Real-World Review: Vienna Symphonic Big Bang Orchestra and Smart Orchestra Expansion Pack
Rich Tozzoli takes a look at the free Big Bang Orchestra starter edition from Vienna Symphonic Library.
Real-World Review: Wireworld Pro Audio Polaris Instrument Cable
Cable is one of those things you shouldn’t take for granted, and it’s worth it to invest into your tone with a quality piece like Wireworld's Polaris instrument cable.
Real-World Review: Universal Audio OX Amp Top Box v1.2
Rich Tozzoli takes a look at the update to Universal Audio's reactive load box and guitar recording system.
Real-World Review: Making Sound — Creative Music Production Tips and Philosophies
Producer/engineer Russ Long pages through Making Sound and declares, "I don’t think there an engineer alive who won’t receive some benefit from reading it."
Real-World Review: Royer AxeMount Dual Microphone Clip
Producer/engineer Russ Long has to axe himself, how did we never think of this before?
The State of Plug-Ins: From Emulations to the Unknown
Having so many plug-in choices can be overwhelming—what is an engineer to do? Three top pros share their insights—and favorite plugs.
Real-World Review: IK Multimedia iLoud MTM Monitors
When placed in less desirable or acoustically compromised sonic locations, iLoud Micro Monitors truly shine.
Real-World Review: Stealth Sonics C9 In-Ear Monitors
Singapore-based Stealth Sonics is one of the more recent IEM companies to garner attention, and after living with the company’s C9 IEMs, it’s easy to see why.
Real-World Review: Eventide Instant Phaser and Instant Flanger MkII
Recordist Mike Dwyer puts Eventide’s Instant Phaser and Instant Flanger MkII emulation plug-ins to the test.
Real-World Review: Roland SE-02 Analog Synthesizer
By Bruce MacPherson. Doubling as a tactile surface controller for Omnisphere 2.6, Roland’s SE-02 came in handy in a remote island paradise.
Real-World Review: McDSP 6060 Ultimate Module Collection
By Mike Dwyer. Recordist Mike Dwyer takes a look around McDSP’s collection of more than 30 modules, including 12 EQs, 10 compressors, gates, distortion, tape emulation and more.
Real-World Review: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen Interface
By Frank Verderosa. Veteran audio post production / recording / podcast engineer Frank Verderosa takes Focusrite’s latest Scarlett interface for a spin and likes what he sees in this Real-World Review.
Real-World Review: Røde RødeCaster Pro Podcast Studio
By Frank Verderosa. Professional podcast engineer Frank Verderosa puts Røde’s much-discussed RødeCaster Pro podcasting production studio through the paces, and the verdict is….
sE Electronics V Pack Arena Drum Mic Kit – A Real-World Review
By Rob Tavaglione. Producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione recently put sE Electronics' V Pack Arena Drum Mic Kit to the test during sessions in his studio, Catalyst Recording. Here's what he found out in this Real-World Review....
Vanguard Audio Labs V1S+LOLLI Mic System – A Real World Review
By Rob Tavaglione. Producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione put Vanguard Audio Labs’ flexible V1S+LOLLI Mic System through the paces in an extensive rundown of different applications. How did it fare? Find out….
Real-World Review: Zoom GCE-3 Guitar Lab Circuit Emulator
By Rich Tozzoli. The ZOOM GCE-3 is a compact USB audio interface that puts ZOOM Guitar Lab’s endless collection of guitar effects, amps and cabinets at your fingertips whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.
Real-World Review: SoundToys Little AlterBoy Plug-In
By Rich Tozzoli. PSN reviewer/TV composer Rich Tozzoli puts SoundToys' Little AlterBoy to the test...
Real-World Reviews: Eventide UltraTap Delay Plug-In
By Rich Tozzoli. PSN reviewer/TV composer Rich Tozzoli puts Eventide's UltraTap to the test...
Real-World Reviews: Universal Audio UAD 175B & 176 Tube Compressor Plug-In Collection
By Rich Tozzoli. PSN reviewer/TV composer Rich Tozzoli puts the plug-ins to the test and loves the glowing results.
Real-World Review: Eventide H9000 Multi-Effects Processor
By Russ Long. The H9000 Harmonizer is a significant leap forward from 2006’s eight-channel H8000FW.
Real-World Review: Royer Labs R-DB20 dBooster In-Line Signal Booster
By Russ Long. Ribbon mic manufacturer gets into the mic signal booster/impedance buffer game.
Rich Tozzoli’s Sixth Annual St. John Recording Retreat
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...
Real-World Review: Røde PodMic Podcasting Microphone
By Frank Verderosa. This new mic designed for podcasters holds its own against competitors with heftier price tags.
Review: Revive Audio Vintage Audio MSL-Mk2 Compressor
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.
Real-World Review: Mackie FreePlay Series
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,...