Back To The Future! - Orange OR50H Review
The OR50H is not a new product. It belongs to the "Pics Only" series launched in 1972. It's a legend in amplification history and its "so British" sound had a great impact in the destiny of the manufacturer. Now Orange has decided to reissue a limited version of the amp for its 40's birthday. The idea was a great success and Orange decided to ad...
There Will Be Blood! - Fender Machete Review
The Fender Machete represents a new direction for the manufacturer. It's not like they want to start to making cutlery but rather they want to enter the heavy distortion world. This strategical decision caused many reactions in the guitar world. So, with mixed feelings I leave the sandy roads and whiskey smell of Mississippi to enter the country...
iMic - Apogee Mic Review
The invasion of smartphones and tablets has had a big impact on many different industries and the home-studio world is no exception. Many software and hardware products for iPhone and Android phones have been developed. Apogee, which has been married with Apple for several years, followed this trend by launching the JAM last year, an interface t...
Small Amp Delivers To The Max! - Mesa Boogie Mini Rectifier Review
We are living in an era of miniaturization, and guitar amp manufacturers aren't an exception. Many of them already offer compact amps and now Mesa Boogie presents its second small sized (and with reduced output power) amp head. Let's see if the Californian brand still sounds as proud!
The Little One With a Big Voice - Yamaha FS740SFM Review
The sun is shining and the air is warm. Nice weather to sit down on the terrace, open the cardboard box and there it is... It's small, it's new and it's beautiful! Its half-jumbo size in vintage sunburst finish recalls the Gibson LG01 from the 50's and 60's, clandestine bars, cigar smoke, and blues players. It's time to stop staring at it and pu...
Everything Becomes a Standard... - Gemini CDJ 700 Review
Today, every DJ gear manufacturer wants a piece of the control surface market. That's why Gemini decided to introduce now a versatile, fully featured CD deck. The CDJ 700 is a very appealing product with a look that recalls the Pioneer CDJ 900 — plus it has almost the same features and a much lower price. Let's check out if the newcomer can comp...
The Thing! - Kemper Profiling Amplifier Review
The world of amp modeling is merciless. It's been a long way since the first 6U rack processors came out with their utterly obscene prices and a sound that would make every POD Mini owner laugh out loud today.
Let's Sail together! - Yamaha Pacifica PAC611HFM Review
Pacifica — a name that recalls the beach, the ocean, the sun. If you like sailing, following the wind for hours armed only with your courage and a fishing-rod, you'll be disappointed by the present review: this is not a hunting/fishing magazine! We review today a guitar designed by Yamaha Guitar Development Hollywood that has been on the market ...
One Small Step for Men... - Universal Audio Apollo Review
Universal Audio is a brand like no other in the pro audio world. The company has been competing in the hardware market for over 50 years with preamps, compressors and channel strips. But it has also been present in the plug-in market for about a decade with the famous UAD DSP platform. We have always wondered what would happen if Universal Audio...
Nice Les Paul You - Gibson Les Paul Faded Blue Stain Review
A soft launch last Christmas, the Les Paul Blue with roasted maple fingerboard caught our attention. Get your pick and come meet the beauty.