Front End Audio

Front End Audio Front End Audio is a Pro Audio store specialized in selling Pro Audio equipment for both studio and live audio applications. Front End Audio was started by and is run by guys who love recording, period.
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When a vocal take sits just right in a song and in the mix, we get all smiley just like you. When the kick drum is just ten times bigger than life and we've found a unique sound that works, again nothing but pure satisfaction. Front End Audio's purpose is to help you, the engineer, get the tools that you need to be successful and hear what you've been looking to acheive. We carry many lines ranging from boutique high end, to mid-level offerings that offer a cost effective sound, to entry level products aimed at the home recording enthusiast. We are not order takers who cannot answer a question you may have, and if you stump us we'll find the answer and give it to you. We don't claim to be all things, but dedicated to keeping you happy and ensuring your purchase is right for you is our priority.The business was started with one product, and that one became two...and on and on until now we have literally dozens of lines and thousands of products to choose from. We continue to scour the earth for more gear to offer, which equals more opportunities for more folks to hear their sound...exciting stuff for us! If you have any suggestions to carry a new or existing line that we don't currently have listed, please email us or call and let us know. Your input is always valued and this wouldn't be a community without you.We hope that our "About Us" will include you, either as a customer or chatting online in the forums or just dropping us a line to say "hi".

When a vocal take sits just right in a song and in the mix, we get all smiley just like you. When the kick drum is just ten times bigger than life and we've found a unique sound that works, again nothing but pure satisfaction. Front End Audio's purpose is to help you, the engineer, get the tools that you need to be successful and hear what you've been looking to acheive. We carry many lines ranging from boutique high end, to mid-level offerings that offer a cost effective sound, to entry level products aimed at the home recording enthusiast. We are not order takers who cannot answer a question you may have, and if you stump us we'll find the answer and give it to you. We don't claim to be all things, but dedicated to keeping you happy and ensuring your purchase is right for you is our priority.The business was started with one product, and that one became two...and on and on until now we have literally dozens of lines and thousands of products to choose from. We continue to scour the earth for more gear to offer, which equals more opportunities for more folks to hear their sound...exciting stuff for us! If you have any suggestions to carry a new or existing line that we don't currently have listed, please email us or call and let us know. Your input is always valued and this wouldn't be a community without you.We hope that our "About Us" will include you, either as a customer or chatting online in the forums or just dropping us a line to say "hi".

Operating as usual

09/25/2020

When you see the RME @rme_audiousa and Ferrofish @ferrofish sale going on at Front End Audio this weekend!

#frontendaudio #rmeaudio #ferrofish #proaudio #audioconverter #audiointerface #happycat #dante #madi #adat #gearsales #pulse16 #pulse32 #ufx #ucx #totalmix #adi2dac #babyfacepro

FLASH SALE - FOR 3 DAYS ONLY you have the opportunity to purchase all RME and Ferrofish converters and interfaces for 20...
09/25/2020

FLASH SALE - FOR 3 DAYS ONLY you have the opportunity to purchase all RME and Ferrofish converters and interfaces for 20% off! Its not often we see a sale this good so don't miss your opportunity to take advantage! This sale ends Sunday and midnight! 🔥🔥🔥🔥

#RME
#Ferrofish
#recordingstudio
#audioconverters
#audiointerface

Impressed by the accuracy, musicality, and imaging of the @heddaudio Type 20 monitors. They passed the AC/DC test with f...
09/18/2020

Impressed by the accuracy, musicality, and imaging of the @heddaudio Type 20 monitors. They passed the AC/DC test with flying colors.

Do you have Hedd monitors? If so, how do you like them?

https://www.frontendaudio.com/hedd-type-20-studio-monitor/

#frontendaudio #heddaudio #heddaudiotype20 #heddaudiotype07 #heddaudiotype30 #heddaudiotype05 #studiomonitors #samplitude #fridaysiminlove #acdc #thelasttwohashtagshavenothingtodowitheachother

Time is running out!
09/17/2020

Time is running out!

