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April 10, 2017

A little bird with great confidence

I am a fan of Blue Microphones. The Mouse has been my “to-go” vocal mic for a long time. The Bluebird (now the Bluebird SL) has served me well for many years, and the Dragonfly is one of my favorite drum overhead and acoustic guitar mics (also, it’s pretty great on brass instruments too). Of course Blue has been a long time player in the large diaphragm world, so I was quite interested in what they had to offer with their first small diaphragm. I recently took the time to sit down with the Blue Microphones Hummingbird, and all I can say is that I am still smiling. I say

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April 7, 2017

Making a Mountain, out of a Sandhill

Sandhill Audio is still a fairly young company, being founded in the beautiful country of Finland in 2011. While they have six years under their belt, they are really just now coming to the US. And, they are making a big statement. Needless to say, there are many choices in ribbon mics these days. No matter what you are looking for, whether it be drum overheads, guitar cabs, vocals, etc. – there is a ribbon that will get you what you need. But, often times you want a ribbon that is highly versatile and works with any sound source. That is where the Sandhill Audio 6011A excels. One of my

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February 23, 2017

Pro Tools Plans Explained

With all the different plans available with Pro Tools, it can get a little confusing on what is what, and what you need. We’ll we have worked with our Avid folks to get the skinny on all the different plans and details, so that you can fully understand things, and get what you need – fast and easy! Honestly, once you’ve wrapped your head around it, it’s actually very easy to understand. Though getting there might be a little bit of a headache. Well, nonetheless, that is what this post is about. So let’s dive right in, and get you the information you need – to be up and running

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December 21, 2016

Headphone Impedance EXPOSED!

We see it all the time. You did your research and know what model headphone you want to get. Then you go to buy them – at FrontEndAudio.com 😉 – and there are different versions with different impedance! What version do you get? What is the difference between the different impedance? OHM MY GOD! What does it all mean? Well it’s pretty simple actually. Now we could go into the technical aspect of things, and many would appreciate that, but does it really help for a straight forward answer? Per Merriam-Webster Definition of impedance – something that impedes : hindrance: as a: the apparent opposition in an electrical circuit to

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November 9, 2016

Two Ears, Two Trumpets

I might take after my cat, because curiosity got the best of me today. I got an email that made me think about mics (probably because the email was about mics – I think that makes sense). The thing was, that I was thinking about a specific mic line (Ear Trumpet Labs). Ear Trumpet is a new line for us at FEA, and I really haven’t had the time I’ve wanted, to spend with them. So out of curiosity, I grabbed the Edwina and Louise to lay down some slam’n acoustic tracks with my Taylor 114ce. I also did a little speech and vocal recording. First of all, I’ll say

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