Studio Effects reviews

  • Review of Eventide UltraReverb
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    Review of Eventide UltraReverb - More than Just Another Reverb

    10/26/14

    Eventide’s UltraReverb is an algorithmic reverb plug-in that offers impressive sound quality, sonic control and flexibility, making it a potent contender in the reverb plug-in wars. Not only does it feature reverb, but also a built-in compressor (mainly for compressing the reverb signal) and stereo delay line. As a result, it’s useful both for bre…

  • AudioTouch C-Buss Review
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    AudioTouch C-Buss Review - The Analog/Virtual Symbiosis


    03/23/14

    In terms of hardware compressors, the latest products are too often expressions of the same theme, variations on a mythical device that has already proved its worth. Fortunately though, on rare occasions, a nice surprise arrives at your door. This is especially true in regard to today's topic since, for once, the innovation was right next door...

  • TC-Helicon Harmony Singer test
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    TC-Helicon Harmony Singer test - Pocket Harmonies

    04/14/13

    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?

  • TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch Review
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    TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch Review - The TC Touch

    03/20/11

    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…

  • 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 ...

  • 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.