Studio - Audio Processing--Analog


PAR On Audio Production Touch Screens

Date: 07/02/2014

I think one of the big changes on the horizon is touch screen technology utilizing touch screen panels (TSPs). It’s time to re-imagine the tools of music production. I look around and I see TSPs in use everywhere, from smartphones to cash registers, cars to airport ticket terminals. The rapid adoption and success of the iPad is a clear indicator that TSPs are here to stay.  MORE

AEA RPQ500 500 Series Pre/EQ

Date: 01/13/2014

To ensure that engineers have a high-quality mic pre option specifically designed for (but thankfully not limited to) use with ribbon microphones, Audio Engineering Associates (AEA) first released The Ribbon Mic Pre, followed by the AEA RPQ, and then most recently, the RPQ500, a 500-Series version of the RPQ.  MORE

iZotope Trash 2 multiband distortion Plug-In

Date: 12/03/2013

Distortion sounds are a very personal and characteristic element of any professional’s sound, whether it be fullon mayhem or simple harmonic enhancement.  MORE

Waves GEQ Graphic Equalizer

Date: 12/03/2013

The GEQ ($89 till the end of September, $200 list) is a 31-band mono and stereo graphic EQ that comes in two flavors— Modern and Classic.  MORE

Audio-Technica AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Date: 12/03/2013

A-T has prospered in the high performance, mid-priced mic category, but has never attempted to break into the “premium mic” category.  MORE

Rupert Neve Designs Portico II Channel

Date: 12/20/2012

Considering the legendary status of Mr. Rupert Neve, it is not surprising his channel strip is “hard not to love.” How much love? Read on.  MORE

Harrison 950M Analog Console

Date: 01/18/2012

Harrison has been designing and building audio consoles for over 40 years.  MORE

Thermionic Culture Fat Bustard Tube Summing Mixer

Date: 01/04/2012

The Fat Bustard: a 12-channel valve summing mixer (with two additional auxiliary inputs, so potentially a 14-input channel summing mixer) that includes some very special equalization, harmonic distortion and frequency-specific stereo spread control.  MORE

RND Portico II Channel Strip

Date: 01/03/2012

The Rupert Neve Designs Portico ll ($3,249) is a 2U channel strip with mic/DI preamp, equalizer/de-esser and compressor sections.  MORE

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017 Mobile DI/Preamp/Compressor

Date: 12/27/2011

The Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5017 portable mic pre/ DI/compressor ($1,195.) is designed for both studio and live use.  MORE

AMS Neve 1073LB Preamp, LB EQ Mono EQ Module

Date: 12/27/2011

Among the many iconic pieces of audio equipment we have come to love from AMS Neve is the 1073.  MORE

XQP 545 Optical Disrupter

Date: 12/14/2011

The module only compresses the top half of the waveform, which creates second-order harmonic distortion without clipping the signal.  MORE

BAE Expands Ops

Date: 10/20/2011

N. HOLLYWOOD, CA—British Audio Engineering (BAE) recently expanded its base of operations, relocating to a commercial building in North Hollywood, CA. Once known as Brent Averill Enterprises, BAE is now focused on very faithfully reproducing some of the Class-A discrete audio circuit designs of the 1960s and ’70s, enhancing and repackaging a number of those classic designs to better meet the expectations of 21st century music creators.  MORE

Shadow Hills Mono Optograph 500 Optical Compressor

Date: 09/27/2011

Shadow Hills Industries has been producing topof- the-line preamplifiers and dynamic processors that have found many fans around the world, of which I am one.  MORE


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