Here is Arturia's affordable and highly desirable analog synth, the MicroBrute. The little brother to their MiniBrute synth, the monophonic MicroBrute has a new modulation matrix with control-voltage...
 
Master clocks are a near necessity if you own multiple digital audio devices that are interconnected. Sure, you can forgo a master clock and just chain one digital device to the next, each...
 
The W2395c is Roger Schult's second foray into the world of 500-series equalizer modules. His first design, the W2377, was essentially a repackaging of his mastering EQ, but in an unsurprising turn of...
 
Is it an amp or a pedal... or a DI... or outboard gear?!? The Big Trees really is all things to all people. Having used the Audio Kitchen Little Chopper guitar amp [Tape Op #82] a lot in the studio, I...
 
If you are new to the technique of mix bus compression, the simple explanation is that you are compressing the entire stereo (or multichannel) mix. A compressor on the mix bus (in addition perhaps to...
 
Magic AB is an easy-to-use and extremely practical plug-in that allows mixers (and mastering engineers) to quickly compare their mixes to commercial references. By inserting the plug-in post-master...
 
I've written it before, and I'll say it again. If you want to purchase a Windows PC for professional audio work, you should have a professional audio integrator build your computer. The requirements...
 
Reviewing the Roland VT-3 Voice Transformer [Tape Op #105], an effects unit that includes simple vocoder-like presets, really had me yearning for a device that could do true carrier/modulator...
 
"Hardware versus plug-in? Hardware versus plug-in?" Wring hands. Repeat. In the early days of digital emulations of classic pieces of hardware, the argument could easily be made that the digital side...
 
If every DAW in existence ships with several free delay plug- ins, why is Soundtoys EchoBoy one of the best-selling plug-ins on the market? Moreover, why would you want to spend your hard-earned cash...
 
At first glance, the Seville looks like an RCA Type 77 series mic that's been meticulously restored, recrafted, and repainted by a team on one of the various auto-shop reality TV shows. It has the...
 
The Variable Mu Limiter Compressor from Manley Laboratories has been an industry standard for decades. ("Variable Mu" is even a registered trademark of Manley.) Inspired by the famous tube limiters...