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.
Samson G-Track Pro USB Mic Review – A Real-World Review
The Samson G-Track Pro USB mic is a complete recording solution for podcasters and home recordists that features a multipattern USB condenser microphone, audio interface and mixer all in one.
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.
Sony C-100 Two-Way Condenser Mic: A Real-World Review
Our review team recently put the Sony C-100 microphone 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.
DPA 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone—A Real-World Review
Producer/engineer Russ Long puts the brand-new DPA 4560 CORE Binaural Headset Microphone to the test for this Real-World Review.
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.
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?
Review: Carl Tatz Design PhantomFocus eChair
By Russ Long. I’ve had the opportunity to work and audition several of Tatz’s proprietary PhantomFocus monitoring system-equipped spaces, and they are sonically spectacular. For that reason, I knew that an audio production chair worthy of the PhantomFocus name...
Review: TASCAM DR-100mkIII Recorder
TASCAM’s latest incarnation of their DR-100 Linear PCM Recorder—the mkIII handheld—is a rugged and uniquely-equipped location recorder that is notably featured in its versatility, I/O options and intuitiveness, not to mention its fail-proof power supply redundancy scheme.
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