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Review: Pioneer Pro Audio XPRS

Simon Allen puts these high-powered active speakers to the test… — I’d heard the Pro Audio division of Pioneer had started venturing back into loudspeaker design and manufacturing via some colleagues of mine. Developments started a few years ago with their XY series; a passive solution aimed at high-end club …

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Review: Sennheiser IE 40 PRO

Alistair McGhee gets to grips with Sennheiser’s professional in-ear monitoring system… — In-ear monitors or IEMs have been big business for a while now, with the move away from waves of on-stage monitoring washing over every open mic. That’s not to say of course that IEMs are without their own …

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Review: Krotos Sound Design Bundle 2

Stephen Bennett gives us the lowdown on this bespoke collection of plug-ins for sound designers… — Sound design and effects are just as important as the visual elements of film, television and video games. The modern ‘just in time’ methods of production – where editors and directors are changing the …

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Review: Aston Stealth

Alistair McGhee tests out this ‘revolutionary’ new broadcast quality microphone for studio and stage… — You have to feel a little sorry for microphone manufacturers. In an age where digital processing power sprinkles fairy dust on virtually every aspect of recording, in the world of microphones at the very front …

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Review: Unity Audio Boulder MK-III

Nigel Palmer gets his hands on this 3-way active monitoring system from British manufacturer Unity Audio… — In 2012 I reviewed Unity Audio’s newly introduced The Boulder active loudspeaker for Audio Media, then minus the ‘International’. I liked what I heard at the time, and have been pleased to see …

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Review: Audio-Technica 3000 Series

Alistair McGhee gives us his verdict on the fourth generation of Audio Technica’s wireless microphone system… — Radio mic technology is more diverse than ever. You can have traditional wireless kit on traditional UHF frequencies, professional digital radio mics sharing WiFi frequencies or UHF frequencies, or some sort of hybrid …

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Review: HEDD Tower Mains

Nigel Palmer gets to grips with this modular full range studio monitoring system at Rimshot Studios in Kent… — Mike Thorne, an audio friend and owner of Rimshot Studios in Kent, recently told me of an upcoming HEDD main loudspeakers launch and demonstration at the studio organised by UK distributors …

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Review: Cubase Pro 10

Stephen Bennett rounds up all the new features in the latest version of Steinberg’s renowned DAW, which turns 30 years old this year… — 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the first version of Steinberg’s venerable Digital Audio Workstation. Cubase was the first DAW to combine MIDI and audio recording …

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Review: Genelec S360 & 7382 SAM

Most audio engineers would tell someone with the requirement to fill a large space with high-fidelity audio to “want loud, think big”. Obtaining a high SPL from a modestly sized cabinet is possible, but you usually have to trade off fidelity and higher distortion to achieve it – not to …

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Review: Sanken CS-M1

Alistair McGhee tests out the latest addition to the Sanken production mic range, which aims to set new sound quality standards for a short shotgun model...

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