What Does A Direct Box Do?

I imagine many folks may have seen a DI box or direct input box in the past and thought “what do people use those things for”? Read on to find out whether or not you need one, and what the best DI boxes need to be able to do! So let’s get the whole naming thing out of the way … Read More

Is A Discrete Mic Preamp A Good Thing?

If you’ve read much about boutique and vintage microphone preamp (or microphone) designs, you may have come across the word “discrete” from time-to-time. You will almost always see it listed as a distinct benefit in the world of audio, but what does it really mean? Are there any advantages to whatever the opposite of “discrete” is, if manufacturers like Warm … Read More

Which Warm Microphone Is Right For Me?

Which Microphone Is Right For Me? Microphones can be a little confusing if you’re new to recording – I mean, why are there so many sizes, shapes and styles to choose from? Don’t they all kind of do the same thing? What microphone is the best for recording vocals? Drums? Percussion? Guitars? Man O Man, where do you even start? … Read More