Interconnects

 

Review: Sennheiser MK 8 Multipattern LDC Mic

Date: 07/02/2015

A Largely Uncolored And High-Quality LDC For An Amazingly Good Price.  MORE


MXL DRUM PA-5K Mic Kit, MM-131 Mic Mate Mobile

Date: 07/02/2015

New 3-Piece Drum Mic Kit And XLR-To-USB Interface Products From MXL.  MORE


MXL DRUM PA-5K Mic Kit, MM-131 Mic Mate Mobile

Date: 07/02/2015

New 3-Piece Drum Mic Kit And XLR-To-USB Interface Products From MXL.  MORE


Auralex Acoustics Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusors: v2 Now Available

Date: 07/01/2015

Handmade, “Green” V2 Features Sharper Angles, Evolved Construction, New Models.  MORE


AUDIO-TECHNICA SYSTEM 10 PRO 2.4 GHZ WIRELESS SYSTEM

Date: 06/30/2015

Budget-conscious audio pros, venues and discriminating DIY musicians can benefit greatly from the 2.4 GHz technology now available in many wireless systems: it’s the most user-friendly range of wireless transducer technology (probably ever), is irresistibly affordable and it sounds great.  MORE


NewerTech USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter

Date: 06/30/2015

If you are like me, you have a stack of old hard drives laying about—system and slave drives from older computers, small capacity drives (by today’s standards) once used for projects and maybe an old laptop drive or two.  MORE


Review: DPA SC4098 d:screet Podium Microphone

Date: 06/18/2015

By Strother Bullins. The D:Screet SC4098 Features Well-Chosen Frequency Response And Alluring Flexibility.  MORE


Gearing Up With “The Trio Of Oz”

Date: 06/11/2015

by Rich Tozzoli. Recently I’ve been working on a recording project that was just so refreshing, I wanted to write about it. Sometimes, especially after being in this crazy biz for a while, each of us can get stale. Sometimes we forget that music is supposed to be creative, inspiring and fun, and that recording projects can often push us into uncomfortable places where we hopefully come out better off than we were going in. And when the mutual parties involved trust each other enough, the technology involved often disappears, allowing the focus to be solely on making great music.  MORE


Third Annual St. John Recording & Review Retreat

Date: 06/09/2015

For the past three years, Rich Tozzoli has organized a grand recording, gigging and equipment review opportunity by gathering his most fun-loving musician and audio-engineering friends, a select batch of gear and heading to the Caribbean.  MORE


Review: Manley Force 4-Channel Microphone Preamp

Date: 05/27/2015

Rob Tavaglione. No Surprises Here—This Preamp Is A Winner.  MORE


Review: Aphex Microphone X USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Date: 05/26/2015

At $199 Street, It’S A Useful, Flexible USB Sound Capture Tool.  MORE


Review: Sandhill 6011A Active Ribbon Microphone

Date: 05/19/2015

by Rob Tavaglione. Active ribbons are all the rage and for good reason: the inherent bi-directional quality of a figure-eight polar pattern, typically strong mids, and a pleasant top-end tempered with a touch of useful dynamic smoothing plus higher output, lower noise floor and the increased preamp flexibility of active electronics. If you don't have an active ribbon microphone (or preferably, a pair—Blumlein, anyone?), I'm afraid you're really missing out.  MORE


Review: Sandhill 6011A Active Ribbon Microphone

Date: 05/19/2015

by Rob Tavaglione. Active ribbons are all the rage and for good reason: the inherent bi-directional quality of a figure-eight polar pattern, typically strong mids, and a pleasant top-end tempered with a touch of useful dynamic smoothing plus higher output, lower noise floor and the increased preamp flexibility of active electronics. If you don't have an active ribbon microphone (or preferably, a pair—Blumlein, anyone?), I'm afraid you're really missing out.  MORE


Review: Radial Engineering Firefly Tube Direct Box

Date: 05/19/2015

by Rob Tavaglione. It seems like there’s a lot of cool DI boxes around these days, often sporting tubes and advanced features. Leave it to British Columbia-based Radial Engineering—makers of some wildly popular direct-injection and inter-connecting boxes—to add its Firefly to the trend. And yes—the Firefly has a tube plus numerous other advanced features, most obviously a sporty, memorable handle that kind of looks like a lightning bug's wing.  MORE


Review: Radial Engineering Firefly Tube Direct Box

Date: 05/19/2015

by Rob Tavaglione. It seems like there’s a lot of cool DI boxes around these days, often sporting tubes and advanced features. Leave it to British Columbia-based Radial Engineering—makers of some wildly popular direct-injection and inter-connecting boxes—to add its Firefly to the trend. And yes—the Firefly has a tube plus numerous other advanced features, most obviously a sporty, memorable handle that kind of looks like a lightning bug's wing.  MORE


