Audio & music gear articles

  • Changing of the Guard

    Changing of the Guard - Yamaha MOXF6 Review


    Incorporating most of the sound engine of the Motif XF, the MOXF aims to redefine the standard of mid-range workstations. A sound change?

  • Kaputt

    Kaputt - Palmer Kaputt Review


    With our recent review of the Mutterstolz tube distortion in mind, the Audiofanzine editorial board decided to review some of the other models from Palmer's Root Effects collection. We've already posted our review of Automat, and here we'll focus on Kaputt.

  • Mastering at Home - Part 3
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    Mastering at Home - Part 3 - A Great Workflow for Mastering Music at Home


    In this third part of our Home Mastering series, we will write about the process to follow in order to make the right decisions at the right time.

  • Mastering at Home - Part 2
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    Mastering at Home - Part 2 - Prepare for Your Mastering Session


    In this installment, we'll offer some tips that will simplify your life when mastering.

  • iPhone with a Higher iQ

    iPhone with a Higher iQ - Zoom iQ5 Review


    In addition to its H1, H2, H4, and H6 recorders, Zoom has created a microphone compatible with Lightning-equipped iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad models.

  • Comparing Two Approaches to Drum-Track Creation
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    Comparing Two Approaches to Drum-Track Creation - MIDI Drums vs. Audio Drum Loops


    If you’re not a drummer, but you need drum tracks for your productions — and assuming you don’t have the budget and facilities to hire and record a real drummer — you’re going to need to use either MIDI drums or audio drum loops to create your drum parts. Having used both extensively, I thought it would be helpful to present some of the pros and c…

  • The Analog/Virtual Symbiosis


    The Analog/Virtual Symbiosis
 - AudioTouch C-Buss Review


    In terms of hardware compressors, the latest products are too often expressions of the same theme, variations on a mythical device that has already proved its worth. Fortunately though, on rare occasions, a nice surprise arrives at your door. This is especially true in regard to today's topic since, for once, the innovation was right next door...

  • Before You Buy that Acoustic Guitar
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    Before You Buy that Acoustic Guitar - Tips for Evaluating an Acoustic Guitar Before Purchase


    Buying a steel-string acoustic guitar is an investment that you don’t want to go into lightly. Unless you plan to purchase a super-cheap entry-level model, you’re likely to spend a fair bit of coin for this instrument, and you'll presumably be playing it a lot, so you want to make an informed buying decision. It’s easy to be wowed when you try out…

  • Best of Musikmesse 2014

    Best of Musikmesse 2014 - The 10 Top Brands of Musikmesse 2014


    After a big NAMM, you would've expected a quieter Musikmesse. Notwithstanding, Europe's largest audio trade show had a couple of nice surprises in store.

  • NextGen Virtual Drums

    NextGen Virtual Drums - Toontrack EZdrummer 2 Review


    Eight years after releasing the first EZdrummer, Toontrack introduces version 2, which gently revolutionizes the virtual drum market. Far from trying to grow in terms of gigabytes, EZdrummer bets on the usability of its interface and, especially, the intelligence of its functions. The result: A good lesson to all competitors