By Russ Long. The H9000 Harmonizer is a significant leap forward from 2006’s eight-channel H8000FW.
By Russ Long. Ribbon mic manufacturer gets into the mic signal booster/impedance buffer game.
By Rich Tozzoli. Setting up a temporary studio for two weeks each year in St. John to record reality TV music is a tough job, but multitasker Rich Tozzoli was not only up for the challenge this year, but he also reviewed all the portable recording gear he brought along for the project.
By Rob Tavaglione. The MSL really is very good at mix compression, where it does punchy, clean and powerful work without any muss or fuss.
By Clive Young. Mackie’s idea to offer an expanded line of largely specialized units—FreePlay LIVE, FreePlay HOME and FreePlay GO—allows the company to provide quality sound at a variety of price points that scale up with the user’s goals, ensuring customers get only the features they need.
By Russ Long. Ember’s low profile and sleek, smart look make it an ideal option for video, yet its sonic performance makes it a strong mic option for a project studio or a great mic locker addition for a studio of any size.
Russ Long put the Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack to the test during a string of Amy Grant/Vince Gill shows at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and came away with a distinct opinion….
By Rob Tavaglione. The Colares can be exceptionally colorful and “character driven,” and that’s what makes it special—but with its unique pad, it can be an entirely different, neutral and “invisible” mic, which makes it really valuable.
By Rich Tozzoli. The Verb o Trem is the simpler of the two; the Workstation brings more flexibility for those who need it. Each is a worthy pedal with a rich sonic vibe that’s equally at home in the studio or on the stage.
By Liz May. With the added channel count, and the updated housing and interchangeable capsule option, the 500 series is a solid investment for a venue like mine.
Producer/engineer and longtime PSN reviewer Russ Long serves up his annual list of gift ideas/reviews for all the audio pros who have been good this year.
Rob Tavaglione set out to test three factors: Can these shields reduce noisy DAWs effectively? Which shield produces the best vocal sound? And which one attenuates leakage the most?
Producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione reviewed Sonarworks' Reference 3 in 2016; does the new edition measure up?
Producer/engineer Chuck Ainlay weighs in on how JBL LSR-708p monitors became the go-to speaker for his home studio.
By Russ Long. The Mara Machines MCI JH-110C 1/4-inch 2-track is undoubtedly the best way to incorporate the true sound of analog into today’s recording workflow.
By Mike Dwyer. This mic shows the same excellent build quality that we’ve come to expect from Soyuz.
By Billy Davis. Stagepas has impressive sound quality and will be a valuable asset to any gigging musician or presenter who plays small, intimate venues.
By Liz May. Shure's flagship Axient Digital wireless system handled everything we threw at it and came through with flying colors during PSN's review process.
By Rob Tavaglione. Krotos’ Reformer and Dehumaniser lines offer a new approach to sound design.
By Russ Long. Besides excelling at vocal recording, the SV33 mic’s natural sound character makes it a perfect option for instrument recording.