Audio & music gear reviews with award

  • Sensomusic Usine Hollyhock II Review
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    Sensomusic Usine Hollyhock II Review - Music in Bloom

    05/25/15

    There are lots of software solutions for live performance. Strangely enough, Sensomusic's Usine Hollyhock II doesn't come up on the radar as often as other products. And yet...

  • Sonokinetic Capriccio review
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    Sonokinetic Capriccio review - Sonokinetic Plays a Capriccio

    03/24/15

    The supply of virtual orchestras has become more and more abundant. There's a seemingly never-ending rise in the number of samples, instruments and content available, in general. But what about how they're used? Sonokinetic has come up with a unique answer with Capriccio.

  • Review of the Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack
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    Review of the Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack - Slated for Excellence

    03/16/15

    The release of a channel strip plug-in doesn’t typically generate a lot of excitement, but it sure has in the case of Slate Digital’s Virtual Mix Rack (VMR). Slate’s hardware emulations are considered among the best in the industry, and VMR offers a flexible suite of processors in a virtual 500 series rack…

  • Review of the Universal Audio Sound Machine Wood Works plug-in
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    Review of the Universal Audio Sound Machine Wood Works … - A Cure for DI Acoustic Guitar

    03/12/15

    When Universal Audio announced Sound Machine Wood Works at NAMM this year, I was intrigued by what was promised: A plug-in that can change a DI recorded acoustic so that it sounds like it was miked. Now that the plug-in has been released, does it live up to its billing...

  • Eiosis AirEQ Premium Review
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    Eiosis AirEQ Premium Review - Second Wind

    03/02/15

    Eight years after the original, Eiosis presents a "Premium" edition of the AirEQ plug-in.

  • PreSonus Monitor Station v2 Review
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    PreSonus Monitor Station v2 Review - Control and Routing

    12/23/14

    There's not much to choose from in the "advanced" desktop monitor controller world ─ meaning controllers that are more than just a volume knob ─ for about $300: Mackie and PreSonus, with their Big Knob and Monitor Station, respectively, have been competing for the market for some years now. So, when one of them updated its controller, we wanted to…

  • Overloud REmatrix Review
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    Overloud REmatrix Review - REmatrix: The Chosen One?

    12/18/14

    Overloud, author of SpringAge and BReverb 1 and 2, extends its range of reverb plug-ins with REmatrix, which includes several convolution engines and an effects chain. Does it simply increase the possibilities of a tried-and-true technology or is it a new approach to the creation of spaces?

  • Waldorf Streichfett Review
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    Waldorf Streichfett Review - Fat Strings

    09/14/14

    Unveiled last spring at Frankfurt, it wasn't until mid-summer that the Streichfett was to be seen in stores. As soon as it came out, we grabbed one and stripped it down!

  • Taylor 814ce 2014 Edition Review
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    Taylor 814ce 2014 Edition Review - My Taylor is Rich

    09/02/14

    It's always a pleasure to review a Taylor, an American brand that stands for high quality among musicians.

  • AudioTouch C-Buss Review
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    AudioTouch C-Buss Review - The Analog/Virtual Symbiosis


    03/23/14

    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...