Last week I got a chance to put the new Subkick Microphone I built to use. The Subkick Mic was used in conjunction with an Audix D6, both running through a Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56 (using the stock Saffire preamps, not the liquid/emulating pres). Both tracks were left unprocessed. Typically, I would use some EQ as well as dynamic processing (Compressor/Gate) on kick drums, but for the sake of this demonstration the tracks are left alone. Continue Reading
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Posted on 05/14/2013
Posted on 05/06/2013
Last week Sonic Sense was visited by master guitar shredder, Rob Marcello. While he was in the studio, we jumped at the chance to record some live music. We decided to compare several portable recording devices that utilize built-in stereo microphones. Our results can be found in our video and in the SoundCloud widget below. For full resolution audio, remember to download files from the widget instead of streaming.
Posted on 05/03/2013
Behold! Another comparison widget! Enjoy, and remember to download the files to hear full-resolution samples. For an explanation for our monitor recording process, see the video below.
Posted on 04/30/2013
The Yamaha SKRM-100SFV Subkick Microphone has recently been discontinued. And although they are still widely available, I thought I'd give it a go at building my own at a fraction of the cost. Continue Reading
Posted on 04/19/2013
Here at Sonic Sense, we take pride in thoroughly and scientifically testing audio equipment. We believe that if we provide high-quality demos, comparisons, and tutorials of a variety of products, our customers will then be able to make well-informed purchasing decisions. We may be an online retailer, but we still want you to be able to experience the equipment we sell, and know that the product you buy is correct for your specific application and personal taste.
Recently, we've been testing and comparing a variety of two-way, powered loudspeakers. A series of videos have been released on our YouTube channel with great success, but we want to expand on our methods of sharing our findings with you. We are implementing SoundCloud widgets into this blog so users will have the ability to listen-to and download high-resolution files of our recordings.
Posted on 04/16/2013
Last week, Sonic Sense got our hands on a pair of Mackie's new DLM12 loudspeakers. Upon our first listening, we were pleasantly surprised by the big sound that emanated from the DLM12's compact boxes.
Posted on 04/11/2013
There has been known firmware issues with the new Mackie 1608 16-Channel Digital Live Mixer. Have no fear, the Sonic Sense crew is here to help! Below we've included the step-by-step instructions to re-flash the firmware for the Mackie 1608 (direct from Mackie's Technical Support Supervisor). If you have any questions or comments about this firmware update, please leave comment below this blog post. Thanks! Continue Reading
Posted on 04/10/2013
Although recording interfaces are usually thought of as input devices for audio signal when recording, they can also be a valuable device for simple playback of audio. Each interface has its own set of features. Sometimes that can be confusing if you don't know exactly what you need for your set up. We've decided to to take a look at four very different, portable interfaces around the same price-point and their output features so you can get an idea of what suits your application best.