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Product reviews for singers from The Modern Vocalist World.

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In my quest for the perfect recording setup, I was pleased to discover an audio recording solution that minimizes the amount of gear I require to produce my YouTube content. I create educational videos on an almost daily basis and having a simple and…

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RODE Microphones brings the big guns to iOS with the iXY RODE i-XY Podcast However good they claim to be I've always been a bit leary of using iOS devices along with the loads of 3rd party plug-in devices for anything remotely related to audio.  M…

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The Aussies Gave Us The Rode M1: Was It Worth While? Somebody told me once that Australia is like the United States minus about 10 years of progress. I didn't exactly get the point but I would have to disagree. The Aussies have given us things such …

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Electro-Harmonix Vocoder: Dedicated To Voice At Last? "Don't they make guitar pedals?!," I thought to myself when I first got word of a new Electro-Harmonix Vocoder box coming home to roost in the The Modern Vocalist Journal test barn. While over th…

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Double Review Of The VoiceTone Singles Series: R1 And C1 Yes, this is an article about the TC Helicon Voicetone Single s series. Before you even open your mouth I'll admit it: There have been moments where I may or may not have showed a bit of a p…

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Keeping Your Voice In Shape With Superior Vocal Health Products While there is certainly no miracle solution for inflamed vocal chords or exhausted muscles I had the opportunity to spend a few weeks using a series of herbal vocal health products fro…

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TC Helicon VoiceTone D1 Stomp Box: Better Sound Effects For Vocalists? No matter where you look every market has two kinds of companies: those that innovate and those that imitate. Consider the old Apple OS vs. Microsoft Windows comparison [pretty m…

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Direct Sound EX-29 Isolation Headphones: Cancelling Out The Bleed?   Kevin Martin, former vocalist of Seattle band Candlebox once said "It's called Rock and Roll - look it up."  Whether or not he coined the term I haven't a clue but it does a fi…

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Audix VX5: American Built Budget Condenser Vocal Microphone What do Travis Barker, Buckcherry and Ani DiFranco all have in common? Give up? They all swear by Audix microphones. From its humble start in Redwood City, California in 1984 to its mov…

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The MXL 2003a: A Budget Microphone With A Good Vintage Sound? In today's market there are hundreds of low-cost microphones geared towards the budget-minded consumer and hobbyist. While some of these microphones do sound quite good for the price, …

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To The Rescue: The Lampifier 111 Vocal Mic Certain things just work well together.  Think Peanut Butter and Jelly.  Ham and Cheese. Gin and Tonic.  With that in mind those of you who use a bit of compression on your vocal mix raise your hands.  N…

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Testing The Audix OM2 Microphone   You may recall a few months back we at TMVJ happened to get our hands on a rather svelte yet excellent sounding  Audix VX5.  Well as luck would have it our friends in Wilsonville, Oregon have again been kind eno…

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Should The EV PL80a Be Your Choice Of Vocal Mic? Choosing a live vocal mic is a personal thing for most vocalists. Every voice is unique and different mics accentuate different qualities that can bring out the best or worst in a singer. In additi…

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Telefunken Company History And The CU-29 Copperhead Microphone Telefunken has long been a name synonymous with high-grade professional audio equipment. Dating back to the turn of the 20th century Telefunken was founded in Berlin, Germany in 1903 …

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European company JZ Microphones is amongst many manufacturers that offer a modern take on vintage sound. Their Vintage 11 (V11) is said to produce very smooth sounding top end, and in theory, should be very good for voice-over work. But the concept o…

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