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  • Sony C-48

    Sony C-48 - " Sony C 48 the unknown LDC" has images


    A couple of years ago, I was looking for a pair of used Neumann U 87 mics for vocals and general aplications. Then a pair of Sony C 48 was offered to me at a ridiculous low price. Here in Germany the Neumann, AKG,Shoeps mics are omnipresent. only a f…

  • Boss DM-100 Delay Machine

    Boss DM-100 Delay Machine - "Superb BBD-delay"


    This is one of the best delays ever produced. Excellent sound, easy to operate and very reliable. Also, one can put other gear on top it. I usually put my tb303 or my DFAM on top of it, so that it is easy to access. This one is a keeper. T…

  • Behringer SNR202 Denoiser 2 Channel

    Behringer SNR202 Denoiser 2 Channel - "BEHRINGER SNR202 DENOISER " has images


    Original Made in Germany. Die im SNR202 DENOISER verwendeten Operationsverstärker sind außergewöhnlich. Sie zeichnen sich durch extreme Linearität und sehr geringe Verzerrungseigenschaften aus. Um dieses Design zu ergänzen, umfasst die Auswahl der …

  • Alesis QuadraVerb II

    Alesis QuadraVerb II - "Complex but awesome"


    In my setup, I use both the QV2 and a Lexicon MPX1 and even in that situation, the Quadraverb 2 doesn't disappoint. The reverb is sufficiently lush and soft, although indeed a bit metallic at times, if you feed it sharp sounds (like digital synths). …

  • Zoom LiveTrak L-20

    Zoom LiveTrak L-20 - "Great live board with high quality recording capability"


    I have a small live recording studio and needed to upgrade from my reliable Mackie analog board connected to a Focusrite FireWire computer interface. I reviewed several similarly priced products and selected the L-20. I have found it to be a easily …

  • Phase Linear 300

    Phase Linear 300 - "Phase Linear model 300 series two, Collector." has images


    I bought my first PL300 in 1981 while stationed overseas in the USAF. Still have it 40 yrs later with one re condition last year. I have another I bought of E-Bay in excellent physical shape but sent it off too for recondition & up date. They both ar…

  • Beyerdynamic MCE 530

    Beyerdynamic MCE 530 - "A very good mic for recording instruments (both electric and acoustic)"


    I got a stereo pair 5 years ago for not much money. I have other more expensive microphones, but I always reach for these when I want to mic up a speaker cabinet. I've used them on electric pianos, organs, bass amps and all manners of guitar cabinets…

  • Yamaha MT400

    Yamaha MT400 - "Good, effective, simple-yet-versatile fourtrack recorder"


    I picked up on of these relatively cheap. The competition from Tascam fetches much higher prices even in 2020 – undeservedly so, I think: This little Yamaha appears to be as good as the competition! I want to use this recorder for two and a half p…

  • Crest Audio XR-20

    Crest Audio XR-20 - "Best submixer ever"


    - The original version of the XR-20 "XRack", manufactured by Crest, is superior to the latter Peavey owned era model. - It sums VERY clean. - It has a pretty good sound. Perhaps Midas Venice 320 league but better low end, more solid and defined. …

  • RCF Ayra Pro 5

    RCF Ayra Pro 5 - "Amazing non popular speakers"


    This speaker has been a great discovery for my setup. I mainly use them for post production editing, but I also do music production and mixing. And I love to listen to music on good studio monitors. These are on the affordable side, nevertheless, the…