music Biz. In Part One of our interview w…

What is FLAC? Should you use it?

March 15, 2021

FLAC is an audio coding format for lossless compression of digital audio. But should you use it as a delivery format for your clients? Is it really lossless? We dive into the topic... The Pro Audio Suite has kindly been supp…

Plugin to Radio

March 8, 2021

Imaging Blueprints Creative Plugins

Voice Synthesis - Be Careful what you ask for!

March 4, 2021

AI voice farmers are actively recruiting...

The Sound City "Sound"....

March 1, 2021

Rupert Neve's Legacy...

Processing. Fix it in the Mix?

Feb. 22, 2021

Voice processing for the Voice Actor..

A Paw in each camp

Feb. 14, 2021

For over 12 years Dann Brumm has been voicing content for Australian and International markets. For the last 2, he's been Voicing "Uncle Stripe" on "Bluey" an Australian Cartoon series that features the adventures of an Aust…

Bob Bergen - The Great Union Debate

Feb. 8, 2021

The State of the union...

What to look for when buying Audio Gear

Feb. 1, 2021

Beware the price tag