These are a Few of My Favourite Things

Sound of music
Its 50 years this month since the release of ‘The Sound of Music’.
Those of us old enough to remember, it was a box office smash, had a great cast, beautiful scenery and a brilliant music score.

While I was reminiscing, or trying to get those songs out of my head, one stuck.
So I thought I’d run through a few of my favourite studio things and why I like them and also thought it would be good to find out yours.

So here are mine.

The Samson Cque8 headphone amp

I love this, it has made headphone monitoring so much easier for me. I now have control over all 3 sets of cans and the bonus is I also run skype through it.
Samson

Microtech Gefell M930art

This mic is rare, it’s the 80th anniversary Georg Neumann version. They upgraded the spec on this and it sounds absolutely perfect, I will never sell this one.
M930

Neve 2254r

This was a crazy purchase but I love it. Its one of those things you cannot justify financially but I would never part with it as it’s a modern version of a classic.
Grace

Grace M101

What a great little preamp, well made and great bang for your buck. I bought this with the M930 and the two together make for a very clean and flat signal. There are very few products that deliver like the Grace.

Rode NTG3

This mic is a workhorse, tough and durable.
It’s not a 416 but its pretty close. When I got this I was a little suspicious but I was quickly convinced how good it is. I use this mic for at least 90% of my VO’s from home and I’m not the only one using one of these. As a VO mic Rode have a winner here.
Rode

AKG K601

Great headphones, you can wear these for hours on end without fatigue. Not cheap but a must have if you edit narrations or audio books.
AKG

Mackie Big Knob

What a great name! and its a tank.
It’s a great studio command system that I use as the main controller for all my monitoring. It’s easy to use and works!
Mackie
So these are a few of my favourite things, what are yours?

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