Jimmy Byrne

Jimmy Byrne is a music producer, audio engineer, music entrepreneur & musician living in Minnesota's Twin Cities. Under his own company ByrneOut Productions, he has worked with a variety of artists & bands from throughout the US on the overall production and studio recording of their music as well as other audio-related projects. Jimmy also works for the record label of Twin Cities hip-hop collective Doomtree, helping oversee day-to-day operations and tasks. Looking ahead, Jimmy hopes to continue growing his career and company, build professional relationships with musicians and other industry professionals, and somehow leave his mark in this ever-changing industry.

Electro-Voice ND68 dynamic microphone review

Electro-Voice is a leader in the microphone business, and for good reason. But is the new Electro-Voice ND68 microphone worth the money?

Electro-Voice ND66 condenser microphone review

Electro-Voice recently launched the ND-series, a series of microphones that deliver top quality for a great price. Case in point: The Electro-Voice ND66.

Eventide Fission plugin review

Eventide has launched yet another powerhouse plugin, called the Eventide Fission. But does it live up to the legendary Eventide name?

ROLI Seaboard Wins Product of The Year Award 2014

Each year, the Design Museum in London awards deserving companies the title of ‘Design of the Year’ in several different categories. This year, the award in the ‘Product’ category went to ROLI for it’s spectacular design of the Seaboard GRAND. Because of this, they now move on as a nominee for the Overall Design of the Year award. The Seaboard GRAND, announced and rel...[Read More]

Vengeance Sound releases Tape Stop plugin

Vengeance Sound is out for vengeance once again with its new “Tape Stop” plug-in, which came out recently. And it is already your best friend when it comes to pitch effects. Not only that, but they’ve also included a built-in sequencer, volume and filter envelopes. The software includes room for 80 presets, and it gives any producer the capability to control actual parameters of ...[Read More]

Arturia MicroBrute

For the past few days, Arturia.com had a countdown on their website. A sure-fire marketing strategy that can only mean one thing. Something big is coming our way. Well, folks. Today the countdown is over, and we can all rest easy and geek out over the release of Arturia’s new MicroBrute Analog Synthesizer. Based on the technical design of it’s brother the MiniBrute, the Micro packs a potentiality ...[Read More]

Waves: Abbey Road Studios J37 Plugin

When I was going through high school, I remember hearing and seeing a lot of other kids in the hallways talking about “the new Jay-Z album”, while others might blast Rihanna through their earbuds as they twerk their way to the next class. I wasn’t like these other kids. My parents, from an early age, got me listening to classic rock and other tunes they grew up with as a kid. And...[Read More]

Shelford Series – Rupert Neve Designs

For many years in the world of outboard gear that produces a classic, warm vintage tone, Rupert Neve and his team at Rupert Neve Designs come out as surefire frontrunners. For over 50 years they have designed, created and distributed professional, clear sounding signal processors across the world. Today, Rupert Neve Designs announced the release of two brand new units: The Shelford Series 5051 and...[Read More]

TC Electronic Finalizer Express

In the world of recording and producing music, there are many people just starting out who believe that mixing a song for their artist is the final step. Except there is one process at the very end that can seem small or unimportant to the untrained ear, but make a big difference to the everyday person listening to this brand new song: Mastering. Now mastering, to some, may take as little as throw...[Read More]

Raven MTi – DAW Multi-Touch Control

As a studying music producer, I work a lot with Pro Tools. Both in my classes, and on personal projects. But one big thing about using any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), through a laptop or desktop computer, is that you have to use the mouse. Which over time can become easy and pain-free, but sometimes it just gets on your nerves when your pan knob just won’t do what you want it to. A few ...[Read More]