Tascam US-1x2 audio interface

Tascam releases new USB interface

September 11, 2017 in Gear, News

The US-1×2 promises to deliver pro-quality desktop recording for singer-songwriters, podcasters and small home studios with a Mac or PC…

black microphone recording

Five recording tips for entering a songwriting contest

June 1, 2017 in Competitions, Tips & Techniques

Here are a handful of useful pointers to help you record your song and produce the best possible competition entry…

Abbey Road Studios

Get that Abbey Road sound!

February 7, 2017 in Features, Gear

A range of software and hardware products help you capture some of that Studio 1 magic in your own recordings…

Steinberg UR22mk2 Recording Pack

Steinberg offers up a new recording bundle

October 15, 2016 in Gear, News

The new UR22mkII Recording Pack offers entry-level songwriting producers an audio interface, headphones, mic and music production and editing software…

IK Multimedia iRig HD 2

IK update the iRig for iPhone 7

September 17, 2016 in Gear, News

Italian music gadget-makers IK Multimedia announces iRig HD 2 – the mobile guitar interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC…

Lauten Audio Series Black microphones

Lauten Audio expands microphone range

August 8, 2016 in Gear, News

‘Series Black’ mic line for developing recordists now includes the LA-220 solid-state vocal condenser and LA-120 small diaphragm instrument pair…

T6 Main

Review: Tracktion 6

July 20, 2015 in Gear

Tracktion gives you surprisingly powerful sequencing capabilities at a reasonable price. Matt Chapman takes the latest version for a spin……

Tascam Trackpack 2x2

Tascam unveils the Trackpack 2×2

March 8, 2015 in Gear, News

A recording bundle includes a US-2×2 USB audio interface, a TM-80 condenser mic with mount, TH-02 headphones and DAW software…

IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio

IK brings the large-diaphragm mic to mobile recording

February 1, 2015 in Gear, News

iRig Mic Studio is unveiled, boasting 24-bit A/D converters and high-definition preamp in an enclosure that’s smaller than an iPhone…

Tracktion 5 EQ shot

Review: Tracktion 5

May 26, 2014 in Gear

Tracktion 5 is a MIDI and audio sequencer from the Tracktion Software Corporation that carries an astonishingly low price tag…

Editors Keys Portable Vocal Booth Pro 2

Review: Editors Keys Portable Vocal Booth Pro 2

May 21, 2014 in Gear

Just when you think a home studio couldn’t be more affordable, along comes a ‘cost effective’ sequel for recording vocals…

Olympus LS-14 audio recorder

Review: Olympus LS-12 & LS-14 PCM recorders

March 14, 2014 in Gear

Olympus brings two new models to the crowded portable recorder marketplace. We put them through their paces at Songwriting Live……

Reason 7

Review: Reason 7

June 14, 2013 in Gear

Propellerhead have released the latest incarnation of their popular DAW and recording package. Long-term user Ian O’Shea test-drives Reason 7…

Getting started in recording

Studio Start-up Part 2: Recording hardware

May 30, 2012 in Features, Gear, Tips & Techniques

In part 2 of our guide to getting started in recording, we look at the hardware options – and smartphone…