Audio & music gear reviews

  • TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch Review
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    TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch Review - The TC Touch

    03/20/11

    Vocal effects are present more than ever in modern music, but if you want special effects, you don't give the control to the sound engineer. Loopers are also hip, especially for artists making solo performances on stage. So, when such a serious manufacturer as TC-Helicon offers a voice processor, harmonizer and looper in one single box (everything…

  • Red Witch Fuzz God II, Medusa, Pentavocal Trem and Titan Review
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    Red Witch Fuzz God II, Medusa, Pentavocal Trem and Tita… - Stomping Down Under

    03/13/11

    Music is universal — even people in New Zealand, who live down under, play music. They even make guitar stompboxes. And of course, that's what interests us more here at AudioFanzine. Focus on four analog stompboxes...

  • The Microphone Preamplifier Comparison Test
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    The Microphone Preamplifier Comparison Test - The BIG Pre-Amp Faceoff

    03/08/11

    A pair of audio heads with a studio based outside Tokyo recently contacted me with their first recorded mic preamp comparison tests. I was impressed and happy to have made friends from studio trenches far far away. Let's take a look at what they came up with.

  • Schecter Diamond P Custom IV Review
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    Schecter Diamond P Custom IV Review - Schecter Revisits the P Bass

    03/06/11

    Following the Schecter Ultra Bass review published last summer, here we have a brand new product from the Asian manufacturer.

  • Fender Blacktop Series Review
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    Fender Blacktop Series Review - Fender Puts On a Spurt

    02/27/11

    Instead of launching the umpteenth reissue of a catalog instrument, Fender decided to innovate by mounting high-output passive humbuckers on a new series called Black Top. This new product range includes a Telecaster, a Jaguar and a Stratocaster equipped with the same pickup combination based on two humbuckers. The Jazzmaster gets a more original …

  • Fender Rumble 150 Review
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    Fender Rumble 150 Review - Power on Casters

    02/20/11

    I got a bit nostalgic when I wrote this review. I was 16 when my first amp was waiting for me under the Christmas tree. Not a 15-watt amp but a big one. To play in a band, do live gigs and be cheered by a wild crowd. In short, I could stop playing by myself in my room. The amp was almost more bulky than the Christmas tree: it was a second-hand Fe…

  • Tonehammer Pianos Review
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    Tonehammer Pianos Review - Pianos Like No Others

    02/17/11

    The launch of the Montclarion Hall Piano gives us the opportunity to present to you the full range of Tonehammer pianos, characterized by the same original approach of all the other instruments by the manufacturer.

  • Steinberg Cubase 6 Review
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    Steinberg Cubase 6 Review - Cubase SiX

    02/13/11

    While Avid and Cakewalk launched the new versions of their respective flagship sequencers just before Christmas, Steinberg chose NAMM 2011 to present the wistfully awaited version 6 of Cubase. This new version doesn't mess too much with the foundations of the sequencer but rather brings many new features regarding handling and functionality.

  • SWR HeadLite Amplifier Head & Amplite Amplifier Review
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    SWR HeadLite Amplifier Head & Amplite Amplifier Review - Light Headed But Fully Packed

    02/06/11

    On today's menu, to get rid of the cold and warm up, we have a light but nourishing pair of SWR class-D heads (an amp/preamp combo and a power amplifier).

  • ADAM A3X Review
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    ADAM A3X Review - The Tiny ADAM

    01/29/11

    An ADAM speaker for under $300? Yes, what used to be a dream is now reality thanks to the small A3X equipped with a 4.5" woofer and the German manufacturer's famous ribbon tweeter. Does it have everything a big speaker has?