Audio Recording Buying Guides

Microphone Buying Guide

Microphone Buying Guide

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When you're shopping for new microphones, you'll encounter a range of different types of microphones spanning a vast range of prices. The sheer volume of specifications and features associated with the hundreds of available models can be confusing, leaving you with little basis for comparison aside from a microphone's price.

Audio Mixers Buying Guide

Audio Mixers: How to Choose

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Need help choosing an audio mixer? Whether you need a mixer for a home studio, jam room, small gigs, House of Worship or a larger venue, Musician's Friend is here to help.

AKG C314 Professional Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

What Microphone Do I Need? A Quick Start Guide

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The basics: From bedroom to stage to studio—the types of mics and miking techniques that’ll help your audio creations shine.

Best Recording Gear for Beginners

The Best Recording Gear for Beginners

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How to choose the right audio and recording equipment for your home studio or mobile rig to match your ambitions, budget and music.

Recording Equipment Buying Guide

Recording Gear Buying Guide

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How to choose the right audio recording equipment to match your skills, music, and budget.

Buying Guide: Audio Gear to Create Amazing Podcasts

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Choose the right microphones, headphones, and audio interfaces to carve out your commanding presence in the blogosphere.

History of the Channel Strip

History of the Channel Strip

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Find out how channel strips evolved from the clunky mixing desks of the '50s and 60s and where they are today.

Preamp Buying Guide

Preamp Buying Guide

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How to choose the right audio preamp to match your music, microphones, instruments and budget.

Studio Monitors Buying Guide

Studio Monitors Buying Guide

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How to choose the right audio monitor speakers to match your music, budget and recording space.

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