So I’ve been parusing and researching gear lately (surprise, surprise). Mastering gear, to be precise. And in the process, I’ve seen some people wondering why the gear is so pricey. Why is it that the mastering version of a compressor (the Manley Vari-Mu, for example) are over $1000 more than the tracking version, some ask? What precisely makes it … Continue reading Why is Mastering Gear so Expensive?!
I’m going to venture in a different direction for a second here to explore something I am fascinated by, and something that we are all prone to falling prey to. Hopefully you find this as interesting as I do! The most curious thing about high-end audio is the amount of skepticism and disagreement we have … Continue reading Sonic Comparisons – When Ears and Eyes Deceive Each Other
Sonic Studio, the pro audio company behind mastering software SoundBlade and audiophile audio engine Amarra, has just released Amarra for TIDAL. TIDAL, the artist-owned streaming platform, has been of notable popularity among audio enthusiasts for its lossless sound quality, and for good reason; it is the only streaming service to offer this level of resolution- it … Continue reading A Quick Word on Amarra for Tidal
In the age of iPods and on-the-go music listening, you can be hard-pressed to look around you on a crowded bus and not see at least a handful of people with their ears plugged into some sort of headphone. The trouble with this realm of audio is that it is convenient. What do I mean exactly? … Continue reading Portable Audio Bliss – Graham Slee Voyager Headphone Amplifier Review
Britain’s Got Talent has birthed some incredible acts, including a pair of vocalists by the name of Jonathan Antoine and Charlotte Jaconelli. After releasing a pair of albums as a duo, Jaconelli and Antoine decided to pursue solo careers; Jaconelli wasted no time in releasing her first solo album in 2014 on Sony Classical titled … Continue reading Review: Solitaire by Charlotte Jaconelli
Scoring a film is one of popular culture’s most distinct orchestral inroads; for many, this is their only experience of the beauty and power of the symphony orchestra. Scoring a video game can be an entirely different playing field. Some games have entirely electronic scores; some games simply pull pieces of their respective film scores … Continue reading Review: Child of Light by Cœur de Pirate
This is a blog dedicated to music, from equipment and album reviews to mixing, mastering and digital audio. I hope you enjoy it, and learn something in the process! Please feel free to follow me on Twitter and YouTube, and Soundcloud. And, of course, subscribe to the blog! Easton Page Writer, Mix Engineer, Drummer, Music Obsessed MGR … Continue reading Welcome to MGR Audio!