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Review: Audio-Technica BP28

Alistair McGhee tests out this large diaphragm condenser mic from the Japanese manufacturer… — I’ve been using Audio-Technica mics for 25 years now; gun mics mostly but also headworn, handheld, radio and lately dynamic instrument mics, yet I must admit there are still parts of their extensive range that are …

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Review: RØDE Wireless Go

Jerry Ibbotson works out the kinks with this compact wireless microphone system… — This is showing my age, but do you remember Sony’s original Walkman Pro cassette recorder? This little baby was beloved of radio documentary makers in the days before DAT, Minidisc and then solid state. It might not …

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Review: Zoom F6

Alistair McGhee tests out the Zoom F6, the first professional field recorder to feature both 32-bit float recording and dual AD converters for superior dynamic range… — As a middle aged man I have many hats. And this week I have taken most of them off to Zoom, having spent …

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Review: Quested V2104

Alistair McGhee gets his hands on the latest model in Quested’s V-Series range of active powered monitors… — The Quested V2104 monitor is the result of a builder’s cock up. It seems that the builder delivering a multi room complex mis-measured and the resulting monitor space was too small for …

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Review: SSL SiX

Stephen Bennett works out the kinks with this versatile new desktop mixer for use in the studio, post-production, on stage, and for podcasting… — Anyone who’s been even remotely involved in audio production will have come across Solid State Logic (SSL). Famous for their large format, digitally controlled analogue mixers, …

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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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