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Steinberg UR12 USB Audio Interface Review

Steinberg UR12 USB Audio Interface – $99 PROS: Simple, small, ultra compatible. CONS: None. There are a lot of companies making USB interfaces. Some claim to be portable, and are too big, and others while being small, just lack the features required for any kind of decent recording. Steinberg has found a happy medium with […]Read More »

Black Lion Audio B12A MKII Mic Preamp Review

Black Lion Audio  B12A MKII Preamp – $549 PROS: Excellent sound quality. CONS: None. While every studio loves the clarity of digital workstations, external preamps often give a color that just can’t be replicated via a plug-in. Black Lion Audio has a lot of options, and their B12A MKII is worth checking out. It’s relatively […]Read More »

FLASHBACK: 1981 AMS RMX-16 Digital Reverb

FLASHBACK 1981 AMS RMX-16 Digital Reverb Craft a perfect room sound without the room BACKGROUND Started in 1976, Mark Crabtree and Stuart Nevison were aerospace engineers moving into pro studio design who designed a tape phase product that ELO and Wings used to great success. Later, they merged with Neve. WHY IT WAS USED Digital […]Read More »

PreSonus RC 500 Solid-State Channel Strip Review

PreSonus RC 500 Solid-State Channel Strip – $599 street PROS: Super high quality, construction and sound. CONS: None. There are tons of companies that offer quality preamps, so when a company like PreSonus releases a solid-state channel strip, it’s got a lot to live up to. Thankfully their RC 500 does that and more. The […]Read More »

PreSonus Eris Series E8 Studio Monitors Review

PreSonus Eris Series E8 Studio Monitors – appx $250/each (street) PROS: Great sounding, easy to tune to music styles and room configuration. CONS: None. There are a lot of manufacturers getting into the monitor business; some don’t have a background in professional audio, and it shows. PreSonus has been in the game for years, and […]Read More »

WATCH: Cakewalk Highlights from Winter NAMM 2015

In case you missed it, Cakewalk posted a wrap-up from the recent NAMM show. Here’s what they had to say: “NAMM was our first opportunity to show off the new SONAR line to the public, and the reception was nothing short of spectacular. To handle the crowds, products were demoed at three locations—the Gibson, TASCAM, […]Read More »

PreSonus Capture for iPad Wins TEC Award

PreSonus is thrilled to announce that its Capture™ for iPad Mobile Recording Software has won a NAMM TEC Award for Outstanding Technical/Creative Achievement in the category of Audio Apps for Smartphones & Tablets. The NAMM TEC Awards are the professional audio and music production industry’s most prestigious awards show, honoring excellence in sound technology and creativity. With […]Read More »

SHURE Unveils New Motiv Digital Product Line & iOS Recording App

Shure recently introduced MOTIV™ digital products, a new plug-and-play microphone line suited for individuals looking to capture high-quality audio for vocal/acoustic recording, podcasts, YouTube videos, field recording, and more. The easy to use MOTIV products include four new Apple MFi (made for iPhone, iPod, iPad) Certified devices, including three condenser microphones and a sleek digital […]Read More »

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