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Welcome to a new world of sound advice

By Adorama Learning Center Editors - June 14, 2011


Our goal at Adorama and the online Learning center is to not only offer you a great selection of pro audio gear but to make sure you’re successful at using it.

For over 25 years we’ve been providing both pros and hobbyists with cutting edge photography equipment and the tools to make informed buying decisions. We are excited to offer buying advice and user tips for anyone who needs and uses pro audio gear!

We carry a comprehensive selection of pro audio gear from trusted names like Sony, Shure, JBL, Mackie, Denon, Crown, Sennheiser  and Tascam to name a few. We’ve got everything from complete home studio recording packages and hard disk DAWs to portable digital recorders and players for music on the go. Whether you’re looking for a full PA sound system or a single microphone, a new DVD player or some speakers for your home stereo you’ll be able to find them here.We also stock a complete line of accessories for your gear.  Racks, cases, cables...everything you need to set it up, hook it up, store and transport it.

Be sure to check out everything the learning center has to offer. You can take advantage of the years of hands-on experience our staff and writers have as audio and live sound engineers and as musicians by reading their product reviews and buying guides. (In addition to our studio and live audio-oriented articles, check here for useful videos from AdoramaTV geared towards helping videographers get better sound for their videos.)

Check back often. We’ll constantly be adding the latest in cutting edge audio gear for home, stage and studio use.

Check out the music video by the Grip Weeds—drummer Kurt Reil and lead guitarist Kristin Pinell, who also run the House of Vibes recording studio, are the Adorama Learning Center's Pro Audio writers!

 

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Improve Your HDSLR Video Sound With an External Microphone

Sound advice for HD video; Updated for Holidays 2012

ArticleBuying Guides Gear Guides & Reviews - by Mason Resnick, February 24, 2012

Invest in a good microphone (or two) so your sound quality does justice to your DSLR’s HD video.

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TAGS: buying guide,  buying tips,  hd video,  microphone,  Audio,  Focus on HD Video 

Basic Miking Techniques for Recording Pop/Rock Music

Microphones for Music, Part 2

ArticleProfessional Audio Techniques and How-Tos - by Kristin Pinell & Kurt Reil, July 28, 2011

In the second part of a two-part series, we explain how to use mics in the studio and on stage to record voices and instruments.

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TAGS: microphone,  Audio,  Sennheiser,  Audio-Technica,  Shure,  Electro-Voice 

Buying Guide: Audio Editing Software

The venerable garage band has never had it so good.

ArticleProfessional Audio Techniques and How-Tos - by Greg Scoblete, July 22, 2011

Whether you're looking to fine-tune the audio tracks on your video product, spruce up your musical creations, or restore and digitize analog audio format, today's audio software can tackle a range of duties. 

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TAGS: software,  Audio 

Choosing a microphone for recording your music

Microphones for Music, Part 1

ArticleProfessional Audio Techniques and How-Tos - by Kristin Pinell & Kurt Reil, July 20, 2011

Ready to record music? Learn basic microphone principles and techniques in this two-part series! We've used all of the techniques presented here countless times in our own pro recording studio with great results. They are, however, meant to be a just starting point because you can achieve so many different results from the same mic.

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Pro Audio

Welcome to a new world of sound advice

ArticleProfessional Audio Techniques and How-Tos - by Adorama Learning Center Editors, June 14, 2011

Product Review: Lexicon MX-200 Dual Reverb USB Effects Processor

Legendary Lexicon Sound at a Bargain Price

ArticleProfessional Audio Techniques and How-Tos - by Kristin Pinell & Kurt Reil, June 14, 2011

Looking for a versatile multi-effects processor for either your live rig or the recording studio? The Lexicon MX-200 offers pro-quality sound and functionality at an amazing price.

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TAGS: Audio,  sound,  Lexicon 

Product Review: Shure SM81-LC Handheld Condenser Microphone

With true-to-life sound, this mic's a Shure thing

ArticleProfessional Audio Techniques and How-Tos - by Kristin Pinell & Kurt Reil, June 14, 2011

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It's an industry favorite small condenser studio & stage microphone. Has the Shure SM81-LC stood the test of time?

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TAGS: microphone,  Audio,  pro audio 

Product Review: Mackie Onyx 1620i Firewire Recording Mixer

A Blend of Classic Analog and Modern Digital Features

ArticleProfessional Audio Techniques and How-Tos - by Kristin Pinell & Kurt Reil, June 14, 2011

The classic “hands-on” control of an analog mixer blended with a firewire interface for your computer makes the Mackie Onyx 1620i a powerful tool for stage or studio.

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TAGS: Audio,  sound,  pro audio,  Mackie 

Guide to Studio Monitors

Choosing Monitors For Your Recording Studio

ArticleProfessional Audio Techniques and How-Tos - by Kristin Pinell & Kurt Reil, June 14, 2011

The ultimate goal in selecting studio monitors is to find a pair that will give you an accurate representation of your recordings.

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TAGS: monitor,  Audio,  sound,  pro audio,  speakers 

Buying Guide: Live Mixers

Any search for a mixer starts with one question: What are you going to use it for?

ArticleProfessional Audio Techniques and How-Tos - by Kristin Pinell & Kurt Reil, June 13, 2011

Mixers all basically do the same thing. They allow control over multiple signals (voices, instruments ,or tracks), being sent to either a live PA system or for recording and mixing purposes. Their features vary greatly depending on the application(s) they were designed for.

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TAGS: processing,  Audio,  sound,  pro audio,  Mackie,  mixer 

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