Now until Sep 30th, save $300 on the Chameleon Labs 7603 and $450 on the 7603 XMod? Quality analog gear has never been m...
09/09/2020

Now until Sep 30th, save $300 on the Chameleon Labs 7603 and $450 on the 7603 XMod? Quality analog gear has never been more affordable so what are you waiting for? Get one while pricing is this good! 🔥🔥🔥🔥

https://bit.ly/3iiZ9r9

#recording #audioengineer #preamp #7603 #chameleonlabs #micpre

Checking out the @pearlmanmicrophones TM-47. It’s got a brilliant, yet natural top end that really lets the detail and c...
09/08/2020

Checking out the @pearlmanmicrophones TM-47. It’s got a brilliant, yet natural top end that really lets the detail and clarity shine through, while remaining full. Sounds stellar on acoustic, and perfect for placing at the body or sound hole position. Not to mention a solid vocal mic. Looking forward to continue spending time with it.

https://www.frontendaudio.com/pearlman-tm-47-tube-microphone/

#frontendaudio #pearlmanmicrophones #tm47 #tubemic #tubemicrophone #studiomicrophones #vocalmic #builtintheusa #recordingstudio

When you are grabbing cables for a customer, but T-Rex is hungry! #snapsquad 😁What’s your favorite cables in the studio?...
09/02/2020

When you are grabbing cables for a customer, but T-Rex is hungry! #snapsquad 😁

What’s your favorite cables in the studio?

#frontendaudio #rapcohorizon #mogami #colossalcables #studiocables #audiocable #miccable #guitarcable #instrumentcable #ultimateflex

Check out what just came in!We’ve got some brand-new @reftonespeakers LD-3 monitors looking for new homes. Reftone redes...
09/01/2020

Check out what just came in!

We’ve got some brand-new @reftonespeakers LD-3 monitors looking for new homes. Reftone redesigned their LD2 with a new look, and are even throwing in a pair of banana cables to boot!

In the words of Reftone, “Make accurate decisions and adjust with confidence!”

https://www.frontendaudio.com/reftone-ld-3-reference-monitors/

#frontendaudio #reftone #reftonespeakers #ld3 #studiomonitors #mixingmonitors #chumisfum #audiomixing #recordingequipment #studiogear

We are spending the day checking out some various EQs on a variety of sources. Some we love on drums, some on total mix ...
08/21/2020

We are spending the day checking out some various EQs on a variety of sources. Some we love on drums, some on total mix - it’s great the differences and flexibility you can get. What is your favorite EQ(s), for what and why?

#frontendaudio #aml #greatriver #tkaudio #eq #equalizer #audioequalizer #audiomixing #analogeq #analogequipment #studiogear #recordingstudio #mixing @ Front End Audio

When you get in a big box of long awaited #MOTUm2 and then see them all go in the same day... But hey, to all our patien...
08/20/2020

When you get in a big box of long awaited #MOTUm2 and then see them all go in the same day...
But hey, to all our patiently waiting customers - we were able to get out all current backorders! If you’ve been wanting one, we would highly suggest you get your preorder in for the next batch.

https://www.frontendaudio.com/motu-m2-usb-audio-interface/

#motu #proaudio #frontendaudio #audiointerface #recordingstudio

Look what just arrived, the brand new Universal Audio Apollo Solo’s.! We have both the USB and TB3 in stock. Desktop for...
08/13/2020

Look what just arrived, the brand new Universal Audio Apollo Solo’s.! We have both the USB and TB3 in stock. Desktop format with real-time UAD processing and at a fantastic price. @uaudio
#universalaudio
#apollosolo
#audiointerface
#frontendaudio
#recordingstudio

Checking out the new @little_labs LL2A. This is a really clean and smooth comp, and just elevates whatever you are runni...
08/07/2020

Checking out the new @little_labs LL2A. This is a really clean and smooth comp, and just elevates whatever you are running through it. The punch it added to kick and snare was smile inducing, but how it lifted up a bass guitar, bringing depth to the bottom, yet adding definition to the top, just making it bigger, and bringing out the attitude without hearing any compression was impressive (especially given the super simple controls). Really digging this, and looking forward to spending some more time with it.

