Pro Audio Review
Zoom GCE-3 Guitar Lab Circuit Emulator – A Real-World Review
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.
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...
Revive Audio Vintage Audio MSL-Mk2 Compressor – A Real-World Review
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.
Mackie FreePlay Series – A Real-World Review
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,...
Goodhertz Vulf Compressor Plug-In – A Real-World Review
Rich Tozzoli says this plug-in is a beast.
UK Sound 1173 Mic Pre Compressor – A Real-World Review
By Rob Tavaglione. The 1173 brings the best of both worlds into a single unit, offering a Neve-style 1073 preamp and Universal Audio 1176 FET compressor.
Roswell Colares Condenser Mic – A Real-World Review
Two mics in one, the Roswell Colares can lay on attitude and grit to spare, whether capturing vocals or guitars, but the flip of the switch turns it into an uncolored, WYSIWYG microphone.
McDSP EC-300 Echo Collection Plug-In – A Real-World Review
By Rich Tozzoli. This is a tone-shaping, sonically modulating dream delay that I use on virtually every session.
Keeley Eddie Heinzelman VoT Verb o Trem Pedals – A Real-World Review
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...
Eventide H9 HotSawz Synth Algorithm – A Real-World Review
By Rich Tozzoli. HotSawz allows users to bring a little synth action to the table. It’s a very cool addition to the H9 arsenal.
Review: Mara Machines MCI JH-110C 1/4-Inch 2-Track Recorder
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.
Review: Soyuz SU-013 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
By Mike Dwyer. This mic shows the same excellent build quality that we’ve come to expect from Soyuz.
Review: MXL Genesis FET Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
MXL sells a lot of good microphones at great prices, including the Genesis FET.
Review: SoundField SPS200 Surround Sound Microphone
Multiple diaphragm surround-sound mics seem like such a luxury to engineers who work in stereo.
Review: Cerwin-Vega P-Series P1500X and P1800SX Powered Loudspeakers
To date, one of the most impressive and unique portable P.A. systems I’ve discovered is Cerwin-Vega’s Active Series—a truly overbuilt, road-worthy and superior sounding rig. As a matter of fact, it remains my personal benchmark of what to expect...
Review: MXL CR89 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
The cardioid MXL CR89 provides exceptional performance equivalent to microphones typically costing three to four times more.