Review: Audio-Technica BP40 Large Diaphragm Dynamic (LDD) Broadcast Microphone
Designed for use as a broadcast vocal microphone, the BP40 is actually quite superb in a broad range of applications where a large diaphragm dynamic (LDD) transducer with a hypercardioid polar pattern can be useful
Review: beyerdynamic MCE 86 II Electret Condenser Shotgun Microphone
A shotgun microphone is simply a tool worth having in any “workhorse” microphone collection, and the MCE 86 II is an ideal specimen.
Review: Blue Hummingbird Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
Blue's 180-degree pivoting capsule SDC "sounds fantastic, feels expensive."
Review: Alto Pro Black Series Powered Loudspeakers
Strother Bullins review the Alto Professional Black 12 two-way full-range pair and accompanying Black 15 SUB subwoofer.
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.
Studio Review: Rich Tozzoli’s St. John Recording Retreat
This year's recording session in the U.S. Virgin Islands features AEA, DPA, Fender Passport Studio, Grace Design and Universal Audio products.
Review: Electro-Voice ZLX-12P Two-Way Powered Loudspeaker
With 1,000 watts via Class D amplification—the current standard for pro-grade full-range portable P.A. enclosures—EV hits the market with a impressively built and well featured 12-inch model in the ZLX-12P.
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: Advanced Audio CM67se Tube Condenser Microphone
The Advanced Audio CM67se is a very nice mic at a very attractive price.
Review: MXL CR89 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
The cardioid MXL CR89 provides exceptional performance equivalent to microphones typically costing three to four times more.
Review: Mackie ProFX Series ProFX22 Analog Mixer with USB
Mackie desks are historically affordable, intuitive and tough. The ProFX22 is no exception.
Review: Sterling Audio ST6050 Large Diaphragm FET Condenser Microphone, Ocean Way Signature Edition
Aesthetically beautiful, sonically (mostly) neutral and blessed by lauded LA engineer Allen Sides, the flexible ST6050 is Sterling Audio’s flagship LDC.
Review: ADAM Audio A77X AX-Series Powered Studio Monitors
The “ideally priced” ADAM Audio A77X AX-Series powered studio monitors are nicely frequency balanced, thoughtfully designed, capable of loud performance and factory guaranteed for five years.
Review: Mojave Audio MA-300 Large-Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone
The multi-pattern MA-300 is a well-built, feature-packed and exceptionally priced tube large-diaphragm condenser.
Review: Lauten Oceanus LT-381 Tube Multi-Pattern Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
An “extremely versatile,” unique LDC specimen, the Oceanus is deep and broad in both qualities and potential applications.
Mackie Onyx-i Series 1640i Analog Console – A Real-World Review
The Mackie Onyx-i Series of analog consoles — and particularly the flagship model, the 1640i — is able to do what no other affordable multipurpose analog mixer has done before, a fact that is true on a multitude of...
Review: Solid State Logic Pro-Convert v5 Audio Project Translation Tool
Pro-Convert aims to be a one-size-fits-all tool that acts as a go-between for a variety of popular DAW and NLE platforms.
New Plug-Ins for Pro Tools from Trillium Labs, SoundToys
A look at Trillium Labs' TL Space 1.1 and SoundToys EchoBoy 1.0, two new plug-ins for Pro Tools.
Solid State Logic AWS 900 Analogue Workstation System
Digital audio workstations are a remarkable advance... sometimes. If your model lacks a decent analog front end, or a properly implemented multichannel monitor section, or a full-function autolocator/transport controller, more than likely your workplace is gonna be... ahem... cluttered.
Review: Solid State Logic C200 Digital Production Console
Given Solid State Logic's unarguable mastery in console design, and its conspicuous attention to ergonomics and user convenience, the new C200 Digital Production Console offers not only enhanced 24/96 performance with high-precision converters, but also makes fewer demands on...