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New PreSonus Studio 192 Audio Interface Doubles as Studio Command Center

PreSonus® is pleased to announce the Studio 192 USB 3.0 Audio Interface and Studio Command Center. The new 26 x 32 interface records at up to 192 kHz and combines eight digitally controlled XMAX™ Class A solid-state mic preamps and premium Burr-Brown converters with StudioLive™ Fat Channel signal processing. The Studio 192 also acts as […]Read More »

Mackie Redesigns and Expands ProFX Series

Mackie today announces the launch of ProFXv2 Series Professional Effects Mixers. The redesigned ProFXv2 series features an all-new preamp design and powerful new effects engine, delivering unmatched sonic performance for live sound applications. The series has been expanded with two new models, the 4-channel ProFX4v2 and the 30-channel ProFX30v2, opening up the no-compromise ProFX toolkit […]Read More »

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 »

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