Real World Review
Repairing Spoken-Word Recordings with iZotope Rx 8 Advanced – A Real-World Review
Producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione explains how he repairs spoken-word recordings with iZotope Rx 8 Advanced in this real-world review.
BABY Audio Parallel Aggressor Plug-In—A Real-World Review
Producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione put the BABY Audio Parallel Aggressor Plug-In to the test and found it was a winner.
Avid Pro Tools 2020.11’s New Features – A Real-World Review
Avid’s new Pro Tools 2020.11 has a number of new, fresh features; producer/composer Rich Tozzoli shares how they work and fit into his daily workflow.
Shure Beta91A Condenser Boundary Microphone Review
Revered as kick drum mics par excellence, Shure Beta91 and Shure Beta91A microphones go head-to-head for a side-by-side and sound-by-sound comparison.
Sennheiser MD 435 and MD 445 Microphones – A Real-World Review
Sennheiser's new dynamic MD 435 and MD 445 handheld vocal microphones get put through the paces in a real-world review.
Dirac Live Room Calibration/Correction – A Real-World Review
Purpose-built rooms with ideal acoustic treatments may not need room correction software, but all the rest do. Producer/studio owner Rob Tavaglione takes a look at the latest entrant in the field, Dirac Live, and finds it may be the...
TZ Audio Stellar X2 Microphone – A Real-World Review
As an audio post editor and voiceover/podcast tech consultant, Frank Verderosa had high expectations for the Stellar X2—and was not disappointed.
Solid State Logic 2+ USB Audio Interface – A Real-World Review
Solid State Logic has entered the “affordable” segment of the pro audio marketplace for the first time with its 2+ USB audio interface. Does it live up to the SSL name? Find out in our Real-World Review.
Revive Audio ART VLA Custom Modification – A Real-World Review
Rob Tavaglione tried out Revive Audio’s mail-in modification service on an ART Pro VLA compressor and was impressed with the results, noting, “In many ways, it’s still the same sonic signature—warm, forgiving, rich in bottom end and tastefully congealing—but...
Austrian Audio OC818 Microphone – A Real-World Review
Reviewer Rob Tavaglione finds Austrian Audio has put out a new microphone that combines the best of the old with a healthy dose of some extraordinary new features.
Review: Panasonic RZ-S500W Bluetooth Wireless Headphones
The new RZ-S500W True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones mark Panasonic's maiden voyage into the crowded waters of Bluetooth wireless headphones—so we put them to the test.
Softube Summit Audio Grand Channel – A Real-World Review
Producer/engineer Rich Tozzoli and friends recently put Softube's Summit Audio Grand Channel Plug-In to the test while recording in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Here's how it went.
Eventide H3000 Factory Plug-In — A Real-World Review
Our review team recently put the Eventide H3000 Factory Plug-In to the test while in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Here's how it went.
Focal Elegia Closed-Back Reference Headphones—A Real-World Review
Our review team recently put Focal Elegia closed-back reference headphones to the test while in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Here's how it went.
Sonnox Oxford Inflator v3 Plug-In—A Real-World Review
Our review team recently put the Sonnox Oxford Inflator plug-in to the test while in the Virgin Islands; here's how it went.
IK Multimedia iLoud MTM Studio Monitors—A Real-World Review
TV composer/PSN reviewer Rich Tozzoli recently put IK Multimedia’s iLoud MTM monitors to the test while in the Virgin Islands; here's how it went.
Universal Audio Apollo x4 Interface: A Real-World Review
TV composer/PSN reviewer recently put Universal Audio’s Apollo x4 Interface to the test while in the Virgin Islands; here's how it went.
Audio-Technica ATH-M Series Headphone Ear Pads Review
Several options are available for replacing the ear pads on Audio-Technica's ATH-M50x professional monitor headphones.
Real-World Review: Newfangled Audio Elevate Bundle
Rob Tavaglione evaluates the Elevate Bundle, a package that consists of the component pieces of the Elevate Mastering Limiter (Punctuate, Saturate and Equivocate) as individual plug-ins.
Real-World Review: Cranborne Audio Camden 500 Mic Amp
"Once I read their claims...my curiosity was piqued." Rob Tavaglione checks out the Cranborne Audio Camden 500 Mic Amp and calls it "a game-changer."
Real-World Review: Universal Audio Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser DS
While it's a great linear-phase de-esser, reviewer Rich Tozzoli uses the Oxford SuprEsser DS plug-in as a bass enhancement tool.
Real-World Review: Universal Audio Avalon 737 Tube Channel Strip
Audio engineer Peter Moshay and Rich Tozzoli agree that the UAD Avalon VT-737 is "stunning."
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.