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Nadine Patry I probably wasn’t the only reel to reel tape user who breathed a sigh of relief when it was announced in January 2015 that the Mulann Group had acquired the assets of PYRAL who had been manufacturing the RMGI branded reel to reel tape but …

PRODUCT REVIEW

The Controller Keyboard market is extremely crowded these days so when I came to choose a dedicated keyboard for my soft synths, it took a while to narrow down my shortlist to a few and then to one, the Nektar LX88. So what does it offer and how does i …

PRODUCT REVIEW

If you are recording acoustic guitar and you want to take capture a good stereo image then one option is to use a matched pair of microphones. The RØDE M5 matched pair are now at such an attractive price point that I felt it was worth investing in a pair to see how they worked out against some of the much more expensive competition …

PRODUCT REVIEW

As a long time user of the API 500 Series Lunchbox, I’ve been looking for a 19” rackmount version for quite a while. The Fredenstein ‘Bento 10’ is relatively new on to the market and is one of the very few 10 slot racks with integral mains PSU. So I decided to take the plunge and see how it performed …

PRODUCT REVIEW

Accurate monitoring in the studio is at the heart of producing high quality mixes. Our editor puts the Drawmer MC2.1 monitor controller through its paces …

NEW PRODUCT REVIEW

Tracktion is a pretty unique DAW in that most of its functionality is controlled from a single screen user interface. Originally released in 2002 by designer Julian Storer and then distributed by Mackie from a number of years, it is now back with Storer under his company Tracktion Software Corporation. Version 6 offers a number of new features so let’s have a look …

News

Cakewalk, dedicated to powerful and thoughtfully designed software for modern musicians, announces the new SONAR 2016.09 release for SONAR Artist, Professional and Platinum versions. This month’s “Rolling Update” continues Cakewalk’s commitment to impr …

INDUSTRY NEWS

DPA’s new d:facto™ Linear Vocal Microphone, which was officially launched a Prolight + Sound 2016, has already made its on-stage debut with Tool, Jess Glynne and Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Jess Glynne with the new DPA VL capsule for d:facto™ Front of House …

BRIT Award winner John Newman, who released his second album Revolve in October 2015, has chosen PMC twotwo.6 speakers and a PMC twotwo Sub2 Active Subwoofer to provide the main monitoring for his new studio in London. Based in London’s Tileyard Studio …

An original track by Mad Hearts, remixed by BoyMartel, took the top prize at BPM Live’s B-Side Project Awards which were held at Metropolis Studios in London on April 14th, 2015. Sponsored by internationally acclaimed manufacturer Prism Sound, the Awar …

NEW PRODUCT

Lauten Audio announces the LA-320 professional large diaphragm vacuum tube studio condenser vocal microphone, its first microphone in a new line dubbed “Series Black”. The LA-320 features a 1-inch pressure gradient true-condenser capsule, cardioid pola …

INDUSTRY NEWS

When John Turner, Front of House engineer for Celtic rock band Runrig, was asked what console he would like to use on the band’s recent sold out UK and European tour, his answer was instantaneous. A DiGiCo SD7. Andy Holmes (System Tech for Nordic Renta …

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