Audio & music gear reviews
E-MU's Tracker Pre - The Test - E-MU Tracker Pre USB 2.0
In a world of myriad low-cost audio interfaces, E-MU has made a bold move with it’s new Tracker Pre USB 2.0. Though somewhat similar to it’s predecessor, the 0202 USB 2.0, the Tracker Pre has created a stir due to E-MU’s new CurrentMorph circuit design, which allows the Tracker Pre to offer +48V phantom power and the use of its converters (24-bit/…
New American Standard Telecaster & Stratocaster Test - Legends Get a Face Lift
Fender has added some new features to a few of its classic instruments and announced the New American Standard series. Here’s a great occasion to come face to face (or body to body) with two of rock’s oldest and dearest friends: the Stratocaster and Telecaster.
Test of TC Electronic's Studio Konnekt 48 - The Ultimate Interface?
After years of making hardware and software effects solutions, TC Electronic has released a series of audio interfaces. The Konnekt family is divided into two sub-families, with on the one hand the Konnekt8, KonnektLive and Konnekt24D and on the other hand the DigitalKonnekt X32 and the StudioKonnekt48, a 24bit/192kHz audio interface which will be…
Tonebone PZ-PRE: The Test - Tonebone PZ-PRE Acoustic Preamp
When Radial engineering, who has a reputation for making quality gear, branches out into acoustic instrument pre-amps, the result is the Tonebone PZ PRE, a pedal with two high-impedance inputs, a boost and an EQ. Let's take a look...
Logic 8 Pro: The Test - The All-in-One Logic
While certain sequencer editors are steadily increasing their prices, Apple has taken the other route and is now offering Logic for under 500€. Would it be wise to spend more?
Test of MusicLab's RealStrat - Real Fake Strat
MusicLab, the editor of RealGuitar, has released RealStrat, a virtual instrument that uses a combination of samples and in-house technology to emulate the sound and feel of the illustrious Fender model.
The Zoom H2 Test - Zoom H2
Out of all the digital recorders that have come out recently, the Zoom H2 is definitely one of the best sellers at the moment. It’s sold at a very affordable price (around 199 euros), but does the Zoom H2 live up to all of our modern day expectations?
Review of FabFour, Gypsy and Voice of Passion - EastWest Play
After 20 years of editing hi-quality sample libraries, EastWest has taken the plunge and released its own sample player, simply named Play. At the Winter NAMM 2008 the editor unveiled several products which will be using this new instrument. Let’s start by reviewing three that are already available, Fab Four (FF), Gypsy and Voices Of Passion (…
Review of the Line 6 UX8 digital audio interface - The UX is back
When the conceivers of the POD took on audio interfaces, the result was the TonePort, a veritable toolbox for home studio owners. Now we'll be taking a look at the new version that features 8 mic preamps: the UX8.
Speakerphone's test - Virtual environment?
Have you ever dreamed of a speaker simulator, that would allow you to integrate any audio file into a totally programmable background environment, from a wood case to an imaginary spatial airport full of transit passengers? If so, Audio Ease has made your dreams come true with Speakerphone. From post-production to music production, a complete revi…