Studio Monitor Orientation Tips

Studio Monitor Orientation Tips

Ensuring proper positioning for your studio monitors is perhaps the most important step in setting up any listening environment. Improperly-placed monitors can trick your ears in a number of ways that will inevitably result in very poor decision-making in the context...
First Listen: Mesanovic Model 2 vs. Royer R-121 on Electric Guitar

First Listen: Mesanovic Model 2 vs. Royer R-121 on Electric Guitar

2 Awesome Ribbon Mics + 1 Awesome Eddie In our latest demo video, we decided to test out 2 phenomenal ribbon microphones on electric guitar: the Mesanovic Model 2, and the Royer Labs R-121. We’ve had the Model 2 for a few weeks here in our studio, and we wanted...
Microphone Expertise: Series 1

Microphone Expertise: Series 1

Microphones, the way we capture and project our sound. With microphones being so important to a musician, it’s crucial we understand them so we can capture the most authentic recordings and performances possible. Lucky for you, our experts here at Sound Pure...
Parallel Compression

Parallel Compression

Parallel compression is a classic production and mixing technique that can really add some density, punch, and excitement to an otherwise stagnant source. There really is nothing complicated about it because it’s as simple as adjusting a wet/dry blend knob on any...
Exploring the Lynx Aurora(n) Series

Exploring the Lynx Aurora(n) Series

The Aurora(n) Series is a reimagining of Lynx’s Aurora converters, which have been one of THE most trusted converters in professional studios for the past decade. The new units feature upgraded A/D and D/A converters utilizing the same technology that led the...
An Intro to Recording Acoustic Guitar

An Intro to Recording Acoustic Guitar

In this episode of Gear Tips, Sound Pure pro audio specialist Doug Wessling walks us through three methods used to record an acoustic guitar.  The first and simplest way to record an acoustic guitar is to use a single microphone for a mono recording. This can be done...
How to Wrap a Cable & Extend Its Lifespan

How to Wrap a Cable & Extend Its Lifespan

In this episode of Expert Advice, Sound Pure pro audio specialist Marc Kuzio walks us through how to properly wrap a microphone cable to lengthen its lifespan. Often times folks just starting out, be it musicians, live sound engineers, studio engineers, etc., tend to...
Dave Hill Designs Europa 1 Mic Preamp

Dave Hill Designs Europa 1 Mic Preamp

Simply put, this is a must-have preamp for anyone doing virtually any type of music production in their studios. The ability to change the speed and response of the transient content, and dial in 2nd and 3rd order harmonics at the twist of a few knobs is simply...
8 Microphone Drums Setup

8 Microphone Drums Setup

In this installment of Sound Pure Gear Tips, pro audio specialist Marc Kuzio gives us the rundown on an 8-microphone drum setup. Using 8 mics instead of 4 gives you the ability to be more creative with your drum sound. It provides you with additional textures and a...