https://www.frontendaudio.com/little-labs-ll2a-compressor-limiter/

#frontendaudio #littlelabsaudio #ll2a #audiocompressor #recordinggear #studioequipment #audiorecording #trackingcompressor #audiomixing #studiocompressor

Have you seen the new @cranborneaudio Camden EC2 Preamp? Of course you have! That’s whats in the picture, and what we no...
08/03/2020

Have you seen the new @cranborneaudio Camden EC2 Preamp? Of course you have! That’s whats in the picture, and what we now have in stock. 😁

https://www.frontendaudio.com/cranborne-audio-camden-ec2-preamp/

#frontendaudio #cranborneaudio #camden #micpre #recordinggear #studioequipment #studiorecording #audiorecording #microphone #microphones #mojo #headphoneamp #instrumentdi

The AEA @ribbonmics KU5A is a stellar ribbon mic. Great sensitivity and clarity, thanks to the active circuit; yet smoot...
07/27/2020

The AEA @ribbonmics KU5A is a stellar ribbon mic. Great sensitivity and clarity, thanks to the active circuit; yet smooth, rich, and thick like a ribbon should be (great proximity effect). The Super-Cardioid pattern provides amazing off-axis rejection, along with the dead quiet nature of the mic, it is great for the studio or the stage. Absolutely wonderful for Voice Work (singing, spoken word, and voiceover), but can handle anything you throw at it.

(there might also be a special on them right now 😳.)

https://www.frontendaudio.com/aea-ku5a-ribbon-microphone/

#frontendaudio #aearibbonmics #aeamicrophones #ribbonmic #ribbonmics #studiomic #vocalmic #voiceover #justehatineeded #livesound

Jam’n out a bit on the @arturia_official MicroFreak, bringing a little fun and sonic creativity to the mid week. Gotta s...
07/08/2020

Jam’n out a bit on the @arturia_official MicroFreak, bringing a little fun and sonic creativity to the mid week. Gotta say this is a cool little synth that gets you right in and exploring some killer sounds. Today just got a smile.

#frontendaudio #arturia #microfreak #beatstep #microbrute #synthesizer #hardwaresynth #hybridsynth #soundscape #synth #synthpop #nocomputer

Spending a little time with the @retroinstrumentsinc 500Pre. It has such a full range, yet warm and smooth sound. A plea...
06/22/2020

Spending a little time with the @retroinstrumentsinc 500Pre. It has such a full range, yet warm and smooth sound. A pleasure to listen to. A nice 67 mic on some acoustics, add the 500Pre - a great set up. Also, the 500Pre sounds wonderful when pushed into distortion. A nice way to start a new week!

#frontendaudio #retroinstruments #retroaudio #500pre #retro500pre #500series #500lunchbox #micpre #microphonepreamp

Could this be a @mojaveaudio MA-201fet in the new finish, they just released? Why yes it is, and it looks (from what I a...
06/16/2020

Could this be a @mojaveaudio MA-201fet in the new finish, they just released? Why yes it is, and it looks (from what I am told)...... “farmhouse chic”.

#frontendaudio #mojaveaudio #ma201fet #largediaphragmcondenser #studiomicrophones #vocalmicrophone #recordingmic #condensermic #farmhousechic #whateverthatmeans #recordinggear

How great is it, that this @thisisapiaudio 512c preamp actually came in a real lunchbox?! Well played. 🤣#frontendaudio #...
06/12/2020

How great is it, that this @thisisapiaudio 512c preamp actually came in a real lunchbox?! Well played. 🤣

#frontendaudio #apiaudio #512c #500series #500micpre #studiomicpreamp #microphonepreamp #micpre #recordingequipment #recordinggear #apilunchbox #api500series

Doing a little mixing this morning, running some drums and guitars through the @serpentaudiollc Splice 500 MKII. It is a...
06/11/2020

Doing a little mixing this morning, running some drums and guitars through the @serpentaudiollc Splice 500 MKII. It is a fantastic compressor, that captures that classic FET comp vibe in a 500 module. Easy to use and dial in a great sound (and control). Impressive for sure.

