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FBT AMICO 500

January 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

If you’re anything like me, you probably thought all-in-one PAs were best left to aerobics instructors or school assemblies. The idea is simple: plug a mic into an on-board mixer, along with a CD player...

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LINE 6 TONE PORT KB37

January 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

AT writers get to review a lot of gear and we’re expected to send it back once we’ve finished spilling beer and leaving sticky fingerprints on stuff. Wanting to keep it is always a serious...

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AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-ANC7 QUIETPOINT

October 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

I wish I’d had a pair of these 10 years ago when I first started working on large festival stages. It’s almost impossible to work in that environment and protect your ears; the noise levels...

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BOSE PANARAY 610M & 310M FLOOR MONITORS

October 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

The wedge market is top heavy – by which I mean, the ‘knock your head clean off’ sector is well serviced. Every decent PA manufacturer needs at least one thumpingly loud floor monitor and they’re...

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TURBOSOUND ASPECT

August 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

Aspect is Turbo’s frontline, top-of-the-range PA and, shock horror, it’s not a line array. Instead, it’s a ‘point source’ ‘modular’, ‘scaleable’ system that can be rigged vertically and, woah, horizontally. Text: Christopher Holder If Britannia...

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UNIVERSAL AUDIO UAD NEVE 88RS & LA-3A

August 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

UA is certainly talented at emulating awesome audio hardware devices. This year has been a veritable Neve-fest for the company, continuing on with the release of the 88RS channel strip. Coinciding with the UAD 4.7...

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KRK VXT ACTIVE MONITORS

August 23, 2007 | 0 Comments

According to KRK’s manual, VXT means ‘the truth in French’. What?! I’m not someone who recreationally reads Proust on my days off but I find that little factoid very hard to swallow. So, in a...

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AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-M50

July 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

The ‘rotator cuffs’ on these new Audio-Technica headphones are certainly in better shape than my right shoulder; I always curse the fact that I never learnt to throw a grid iron football – I can’t...

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AMTEC PEQ-1A

July 9, 2007 | 0 Comments

The Amtec PEQ-1A is a Pultec-style, tube-based EQ that doesn’t intend to be a faithful copy of the legendary original, but rather is an updated version of the design, with extended frequency response and greater...

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EDIROL M-16 DX & M-10 DX

May 14, 2007 | 0 Comments

So it looks as if most manufacturers are travelling down the ‘combined controller and interface’ route. Not to be left behind, Edirol – Roland’s alter ego, which is increasingly producing some interesting (and not just...

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