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 have the most authentic recordings and performances possible. Lucky for you, our experts here at Sound Pure want...
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...
Vintage Neve 1073 vs. Vintech X73i Mic Pre Shootout

Vintage Neve 1073 vs. Vintech X73i Mic Pre Shootout

The Vintech X73i (Neve 1073 replica) is compared side-by-side an original pair of Vintage Neve 1073’s in this mic preamp shootout. For the shootout, The Sound Pure Steinway Concert grand piano was recorded using a matched pair of Peluso P12 tube microphones...
CharterOak SA538 vs. SA538B Microphones on Saxophone

CharterOak SA538 vs. SA538B Microphones on Saxophone

The CharterOak SA538 and CharterOak SA538B are compared in this demonstration on alto saxophone and baritone sax. As a tube microphone, they possess some of that rich vintage-style warmth, but at the same time as a modern tube microphone, they also have a great deal...
Snare Mic Comparison

Snare Mic Comparison

In this Sound Pure Gear Tip, pro audio specialist Marc Kuzio looks at the differences between a few of the most common dynamic and condenser microphones in the context of recording snare drums. Marc says that context plays a lot into the decision of whether to use a...