RCA 4GB MP3 Player with Flipout USB and Display

The Best Battery Powered MP3 Player Reviewed

If you’re going to be spending several days away from power outlets, such as on a backpacking or camping trip, then an MP3 player that runs on batteries is a good thing to add to your gear. Normally, these little gadgets are very low in price and run on a single AAA battery, although a…

Home recording Studio Equipment List

Setting up your own home recording studio is a great way to get some of your music down while not having to worry about whether or not the space is booked or even open when you have time to lay down some tracks. It really puts the control in your own hands, but it does…

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Cheap Recording Microphones: Best Value for your Dollars

There have been several articles on this website related to microphones. If you want information about microphones in general as well as more specific information about condenser microphones, you should read What is a Condenser Microphone and Do You Really Need One?. If you want to read about my choices for inexpensive condenser microphones, check…

Sennheiser E835 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone

The Best Vocal Recording Mic Reviewed (Under $200)

When it comes to finding the microphone that will do the best job for you, there are literally hundreds of choices. How can you possibly decide which one is right for you? The trick is to figure out the right balance between price and quality. In this article, I’m going to show you some different…

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Best Mic Preamps Under $500

If your read the article about mic preamp options, then you know that while various audio interfaces and mixers exist that also have the mic preamp added in, your best bet is to go for a standalone mic preamp that does what you need it to do, provide phantom power and gain to boost the…

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Mic Preamps Explained: What is a Mic Preamp?

If you’re just starting to get into recording, you’ve probably heard or read that a mic preamp is the key to increasing the quality of your sound. Now it’s time for you to understand why and begin navigating the options. Microphones are notorious for low-voltage output, often in the range of 1-100 microvolts. The problem…