Phillip Nichols-Wright

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9 months ago
Finding solid headphones for general-purpose listening isn’t too difficult, but homing in on purpose-built cans that are optimal for drummers, vocalists, and audio engineers is a challenge on its own level. With the staggering number of headphones on the market, it can be difficult to filter your options and remain confident that you’re getting closer to a good choice. Wireless, wired, in-ear, on…
1 year ago
The year 2020 intensely changed the landscape for office employees, sending masses of people home to handle conferencing, collaboration, meetings, interviews, and even high-profile presentations from their personal spaces, be they makeshift offices in miniscule apartments or dedicated rooms in sprawling vacation homes. To make a great impression and command attention in such situations, your…
1 year ago
Summer is here, so why not start a vlog indoors, comfortably shielded from the sun and all its unpleasant warmth? Obviously, you’ll need something to capture video, be it a camcorder, camera, smartphone, or tablet. What about the sound, though? Often overlooked by newcomers, the vlog’s audio quality really does matter and it makes a difference to your audience, even if they don’t know why some…
1 year ago
With more and more companies offering CD-quality streams, hi-res tiers, and lossless audio options, the temptation to reserve a bit more of the paycheck for pleasurable listening is greater than ever. Apple, Amazon, Tidal, Quboz, Deezer, and others have concluded that giving music lovers extra fidelity is a worthwhile endeavor, a move that is generally applauded by industry professionals and “…
1 year ago
No matter what area of audio production you work in, you’re constantly listening. Loud and proud or whisper quiet, through headphones or speakers, in your studio or on the road, you’re constantly listening. And naturally, you need to hear your productions through various transducers to accurately assess how they translate. What you don’t want is to be relegated to a life of vibe-killing, time-…
2 years ago
While the original RØDECaster Pro was a formidable podcast-focused production studio, RØDE’s release of the RØDECaster Pro II expands on the success of its predecessor with serious enhancements in sound, connectivity, and adaptability, pushing its feature set into attractive territory for…
2 years ago
Straight out of the box, Saramonic’s Blink 900 B2 Wireless Microphone System is simple yet advanced, small yet all-inclusive, and highly capable for solo or two-person scenarios such as livestreams, vlogs, interviews, podcasts, and more. Whether you record with a camera, shoot on a…
2 years ago
When RØDE built the NTH-100 Headphones, it was guided by the belief that every audio creator deserves to hear their sound in a thoroughly rewarding way. From the custom-matched drivers and modular design to innovative features that make you wish this happened years ago, the RØDE NTH…
2 years ago
It seems that everything Universal Audio touches brings an element of sonic magic to the mix, and now UA’s audio coolness is making an impression in the microphone market with the release of its SD-1 Standard Dynamic Mic. Call me odd, but I think decades of success…
2 years ago
When it comes to capturing various acoustic instruments up close on stage or in the studio, relying on different mics is typical, if not expected. The Neumann MCM (Miniature Clip Mic) System shatters that norm by merging pro-grade condenser sound quality with extensive instrument-specific mounting options and connectivity that…
2 years ago
From its 4K video capabilities and 4-track audio recording to its flip-out color LCD for selfie-style movies and optional app-based remote control, the Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder is a powerful tool for content creators, indie filmmakers, and musicians who need to keep their…
2 years ago
Forget about clipping, forget about gain, and forget about hassle; just power-on the Zoom F3 portable 2-track field recorder and press Record to capture clear, distortion-free sound from your external XLR mics in an instant for your next video shoot, interview, or sound design excursion. With…
2 years ago
Treat your online friends and fans to quality audio sweetened by effects with the black or white Mackie M•Caster Live, a portable and space-saving livestreaming mixer that’s…
2 years ago
When asked by my best friend what things I’d collect if money wasn’t a concern, I replied, “Not cars, not guitars, not VHS tapes of old movies, and definitely not those weird little Furbies. I’d amass loads of headphones like a fiend. I love headphones, man.” So, my collector spirit animal was thrilled to find out Shure was shipping some new headphones—the…
2 years ago
Based on its Aonic 50, Shure’s Aonic 40 wireless headphones (available in black or white) offer the same style, convenience, and functionality with smaller…