Jimmy Byrne

Jimmy Byrne is a music producer, audio engineer, and musician living in Chicago, IL. 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. 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.

Rupert Neve, legendary designer, passes away at age 94

Rupert Neve, an iconic designer in the pro audio industry for decades, passed away at age 94 in his Wimberley, Texas home.

Audix A133 condenser mic review: A small condenser that packs an impressive bite

Late last year, Audix released the Audix A133 condenser mic. While its small form may seem unassuming, this microphone brings a lot to the table.

The best audio interfaces for songwriters

Songwriters today need a quality audio interface that isn't too over the top. Here are the best options for interfaces that suit songwriters the best.

Universal Audio breaks new ground with UA Effects Stompboxes

In the week following NAMM 2021, Universal Audio announced its new line of three UA Effects Stompboxes. Including a modulator, reverb, and delay.

NAMM 2021: Apogee and Clearmountain team up again on Symphony ECS Channel Strip

At the tail-end of the virtual NAMM 2021 conference, Apogee has a surprise new plugin. ECS Channel Strip, tuned by frequent collaborator Bob Clearmountain.

Here are our favorite NAMM 2021 product announcements

Namm 2021 certainly brought a lot of exciting new releases to the forefront. Among those, here are our top five picks from Believe in Music week.

NAMM 2021: Gibson worked with Kirk Douglas on a signature SG model

Kirk Douglas, guitarist of The Roots, built a huge reputation as a performer over the years. Now, Gibson eyed him for a collaborative signature SG.

NAMM 2021: Korg is back with three new hardware synths

During NAMM 2021, Korg unveiled three brand new synthesizers planned for the year ahead. Including the ARP 2600 M, miniKORG 700FS, and modwave.

NAMM 2021: PreSonus launches a slew of new retro-inspired plugins

Marking the first major plugin release of the week, PreSonus unveiled five new analog-inspired plugins as part of its new Analog Effects series.

NAMM 2021: Ibanez debuts eleven electric guitars, including new Prestige Hollow Bodies

A company constistently known for its big NAMM lineup reveals, Ibanez, announced a full series of eight new electric models for the year ahead.

NAMM 2021: Ernie Ball Music Man adds new colors to existing models for 2021

At the beginning of the virtual NAMM 2021 conference, Ernie Ball Music Man took the opportunity to make public its plans for new color finishes this year.

NAMM 2021: Supro Keeley Custom 12 combines integrity and clarity

In its second collaboration with Robert Keeley, Supro unveiled the Keeley Custom 12 guitar amplifier. Designed to hold its tone whether clean or gritty.