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March 15, 2010

Let's DIY

DIY Reverb

by Nicolas Collins

In the disembodied world of today's computer-based multitrack mixing, one can spend a lot of time crafting a unifying sense of "space." Despite the dozens of reverb plug-ins and rack devices...

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Proprietary Information

by Thomas Day

Forty years ago I began my career repairing industrial electronics equipment. Right out of tech school with a wife and a kid on the way, I worked on precision measurement equipment by day, and played...

Gear Geeking

Gear Geeking #76

by Andy Hong

Longtime readers know that I am a keyboard geek — a QWERTY keyboard geek — and my expectations for the perfect keyboard are hard to satisfy. I demand full-size keycaps throughout, as well...

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UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins

by Universal Audio  |  reviewed by Neil Mclellan

When I recently wiped the system disk of my primary music computer to replace Windows XP Pro with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, I installed only the applications that I knew I'd be using regularly....

Studio One Pro 1.0.2

by PreSonus  |  reviewed by

My primary music DAW is now Studio One Pro. When I first saw the advertisement for it, I thought, "That looks cool, but not cool enough to spend the time learning a new DAW. My DAW's working fine." I...

Mellodrama: The Mellotron Movie

by Dianna Dilworth(Director)  |  reviewed by Larry Crane

I would imagine most of our readers are familiar with the Mellotron, a tape-playing keyboard that became popular in the late '60s on songs like The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever." Ms. Dilworth...

PT2-500 mic preamp

by TRUE Systems  |  reviewed by Craig Schumacher

New at the 500-series lunchbox cafe this week is the PT2-500. TRUE Systems' Tim Spencer has managed to take the clean, full sound of his P2analog (Tape Op #44), create an even more full-bodied,...

Max for Live

by Ableton & Cycling '74  |  reviewed by Dana Gumbiner

Cycling '74 and Ableton have introduced a fascinating new version of the Max programming environment tailored specifically for instrument and effect creation within Live (Tape Op #72). Max/MSP and its...

EQs

EQSM1 500-series EQ

by S&M Audio  |  reviewed by Kirt Shearer

Even though the format has been around for decades, there has been an explosion of products in the last few years produced for the 500-series format. About the only thing that hasn't been shoved into...

TT/DB25 patchbay & cabling

by Redco Audio  |  reviewed by Allen Farmelo

With ubiquitous products like Digidesign's converters (now Avid) having adopted the balanced 8-channel DB25 connector as standard, these jacks have found their way onto all kinds of pro gear. There...

SRH840 headphones

by Shure  |  reviewed by Brandon Miller

Shure just launched its first line of headphones aimed specifically at music-making applications -the SRH series. The idea's been to fill a growing demand for pro-level gear by an audience that's...

Alloy plug-in

by iZotope  |  reviewed by Dave Hidek

I've been hesitant to write this review, as I'd prefer that no one else know about iZotope's Alloy but me. Being a long time iZotope fan, I was excited to work with their new do-it-all plug-in, and it...