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YAMAHA HS80M

February 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

The spirit of the classic NS10M nearfield monitors lives on. Text: Greg Walker Gear options these days seem to be expanding exponentially and there are very few genuine ‘de facto’ standards left in the studio....

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GENELEC 8020A

February 9, 2006 | 0 Comments

The new pint-sized nearfields from Finland’s pre-eminent speaker manufacturer might look small but their sound is anything but. Text: Andy Stewart For its size, the Genelec 8020A is a remarkable sounding active monitor. Standing only...

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FRONTIER DESIGN TRANZPORT

January 15, 2006 | 1 Comments

Every so often a piece of technology comes along that you have to concede is quite brilliant… Tranzport happens to be one such item. If you long for Play, Fast Forward, Loop and Record buttons...

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MOTU Traveler

October 5, 2005 | 0 Comments

MOTU has taken its proven interface smarts and produced something truly portable. Brad Watts is a travellin’ man. With laptop computers being as capable as they are these days, there’s been a strong move toward...

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Tannoy Precision 8D

October 5, 2005 | 0 Comments

Brad Watts avails himself of some Precision engineering… and 16 DIP switches. I’ll confess to being a fan of Tannoy’s ‘dual-concentricity’ since acquiring a traditional vintage set a while back. As most of you would...

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Mindprint Trio

October 5, 2005 | 0 Comments

Mindprint isn’t the first company that springs to mind when one considers studio control centres, but its Trio devices may change that. Designed more with the domestic market in mind the Mindprint Trio gives control...

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Mitchell Froom

September 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

Mitchell Froom has been on the vanguard of innovation in his many years as a record producer. Mark O’Connor discovers how to maintain a fresh perspective. In a music industry where ‘bling’ has come to...

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Quested S Series

September 10, 2005 | 0 Comments

Roger Quested is known for throwing everything and the kitchen sink into his designs. Brad Watts has no qualms giving these new nearfields a ‘plug’. Roger Quested’s nearfield monitor designs have carved out an extremely...

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Korg OASYS

September 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

Is the OASYS monster workstation the ultimate ‘desert island’ synth? Brad Watts maroons himself in his studio to find out. It’s not everyday you get your hands on an instrument that sells for more than...

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Korg Triton Extreme

September 30, 2004 | 0 Comments

Derek Johnson assesses what makes this Triton so extreme. Take a range of sampling workstation synths from a major manufacturer and repackage them with more desirable features and release the result for less money. You’d...

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