Studio - Microphone Preamplifiers


Review: beyer MCE 86 II Electret Condenser Shotgun Microphone

Date: 10/06/2015

A shotgun microphone is simply a tool worth having in any “workhorse” microphone collection, and the MCE 86 II is an ideal specimen.  MORE

Review: BAE 73MPL 500-Series Mic Preamplifier

Date: 10/02/2015

By Rob Tavaglione. All things considered, the Neve 1073 mic preamp/EQ module is likely the most popular mic amp in history.  MORE

Review: Antelope Audio Pure2 Converter and Clock

Date: 09/29/2015

By Rob Tavaglione. Antelope Audio’s Pure2 deserves a close inspection as it combines two channels of A/D and D/A conversion, as well as a master clock, clock distribution and enough I/O to suffice as a studio's sole DAW interface (at least for smaller systems).  MORE

Review: Hofa CD-Burn & DDP Software

Date: 09/24/2015

Rob Tavaglione. For $55, Hofa’s CD-Burn & DDP is a user-friendly bargain.  MORE


Date: 09/14/2015

The RCA OP-6 was originally introduced in the 1930s and was primarily used for remote, live radio broadcasts.  MORE


Date: 09/09/2015

If you’re talking about a “touring bass rig,” you’re often talking about an Ampeg SVT with an Avalon U5 DI preamp to provide the routing, impedance dropping and signal balancing to directly inject bass into FOH, monitors and the bass rig itself.  MORE

Review: JST Gain Reduction Deluxe Plug-in

Date: 09/03/2015

Rob Tavaglione. This unique, colorful compressor is versatile, affordable.  MORE

Review: Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 Synth Plug-in

Date: 09/01/2015

Rich Tozzoli. Omnisphere 2 features over 12k sounds and 4,500 new patches.  MORE

Review: Hammond USA Leslie Studio 12 Cabinet

Date: 08/31/2015

Rob Tavaglione reviews the portable, good-sounding Studio 12 cabinet.  MORE

Review: Metric Halo Production Plug-in Suite

Date: 08/28/2015

Rob Tavaglione. Now at $299, Production Bundle is screaming for your attention.  MORE

Review: Avalon V5 Preamplifier/DI/Re-amping Box

Date: 08/26/2015

Rob Tavaglione. The V5 boasts incredibly wide tonal versatility.  MORE

Review: Primacoustic FlexiBooth and VoxGuard VU

Date: 08/25/2015

These absorptive, noise attenuating vocal capture tools are affordable, useful.  MORE

Review: Blue Hummingbird Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Date: 08/25/2015

Blue's 180-degree pivoting capsule SDC "sounds fantastic, feels expensive."  MORE

Review: Radial Engineering Firefly Tube Direct Box

Date: 08/07/2015

The Firefly starts with Class A electronics and a “zero negative feedback” design feeding a 12AX7 tube  MORE

Review: X-Clip Dual Microphone Holder

Date: 07/09/2015

Rob Tavaglione. No more gaffer's tape! X-Clip ideally holds an SM57 and SDC.  MORE

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