Island Resource Centre

At Island Studios we’re not just committed to producing great recordings ourselves, but we also endeavour to help the wider sound engineering community with their own recordings by providing studio advice, tips and tricks, as well as gear reviews and shootouts so that you can be confident in your next purchase and be satisfied with your project. Below are videos from our Youtube Channel, as well as links to high quality sound files from the reviews and shootouts. We recommend listening to the sound files through studio monitors or high quality studio headphones. 
Episode 1: Preamp Shootout on an acoustic guitar. This shootout used a Beyerdynamic MC930 small diaphragm condenser microphone throughout with the shootout being between the following preamps: Neve 1073, API 512c, Sytek MPX-4A, Universal Audio 610.
Episode 2 - Drum Shootouts Part 1: A microphone shootout on a rack tom. We’re pleased to welcome our in house session drummer/drum technician Jack Thomson to our resources page. Jack will be conducting all of the Drum Shootouts for us. This shootout comprised a Shure SM57, Shure Beta 57a, AKG c1000s and a Beyedynamic MC930, with all of the microphones running through a Sebatron VMP-4000e preamp. 
Episode 3 - Drum Shootouts Part 2: A microphone shootout on a floor tom. This shootout comprised a Shure SM57, Shure Beta 57a, AKG c2000b, Beyerdynamic MC930 and an Audix D6. 
Episode 4 - Drum Shootouts Part 3: A snare top microphone shootout using a Shure SM57, Shure Beta57a, AKG c1000s and a Beyerdynamic MC930.