 

Interconnects

 

MXL DRUM PA-5K Mic Kit, MM-131 Mic Mate Mobile

Date: 07/02/2015

New 3-Piece Drum Mic Kit And XLR-To-USB Interface Products From MXL.  MORE


Auralex Acoustics Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusors: v2 Now Available

Date: 07/01/2015

Handmade, “Green” V2 Features Sharper Angles, Evolved Construction, New Models.  MORE


NewerTech USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter

Date: 06/30/2015

If you are like me, you have a stack of old hard drives laying about—system and slave drives from older computers, small capacity drives (by today’s standards) once used for projects and maybe an old laptop drive or two.  MORE


Gearing Up With “The Trio Of Oz”

Date: 06/11/2015

by Rich Tozzoli. Recently I’ve been working on a recording project that was just so refreshing, I wanted to write about it. Sometimes, especially after being in this crazy biz for a while, each of us can get stale. Sometimes we forget that music is supposed to be creative, inspiring and fun, and that recording projects can often push us into uncomfortable places where we hopefully come out better off than we were going in. And when the mutual parties involved trust each other enough, the technology involved often disappears, allowing the focus to be solely on making great music.  MORE


Third Annual St. John Recording & Review Retreat

Date: 06/09/2015

For the past three years, Rich Tozzoli has organized a grand recording, gigging and equipment review opportunity by gathering his most fun-loving musician and audio-engineering friends, a select batch of gear and heading to the Caribbean.  MORE


Review: Manley Force 4-Channel Microphone Preamp

Date: 05/27/2015

Rob Tavaglione. No Surprises Here—This Preamp Is A Winner.  MORE


Review: Aphex Microphone X USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Date: 05/26/2015

At $199 Street, It’S A Useful, Flexible USB Sound Capture Tool.  MORE


Review: Sandhill 6011A Active Ribbon Microphone

Date: 05/19/2015

by Rob Tavaglione. Active ribbons are all the rage and for good reason: the inherent bi-directional quality of a figure-eight polar pattern, typically strong mids, and a pleasant top-end tempered with a touch of useful dynamic smoothing plus higher output, lower noise floor and the increased preamp flexibility of active electronics. If you don't have an active ribbon microphone (or preferably, a pair—Blumlein, anyone?), I'm afraid you're really missing out.  MORE


Review: Radial Engineering Firefly Tube Direct Box

Date: 05/19/2015

by Rob Tavaglione. It seems like there’s a lot of cool DI boxes around these days, often sporting tubes and advanced features. Leave it to British Columbia-based Radial Engineering—makers of some wildly popular direct-injection and inter-connecting boxes—to add its Firefly to the trend. And yes—the Firefly has a tube plus numerous other advanced features, most obviously a sporty, memorable handle that kind of looks like a lightning bug's wing.  MORE


PAR-Tube: Tozzoli's 3rd St. John Retreat, Vid 2

Date: 04/30/2015

Rich's Cohorts Take You On A Tour Of The Main House, "Studio A.”  MORE


Teegarden Audio FatBoy Tube DI Direct Box

Date: 04/09/2015

The Fatboy ($695 direct)—about the size of a thick paperback book—employs an Electro-Harmonix 12AY7 tube (comparably, with a little less gain than a 12AX7 and a warmer “bluesier” tone, which Teegarden notes was chosen for its almost non-existent microphonic characteristics, allowing placement next to loud instruments, like drums, in live applications);  MORE


Review: Harrison 32Cs Channel Strip

Date: 04/01/2015

By Rob Tavaglione. Heaps Of ‘70S Harrison Tonality Is Packed Into The 32Cs’S Overbuilt Chassis.  MORE


Review: Sunburst Gear MM Series Monitor

Date: 03/31/2015

By Strother Bullins. Elite Acoustics Designs’ Sunburst Gear M3BR8 could be the most useful multipurpose monitoring tool I’ve ever used. Is it a studio monitor, instrument monitor, sound reinforcement speaker, Bluetooth-ready portable DJ/KJ rig, remote-location battery powered portable PA, or a three-channel mixer with limited EQ? Actually, it’s all of those and more.  MORE


Review: JBL and M-Audio—Superb Studio Monitors for $500/Pair

Date: 03/19/2015

M-Audio’S BX8 Carbons Arrived As I Reviewed JBL’S 3 Series Lsr308s, Both Priced At $249 Street. Here’S My Take On Both.  MORE


Corning Thunderbolt Optical Cables

Date: 03/10/2015

As I Covered Corning’S Thunderbolt Optical Cables Last Year For Pro Audio Review, I Couldn’T Pass Up Another Look.  MORE


