Third Annual St. John Recording & Review Retreat
For the past three years, Rich Tozzoli has organized a grand recording, gigging and equipment review opportunity by gathering his most fun-loving musician and audio engineering friends, a select batch of gear and heading to the Caribbean.
Sharing Space To Cover Mic To Master: A “GOLDMINE” DRESSED IN BLUE VELVET
SANTA ANA, CA—Punk rock musician Dan Balistreri and his wife, Nicole, also a musician, went looking for a music-related business a couple of years ago and got lucky.
Review: Aphex Microphone X USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone
At $199 street, it’s a useful, flexible USB sound capture tool.
Diablo Digital Records Fleetwood Mac Tour
Clair Global, the longtime sound reinforcement provider for Fleetwood Mac has been recording the band’s current "On With the Show" tour on a custom sound mixing and recording solution created by Diablo Digital. The system uses Sonnet Technologies’ Echo...
Review: Sunburst Gear MM Series Monitor
By Strother Bullins. Elite Acoustics Designs’ Sunburst Gear M3BR8 could be the most useful multipurpose monitoring tool I’ve ever used. Is it a studio monitor, instrument monitor, sound reinforcement speaker, Bluetooth-ready portable DJ/KJ rig, remote-location battery powered portable PA,...
Review: JBL and M-Audio—Superb Studio Monitors for $500/Pair
M-Audio’s BX8 Carbons arrived as I reviewed JBL’s 3 Series LSR308s, both priced at $249 street. Here’s my take on both.
Review: Marshall IPTV Live Music Event Streaming System
by Russ Long. Marshall’s small, highly configurable IPTV system allows a band to incorporate a multi-camera shoot with high-quality audio at an introductory price of only a few thousand dollars. After using the system to broadcast a live show...
Destination Recording: Panoramic House Combines Recording With Relaxation To Fuel Creativity
WEST MARIN, CA—As the affordability of quality recording gear has sparked the rise in home studios, it has also challenged professional studio designers with the task of creating facilities that are appealing to artists both technically and creatively.
Review Preview: Fostex PX-6
The Editors of Pro Audio Review magazine proudly present “PAR-Tube,” a new initiative starring the Contributors of PAR in an ongoing video-based review, applications and new product presentation series. Our third installment, a Review Preview “unboxing” vid, is presented...
Review Preview: Fredenstein F200
The Editors of Pro Audio Review magazine proudly present “PAR-Tube,” a new initiative starring the Contributors of PAR in an ongoing video-based review, applications and new product presentation series. Our latest installment, a Review Preview “unboxing” vid, is presented...
Review: DPA d:dicate 2011C Used on Acoustic Guitar
This world-class microphone is notably clean, well-balanced and compact.
Review: Fostex PM0.3/PM-SUBmini 2.1 Monitor System
By Frank Wells. For $250, there’s not much else available that would perform at this level.
First Annual Innovative Product Awards
NewBay Media Pro Audio Group's Innovative Product Award winners are comprised of manufacturer-submitted pro audio products, voted on by the readerships of Mix, Pro Audio Review and Pro Sound News. Read on for why the following products should matter...
Studio Review: Focusrite Saffire PRO 26 Preamplifier/Interface
My favorite multichannel preamp unit of all time is the Focusrite OctoPre Dynamic. With experience, I learned the true appeal of its preamps; they’re comparably clean and accurate for the price, plus its one-knob channel compressors can be mighty...