Category Archives: Content Creator Gear

From microphones to headphones and everything in between, see my recommended gear product reviews.

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Can I Connect A Microphone To An iPad?

It is possible to connect a microphone directly to an iPad or Apple device, however additional hardware is typically needed to make the connection. The type of microphone you use, whether it is a USB or XLR connection microphone will further determine what setup and extra hardware you might need. Personally, I have found connecting […]

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Best Budget Microphone For Streaming For Under $100

It is completely possible to get a great microphone for streaming for under $100. Below are listed the best budget microphones for streaming for under $100, based on my experience. 1. Rode NT-USB-Mini Warm and clear sound recordings Built in pop filter Built in audio effects 2. Blue Yeti Nano USB Mic Professional recording rates […]

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What Is The Best Free Video Editor?

The power of great editing goes a long way in the filmmaking process, but a craftsman is only as good as their tools. As a general rule, the best free video editing software is: Blender Video Editor Shotcut Avidemux Openshot HitFilm Express or most pre-installed video editors on Windows or MAC When it comes to […]

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Should Headphones Be Tight?

I wear headphones almost all day long. The headphones I wear for 90% of the day are my trusted Beyerdynamic DT-990s Pros for studio work. There is some debate, particularly amongst audio geeks like myself, on how tightly headphones should fit. Some argue that headphones should be tight to maximise the audio levels and sound, […]

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Do I Really Need A Vocal Booth?

I have always been fascinated by vocal booths.  When I visit big studios, the vocal booth room is always one of the most fascinating rooms with its complex room shapes, soundproofed design, and expensive acoustic foam treatments. Because vocal booths are such a central feature of major record studios, you may feel that you cannot […]

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Is The MXL 990 A Good Microphone? I Tired It!

The MXL 990 is an excellent condenser microphone that sounds great with all vocal types. It has a natural high-frequency boost in the 5kHz to 10kHz range which adds a natural brightness to vocals, generally enhancing audio clarity. It is hard to beat the MXL 990 for vocal recording clarity or find a better microphone […]

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Can You Use An External Microphone On An Android Phone

Although big tech companies might like to boast that their mobile phones have some of the best quality microphones in the business, a lot of the time, they can be bested by multiple, cheap market alternatives. The problem is, these microphones can’t simply be magically rewired into your phone; you have to connect them externally; […]

studio monitors

Why Are Studio Monitors So Expensive?

Studio monitors vary in price from £80 to £10,000. The difference in price depends on factors such as the studio monitor’s ability to reproduce sound accurately, reproduce a large frequency range, have a good transient response, and have an excellent quality design.  Studio monitors are an essential tool for anyone creating and producing audio.  The […]

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What Equipment Do I Need to Start a Gaming YouTube Channel?

To start a gaming YouTube channel you will need an appropriate PC or hardware, capture card/software, a microphone, video/audio editing software, and a plan to build your audience online through social media or marketing.  YouTube is a true media revolution in today’s day and age. While I miss what I deem as “The Golden Age […]