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  • Yet another step forward
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    Yet another step forward - Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Review

    02/06/17

    Three years ago Universal Audio introduced the Apollo Twin, a more friendly priced desktop version of their Apollo flagship audio interface.

  • Keep the IDeas Rolling
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    Keep the IDeas Rolling - Review of the Audient iD14 USB audio interface

    09/07/15

    A little over two years ago we reviewed the iD22, the first ever audio interface manufactured by Audient, an English brand well-known for its consoles and mic preamps. Considering the crossover to the digital world went fairly smoothly, these Brits have now decided to take another step in the same direction with a smaller and less pricey second in…

  • Advancing the State of the Art
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    Advancing the State of the Art - Review of the Akai Advance 49 Keyboard Controller

    06/01/15

    Imagine a MIDI-controller keyboard that lets you seamlessly switch between virtual instruments from different manufacturers, keeps all your patches together in a single browser, and automatically maps controller information to its knobs and switches.

  • A Versatile Audio Interface for iOS and Mac/PC
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    A Versatile Audio Interface for iOS and Mac/PC - Review of the PreSonus AudioBox iTwo

    09/08/14

    More and more audio interfaces are hitting the market that are capable of connecting directly to an iOS device or a computer. PreSonus recently released two such units, the AudioBox iTwo and AudioBox iOne. We’ll focus here on the iTwo, a 2x2 interface sporting two mic preamps.

  • Twin Sound
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    Twin Sound - Universal Audio Apollo Twin Review

    03/09/14

    "It would be ideal if UAD offered a less expensive Apollo with only two mic preamps," we wrote in our review of the first Apollo almost two years ago, and also, "Given the choice of transparent-sounding preamps, it would be no surprise to find vintage preamp emulations in the future. Just wait and see." The time has come now to welcome the Apollo …

  • 22? Show Me Your iD!
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    22? Show Me Your iD! - Audient iD22 Review

    11/24/13

    The interface market is very crowded, but who cares. Audient, the English brand renown for its consoles and preamps, decided to take the plunge with a desktop interface that has caught our eye. Let's see what's the iDea behind it…

  • One Two
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    One Two - Apogee One for iPad & Mac Review

    11/19/13

    When it came out four years ago, the Apogee One delighted us in several ways. Elegant and compact, it established itself as one of the best audio Swiss knives to use with a MacBook to do some music or a podcast while traveling light. But even if it exhibited undeniable qualities, the bellissima was not without defects.

  • Behringer Gives Its Interfaces The Midas Touch
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    Behringer Gives Its Interfaces The Midas Touch - Behringer Firepower FCA1616 Review

    11/11/13

    The digital audio interface market is very saturated (pun intended) with lots of brands and many new models struggling to find their niche.

  • Return To The Fast Track
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    Return To The Fast Track - AVID Fast Track Duo Review

    09/10/13

    The M-Audio Fast Track audio interfaces used to be one of the most successful series, with its ideal price and ease of use for beginners.

  • The Antelope Turns Into A Predator
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    The Antelope Turns Into A Predator - Antelope Audio Orion 32 Review

    09/02/13

    At Antelope, they are passionate about clocks and converters, among which we can find their famous atomic clocks that are supposedly 100,000 times more stable than a normal clock. Audiophiles became very interested from the beginning, but now the pro audio market might start to turn its attention to the brand thanks to the Orion 32, a €2500 32-cha…