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NATIVE INSTRUMENTS A SERIES KEYBOARD CONTROLLERS

February 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Native Instruments winds back the colour on its A series to give you the black ’n’ white essence of Komplete Kontrol. Review: Preshan John Native Instruments’ S Series keyboards are the bees’ knees. What’s not...

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RODE NT-SF1 AMBISONICS MICROPHONE

February 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rode hasn’t just made professional ambisonics affordable, it’s delivered a mic that can take ambisonics beyond its usual ‘ambiences-only’ call. Review: Stephan Schütze These days I’m opening more VR headsets and gaming console packaging than...

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UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO X8 AUDIO INTERFACE

November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Universal Audio’s freshly minted Apollo X range hits the spot with ‘HEXA Core’ processing, superior conversion and surround monitoring. Review: Greg Walker Universal Audio launched its first silver Apollo units in early 2012. What was...

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YAMAHA DZR SERIES POWERED SPEAKERS

November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Yamaha’s top of the line powered speakers rev right to the limit. Big power with 96kHz DSP processing make these flexible beasts. Review: Mark Woods Yamaha’s always trying to go faster or louder, no matter...

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ALLEN & HEATH SQ SERIES DIGITAL CONSOLE

November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The SQ is less like a Qu upgrade, and more like getting a chunk of d-Live for a steal. Review: Mark Davie When Allen & Heath entered the Battle of the 32s with its Qu-32,...

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SPL CRIMSON 3 INTERFACE & MONITOR CONTOLLER

November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

SPL’s Crimson analogue-heavy interface is decidedly unfashionable, but contains precisely what the modern recordist needs. Review: Preshan John Three versions in and I can’t help but feel the SPL Crimson still looks like it belongs...

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ARTURIA 3 FILTERS & 3 PRES DAW PLUG-INS

November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Arturia calls these ‘filters and pres you’ll actually use’. They’re not wrong. Review: Preshan John FILTER THE CREAM Price: $139 To the recording engineer, EQ filters are a way of carving out space in a...

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These Australian-made portable line array systems are a top seller, and it’s easy to hear why. Review: Mark Woods The AT Professional Blackbird TLA1.4 portable line array speaker system is proudly made in Queensland by...

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BINAURAL BATTLE

November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Immersive recording doesn’t have to be an ordeal, it’s as easy as chucking in some ear buds. We review Hooke Audio’s Verse and Sennheiser’s Ambeo Smart Headset to compare the latest renaissance of binaural. Review:...

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ZOOM F1 PORTABLE RECORDER

November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Review: Preshan John The Zoom F1 is a palm-sized recorder with the ability to slot six different modular microphone options onto it thanks to Zoom’s proprietary 10-pin connector. The unit can sit on a tripod,...

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