Why I Bought It: Apogee Symphony I/O

Date: 03/31/2015

By Rob Tavaglione. I've spent the better part of the last two years listening to many different converter systems. Frankly, my limited budget hasn't enabled raising my entire rig up to what I’d consider “top shelf.” I first focused on transducers—microphones and monitors—as my top priority and did so for many years. As much as I like and use plug-ins, I felt that outboard processing was of greater importance as I loaded up on my favorite hardware compressors and effects.  MORE

Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite

Date: 03/19/2015

Loading the new Focusrite Red Plug-in Suite ($299 street)—comprised of the Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor—was like getting back in touch with long-lost friend.  MORE

Innovations: The Manufacturer's view - Maximixing Performance Through Efficient Design: WorxAudio's XL3 Line Array

Date: 03/18/2015

In recent years, line arrays have garnered considerable attention for their ability to provide the most adaptable form of loudspeaker coverage for a variety of sound reinforcement applications.  MORE

The Subscription Model Gathers Momentum

Date: 03/18/2015

This column covered the subscription model in June 2013—but a lot has happened since then, and now our industry has followed Adobe’s lead.  MORE

Pro Audio, Spandex, Piercing And Tats

Date: 03/18/2015

When I was a studio rat, I had little consciousness of what the NAMM Show was or its significance.  MORE

Touchscreen Mixing Trends Mainstream

Date: 03/18/2015

ANAHEIM, CA—The touchscreen is firmly entrenched as a pro audio user interface (UI), along with stalwart mid-twentieth century knobs, faders and buttons, plus mouse and track ball/pads from the first digital revolution.  MORE

Mackie DL32R 32-Channel Wireless Digital Mixer with iPad Control

Date: 03/18/2015

From an applications standpoint, the DL32R covers the broadest range of audio tasks in the simplest way of any single product I’ve reviewed, ever.  MORE

Lipinski Sound L-70 True Reference Powered Monitor

Date: 03/18/2015

Respected audio engineer Andrew Lipinski founded Lipinski Sound Corporation in 2003 originally for the purpose of developing tools to better his own work as an engineer.  MORE

Yamaha & Steinberg Nuage Integrated Audio Production System

Date: 03/18/2015

When I started engineering in the Eighties, it was hard to find a studio without Yamaha REV7 and SPX90 digital processors and a pair of NS-10M monitors.  MORE

Updated Review: Millennia Media HV-35P & HV-32P Portable Series Preamplifiers

Date: 03/17/2015

Seriously, who doesn’t likes Millennia Media mic preamps? For clean, reference-style preamplification, there arguably may be equals, but there are none better.  MORE

Copyright/Licensing Reform Debate Heats

Date: 03/16/2015

WASHINGTON, DC—With the release by the U.S. Copyright Office of its 245-page study, Copyright and the Music Marketplace, the lines are being drawn in the battle over compensation for music rightsholders in the digital age.  MORE

Remic D5400 Upright Bass Condenser Studio Microphone

Date: 03/13/2015

I regularly gig with NC-based bassist David George, a multi-instrumentalist (of various stringed acoustic instruments) who focuses primarily on bass guitar.  MORE

Senal Sound ASM-6 Two-Way Active Nearfield Monitor

Date: 03/13/2015

The ASM-6 by SENAL Sound—a new name to the pro audio marketplace—is a no-nonsense, over-achieving, well-designed and truly professional active monitor.  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

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