Studio Monitors

6 Best Studio Monitors for Hip Hop Production

As a hip hop producer, studio monitors are one of the key investments you’ll make. It’s vital you choose monitors that accurately represent your input, output the subtle details in your sounds, and importantly for hip hop music, pack a high quality low-end to achieve a thumping bass. But with so many different types of …

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Midi Keyboards & Controllers

4 Best Midi Controllers for Reaper

Reaper is a seriously underrated DAW. Not only is it super affordable, it’s highly customisable and has powerful functionality to match the more mainstream popularized DAWs like Pro Tools, Ableton and Logic Pro. Pairing it with a high quality midi controller will help you get the most out of Reaper. This article aims to help …

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Midi Keyboards & Controllers

4 Best Midi Controllers for Reason

Reason has been around for over two decades and remains one of the most popular DAWs. Its unique studio emulation feel with rack mounts and cables has a special place in the hearts of music producers globally. One of the best things you can do to improve your workflow and your overall experience of using …

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Headphones

5 Best Open-back Studio Headphones

Open-back studio headphones are extremely useful during the mixing and mastering processes. Their open design prevents the build up of pressure within the headphones which often impacts the sound quality of closed-back headphones. This enables a wider soundstage and a flatter frequency response, making open-back headphones ideal as a secondary reference to your studio monitors. …

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Studio Monitors

Adam Audio A7X Review

In this review, In The Mix provides an excellent analysis of the Adam Audio A7X. The focus is on each specific component of the monitor, its performance, design and build quality. As a long-time reviewer of music studio hardware, he speaks about his experience of the A7X relative to other monitors and gives some great …

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Headphones

5 Best Headphones for Making Hip Hop Beats (2021)

Not every hip hop producer can make beats with booming studio monitors all the time. Perhaps you need to be mindful of neighbours, like to make beats on the move or prefer to undertake certain processes in solitude, such as chopping samples. Anyway, given that many people use headphones as their primary music source, it’s …

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Studio Monitors

5 Best Studio Monitors for Small Rooms

Not every music producer is lucky enough to have a big, dedicated studio space. In fact, many artists, including chart-topping hit-makers, started as bedroom producers working in a small room. Creating great sounding music is possible in any space or studio, but there’s two main problems to overcome when producing with studio monitors in a …

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Headphones

5 Best Studio Headphones for EDM Production

If you’re serious about producing EDM, studio headphones should be one of your earliest investments. Headphones are one of the most frequently used items in music studios. They can be key for a close-up assessment of your mix, fine-tuning the low-end and identifying imperfections that may have gone undetected with loudspeakers. Headphones are also a …

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Studio Monitors

5 Best Studio Monitors for Bass (2021)

Studio monitors are an essential weapon in a music producer’s arsenal. With bass being such an integral part of modern music, whether it be hip-hop, trap, house or any other type of electronic music, it’s key that you have monitors that can do justice to the low frequencies. Otherwise, if you rely on bookshelf speakers, …

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