 

Interconnects

 

Review: Sennheiser MK 8 Multipattern LDC Mic

Date: 07/02/2015

A Largely Uncolored And High-Quality LDC For An Amazingly Good Price.  MORE


MXL DRUM PA-5K Mic Kit, MM-131 Mic Mate Mobile

Date: 07/02/2015

New 3-Piece Drum Mic Kit And XLR-To-USB Interface Products From MXL.  MORE


AUDIO-TECHNICA SYSTEM 10 PRO 2.4 GHZ WIRELESS SYSTEM

Date: 06/30/2015

Budget-conscious audio pros, venues and discriminating DIY musicians can benefit greatly from the 2.4 GHz technology now available in many wireless systems: it’s the most user-friendly range of wireless transducer technology (probably ever), is irresistibly affordable and it sounds great.  MORE


Review: DPA SC4098 d:screet Podium Microphone

Date: 06/18/2015

By Strother Bullins. The D:Screet SC4098 Features Well-Chosen Frequency Response And Alluring Flexibility.  MORE


Review: Sandhill 6011A Active Ribbon Microphone

Date: 05/19/2015

by Rob Tavaglione. Active ribbons are all the rage and for good reason: the inherent bi-directional quality of a figure-eight polar pattern, typically strong mids, and a pleasant top-end tempered with a touch of useful dynamic smoothing plus higher output, lower noise floor and the increased preamp flexibility of active electronics. If you don't have an active ribbon microphone (or preferably, a pair—Blumlein, anyone?), I'm afraid you're really missing out.  MORE


Review: Radial Engineering Firefly Tube Direct Box

Date: 05/19/2015

by Rob Tavaglione. It seems like there’s a lot of cool DI boxes around these days, often sporting tubes and advanced features. Leave it to British Columbia-based Radial Engineering—makers of some wildly popular direct-injection and inter-connecting boxes—to add its Firefly to the trend. And yes—the Firefly has a tube plus numerous other advanced features, most obviously a sporty, memorable handle that kind of looks like a lightning bug's wing.  MORE


PAR-Tube: Tozzoli's 3rd St. John Retreat, Vid 2

Date: 04/30/2015

Rich's Cohorts Take You On A Tour Of The Main House, "Studio A.”  MORE


Elite Acoustics Designs Sunburst Gear MM Series M3BR8/M3R8 All-In-One Rechargable Bluetooth Monitor

Date: 04/09/2015

Elite Acoustics Designs’ Sunburst Gear M3BR8 Could Be The Most Useful Multipurpose Monitoring Tool I’Ve Ever Used.  MORE


Review: Sunburst Gear MM Series Monitor

Date: 03/31/2015

By Strother Bullins. Elite Acoustics Designs’ Sunburst Gear M3BR8 could be the most useful multipurpose monitoring tool I’ve ever used. Is it a studio monitor, instrument monitor, sound reinforcement speaker, Bluetooth-ready portable DJ/KJ rig, remote-location battery powered portable PA, or a three-channel mixer with limited EQ? Actually, it’s all of those and more.  MORE


Fostex 6301N Series Active Monitor

Date: 03/13/2015

There Are Few Speaker Products In Pro Audio As Universally Useful As The Fostex 6301N Series Active Monitor At $250 Street.  MORE


Blue Microphones en·Core 200 HandHeld Dynamic Microphone

Date: 03/12/2015

I Hit The Local Guitar Center In An Emergency And Pick Six Promising—And Supposedly Higher-Fidelity—Handhelds For A Quick “One-Two Test” In The PA Room.  MORE


Yamaha DBR10 Powered Loudspeakers

Date: 03/12/2015

The DBR Series—offering DSP, amp and speaker technologies pioneered in Yamaha’s DSR and DXR Series—comes in lightweight, affordable packages for lower-impact PPA applications.  MORE


Cerwin-Vega P1000x P-Series Portable Powered Loudspeakers

Date: 03/12/2015

The P-Series is one of two powered live loudspeaker lines by Cerwin-Vega, the other being C-V’s flagship CVA Series—quite possibly the best all-around PPA (portable PA) gear I’ve ever used.  MORE


Review: Marshall IPTV Live Music Event Streaming System

Date: 03/10/2015

by Russ Long. Marshall’s small, highly configurable IPTV system allows a band to incorporate a multi-camera shoot with high-quality audio at an introductory price of only a few thousand dollars. After using the system to broadcast a live show by the Grammy-nominated band The Choir, I’m sold.  MORE


Avid Relisted On NASDAQ

Date: 03/04/2015

BURLINGTON, MA—Avid Returned To The NASDAQ Stock Market On December 8, Where It Is Trading Under Its Usual Symbol, AVID.  MORE


 
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