Gear Reviews

from issue no. 94

FC-387 Atlantis condenser mic

by Lauten Audio | reviewed by Andy Hong

Every now and then, I acquire a product that's so unbelievably awesome, that I have a difficult time penning a review of it. The FC-387 Atlantis - Lauten Audio's newest multi-pattern, large-diaphragm,...

3500MP mic preamp

by Moon Professional | reviewed by Adam Kagan

Many of you may be wondering who Moon Professional is and why you should pay any attention to another company making mic preamps. These too were my first questions when their first product was...

A840 active ribbon mic

by AEA | reviewed by Adam Kagan

AEA makes some of the world's finest ribbons mics, including their recreation of the RCA 44-BX (the AEA R44) and their groundbreaking active A440, which carry hefty price tags. Wes Dooley, the founder...

Alloy 2 plug-in

by iZotope | reviewed by Andy Hong

When the original version of Alloy was released, Dave Hidek, Chief Recording Engineer of Treelady Studios, wrote an informative review [Tape Op #76] stating: "Alloy, like its name suggests, is a...

Production Bundle plug-ins

by Metric Halo | reviewed by Eli Crews

I have been a user and fan of Metric Halo's hardware and software for quite a few years now, having gotten my first Mobile I/O 2882 +DSP [Tape Op #34] almost a decade ago. My two 2d-upgraded 2882s are...

Pro-DS plug-in

by FabFilter | reviewed by Dave Hidek

As a fan of all things FabFilter, I jumped at the chance to check out Pro-DS, a new de-esser plug-in that claims both intelligent and transparent de-essing as well as high-frequency limiting. As luck...


by MDI PrecisionMotorWorks | reviewed by Garrett Haines

MagREELS are precision auto-centering NAB adapters for the ATR-100 series tape machines. Machined from a solid block of 6061-T6 aluminum alloy, these hubs boast concentricity and axial run-out...