UE University sat down with Matt McCoy of Loop Community in our latest installment. Loop Community is the premiere resource for loops, multitracks and sounds for worship. It also is a phenomenal storehouse of tutorials and training for live performance for houses of worship. The community is exceptionally vibrant as well.» read more
The July issue of DJ times has a great piece about the UE Reference Monitors. I’ve highlighted some of the tasty bits below.
"For studio use, as expected they were superb. I suddenly found it easy to isolate and fix the problems I simply couldn't hear before.
"This is frankly, where I think UE's justify their cost very easily - it's simply very, very difficult for the average producer or musician, working pin a home studio ... attain accurate flat sound. That issue is rendered moot by using IEMs."
"At $1,000 a pair the Ultimate Ears In-Ear Reference Monitors are an investment worth making - especially for home studio producers, remixers and musicians who may not have ideal environments for desktop monitors."» read more
High quality audio deserves high quality sound.» read more
If you happen to be in the Anaheim area this week, please swing by the NAMM Show and visit us. We'll be offering complimentary impressions, repairs on site, special pricing, 15% off Astell & Kern products when you make a custom in-ear purchase, and so much more! Here are the details When:Jan 23-26, 2014 Where: The Anaheim Convention Center, Hall C booth 4150 Would love to hear your favorite NAMM stories. Please use this thread to share. Looking forward to seeing you there.» read more
We've been a strong part of the community since 2005 and we're ready to get even more involved. We now have a dedicated Sponsor Page and we are going to use it to share all of our exclusive content. Since we are first and foremost a live sound music company, we have unfettered backstage access. Every month, we'll post new interviews with sound engineers and music industry insiders. We'll share music tips and we'll talk about the latest in-ear developments. We'll also answer any and all of your questions about our products and we'll help with any other questions you may have. This is our way of giving back to the community and of saying thanks! We couldn't have done this without all of you! See you at the next meet.» read more
Whether you are using your in-ear monitors for stage use, for mixing and mastering, or for simply listening to and enjoying music, I’m about supercharge your user experience. The secret that I’m about to tell you will make your in-ears sound even better. And this is completely independent of whichever make and model you are using. Plain and simple. If you want to enjoy your monitors even more and develop an even greater understanding and respect for the technology, then practice ear training exercises. The better that you can hear notes and frequencies, the more you will enjoy what your monitors are capable of doing.» read more
The UE-18's made the 2013 Recommended Components. The 18 Pro is a three-way, in-ear, custom-mold design with six balanced armatures: two each for the bass, midrange, and treble, the latter allowing the 18 Pro to have the most extended top end of any UE model. It combined clean, airy highs with a smooth, detailed midrange and deep, well-defined bass. "Its ability to play low frequencies at high levels with minimal distortion is unmatched by other in-ear "phones, and the clarity and smoothness of its midrange is Class A," said JA.» read more
What’s the best way to test and compare in-ear monitors?
Great question! In order to properly answer it, let’s start from the very top and then drill down. Before we can talk about how to critically judge an earpiece (or any speaker for that matter) we need to really understand sound dynamics.» read more
So every month I interview a live sound engineer for the UE University. I'm always asking about how they go started, about their gear, about their tours, and sometimes I even remember to ask for some tips and tricks about using in-ears live on stage. I usually talk with monitor engineers but sometimes check in with front of house engineers and studio engineers. I'm always blown away by just how much I really don't know. I'm constantly learning new things when I talk with experts in the field. Granted, musicians use in-ears a totally different way than us audiophiles. But it's worth noting that the manufacturers were building for musicians before the audiophile community caught on. So I thought that this would be a really...» read more
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