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Space Oddity – David Bowie Cover (Acoustic)

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This cover was arranged and recorded in about a 4 hour session, with the intention of comparing microphones (in separate videos). Here’s the finished video. It could have been better but for a limited time to record and edit I think it came out ok! —– Check out http://www.hoppolestudio.co.uk for info on Mixing and mastering, […]

Let’s talk about Remastering – what is it and do we need it?

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With the 50th anniversary of The Beatles “Sgt Pepper” album, we wanted to talk about what remastering is, what it isn’t and how it can affect certain albums both from many years ago and from recent times, such as Steven Wilson’s “Insurgentes” Remaster. —— Check out http://www.hoppolestudio.co.uk for info on Mixing and mastering, tuition and […]

Slate Digital Virtual Tube Collection – React video/Demo

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Today we’re looking, for the first time, at Steven Slate’s newest plugin set, the Slate Digital VTC Virtual Tube Collection – and we’re using them on specific instruments such as separate drums, bass, guitars and overall buss processing. I’m sure more detailed videos will be available in the near future, but this is the first […]

Two Notes Wall of Sound 4 – Review and tutorial

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Today we’re checking out the latest version of Wall Of Sound by Two Notes. It’s a virtual cabinet modeller, with inbuilt EQ, Compression and reverb. With all new arcade mode, there’s a lot to go at so we try and break it down! Get a copy from here:- http://www.two-notes.com/en/wall-of-sound —— Check out http://www.hoppolestudio.co.uk for info […]

Neumann KM184 vs sE Electronics sE5 – Acoustic Guitar Mic shootout

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Today’s video is a quick one – we’re comparing Neumann KM184s in a stereo pair against sE Electronics’ sE5s, also in a stereo pair on acoustic guitars. The mics are arranged in a spaced pair at 12 inches from the 12th fret – and are processed with Slate Digital plugins in one instance, and completely […]

Royer R101 vs sE Electronics R1 – Ribbon shootout on electric guitar

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Today we’re comparing the sound of 2 ribbon microphones on a guitar amp – in this case, it’s the sE Electronics R1 Vs the Royer R101. —— Check out http://www.hoppolestudio.co.uk for info on Mixing and mastering, tuition and band recording. All of our videos are made possible BY YOU through Patreon:-https://www.patreon.com/HopPoleStudios Thanks to Remy, Danny, […]

U87 Vs Gemini II Vs MXL V67i – Mic Shootout on vocals

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MXL V67i Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/2mYi0wl Amazon US – http://amzn.to/2G1HT6Y sE Gemini II Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/2DzZ2Gu Amazon US – http://amzn.to/2F2utqf Neumann U87Ai Amazon US – http://amzn.to/2G3ld6f Today we’ve got a tiny amount of time to compare two well-known vocal mics (and throw in a curveball as well). Comparing a Neumann U87Ai (£1900), an sE […]

iRig vs Audient iD4 – iPad recording, which is better?

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Audient iD4 Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/2DszOL4 Amazon US – http://amzn.to/2DuSFEz Today we’re looking at how far guitar recording for iPad has come, from the very original IK Multimedia iRig, through to the newest audio interface from Audient, the iD4 – which works perfectly with iPad. 6:20 – iRig noise floor 6:26 – iD4 noise floor […]

Slate Digital VBC – Virtual Buss Compressor – Tutorial

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Today we’re looking at adding punch and “glue” to our mixes by using the Buss Compressors from the Slate Digital Everything Bundle, specifically the three from VBC – The FG-MU (Fairchild 670), FG-GREY (SSL 4000G Compressor) and FG-RED (Focusrite Red 3 Compressor). —— Check out http://www.hoppolestudio.co.uk for info on Mixing and mastering, tuition and band […]

Kazrog ValvEQ – Affordable Mastering EQ Review/Demo

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Today we’re talking about a subtle mastering EQ from Kazrog, same plugin designers that make the Thermionik set of virtual amps and Recabinet. Big thanks to Kazrog for the ValvEQ – http://www.kazrog.com NB – this is a fix of an earlier upload with a sound issue. —— Check out http://www.hoppolestudio.co.uk for info on Mixing and […]