#frontendaudio #serpentaudio #splicemkii #500series #500modules #trackingcompressor #audiocompressor #snek #studiocompressor #studiogear #studioequipment #audiogear #fetcompressor

Mixing through the @looptrotter Satur-8/24 summing mixer, with @magix Samplitude, and monitoring with the @genelec_usa 8...
06/10/2020

Mixing through the @looptrotter Satur-8/24 summing mixer, with @magix Samplitude, and monitoring with the @genelec_usa 8351 monitors is a pretty nice way to start your Wednesday.

#frontendaudio #looptrotter #satur8 #summingmixer #analogsumming #magix #samplitude #daw #audiosoftware #audioproduction #audioengineering #audiomixing #genelec #8351 #studiomonitors #studiogear #audioequipment @ Front End Audio

A lot of folks have been waiting for the United Studio Technologies UT FET47 to be released, and would you look at that....
06/04/2020

A lot of folks have been waiting for the United Studio Technologies UT FET47 to be released, and would you look at that. Last two in stock for anyone wanting one (or two). Got questions, feel free to call or email us.

#frontendaudio #unitedstudiotechnologies #utfet47 #recordingmic #studiomic #vocalmic #47stylemicrophone #agent47 #recordinggear #largediaphramcondenser #fetmic

Though not expected to officially launch until a little later this summer, for those waiting for pre-orders, the new @ak...
06/03/2020

Though not expected to officially launch until a little later this summer, for those waiting for pre-orders, the new @akai_pro MPC Live II is starting to trickle in!

#frontendaudio #akai #mpc #mpclive #drummachine #audioworkstation #sampler #sequencer #audioproduction #musicproduction

Checking out the @lautenaudio LS-208 today. The high and low pass filters makes it easy to tailor the mic to the sound s...
05/20/2020

Checking out the @lautenaudio LS-208 today. The high and low pass filters makes it easy to tailor the mic to the sound source, while still maintaining it’s very transparent nature. This is a great mic for broadcast and voiceover, foley, or any acoustic instrument where you want a mic that let’s the sound source speak for itself (in a hi-fidelity way).

#frontendaudio #lautenaudio #ls208 #condensemic #voiceover #broadcastmic #foley #studiomicrophone #recordingmicrophone #onsalefortwomoreweeks

Getting to hang out with the @looptrotter Monster FET compressor/limiter today. And, a monster it is. It has this abilit...
05/06/2020

Getting to hang out with the @looptrotter Monster FET compressor/limiter today. And, a monster it is. It has this ability to be tastefully aggressive (present but not heavy handed). Tightens the lows, adds punch, puts bite in a guitar - a cool piece for sure. Add in the saturation circuit to bring out more edge, and balance with the built in parallel compression feature, you can dial it in fast and precisely. Took this for a spin on a punk rock song with a slower attack and faster release to let the drums peak through while bringing up the guitars and bass, a little saturation to push mids, and complete with a 50/50 blend. This is a rock and roll comp for sure!

#frontendaudio #looptrotter #monster #monstercompressor #audiocompressor #studiocompressor #audiogear #studioequipment #recordinggear #recordingstudio #audiolimiter #audiosaturation #analogsaturation #parallelcompression

This may not look like an exciting picture, but looks can be deceiving. You see, this is the shipping box for a Brauner ...
04/29/2020

This may not look like an exciting picture, but looks can be deceiving. You see, this is the shipping box for a Brauner VM1S, that just made a journey from Mr. Dirk Brauner in Germany, all the way out to Front End Audio in SC, and is now heading out to it’s forever studio in the mid west. While we would love to show you a pic of the mic, the thrill of opening it, belongs to the owner. Here’s to great gear!

#frontendaudio #braunermicrophones #vm1s #professionalmicrophone #studiomicrophones #studiogear #recordingequipment #handbuiltmicrophone

(And these were just the ones that hadn’t gotten boxed up for shipping yet!)Memes aside, they are going fast for good re...
04/28/2020

(And these were just the ones that hadn’t gotten boxed up for shipping yet!)

