Scratchd 114 – The Audiophiles Nirvana


In this episode of Scratchd we get a little technical. Audiophiles rejoice. Joins us as we take a look at the audio equipment we use and the equipment we drool over.

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Show Notes

Audiophiles Rejoice

Magix Music Maker

All the new Music Maker Editions combine the original features of the free version of Music Maker with innovative concepts such as virtual pad controls, the free MAGIX Audio Remote app or a USB pad controller developed specifically for the program. Produce your own songs in any genre, like hip-hop, trap, techno and EDM, intuitively and quickly. Download the original Music Maker – now for free.
-from Magix Website

Pro Tools

Power your sound with the tools that power the industry. Create music or sound for film/TV and connect with a premier network of artists, producers, and mixers around the world.
-from Avid website


Audacity® is free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing.
-from Audacity website

What are VST Plugins?

Virtual Studio Technology (VST) is a software interface that integrates software audio synthesizer and effect plugins with audio editors and recording systems. VST and similar technologies use digital signal processing to simulate traditional recording studio hardware in software. Thousands of plugins exist, both commercial and freeware, and a large number of audio applications support VST under license from its creator, Steinberg.
-from Wikipedia (full entry here)

Here are some free VST plugins

Ryan’s Music (free to use)

Eloy’s Music (hit up Eloy for more info)

CAD u37

Focusrite SCARLETT Studio Pack w/CM25 Microphone


Voicemeeter Banana

Shock Mounts

Shure SM57

Shure SM7B

Joe Rogan Experience

Neumann Mics

Rode Mics

Blue Mics

Blue Spark

Microphone Capsules

A condenser or capacitor microphone is basically a stretched conductive membrane suspended above a fixed conductive plate. This membrane and backplate (“the capsule”) are the two key components that define the mic as a “condenser”.

Neumann U 67 – the $16,000 microphone

PZM Mic aka Boundary Mics

Audio Technica ATR4697 another boundary mic

Neewer Arm

What is the Cardioid Pattern?

Basically it is heart-shaped polar pattern. You can find out way more information about the different polar patterns from

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Author: Ryan Bitters

Hailing from the state of Ohio and the youngest of the trio, Ryan spends the majority of his time creating maker content for both YouTube and his website under the name Waylight Creations, which he operates with his loving wife Amy.

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