Season 5

Firmware. To update or not, and who does it the best?

Feb. 1, 2023

It's always a dilemma, you're gear is humming along nicely, everything is doing what it should, and then along comes an email asking you to update the firmware for security/any other reason and....BANG. Noting is ever the sa…

Røde's New USB+ Mic

Dec. 23, 2022

Is it a Studio Mic?

Austrian Audio Mic Shootout OC16 v OC18 v OC818 Compared

Dec. 6, 2022

Yep, they're a sponsor of this podcast! Let me get that out of the way first off. BUT... They are also making some of the most groundbreaking (and in my humble opinion) some of the best Microphones and Headphones on the mark…

The ZOOM Alternative - and its soooo much better

Nov. 29, 2022

As an Audio Engineer, I'm constantly puzzled as to why ZOOM has any place in the recording process. Crap sound, no chance of ever syncing pictures with audio, and to top it off they expect me to pay a premium for a lousy ser…

NT1 v NTG 5

Nov. 21, 2022

We had a letter from a listener asking about recording Audio Books and our thoughts on using an NTG 5 v an AT 1. Having had vast experience with both, the guys took a deep dive into the why's and wherefore's of both... A big…

Source Connect on a 5G/4G Connection

Nov. 14, 2022

Whilst it's true you can't use source connect on your 4 or 5G device, it seems you CAN still use a hotspot to use the same networks for your source connect session. When we spoke with Richie from Studious the other week abou…

Setting up your Apollo to work with Zoom for Voice Over Sessions...

Nov. 8, 2022

One is possibly one of the most used studio interfaces on the planet. The other is strangely one of the most popular ways to connect to record Professional voiceovers outside of Hollywood. The problem is getting them to play…

When it all goes wrong...

Oct. 26, 2022

When it's time to go Mac Pt 2

When it's time to go Mac

Oct. 17, 2022

AP has taken the plunge and is planning on swapping out his PC for a Mac, opening up a massive can of worms! We discuss the implications.. A big shout out to our sponsors, Austrian Audio and Tri Booth. Both these companies a…

Metering and Delivery Levels

Oct. 10, 2022

What's the best way to measure the level of your audio? Is there a better metering standard to use over others? What sort of level should your audio be delivered at? The lads discuss all this and more in detail.. A big shout…

Capsules - Nylon v Brass

Oct. 4, 2022

AKG used a brass capsule in their famous c414, but later turned to nylon as their prefered material, whilst today Austrian Audio are using brass in their capsules. So which sounds better, the team did their darndest to compa…

IOS for recording? Why not?

Sept. 26, 2022

IOS is the operating system for Apple smartphones and iPads. More and more consumer demand is pushing audio developers to come up with Apps that allow them to record on these devices. But many are resisting. Why? A big shout…

The VO Social

Sept. 19, 2022

So turns out (imagine that) that we're not the only Voice Over centric Podcast on the planet.  When we got an email from Leah and Nic at the VO social podcast out of the UK, asking if we'd be interested in a crossover episod…

When the client wants to be the engineer...

Sept. 13, 2022

We've all had those sessions. You know, the ones where the client not only wants to direct the reads but also tell you how to use not only your voice but the mic and your gear as well.  Thing is, if there's an Engineer in th…

The Auralex Max Wall - Value For Money?

Sept. 6, 2022

The Auralex website says that the MAX-Wall™ "is a portable, acoustic treatment system with excellent broadband absorption, and a fairly high degree of isolation, by virtue of the thickness and density of the panels.  Its NRC…

Avalon VT737 v Its UA Equivalent

Aug. 29, 2022

At around $4000 USD, the Avalon VT737 promises "a new standard to high-end audio, taking your sound to places you never thought possible and giving you precise creative control". But do you need the box? How does Universal A…

Mic Stands... There IS a difference!!!

Aug. 22, 2022

When you think about Mic stands, you probably think "ahhh what's the difference!", in fact, nothing could be further from the truth! Inspired by our chat last week about SHock Mounts,  we take a look at Mic Stands, and what …

Shock Mounts

Aug. 15, 2022

A microphone shock mount isolates a microphone from mechanically transmitted noise. The system is very simple: a shock mount (usually an elastic suspension device) absorbs the shock of physical movement of the microphone sta…