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KORG MR-1000 & MR-1 PORTABLE DS

February 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

Just when you thought DSD had bitten the dust, back it comes as a ‘future proof’ archive format. Text: Brad Watts Upon its release in 2000, SACD or Super Audio Compact Disc, was touted to...

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MACKIE ONYX SATELLITE

February 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

This Firewire interface is really cute. It looks like there was some spring-cleaning around the Mackie workshop and someone unearthed a pile of parts left over from early Big Knob prototypes. ‘Top work!’, might have...

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API A2D

February 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

2 One of the most highly-respected and widely-used professional mic preamps now comes with digital converters. Text: Brad Watts API has been one of the staple options in professional recording circles for many years. These...

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DAS AUDIO REFERENCE 15

February 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

The ‘15 + horn’ lives. Actually, it’s in rather fine fettle. Text: Luke Kungl The newest range of passive loudspeakers from DAS Audio is a series of five high-powered cabinets proudly titled the ‘Reference’ series....

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LAB.GRUPPEN FP+

February 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

The follow-up to Lab’s respected FP series needed to be something extraordinary… Text: Ben Burns The first thing that occurred to me when I held this amp, was how light it was. In fact, my...

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A-DESIGNS PACIFICA

February 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

Analogue ‘classics’ are being ‘rediscovered’ and ‘re-issued’ faster than you can say “digital sux”, but A-Designs has reworked this classic American Quad Eight design without the hype. Text: Greg Walker While classic Neve, API and...

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Specs can be massaged, but great ergonomics are either present or not. Enter Studer’s Vistonics user interface – live production mixing may never be the same. Text: Paul Mac I recently had the pleasure of...

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DANGEROUS MUSIC S&M

December 19, 2006 | 0 Comments

If your stereo mixes are too narrow, too airless, too dry or impossibly dynamic, fixing these problems might be a simple case of getting involved in a bit of S&M. Text: Andy Stewart I dunno...

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When a sample library is released and half the words end in either ‘K’ and ‘V’ you know something pretty serious is being offered. No frivolity here, just remarkable-sounding samples recorded in an exceptional, world-renowned...

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PRESONUS FADERPORT

December 8, 2006 | 0 Comments

My kingdom for a motorised fader. Text: Brad Watts What a nifty little doodad. Presonus has noticed that many users of motorised controller units really only need a single fader, so why make them pay...

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