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Shure has released a smart stereo condenser mic that plugs straight into the Lightning port of your (compatible) iPod/iPhone/iPad — the Motiv MV88. The stereo mic capsule pivots 90° and rotates to optimise your stereo...

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PRESONUS AR12 USB HYBRID MIXER

January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Presonus’ new hybrid mixers live up to the StudioLive name. Review: Mark Davie I’ve always thought Presonus’ StudioLive brand seems to have its priorities arse-about. I get that LiveStudio doesn’t have the same ring to...

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DBX 510, 520, 530 & 560A: 500 SERIES UNITS

December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

dbx has packed its lunchbox with loads of character, including some miniature reprises of classic designs. Review: Greg Walker Last issue we put the new dbx 580 mic pre through its paces and liked what...

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RODE HS2 HEADSET MIC

December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Rode’s new headset will fit into more productions with its superior design. Review: Chris Holder Rode is best known for democratising audio products. Rode is arguably the first name in home studio condenser mics (although...

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iZOTOPE NEUTRON Assistive Channel Strip Plug-In

December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Need an assistant? Help is on the way with iZotope’s intelligent mixing plug-in. Review: Preshan John Being the control freak I am, when algorithmic plug-in wannabes try to take the reins of my mix with...

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What do you do when you’ve already made the kitchen sink? Throw more gold into it. Review: Mark Davie Native Instruments isn’t the only provider of software instruments, effects or samples, but it does the...

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MACKIE PRODX COMPACT DIGITAL MIXERS

December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Review: Preshan John While we’re more likely to get excited about the latest digital live consoles with virtually endless input counts and inexhaustible DSP, we’ve still got a soft spot for cute and functional mini-mixers....

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SLATE DIGITAL VIRTUAL MICROPHONE SYSTEM

November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

At one point, Steven Slate dared replace your drums, then your vintage gear, later your console, and now he wants to clear out your vintage mic locker. How does his virtual microphone sound? We put...

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ELECTRO-VOICE ND SERIES MICROPHONES

November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

We take EV’s ND series to Chopped to see how they stand up to the abuse. Review: Mark Woods I’ve always thought of Electro-Voice as the ‘other’ American mic manufacturer. It’s probably been more successful...

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ARTURIA KEYSTEP CONTROLLER & SEQUENCER

October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

There’s a good chance you already have a MIDI controller sitting in your studio, but does it do as much as Arturia’s tiny KeyStep? Review: Preshan John Arturia has worked hard to ensure KeyStep isn’t...

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