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TC-Helicon Harmony Singer test - Pocket Harmonies
More than half of the guitarists in this world sing. Based on this survey, TC-Helicon designed the Harmony Singer, a compact pedal with reverb and 2 voice harmonies based on guitar chords. This isn’t TC-Helicon first try, so what’s new?
Blue Microphones Reactor Review - Reactor's Studio
The launch of the Spark, which we had the opportunity to review here, generated a lot of excitement. But Blue Microphones shows no intention of stopping there and has introduced a new microphone with a quite... different look?! Reactor enriches the product range of the US brand while staying faithful to the philosophy of offering affordable, but o…
Dynaudio DBM50 Review - Dynaudio Over The Top
The Danish manufacturer which has been very quiet these last years has decided to come back and take front stage with a new speaker model from the BM Series. The DBM50's most unique characteristic is that it has an angled front baffle and it was designed to sit on a desk. Is it a good idea?
KRK Rokit Powered 10-3 Review - Surfing on a Rokit
KRK —the brand with the yellow cones— took everyone by surprise at Musimesse 2011 when they announced the coming of a new three-way monitor with a 10" woofer for about $500. The weight-to-price ratio is unbeatable for a monitor speaker, but what about the specs?
Zoom H2n Mini-Review - Mid/Side Story
The replacement for the good old Zoom H2! With the H2n, Zoom aims to offer a major upgrade of the most famous pocket recorder.
sE Electronics Munro Egg 150 Review - Fresh Eggs for Breakfast
sE Electronics is a Chinese-British company that was founded over 10 years ago to compete in the microphone market. Now sE Electronics has decided to enter the studio monitor market. In order to break into this market segment, the manufacturer went all the way and asked Andy Munro, a famous designer, to give an original look to its brand-new produ…
Blue Microphones Spark Review - The Mic that Sparks Interest
The American manufacturer Blue Microphones — famous for its emblematic Bottle — decided several years ago to extend its products range by offering more accessible microphones with the same reliable manufacturing quality. Today, the brand reaffirms its ambition and launches the Spark, a condenser microphone that redefines the down-market mics, both…
Mackie MR8 mk2 Review - Wanna Dance MR.?...
Three years ago, we reviewed the Mackie MR8 — the affordable version of the famous HR824 — and we were quite taken by them... The launch of an mk2 version is the perfect opportunity for us to see and hear what has changed...
TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch Review - The TC Touch
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…
The Microphone Preamplifier Comparison Test - The BIG Pre-Amp Faceoff
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.