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Review: Mark Davie After listening to Beyerdynamic’s DT1990 Pros I’ve realised I haven’t found the point where you’re paying too much for a pair of headphones. At $1159, these feel like a bargain. These open...

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THE GREAT STICK PA ROUNDUP

March 30, 2017 | 1 Comments

We shake a few sticks at Dr. Bose’s ‘Triple-System’ PA problem and see what rises to the top. Review: Mark Davie Had a hard time taking stick PAs seriously? Maybe you’ve thought, ‘What’s this anorexic...

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PRESONUS FADERPORT 8 CONTROL SURFACE

March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Presonus builds on the success of FaderPort, but is the FaderPort 8 really eight times better than its single-fadered sibling? Review: Preshan John Okay, so I have a thing for faders. Real faders, by the...

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QSC TOUCHMIX-30 PRO DIGITAL CONSOLE

March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Can you deal without physical faders? We mixed a deaf gig to find out. Review: Mark Davie I’ve used and abused a lot of touchscreen-based mixers in the last two years — from the whip...

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DIGIGRID DESKTOP INTERFACES

March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The promise of audio over Ethernet was ‘I/O anywhere’. Waves’ Soundgrid meant you could take DSP along for the ride, too. Now — with power over Ethernet — DiGiGrid’s new line of portable interfaces allow...

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ARTURIA DRUMBRUTE DRUM SYNTHESIZER

March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

True analogue drum synthesis inspired by the TR808… but that’s just the beginning. Review: Christopher Holder What is it about the Roland TR808 and TR909 drum machines of the early ’80s that have so entranced...

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YAMAHA MONTAGE MUSIC SYNTHESIZER

March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Montage comes with seven times more sounds than its predecessor, but are they any easier to program? Review: Brad Watts Yamaha Corporation — makers of motorcycles, jet-skis, sporting goods, grand pianos, speakers, and mixing...

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Maschine Jam moves away from the traditional MPC model to step up its sequencing game. Review: Jason Hearn  When Maschine was originally released back in 2008, it was a game changer without peer; the first...

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ALLEN & HEATH ZED6 COMPACT MIXER

February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve been taking some kinda baby-mixer challenge for a while now. My rationale is every sound guy or gal should have a mini mixer in their kit bag. It can potentially get you out of...

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PRO TOOLS CLOUD NINE OR NEIN?

February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Is collaborating in the cloud still a pie-in-the-sky pipe dream or ready for mainstream uptake? We put inter-office relations at risk to find out. Review: Mark Davie & Preshan John I have no idea whether...

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