Audio & music gear reviews

  • Mackie Onyx 820i Review
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    Mackie Onyx 820i Review - Pro-Tools inside a Mackie?

    10/29/09

    It's been a while since the first Onyx mixers with the FireWire option first came out, and now Mackie carries on with the Onyx 820i, which comes with Pro Tools M-Powered 8. Hmm...so what does M-Audio think about that?

  • Schecter Stiletto Extreme 4 Review
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    Schecter Stiletto Extreme 4 Review - More than Bass

    10/22/09

    Before manufacturing its own electric and bass guitars, Schecter made spare parts for other renowned guitar manufacturers. Those times are long gone and now Schecter makes high-quality original models at affordable prices. Today, we will test a bass guitar called the Stiletto Extreme 4...

  • Could the Apple iPhone be the best portable recorder?
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    Could the Apple iPhone be the best portable recorder? - My iPhone is an 8-Track Recorder

    10/16/09

    The iPhone is a great little piece of machinery. It can do anything! What's the weather going to be like in Chicago tomorrow? At what time does Police Academy 17 run again? 7:20pm. A Bomberman game? No problem-o. Lady Gaga's latest hit? You got it. We're just missing some useful tools for musicians... You think? They are already here.

  • Peavey Vypyr 75 Review
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    Peavey Vypyr 75 Review - A Vypyr's Bite

    10/08/09

    The Vypyr Series was born out of Peavey's attempt to compete with the Line6 Spider Series and take a bite out of the modeling amplifier market. Today we will review the Vypyr 75. Could the viper beat the spider?

  • Ibanez RG 2570MZ VBE Guitar Review
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    Ibanez RG 2570MZ VBE Guitar Review - Pure Prestige

    10/01/09

    The large Ibanez RG family starts to be å regular among AudioFanzine's editorial staff. We first received the RG2610 with its single pickup, then the RG420EG-SBK "spider axe." Today, it's the turn of a "prestige" RG called RG 2570MZ VBE. What sets it apart from the 21 guitars which form Ibanez's catalog?

  • TC Electronic RebelHead450 review
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    TC Electronic RebelHead450 review - Rebel Rebel

    09/22/09

    Well-known for its studio and guitar digital effects, TC Electronic enters the bass market with the RebelHead450, a 450-watt amplifier head with speaker cabinet.

  • Yamaha Tyros 3 product review
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    Yamaha Tyros 3 product review - Yamaha Tyros 3: The Arranger Keyboard Rearranged

    09/17/09

    Perpetuating the Tyros line for the third time, Yamaha presents a new, high-technology arranger keyboard that provides a rarely achieved musicality.

  • Review of the Novation Zero SL Mk II
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    Review of the Novation Zero SL Mk II - Novation Remote Zero SL MKII

    09/03/09

    When Novation announced Automap Universal at the 2007 NAMM many were instantly intrigued by the concept. Many producers and long time fans of MIDI control were eager to get this revolutionary product integrated into their set up. Now with the Mk2series and Automap 3 available, Novation seems to have taken their product to a new level. Does it live…

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    Introduction - Fender Road Worn Series: Well-worn or Worn-out?

    07/01/09

    What's an impatient guitarist to do when looking for a guitar that's been worn and aged through years of playing and gigging, but who doesn't want to wait for time to do its thing? Two options: buying an old used guitar or a "Relic" which, like some jeans, is new, but artificially worn-down. Like the series Worn Road that we are testing today ...

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    Introduction - Spectrasonics Omnisphere: Omnipotent & Omnificent ?

    06/26/09

    After many years of development, Spectrasonics has released their new flagship virtual instrument, Omnisphere, which has been heralded as a completely new ground-breaking hybrid virtual instrument incorporating a myriad of realtime synthesis techniques, an epic library featuring ‘psychoacoustic’ sounds, and many other innovative features. It's als…