Test Equipment

 

Trending At Frankfurt Musikmesse

Date: 06/04/2015

The Biggest News In Frankfurt Was The Messe Hierarchy Shakeup And Subsequent Schedule Changes.  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


The Big Ten

Date: 04/09/2015

Did you get your questionnaire from Apple and Microsoft about what audio/video-oriented features you wanted in their latest operating systems? Neither did I, so as usual, we cross our fingers that the next OS to which we upgrade will fix more things than it breaks.  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


Avid CEO Talks Pro Tools 12, Expansion

Date: 03/20/2015

by Frank Wells. “As this industry changes, it impacts us just like it does an artist or a producer, a mixer, and our role as a member of the family, as the technology expert in the family, is to use our expertise to help move the family forward,” opined Louis Hernandez, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Avid Technology, sitting down to talk to PSN during Winter NAMM 2015. NAMM saw the introduction of Avid Technology’s new flagship DAW, Pro Tools 12, with a basic companion DAW package, Pro Tools First. Pro Tools 12’s primary new features center on the Avid Everywhere concept, allowing access to music marketing and distribution tools, enabling collaboration and offering new software licensing models. Pro Tools First is a free software package, also conceived with collaboration in mind. Creating music “isn’t the whole problem anymore,” said Hernandez. “[The problem is] creating a way to sustain what you love doing. The tools have gotten simpler, but the environment’s  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


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


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


Auto-Tune: The Controversy That Will Not Die

Date: 03/12/2015

Auto-Tune Hit The World In 1997, And Antares Has Continued To Update Its Software Since Then.  MORE


Software Aids In Power Use Of Hardware

Date: 03/10/2015

Recently, When I Found Myself Working In A ‘Traditional’ Studio (Amazing That I Even Have To Say That), I Noticed How Much Better I Knew All Of The Outboard Gear.  MORE


 

Test Equipment

 

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


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


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


500 Series: Russ Long’s Magnificent Seven

Date: 03/03/2015

I Have To Confess That I've Become Addicted To These Seven 500 Series Modules.  MORE


Review: Lipinski Sound L-70 Monitor

Date: 03/02/2015

Pristine Performance That Inspires: The World-Class L-70 Is Truly Impressive.  MORE


Review: Fostex 6301N Series Active Monitor

Date: 02/26/2015

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


Review: Mackie DL32R 32-Ch. Wireless Digital Mixer

Date: 02/24/2015

The DL32R Unchains Users From Traditional Mix Locations, Allowing Them To Work From Wherever They Need Or Desire To Be.  MORE


Review: DPA d:dicate 2011C Used on Acoustic Guitar

Date: 02/19/2015

This World-Class Microphone Is Notably Clean, Well-Balanced And Compact.  MORE


Review: Blue En·CORE 200 Dynamic Mic

Date: 02/17/2015

On Par With “Real Studio Mics” For Vocalists That Might Keep That Scratch Track.  MORE


Review: Millennia Media HV-35P & HV-32P Preamps

Date: 02/13/2015

For On-Location And FOH Engineers Who Need A Lightweight “Money Channel” Or Two.  MORE


Review: SPL MTC 2381 Monitor Controller

Date: 02/10/2015

Clean, Full Bandwidth Sonics, Ample I/O, Improved Components And The Most Clever Design  MORE


 

Test Equipment

 

Immersive Sound: Bottom-Up Market Demand

Date: 03/02/2015

Initially Debuting In Cinemas In 2012, Immersive—Or 3D—Sound Has Moved With Lightning Speed Into The Living Room Compared To Previous Multichannel Audio Formats.  MORE


Bush Plugs In To Digigrid DLS 

Date: 12/31/2014

Engineer And Producer Billy Bush Is Using The Digigrid DLS Audio Interface For Its Networking And Processing Capabilities.  MORE


The 2014 Anderton Awards

Date: 11/20/2014

It was a cliffhanger: With the founder of the audio industry’s only virtual awards show absent due to pressing family concerns, the Anderton Awards seemed in as much peril as Lindsay Lohan’s career.  MORE


Something Old Becomes Something New

Date: 11/20/2014

The Waves EMI TG12345 Plug- In Was Developed With Abbey Road Studios And Was Meticulously Modeled On The Actual Console Used By The Beatles For Abbey Road.  MORE


Sound Magic Bows Serenade DSD Workstation

Date: 11/14/2014

Sound Magic has announced its new Serenade music workstation, designed for high-resolution music production. Consisting of the Serenade 384KHz USB2.0 audio interface, a digital audio workstation, a DSD/DXD effect plug-in bundle and DSD&PCM bi-directional converter software, the package is designed for editing and processing of DSD formats.  MORE


What's Next For Daws?

Date: 10/30/2014

The Late John Simonton, PAIA Electronics’ Founder, Was A Visionary—And I Don’T Use That Word Often.  MORE


A Once Staple Processor Reborn Anew

Date: 10/30/2014

Within The First Minute Of Listening To The “New” AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb Plug-In From Universal Audio (Uaudio.Com), I Said, “Damn—I Forgot How Badass This Unit Is.”  MORE


The State Of The Software Synth

Date: 09/29/2014

In The July Issue, We Looked At The General State Of Plug-Ins.  MORE


Maxing Out, Optimally

Date: 09/29/2014

The Colorful BBE Sonic Sweet Optimized From Nomad Factory Re-Introduces Four Popular BBE Plug-Ins, But Specifically For Avid AAX And Pro Tools 11 Users.  MORE


Leaning On Support

Date: 08/27/2014

Many People Maintain That Daws Have Evolved To Being Much The Same— They All Cut, Paste, Copy, Import, Export, Etc.  MORE


One Man’S Personal Studio Essentials

Date: 08/27/2014

Today I Was Working In My Studio, Composing Some TV Cues, And I Took A Moment To Just Look Around.  MORE


The State Of The Plug-In

Date: 08/11/2014

Change Can Be Difficult, But Ultimately Worth It.  MORE


New Joecoremote Software Bows

Date: 06/27/2014

Joeco Has Released A New Version Of Its Joecoremote Software App For The Ipad, Now Available In The Itunes App Store.  MORE


USB, Firewire, And Thunderbolt...Oh My!

Date: 06/25/2014

In Our Computer-Based World, Every Now And Then, There’S A Wrenching Transition.  MORE


Working With A Technically Savvy Artist

Date: 06/24/2014

On His Continuing Adventures In Software, Rich Tozzoli Takes A Few Minutes To Talk Shop With A New Friend And Client.  MORE


 
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