Category Archives: Product review

Google makes sure your tunes are always in tune

The shape, size, and surface of a room drastically affect its acoustics. We all know this. Yet, when was the last time you tweaked the equalisation of your speakers to match a room? If you’re like us, probably never. So, like us, you’re missing out on getting the most from your setup.

But don’t sweat, Google’s on the case with their new Home Max. It uses 6 in-built microphones and machine learning to analyse the room’s acoustics and tweak the EQ accordingly. Which is music to our ears.

And right now, every Google Home Max comes with a free Google Home Mini. So if you’re on the fence about picking a smart speaker brand, this could be the nudge you need.

Twist here to remove the world

Sometimes recording crisp, clean dialogue is impossible. So, when the wind picks up or rush-hour traffic refuses to die down, it’s nice to know there are tools to help save the day.

The Instant Dialogue Cleaner plug-in from Audionamix automatically detects and separates speech from the background. With the twist of a dial you can reduce (or boost) the background for the perfect sounding dialogue on the fly.

While it’s no substitute for a great recording, it can help you quickly and easily get yourself out of a pickle. And that’s alright with us.

The Earplug – Got a podcast in you?

How about a song? Or just a voice over? Well, the new FOX microphone from Beyerdynamic could be the kick in the butt you need to get started.

Designed with the solo creative in mind, the FOX plugs straight into your computer via USB-C and combines a large-diaphragm condenser microphone, preamp, headphone amplifier, and more for a neat little professional setup — for a novice price.

So now you can stop making excuses, and start making… something!