Memes aside, they are going fast for good reason. Build quality, performance, sound quality, reliability, features, and price point. The @motutech M4 (and M2) have a lot of great things going for it. Next batch expected in a few weeks, got to get in line if you want it! Hotcakes like there’s no tomorrow, or however the saying goes.

#frontendaudio #motu #motum4 #motum2 #usbaudiointerface #audiointerface #recordinginterface #usbinterface #studiogear #recordinggear #heman

Well now, the Pauly Ton P120 SuperScreen pop filter is not only now available in a satin nickel finish..... but there is...
04/22/2020

Well now, the Pauly Ton P120 SuperScreen pop filter is not only now available in a satin nickel finish..... but there is also a new Spider Mount version that lets you mount the pop screen directly to your mic’s shock-mount. These went from great to even cooler.

#frontendaudio #paulyton #p120 #superscreen #popfilter #shockmount #vocalmic #vocalmicrophone #microphoneaccessories #studiogear #studioequipment

If you want control over the imaging of you mixes, the @avensonaudio Mid-SideR is a great tool for that. Balancing betwe...
04/15/2020

If you want control over the imaging of you mixes, the @avensonaudio Mid-SideR is a great tool for that. Balancing between mid focus and side width, combined with the high pass and high shelving Eq, and an insert for additional processing - such as compression (as well as a few other great features), makes this a cool box. Having a lot of fun with it today!

#frontendaudio #avensonaudio #midside #midsiderecording #midsideprocessing #studiogear #studioequipment #audioprocessing #audioproduction #audioengineering #stereoimage

@chandlerlimited REDD.47. A great way to record, and particularly wonderful on acoustic guitar (as well vocals). If you ...
04/01/2020

@chandlerlimited REDD.47. A great way to record, and particularly wonderful on acoustic guitar (as well vocals). If you like doing the singer/songwriter one person acoustic and singing performance recording, this is a great preamp for that. Of course it great for any studio application, try it on drum overheads!

#frontendaudio #chandlerlimited #redd47 #redd47preamp #studiorecording #analoggear #micpre #abbyroad #thebeatles #emi #acousticperformance #recordinggear #analogaudio

Spending a little time today with the @maagaudio Magnum-K. Shocking how fast it was to dial in an insanely killer bass s...
03/31/2020

Spending a little time today with the @maagaudio Magnum-K. Shocking how fast it was to dial in an insanely killer bass sound. Added so much to the foundation, that the mix sounded bigger - just from sculpting the bass. Onward to drums!

#frontendaudio #maag #maagaudio #magnumk #audiocompressor #audioequalizer #studioequipment #audioengineering #airband #recordinggear #analogaudio #analogeq #analogmixing #outboardgear

Heading into the weekend, starting out early with a little acoustic guitar and the @lautenaudio Atlantis FC-387 FET. Alr...
03/20/2020

Heading into the weekend, starting out early with a little acoustic guitar and the @lautenaudio Atlantis FC-387 FET. Already found our favorite settings on the mic to pair with this @taylorguitars 114ce. Hope you all have a great and safe weekend. Take care!

#frontendaudio #lautenaudio #atlantisfc387 #fetmicrophone #studiomicrophone #vocalmicrophone #recordingacoustic #recordinggear #recordingequipment #proaudio #taylorguitars #newhorizons

Front End Audio takes care of our customers "Front" and "Back" Ends! 😜We had a customer without so we are doing our part...
03/19/2020

Front End Audio takes care of our customers "Front" and "Back" Ends! 😜We had a customer without so we are doing our part to support our audio community. AND, express shipping so hopefully we make it to him in time!

When you get to spend the day with a phono preamp that is as stellar as the @soundperformancelab Phonos, you go to you p...
03/11/2020

When you get to spend the day with a phono preamp that is as stellar as the @soundperformancelab Phonos, you go to you premium vinyl collection - just to have an excuse to turn it up. Here’s to great metal, SPL, vinyl, and recreating Maxell comcercials. 🧐

#frontendaudio #spl #soundperformancelab #phonos #phonopreamp #vinylrecords #turntable #extrememetal #extrememetalvinyl #happycats

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130 Hunter Village Dr, Ste D
Irmo, SC
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Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00

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