Real-World Review: Eventide Instant Phaser and Instant Flanger MkII
Recordist Mike Dwyer puts Eventide’s Instant Phaser and Instant Flanger MkII emulation plug-ins to the test.
Real-World Review: Roland SE-02 Analog Synthesizer
By Bruce MacPherson. Doubling as a tactile surface controller for Omnisphere 2.6, Roland’s SE-02 came in handy in a remote island paradise.
Real-World Review: McDSP 6060 Ultimate Module Collection
By Mike Dwyer. Recordist Mike Dwyer takes a look around McDSP’s collection of more than 30 modules, including 12 EQs, 10 compressors, gates, distortion, tape emulation and more.
Real-World Review: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd Gen Interface
By Frank Verderosa. Veteran audio post production / recording / podcast engineer Frank Verderosa takes Focusrite’s latest Scarlett interface for a spin and likes what he sees in this Real-World Review.
Real-World Review: Røde RødeCaster Pro Podcast Studio
By Frank Verderosa. Professional podcast engineer Frank Verderosa puts Røde’s much-discussed RødeCaster Pro podcasting production studio through the paces, and the verdict is….
Real-World Review: sE Electronics V Pack Arena Drum Mic Kit
By Rob Tavaglione. Producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione recently put sE Electronics' V Pack Arena Drum Mic Kit to the test during sessions in his studio, Catalyst Recording. Here's what he found out in this Real-World Review....
Real World Review: Vanguard Audio Labs V1S+LOLLI Mic System
By Rob Tavaglione. Producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione put Vanguard Audio Labs’ flexible V1S+LOLLI Mic System through the paces in an extensive rundown of different applications. How did it fare? Find out….
Real-World Review: Zoom GCE-3 Guitar Lab Circuit Emulator
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.
Real-World Reviews: Eventide UltraTap Delay Plug-In
By Rich Tozzoli. PSN reviewer/TV composer Rich Tozzoli puts Eventide's UltraTap to the test...
Real-World Reviews: Universal Audio UAD 175B & 176 Tube Compressor Plug-In Collection
By Rich Tozzoli. PSN reviewer/TV composer Rich Tozzoli puts the plug-ins to the test and loves the glowing results.
Real-World Review: Royer Labs R-DB20 dBooster In-Line Signal Booster
By Russ Long. Ribbon mic manufacturer gets into the mic signal booster/impedance buffer game.
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...
Real-World Review: Røde PodMic Podcasting Microphone
By Frank Verderosa. This new mic designed for podcasters holds its own against competitors with heftier price tags.
Review: Revive Audio Vintage Audio MSL-Mk2 Compressor
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.
Real-World Review: Mackie FreePlay Series
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,...
Book Review: Al Schmitt On the Record—The Magic Behind the Music
By Clive Young. Arguably the most successful engineer ever, Al Schmitt has worked with everyone from Duke Ellington to Dr. Dre—and now he's written an autobiography to tell the tale and share what he's learned along the way.
Real-World Review: Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack
Russ Long put the Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack to the test during a string of Amy Grant/Vince Gill shows at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and came away with a distinct opinion….
Review: Roswell Pro Audio Colares Condenser Mic
By Rob Tavaglione. The Colares can be exceptionally colorful and “character driven,” and that’s what makes it special—but with its unique pad, it can be an entirely different, neutral and “invisible” mic, which makes it really valuable.
Review: Keeley Eddie Heinzelman VoT Verb o Trem Pedals
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...
Review: Sennheiser EW 500 G4 Wireless Vocal Microphone
By Liz May. With the added channel count, and the updated housing and interchangeable capsule option, the 500 series is a solid investment for a venue like mine.
The Pro Sound News Holiday Gift Guide, 2018 Edition!
Producer/engineer and longtime PSN reviewer Russ Long serves up his annual list of gift ideas/reviews for all the audio pros who have been good this year.
Review: Auralex Mudguard v2 Microphone Isolation Shield
Rob Tavaglione set out to test three factors: Can these shields reduce noisy DAWs effectively? Which shield produces the best vocal sound? And which one attenuates leakage the most?