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About SoundMaximum

SoundMaximum is an independent online publication aiming to deliver the best quality content for audiophile and producers. It is your one-stop destination for all your audiophile needs.

Founded in Sep 2016, our blog has attracted over 3 million+ pageviews and read by people all around the world.

Our mission with SoundMaximum is very clear – It is to help people make well-informed decisions when buying any audio products like headphones, mics, speakers, etc.

We have a well-versed diverse team of audiophiles, sound engineers, all around the world writing for us on a daily basis. Our audiophiles and musicians are in the USA, UK, Africa, and India who collectively contribute to the expert reviews and featured articles on the website to make SoundMaximum one of the leading publications for audiophile content.

If you are interested in collaborating with us in any way, you can contact us here.

What content SoundMaximum publishes?

There are mainly two types of content we publish on this blog.

  1. The informational tutorials and writeups – Our guides
  2. Thorough holistic explanations of different audiophile products like headphones, microphones, speakers, etc.

There are around 325+ blog posts around these archived from 2016. These write ups are also upgraded regularly for relevancy and freshness.

How are we different?

Unlike other audiophile and more review aggregating sites, we have a small team of dedicated audiophiles and writers who are absolutely passionate about helping our audience help with their production technicalities and purchase decisions.

There are two philosophies in the publishing industry – quality-first and quantity-first. We beg to be the former one. Considering the team size, we publish only 5-7 posts every week.

Each and every piece of content on our blog, go through a strict editorial process comprising of content researcher, writer, editor, proofreader, and publisher. Our editorial workflow is agile and also delivers predictable high-quality content every time.

Why should you trust us?

  • We tell you if products are not worth your money (even good products come with some downsides)
  • We try our best to make the blog posts holistic (which can get quite long)
  • We never accept payments or compensation for reviews. We never published sponsored posts (as of Tuesday, February 16, 2021)
  • We’re 100% independent (there’s no big company behind us telling us what to do and say)

Combining our own and other people’s experiences into blog posts is, in our opinion, the most objective and supreme way to review products and provide accurate information that the audience can rely upon.

Our team

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Jennifer, Writer

I’m a passionate audiophile and a blogger from Detriot, having an associate degree in sound engineering. I do my living out of freelance audio work and this blog 🙂

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Enrique, Writer

Hey! I am Enrique a.k.a “Henry”, I am an Audio Engineer, drummer, producer and GRAMMY member with more than 10 years of experience in recording, mixing, and mastering, in charge of my own studio INNOVA Recording Studio.

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Bibek, Writer

I’m Bibek a.k.a “Vee”. Musician by heart and profession. A writer by passion. Travel monger. Adventure enthusiast. Coffee addict. Occasional cook. Pizza lover.

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Abiola, Writer

Hey this is Abiola. I’m an audio/music producer, writer, digital marketer. You can see me producing music, gaming, and watching football.

“Where words fail, music speaks.” ― Hans Christian Andersen

Jennifer (Founder)

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I’m Jennifer Max the founder of SoundMaximum, a.k.a JenMax.

I’m a passionate audiophile and a blogger from Detriot, having an associate degree in sound engineering. I do my living out of freelance audio work and this blog 🙂

I’m on a mission to help aspiring music creators create fine music with my quality, well-researched articles, and product reviews. I’m pretty sure that I can provide you massive value, as I’ve been down the same road!

Like most of the people, I started out as an independent artist. I used to record some tracks in my lone room filled with acoustic panels, that first solo EP though… as an introvert, I quite loved the process 😉

After 5 years, my mixes have come a long way. I’m still quite young and have a lot to learn. I absolutely love putting forward greatly researched articles and buyer guides.

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At SPAC’s fest in Beverly Hills, MI 🙂

Love listening to my productions?

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SoundMaximum was started to help amateur musicians and producers help cut through the noise, and focus only on the few critical things that matter in this industry. When I was a beginner, I was overwhelmed by the technicalities involved and also faced frequent dilemmas when choosing the right gear, being a so-called perfectionist 😉

Are you ready to conquer the music-production process?

Enrique Ferrer (Henry)

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Hey! I am Enrique a.k.a “Henry”, I am an Audio Engineer, drummer, producer and GRAMMY member with more than 10 years of experience in recording, mixing, and mastering, in charge of my own studio INNOVA Recording Studio.

I started in music back in Venezuela when I was 10 years old, taking drum lessons… Drums were in fact my first passion!

While learning this instrument, I started experimenting with different genres and bands. I had the opportunity to play with rock bands, metal bands, funk bands and even electronic projects.

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Recording drums, perfect mix between art and science, my favorite…

At some point during my career I had the opportunity to record drums for my funk band at the time “Cocobeat” and be in a professional recording studio. This was the day it all “clicked” for me.

Being at the studio taught me I wanted to become an audio engineer, I wanted to produce and engineer for bands! 

I was fortunate enough to graduate from the Master of Fine Arts in Recording Arts and Technologies from Middle Tennessee State University back in 2016.

Since that day, all I have done is production, recording, mixing and mastering for all kinds of bands and genres. My main genre is definitively rock and electronic music, but I also work a lot with urban artists, funk, disco and even jazz.

I also play drums and produce for my own rock band, Seas Of Fontaine. We have actually released 2 albums at this point and we will be releasing our third soon. Stay tuned for that…

My studio, INNOVA Recording Studio, is where all the “magic” happens, it is my lab, that is where I record, mix and master all the music that gets to my hands.

