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Studio and recording

All the studio and recording articles, guides, tutorials, and reviews at Higher Hz.

The 5 best 88-key weighted MIDI controllers for 2023

Finding a MIDI controller that feels as authentic as a high-end stage piano can be challenging. But we’ve reviewed a wide range of units to bring you the best 88-key weighted MIDI controllers on the market.

The 5 best small 25-key MIDI keyboard controllers for 2023

As a musician, your situation and environment often dictate how and when you make music, so I’m looking for the best 25-key mini MIDI controllers.

As always, I have reviewed many small keyboard controllers to compile a list of my top picks. Whether you are limited by space or need a way to make music on the go, I’ve got you covered.

PMC PMC 6 review

PMC is an innovative company that has consistently delivered high-end quality speakers at the cutting-edge of audio technology since its inception.

The PMC 6 monitors, which we’ll be reviewing, have been designed for smaller studio spaces while attempting to retain the same quality of larger models.

I’ll be taking a deeper look into the PMC 6’s performance, build, and features, to see how capable it truly is.

Tierra Audio New Twenties review

Tierra Audio has made a name for itself by promoting sustainable methods of production and using recyclable materials in its products. The New Twenties microphone follows suit, made of stainless steel and aluminum, with a case made out of bamboo.

I’ve been more or less impressed with what Tierra has come out with, but I’m curious to see how this microphone scales up. Let’s get started.

What is microphone gain, and how does it work?

Microphone gain is one of the most critical aspects to keep account of when recording. Without it, your mic would be virtually useless. But what exactly is gain and how does it work? Let’s dive in.

Neumann U 87 Ai review

Today, we’ll be reviewing the Neumann U 87 Ai condenser microphone. This is the updated version of the original U 87, which had its debut in 1967.

The original U 87 is one of the most sought-after and acclaimed microphones to ever grace the recording studio. Their popularity has made them a little hard to come by, so Neumann has updated the design and come out with a more modern addition (probably to keep appearances up).