November 2021 - 10

Studio
Upgrade
Roundup
I
n this roundup, we bring
you ten products from eight
companies, designed to
solve
problems, improve your workflow
and pave the way for increased
creativity. We wrap things up with
a look at a system best described as
an actual complete studio upgrade.
Auralex: ProPOD
Acoustic Decouplers
The Auralex ProPOD is an anti-vibration solution designed
to decouple your monitor speakers from any surface on which
they are placed, whether that is a monitor stand, a desktop, or
the meter bridge of your recording console.
Sold in sets of four, each 1 " tall with a 2 " circumference
ProPOD is designed to be placed under one of the four corners
of your monitor speaker (50 lb. max per pod). The ProPOD
weighs 4.96 oz. and is made of a specially dampened polymer
inside a steel exoskeleton finished in matte black or pearl white.
All speaker cabinets vibrate in conjunction with the sounds
they produce; the sound travels into and resonates adjoining
surfaces. This can alter the sound, often manifesting as cloudy
spatial detail and a 'flubby' smeared low end. Audiophiles
have long employed small polymer discs to help lessen
these vibratory transmissions, and the Auralex ProPOD takes
10 RECORDING November 2021
this idea to the next level. They
are thicker than most traditional
polymer solutions. The steel housing adds
a compressed rigidity that keeps the speaker
cabinet from shifting from side to side.
Of course, there are many speaker isolation solutions on
the market, including further options from Auralex, but where
the ProPOD excels is, it is one of the most petite, low-profile
options available. I tried them with a selection of 5 " , 6.5 " , and
8 " monitors, and in every case they did the job simply and
effectively, decoupling the speakers from my monitor strands
and the desktop in my home editing suite. The result was a
more trustworthy sonic image.
Price: $142 (set of four)
More from: auralex.com
http://www.auralex.com

November 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of November 2021

Fade In
Fast Forward
Studio Upgrade Roundup
Inside the Studio with Mark Hornsby: A Crash Course in Atmos
Plugin Outlet: Slate Digital MetaTune
KRK Systems: KNS 8402
Southern Avenue and the Modern Memphis Sound
Plugin Outlet: Raising Jake SideMinder ME2
Shure MV7 USB Podcast Microphone
RECORDING Show and Tell: Studio Upgrades (2021 Edition)
Plugin Outlet: bx_console Focusrite SC
Novation Circuit Rhythm
Session Log: The AngelHeaded Hipster, Part 11: Home Mixing in Home Studios
Mackie: Onyx16
Alclair: Electro 6 Driver
Plugin Outlet: Arturia FX Collection 2
Inside the Box with Joe Albano: workflow-focused programs and plugins
RME Fireface UCX II 40-channel USB Interface
Readers' Tracks
Fade Out: Studio Feng Shui
November 2021 - Intro
November 2021 - Cover1
November 2021 - Cover2
November 2021 - 1
November 2021 - 2
November 2021 - 3
November 2021 - Fade In
November 2021 - 5
November 2021 - 6
November 2021 - 7
November 2021 - Fast Forward
November 2021 - 9
November 2021 - Studio Upgrade Roundup
November 2021 - 11
November 2021 - 12
November 2021 - 13
November 2021 - 14
November 2021 - 15
November 2021 - 16
November 2021 - 17
November 2021 - 18
November 2021 - 19
November 2021 - Inside the Studio with Mark Hornsby: A Crash Course in Atmos
November 2021 - 21
November 2021 - 22
November 2021 - 23
November 2021 - Plugin Outlet: Slate Digital MetaTune
November 2021 - 25
November 2021 - KRK Systems: KNS 8402
November 2021 - 27
November 2021 - Southern Avenue and the Modern Memphis Sound
November 2021 - 29
November 2021 - 30
November 2021 - 31
November 2021 - 32
November 2021 - 33
November 2021 - Plugin Outlet: Raising Jake SideMinder ME2
November 2021 - 35
November 2021 - Shure MV7 USB Podcast Microphone
November 2021 - 37
November 2021 - RECORDING Show and Tell: Studio Upgrades (2021 Edition)
November 2021 - 39
November 2021 - 40
November 2021 - 41
November 2021 - Plugin Outlet: bx_console Focusrite SC
November 2021 - 43
November 2021 - Novation Circuit Rhythm
November 2021 - 45
November 2021 - Session Log: The AngelHeaded Hipster, Part 11: Home Mixing in Home Studios
November 2021 - 47
November 2021 - 48
November 2021 - 49
November 2021 - Mackie: Onyx16
November 2021 - 51
November 2021 - Alclair: Electro 6 Driver
November 2021 - 53
November 2021 - Plugin Outlet: Arturia FX Collection 2
November 2021 - 55
November 2021 - 56
November 2021 - 57
November 2021 - Inside the Box with Joe Albano: workflow-focused programs and plugins
November 2021 - 59
November 2021 - 60
November 2021 - 61
November 2021 - RME Fireface UCX II 40-channel USB Interface
November 2021 - 63
November 2021 - Readers' Tracks
November 2021 - 65
November 2021 - 66
November 2021 - 67
November 2021 - 68
November 2021 - 69
November 2021 - 70
November 2021 - 71
November 2021 - Fade Out: Studio Feng Shui
November 2021 - Cover3
November 2021 - Cover4
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