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AUDIO-TECHNICA MX HEADPHONES

June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Audio-Technica adds some ‘x’ factor to its headphone line. Review: Mark Davie I’ll come out and say it. I’m a big fan of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphone. They’re comfortable, extremely capable, and have plenty of...

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ARTURIA MICROBRUTE ANALOGUE SYNTHESISER

June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Microbrute is all bite. Review: Brad Watts Oh, I do say! A fabulous little analogue synth has crept into my man-cave, and I’m all the happier for it. It’s the courageously cute, the decidedly...

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ACCESS VIRUS TI

March 30, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Totally Integrated Virus synthesizer has arrived. Time to don the biohazard suit and muck in! Text: Derek Johnson If you’re going to be a one-product company, you’d better make it one hell of a...

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JBL LSR4328

March 30, 2006 | 0 Comments

Monitors that compensate for your room’s lumps and bumps… without creating their own problems? It can be done. Text: Brad Watts I admit to not being a rabid fan of JBL monitors. I pushed a...

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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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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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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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