Reviewing Pro Audio Gear In Paradise
PSN reviewer Rich Tozzoli returned to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands for his fifth annual recording retreat, reviewing ultra-portable pro-level gear to pull it off in a region still recovering from multiple hurricanes last year.
Rich’s Tozzoli’s Gear of the Year, Part 2
Noted TV soundtrack performer/composer and longtime Pro Sound News reviewer Rich Tozzoli finishes his look back at the gear that entered his studio this year and never left: "Over the past year, I discovered many new ...
Rich’s Tozzoli’s Gear of the Year, Part 1
Noted TV soundtrack performer/composer and longtime Pro Sound News reviewer Rich Tozzoli looks back at the gear that entered his studio this year and never left: "Over the past year, I discovered many new products through the review ...
Rediscovering My “Flying Fingers”
With the AES Convention in New York City this week, I’m excited to hit the show with the intention of checking out how I’m going to replace my Command 8 now that I’ve rediscovered fader mixing. It will be...
Review: Lewitt LCT 640 TS Microphone
This microphone got a lot of attention from the gang; not one of us had ever worked with a microphone before that allows polar pattern changes after recording! The LCT 640 TS, designed and engineered in Austria by Lewitt...
Review: Focusrite Red4Pre Interface
I like when you take something out of the box and it just feels right. That’s the case with the new Focusrite Red4Pre 58-in/64 Out Thunderbolt and Pro Tools HD DAW interface. Well known in the industry, the Focusrite...
Review: UA Manley VOXBOX Plug-in
Manley Labs have joined forces with Universal Audio for a new release—the Manley VOXBOX. Based on the classic 1997 3U-thick hardware monster, it’s a full software recreation of the original with full Unison support.
Review: Grace Design m108 Preamp/Interface
Grace Design’s m108 eight-channel microphone preamp ($2,845 street) is a high-performance eight-channel preamp/8 X 2 USB interface featuring an array of input and output options. Geared towards today’s streamlined DAW setups, it’s packaged elegantly in a single rack space...
Review: UA Fender 55 Tweed Deluxe Plug-in
Just when you thought you had them all, UA releases the 55 Tweed Deluxe for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces. For this Fender-licensed recreation, UA found a set of ’55 tweed Deluxe amps and spent a few years digging...
Review: Sony PSZ-HB1T USB HD
With the HB1T, I was surprised how much I enjoyed the sense of reliability and comfort you get by having the extra protection on the drive case, the enclosure itself and even over the exposed ports.
Review: Soyuz SU-017 & SU-011 Condensers
Recently I was able to try out some small batch, handmade Russian microphones from Soyuz. In the trial were the SU-017 large diaphragm tube condenser ($3,499 street, each) and its small cousin, the SU-011 ($1,119 or $1,999 street, single...