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    Arturia AudioFuse 8PRE audio interface review

    10-18-2019 05:04 AM
    Just over two years ago, French manufacturer Arturia first stepped into the world of audio interfaces. More recently at NAMM 2019, the Grenoble-based company announced two new models, one of which the AudioFuse 8Pre. Has it been a successful addition to the line?.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Core review

    11-21-2019 05:35 AM
    About a year and a half ago, Antelope released the Discrete, a new range of Thunderbolt & USB interfaces including discrete preamps, their famous FPGA module as well as the stack of audio effects that would usually come with it. Now back in June 2019, Antelope releases a new version of its Discrete 4, this time providing dual DSP chips in addition to the FPGA. Marketing ploy or real step forward?.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Review of the Baloran The River analog synthesizer

    03-08-2018 05:11 AM
    35 years after the release of The Moog Source, the young French company Baloran pushes the concept to the next level. The River, much more than a polyphonic multitimbral analog synth, is made with pragmatism, modesty, talent and innovation. An outstanding musical instrument! .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    LiquidSonics Seventh Heaven Professional Review

    07-11-2017 09:50 AM
    The second version of Reverberate, LiquidSonics' flagship product, completely blew us away with its Fusion-IR technology because it actually provided an unheard-of flexibility and audio quality in the small world of convolution reverbs. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Review

    02-08-2017 06:44 AM
    Three years ago Universal Audio introduced the Apollo Twin, a more friendly priced desktop version of their Apollo flagship audio interface... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Dynaudio LYD 7 Review

    10-03-2016 12:08 PM
    We are the first to brawl about the lack of innovation among speaker manufacturers. Dynaudio is one of those brands with an undeniable know-how, but whose road map only seems to lead into a desert where you can find a rock or a cactus from time to time...definitely not the best place to be for a thirsty home-studio owner. So it came as a surprise to learn during the last Musikmesse that the Danish manufacturer decided to kill its dear BM series to give way to the LYD, which sports a white look as to announce that nothing will ever be the same. But is is true?.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    EarMaster ApS Earmaster 6 Review

    09-26-2016 07:37 AM
    EarMaster Aps is a small Danish company founded in 1994 specialized in the development of a very particular software: EarMaster, whose goal is to train your musical ear and reading skills... Read more on Audiofanzine

    iSolo Acoustic Guitar Microphone Review

    08-12-2016 03:32 PM
    If you are in the audio world you have surely noticed how crowdfunding campaigns have multiplied in recent years. Everyday there are news stories about "groundbreaking" products on platforms like KissKissBankBank and Indiegogo. This tendency seems to only be going up, so we decided to test ride some of the products being crowdfunded. The first one is the iSolo, a microphone system for acoustic guitar that seems particularly comprehensive and customizable... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Universal Audio Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe plug-in

    06-17-2016 02:30 PM
    Universal Audio has released plug-ins for quite a few guitar amps in the last couple of years, but its new Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe is its first foray into the Fender amp world, and it’s a doozy. The plug-in, which is officially endorsed by Fender, recreates a mid-‘50s-era Deluxe model 5E3, a vaunted amp that could deliver everything from warm clean tones to creamy smooth distortion. As with any UAD-2 plug-in you need either an Apollo interface or other UAD-2 hardware to run it. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Auratone 5C Super Sound Cube

    06-14-2016 11:18 AM
    You just got your main monitor speakers and are already looking for a second pair? Boy are you a compulsive buyer! What's that you said? Auratone is back with its famous 5Cs? Okay, well maybe just this once I'll turn a blind eye..... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Review of the Lauten Audio LA-320 tube-condenser microphone

    03-06-2017 11:32 AM
    The LA-320 is the first mic in Lauten Audio’s new "Series Black" line. Lauten, whose product line also features many high-end mics, have put out a large-diaphragm tube condenser with a price point ($499) aimed at the home and project studio market. Not only that, they’ve hit it out of the park. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the PSP 2445 Digital Reverberator plug-in

    06-17-2016 06:50 AM
    With the release of version 1.2 of its 2445 reverb, PSP now has the official blessing of EMT, the company that made the outboard reverb units modeled in this plug-in. We figured that was a good reason to take this baby for a test drive... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Video review of Audified MixChecker

    06-01-2016 09:52 AM
    The MixChecker plug-in from Audified makes it possible to reference your mix on a wide range of simulated speaker types to see how it translates. How well does it work? Find out in this video review... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A video review of the new synth from Lethal Audio

    05-23-2016 12:46 PM
    Lethal Audio recently released Lethal, a crisp-sounding "rompler"-style software instrument with a heavy emphasis on EDM, but which will also be useful for pop, rock, hip-hop, and film scoring. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Keeley Mod Workstation pedal

    04-30-2016 05:16 AM
    At this year’s NAMM show, Keeley Electronics showed off their new Workstation line of pedals, which combine the functionality of several Keeley pedals in one. Although recently released, the pedals are in short supply, but we were fortunate enough to get our hands on the Mod Workstation. It’s an analog multi-effects pedal with three independent effect sections: Mod, featuring eight different modulation effects; Drive, with two varieties of overdrive, and Drive/Boost, which offers clean boost or a third flavor of overdrive, and all three sections can be run together... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of IK Multimedia's Lurssen Mastering Console

    04-24-2016 07:11 AM
    The Lurssen Mastering Console is new mastering software from IK Multimedia that was created in conjunction with Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering in Los Angeles, a high-profile facility that’s responsible for mastering multiple Grammy-award-winning albums, and Oscar-winning film scores and more. The product lets you access a software emulation of Lurssen’s mastering chain, incorporating some of the studio’s techniques and “tricks.” .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Review of the Electro-Harmonix Lester G Deluxe Rotary Speaker pedal

