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Review: Vertigo Sound VSC-3 Quad Discrete VCA compressor

Since German manufacturer Vertigo Sound introduced its VSC-2 Quad Discrete VCA compressor, the unit has become a global staple of studios and mastering rooms and is acknowledged as something of a modern classic. Recently updated as the VSC-3, the new model does everything its forerunner did, and also has some useful new features, writes Nigel Palmer…

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Review: Rupert Neve RMP-D8

Rupert Neve Designs needs no introductions, with it’s founder having been at the forefront of high quality audio design for well over half a century. The RMP-D8 is an eight-channel microphone preamplifier, featuring the company’s custom-transformer-based 1dB stepped modular class-A microphone preamplifiers coupled with 24-bit 192kHz digital converters and Audinate’s Dante networking technology. Here, Stephen Bennett puts it to the test...

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Review: Audient iD44

Alistair McGhee tests out Audient’s iD44 USB interface, which features four David Dearden-designed class A mic pres…

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Review: Presonus Studio One V4

The release of PreSonus’ Studio One Version 3 back in May 2015 was a landmark and has gone from strength to strength ever since, so the recent release of Version 4 was bound to be a big deal, writes Alistair McGhee…

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Review: Focal Clear Professional

Alan Branch revisits Focal’s headphones afer reviewing the Utopias in the Jan/Feb issue of AMI. This time he gets his hands on Focal’s new Clear Professionals and gives us his verdict on this high-end pair of cans...

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Review: SSL Matrix² Delta

Solid State Logic is well known for large-scale studio and live mixing consoles, but they also produce a range of desks suitable for less capacious spaces. Stephen Bennett travelled to SSL in Oxford to sit behind the Matrix2 Delta for AMI...

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Review: PreSonus StudioLive 16R

The 16R is a one U rack mixer with 16 mic/ line inputs on combi XLR/jacks with an option of a stereo RCA phono input for your unbalanced kit on inputs 15 and 16.

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Review: Pro Tools 2018

The latest update to Pro Tools introduces a new numbering system. Presumably Pro Tools 2018 is effectively the new version 13, but have Avid included any major changes to their iconic DAW?

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