Audio & music gear news
- 06/21/16Hot news
The Operating Principles of Loudspeakers - Part 6
After our previous discussion of electrodynamic speakers, we'll now move on to describing different categories of speaker transducers, starting with the equivalent of the condenser mic in the speakers world.
- 06/16/16Hot news
A review of the Universal Audio Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe plug-in
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 cl...
- 06/15/16Hot news
How to keep excessive stage levels from ruining your band’s sound
Many factors can negatively impact your band’s sound, from lack of rehearsal to bad acoustics to feedback to malfunctioning gear to burnt-out sound engineers. But perhaps the most consistent impediment to sounding good is excessive stage volume. Yes, we all like to let it rip onstage, but by allowing our levels to get out of control, we can ruin...
- 06/14/16Hot news
Setting Up Your Home Studio - Part 2
From the corner of a bedroom to the living room or a garage, the home studio always ends up adapting to the elements. As usual, it all boils down to your own needs, means and possibilities.
- 06/13/16Hot news
Auratone 5C Super Sound Cube Review
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...
- 06/10/16Hot news
Overloud releases free TH3 3.2.0 update
Overloud has released version 3.2.0 of their TH3 guitar amp simulation software and plugin, which is a free upgrade for all TH3 registered owners.
- 06/09/16Hot news
Review of the Lauten Audio LA-320 tube-condenser microphone
The LA-320 is the first mic in Lauten Audio’s new "Series Black" line. Lauten, whose product line features many high-end mics as well, 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.
- 06/09/16Hot news
UVI presents Spectre expansion pack for Falcon
UVI announces Spectre, an expansion pack for Falcon including 140 presets inspired by the high-energy and detailed styling of modern electronic music.
NI Releases Free REAKTOR Blocks 1.2 Update
Native Instruments has released the free Reaktor Blocks 1.2 update, adding major improvements for integrating hardware into Reaktor-based setups.
- 06/08/16Special price
Flash sale: Waves' Scheps 73 at $49 for 24 hours
Today only, Waves offer their Scheps 73 EQ/preamp modeling simulation plug-in at $49 instead of $199.