    04-11-2016 12:01 PM
    One of the new pedals Electro-Harmonix debuted the 2016 NAMM show was a Leslie-speaker simulator called Lester G. Not only does it offer rotating speaker sounds, but also an overdrive circuit and a compressor. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A video review of Eventide Anthology X

    03-22-2016 04:09 PM
    The Eventide Anthology X bundle ($999 street) offers users a large collection of effects processing plug-ins. Although there's an emphasis on the harmonizer/delay type effects that Eventide is famous for, you also get EQs, channel strips, a reverb, phase alignment plug-ins, and more. Many of the processors are digital recreations of analog hardware units, and the sound quality is excellent throughout... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of Cakewalk Rapture Session

    03-10-2016 08:15 PM
    Recently, Cakewalk announced Rapture Session, a new member of its Rapture software-instrument family. It offers less sounds and no programmability, but it has the same synth engine as the flagship Rapture Pro and comes with almost 4GB of content. What makes it most notable, however, is its super-low price tag: $29.95. So is Rapture Session a great bargain or just a waste of time? We tested it recently to find out. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Waves NX Virtual Mix Room plug-in

    05-06-2016 01:56 AM
    Headphones are great for checking details when you’re mixing, but to mix on them exclusively has always been a challenge — at least until now. Thanks to a revolutionary new Waves plug-in called NX (Mac/PC), you can put on your headphones and mix in a virtual control room with perfect acoustics no matter where you are. What’s more, NX also makes it possible to mix in surround, through stereo headphones!.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the UAD Marshall JMP 2203 Plug-In

    02-25-2016 02:33 PM
    Universal Audio has an ongoing partnership with the software whizzes at Softube to develop plug-ins for its UAD platform. This collaboration has resulted in many different plug-ins, including models of several Marshall guitar amps. The latest is the Marshall JMP 2203 Plug-In, which was released recently along with UAD 8.5 software. We took it for a test drive... Read more on Audiofanzine

    LiquidSonics Reverberate 2 Review

    02-20-2016 05:25 AM
    There are two clearly distinguishable schools in the software reverb world: algorithmic and convolution... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of Joey Sturgis Tones Finality Advanced limiter plug-in

    02-10-2016 03:06 AM
    A track with too wide a dynamic range can cause problems when mixing. Rather than using automation to smooth out the levels, which is very time consuming, a compressor or limiter can do it for you automatically. The Finality Advanced limiter plug-in from Joey Sturgis Tones gives you a versatile tool set for taming dynamics, and it adds some pleasing sonic coloration, as well. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Electro-Harmonix Cock Fight pedal

    01-17-2016 09:01 AM
    Wah pedals are useful for more than just the standard “wah wah” effect. Sweeping the pedal’s filter to find a cool tone and then leaving it static as you play is also very effective. Known as the “cocked wah” effect, that’s the basis of Electro-Harmonix’s Cock Fight pedal, along with built in fuzz and a talking wah... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Klangfreund LUFS Meter Review

    01-12-2016 05:26 AM
    Let me introduce you to LUFS Meter, a downright clever plug-in that can make life easier to anyone taking the "Loudness War" seriously. And I hope there are many of you out there, considering the pains Audiofanzine goes to trying to make you aware of the issue..... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of iZotope Ozone 7 Advanced and Ozone 7

    01-09-2016 06:24 AM
    The Ozone mastering suite from iZotope has gotten better with each major update. The latest, Ozone 7, adds vintage modules to its processing arsenal, which allow you to add warm, analog-like sounds. All but one of the new modules are exclusive to Ozone 7 Advanced, which is more costly than the standard version of Ozone 7. Both versions have seen a number of additional improvements, as well. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Valhalla DSP ValhallaPlate reverb plug-in

    12-23-2015 08:31 AM
    Most software reverbs offer a choice of halls, plates, rooms and other types of virtual spaces, but Valhalla DSP takes a different approach. The company has separated its reverb offerings into individual plug-ins for different reverb flavors, and sells each for only $50. As a result, you can get a high-quality reverb, albeit of a single type, for a very low price. So let’s take a closer look at ValhallaPlate, the latest module and fourth in the series... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Electro-Harmonix Key9 Electric Piano Machine

    12-17-2015 05:51 PM
    Electro-Harmonix has followed its B9 and C9 Organ Machine pedals with the logical next step: the Key9 Electric-Piano Machine. This new stompbox uses the same technology as those organ pedals, and offers nine different emulations of electric keyboards and more... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of SampleMagic Magic AB Version 2

    12-14-2015 10:20 AM
    When the original Magic A/B came out a couple of years ago, I was pretty blown away by it, because it made the important process of A/B-ing a mix a lot easier. Now SampleMagic has rewritten the application from the ground up, and what was already an excellent plug-in has gotten significantly better... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Boss SY-300 guitar synthesizer

    12-07-2015 05:25 AM
    In the past, trying to find a guitar synth that tracked accurately was akin to searching for the Holy Grail. No product, whether it was a guitar synth or MIDI guitar controller was able to accurately reproduce guitar playing down to its nuances. Heck, most couldn’t even handle a string bend very well. But Boss has changed all that with the SY-300, a synthesizer that is triggered by a guitar (or other instrument’s) incoming audio signal, no special pickup required. It’s a revolutionary idea, and from a tracking standpoint it succeeds brilliantly. .. Read more on Audiofanzine