Studio & Home Studio reviews

  • Audient's Mico: The Test
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    Audient's Mico: The Test - The Mico Dual Preamp

    10/25/08

    When a brand as serious as Audient comes out with a dual mic preamp with tube simulation circuitry, variable phase adjustment and digital outputs for around $1100, one thinks that this type of product may interest more than one home-studio owner. So, disappointment or revelation?

  • TC Helicon's Harmony-G: The Test
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    TC Helicon's Harmony-G: The Test - The G-Spot of Harmony

    10/02/08

    After having delighted singers with their Voicetone pedals, TC Helicon is trying to seduce guitarist/singers with a pedal capable of simulating vocal harmonies that follow your voice and guitar playing. Extraordinary as this may sound in theory, does the Harmony G keep its promises in practice? That’s what we'll see in this test ...

  • Olympus LS-10: The Test
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    Olympus LS-10: The Test - Olympic Champion

    09/20/08

    When Olympus, famous for their clout in the photography world, takes on the audio market, we get the LS-10, a portable digital recorder determined to stake its claim in new territory ...

  • Portico Series: The Test
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    Portico Series: The Test - Rupert Neve Designs Portico Series

    09/13/08

    Neve. If there’s one name that causes the studio professional’s pulse to quicken, this is it! Even if the company has gone their own separate way with AMS since 1985, Rupert Neve, creator of the brand, has not hung up his soldering iron and is still creating new modules for his Portico range.

  • Mackie MR8 Monitors: The Test
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    Mackie MR8 Monitors: The Test - Mackie HRs on a Budget?

    08/07/08

    Mackie has a long history with monitors. The original HR824 monitors, now in MKII version, are best sellers and standard fare in many studios, large or small.

  • The Zoom H2 Test
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    The Zoom H2 Test - Zoom H2

    03/26/08

    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?

  • El Diablo's test
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    El Diablo's test - Hot ribbon

    12/28/07

    With few exceptions, microphones today are more or less inspired by german classics which were released in the 1950’s and 60’s. With a few exceptions... Here is one: The Crowley & Tripp El Diablo, a kind of revolution in the small world of ribbon microphones. Let’s review it!