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SOUNDBRENNER PULSE Wearable Metronome

October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Review: Preshan John The Soundbrenner Pulse is a Kickstarter campaign success story. At first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking the device treads a fine line between novelty and functionality. However it’s a surprisingly practical...

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QSC K10.2 POWERED PORTABLE SPEAKERS

October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

QSC’S K series has been a winner. Almost a decade later, version two still stands tall. Review: Mark Woods First released in 2009, the original QSC K10 set the standard for portable powered speakers. It...

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Let’s play ‘Would you rather?’ A luscious DSP-laden twin or a leather-bound fusion of knobs and sockets? Review: Mark Davie Most desktop interfaces don’t offer much. You can reel the features off without even glancing...

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Starlight pinpoints your sound with laser accuracy and three different voicings. Review: Preshan John With the Origin, it was a droppable headbasket. With Starlight, it’s a laser pointer. Trust Aston Microphones to add a peculiar...

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OUTPUT ANALOG STRINGS VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT

July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The name Analog Strings sounds like it should be for purists, however, the sound it outputs is anything but. Review: Preshan John Everyone’s got strings samples, but I bet you don’t have anything like Output...

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YAMAHA TF RACK DIGITAL MIXER

July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yamaha’s touch screen and Touch&Turn knob mean you don’t actually need an iPad to control this ‘iPad mixer’. Review: Mark Woods The Yamaha TF Rack is the mixer you need when you don’t need a...

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Built-in DSP effects are great for tracking, but is there a cheaper path than UAD? Review: Preshan John Antelope Audio has been value-adding real-time DSP to its interfaces for a while, thanks to its use...

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ARTURIA MATRIXBRUTE ANALOGUE SYNTHESIZER

July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The all-new, dancing, step-sequencing MiniBrute. Let’s enter the matrix. Review: Jason Hearn I’ve enjoyed an extended love affair over several years with Arturia’s MiniBrute. It remains a staple in my rig for deep growling basses,...

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SHURE MOTIV PORTABLE INTERFACES

July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

These Shure pocket-sized audio interfaces are easy to use and easy on the eyes. Review: Preshan John MVi Expect to pay $215 The MVi’s dense Shure construction would do serious damage if thrown at a...

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SENNHEISER XSW1 WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEM

July 3, 2017 | 1 Comments

Sennheiser ramps up the numbers in its entry-level wireless offering without bumping up the price. Review: Preshan John Sennheiser’s original XS entry-level wireless microphone system was a hit on par with Shure’s PGX line. Notwithstanding,...

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