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Review: IsoAcoustics Iso-Puck Mini

Jerry Ibbotson gives us his verdict on this handy little studio tool… — It’s amazing how, even after spending vast sums of money on a studio build, there are always things that can be improved. I can remember on more than one occasion, walking into a real smart studio to …

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Review: Amadeus HOLOPHONIX

French speaker/studio monitor manufacturer Amadeus presented HOLOPHONIX – an audiophile quality sound spatialisation processor – back in 2018, and today there are several large venues equipped with the system. Franck Ernould visited the Chaillot National Theatre in Paris to learn more… — The HOLOPHONIX system was an ambitious project for …

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Review: Stealth Sonics C9 IEMs

Andy Coules is impressed by these powerful in-ear monitors from Singapore-based manufacturer Stealth Sonics… — Stealth Sonics is a company founded by a group of audiologists, engineers and musicians almost 10 years ago in Singapore and has been serving the audio needs of musicians, audio professionals, audiophiles and patients in …

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Review: Pro Tools 2019

Stephen Bennett rounds up all the latest and greatest features from the industry standard Digital Audio Workstation… — A few months ago, I resurrected a 1989 Digidesign Sound Tools system. This piece of audio technology history consisted of a piece of audio hardware coupled to the Sound Designer II software, …

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Review: Rodecaster Pro and RØDE PodMic

Jerry Ibbotson tests out this dedicated podcasting combo from Australian manufacturer RØDE… — It’s a sad life I lead but occasionally I like to play a game where I list as many bits of hardware or software that were once cutting-edge but are now defunct. Remember the Netscape browser? Or …

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Review: WARM Audio WA-251 and WA-84

Stephen Bennett takes a look at WARM Audio’s recreation of a classic, along with the company’s latest small diaphragm condenser… — WARM have built an enviable reputation with emulations of classic outboard gear. Rather than re-box Chinese-made technology, WARM has produced a range of products at reasonable prices that stand …

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Review: Neumann NDH 20

Alistair McGhee gets his hands on the legendary microphone manufacturer’s first foray into the headphone market… — If you’re going to drop a name, drop a big one as Mick Jagger once said to me. In audio technology Neumann is one of the greatest and biggest names, with a microphone …

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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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