In this week’s edition of Studio Deals, we’ve got a range of professional studio tools for increasing the utility of your audio setup.
From basic recording essentials to character compressors that can add colour to your tracking and mixing sessions, there’s something interesting here for all recording enthusiasts. Let’s take a closer look at the offers available:
Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro
When you’re tracking vocals, guitars, drums, or any instrument in a studio or at home, the DT-770 Pro remains a trusted choice. Its comfortable circumaural dynamic closed-back design gives you great acoustic isolation, free from headphone spill.
What’s more, once you get familiar with the frequency response, you can also use them for music production and mixing applications. The DT-770 Pro is available with different impedance settings, so make sure you choose the correct model.
As a general rule, headphones with an impedance rating of around 50-80 ohms or lower will function at optimal on a wide range of professional and consumer devices. Meanwhile, 250-ohm headphones will probably perform better with a dedicated preamp.
The Genelec 8030C is a professional studio monitor respected for its clarity and good translation properties. Its bi-amplified design uses a 5-inch woofer (50W) and a 0.75-inch metal dome tweeter (50W) with Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW) technology.
The first thing you’ll notice about Genelec monitors is how they project the vocal frequency range in a very pronounced way. This makes it easy to mix pop and rap vocals, edit dialogue, or balance speech on a podcast.
The 8030 C uses a rugged aluminium housing that is rear-ported. However, there are EQ adjustments you can use on the rear panel to optimize the frequency range for your listening environment.
*Please note that the price listed is per unit
Austrian Audio OC818
The OC818 large-diaphragm multipattern condenser mic is a gateway into the world of professional recording. From vocals to guitars and drum overheads, the OC818 will capture every sonic detail of the sound source.
A logical progression of the famous C414, the OC818 is handmade by the original AKG design team and features a CKR12 ceramic capsule based on the CK12.
Although, it’s based on a vintage design, the OC818 offers new technological features like the ability to control the polar pattern with the optional Bluetooth dongle via the PolarDesigner plug-in or the PolarPilot app for iOS and Android.
Arturia AudioFuse 16Rig
The AudioFuse 16Rig is a flexible 24-bit 192 kHz USB audio interface that offers powerful features like standalone operation, mix templates, and DC-coupled outputs for controlling Eurorack modular systems.
The 16Rig offers a total of 32 inputs and 28 outputs. On the analogue side, there are 16 ins channels and 12 outs. Meanwhile, there are 16 ADAT channels, as well as word clock, MIDI I/O, and a sync out port.
Overall, the 16Rig has been designed to be the central hub of the modern electronic music studio, linking the hardware with the software realm in a seamless and easy-to-manage fashion.
Heritage Audio Grandchild 670
Looking for the classic sound of The Rolling Stones? The Grandchild 670 is a recreation of the famous Fairchild 670 stereo vari-mu tube compressor in a dual-slot 500-series format.
The vintage-style design is equipped with two NOS 6BA6 tubes on each channel, as well as three custom transformers that add colour and character to your recordings and mixes.
The Grandchild’s control panel provides you with a 5-mode switch for different attack and release times. Meanwhile, there is also a variable compression slope control which makes this a very versatile unit.
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- Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro: Beyerdynamic
- Genelec 8030 CP: Genelec
- Austrian Audio OC818: Thomann
- Heritage Audio Grandchild 670: Heritage Audio
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