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This is my studio, INNOVA Recording Studio. Where the magic happens!”

My main expertise is in recording drums, mixing and mastering. That is the reason my clients typically call me… They tend to like the punch of my drums, the clarity of my mixes and the power of my masters.

I encourage you to check out my website so you can listen to my portfolio at www.innovarecordingstudio.com and follow my studio on Instagram @innovarecording

Personally, I work in Pro Tools as my main software. That is where I record, mix and also master. 

Studio One and Ableton Live are my secondary weapons and I use them mostly for production.

Ask me anything you want from those and I will be happy to help you. As I said, I use them on a daily basis.

My studio is completely in-the-box. I currently own plugins from Universal Audio, Waves, Slate, FabFilter, IK Multimedia, Soundtoys and Native Instruments. They are just fantastic, easy to use and always give me the results I am looking for.

As far as hardware, I own the Apollo Twin interface from Universal Audio, a pair of Yamaha NS-10M Studio monitors and a Bryston power-amp. Rock-solid as always…

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And here I am with my monitors, the classic Yamaha NS-10M STUDIO!

During my spare time I work as a YouTuber and musician, playing drum covers with my friends all over the world, and talking about music in general. Follow me on Instagram and YouTube for more content like this @venezuelandrummer 

My career and experience has helped me become part of prestigious professional organizations such as the Recording Academy (GRAMMY Awards) and the Audio Engineering Society (AES), from which I am a proud voting member of both.

I believe as part of being an engineer, I must also help people learn more about the art of sound engineering, that is why I also serve as a Blogger for SoundMaximum, sharing my knowledge and experience related to gear and software with the whole world. 

You are more than welcome to read our blogs, plus they are free!

Bibek Bardhan

I’m Bibek a.k.a “Vee”. Musician by heart and profession. A writer by passion. Travel monger. Adventure enthusiast. Coffee addict. Occasional cook. Pizza lover.

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Born and brought up in the tea city of India – Dibrugarh (Assam). Right from my early childhood and schooling, I led a very ordinary life. My interest in music arose by watching my maternal uncle, who is a renowned keyboard player and radio artist in Dibrugarh. My first live performance, which started as a singer, dates back to 2004 when I was in the 4th standard. It was not until 2011 when I started playing the keyboard solely. Joined a band and started composing.

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In 2012, my solo project “Hues” came into being. Joined Tezpur University in 2013 into Integrated MA in English and it was during my 3 years on university life which reinvigorated the musician in me. 2016 I left for Kolkata and worked for a few months in the corporate world – IBM Concentrix. Brought my first guitar – Yamaha F310 – with my first salary. And then in 2017, I shifted to Pune and began doing live shows. Also pursued Diploma in Audio Engineering from SEAMEDU Pune.

Recently during lockdown 2020, I bought another guitar – Yamaha F280 – as a birthday gift for myself. Other pieces of equipment of my audio arsenal include – Focusrite 18i20, Yamaha HS8, Rode VideoMicro.

Over the years, I have done several projects and collaborated with government agencies and events, such as the Dwijing Festival, The Baukhungri Festival, Bodoland Tourism, etc. Very recently, I worked as a music director in an Assamese feature film – Boroxun (Songs for Rain), expected to be released in 2021 (hopefully). Also, I made a few jingles for Mahatma Gandhi NREGA Awareness Programme.

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My expertise mainly revolves around composition, production and arrangement. I also take interest in the technical aspects – mixing and mastering.

Music has always been a spiritual tool for me. It has played the role of a divine escape in my life. I never made music intending to make money or get millions of views. Rather, I always try to make the listener feel the exact emotion that I felt or felt while singing or composing a particular song/track.

I have been around audio instruments since an early part of my life. I feel comfortable and excited and curious whenever I am around a piano, the instrument that I played initially, or a guitar or anything that makes a sound. 

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But enough about music. Travelling is what soothes my soul as well. Currently, I am pursuing Masters in Tourism and Travel Management from Tezpur University (2019-2021). Prior to starting the course, I was working as a Content Writer for travel websites.

Check out few of my music projects here:

Abiola (reFLex)

Hey, I’m an audio/music producer, writer, digital marketer. You can see me producing music, gaming, and watching football.

My journey in audio production started when I learnt to play the piano in 2005.

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At that time, my piano teacher used to make full tracks using the Yamaha PSR 640. I got interested and started making my own soundtracks in 2007, saving the music on floppy disks. 

Two years later, I discovered FL6 and got hooked. I recreated instrumentals of popular songs and got better at it. By 2011, I started doing music professionally. 

I took a position as music director or a 150-person choir group in my university. I also worked as a music producer and mix engineer at an audio studio, a job I held till 2016.

During that time, I worked with movie crews recording audio and post production. 

Since writing is also something I’m passionate about, I decided to start in 2017 as a freelance copywriter.

My experience has taken me through hundreds of audio equipment, studios, technology and people. Nothing excites me more than telling you all about it. 

Recent work examples: YouTube series Dawn on Tribe Nation channel.


Note from Jen: I’m currently in the process of hiring great writers for the site, who have experience and extensive knowledge in recording, mixing, mastering, and also writing to help me with my mission. If you think you’re a good fit here, feel free to drop me an email at jennifer@www.soundmaximum.com

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