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Gear Geeking w/ Andy

by Andy Hong

Years ago, I reviewed the Eclipse Tools 900-005 Cable Tie Gun [Tape Op #29]. If you’ve ever used a tool like this to tension and cut cable ties, you’ll never go back to using your fingers...


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Cable Management Sleeve

by JOTO  |  reviewed by Garrett Haines

The landlord of our new studio location really likes organized racks and cables. His control room looks like a server farm installed by IBM. Cables are loomed, labeled, and cut to length. No excess...

guitaRF Reflexion Filter

by SE Electronics  |  reviewed by Andy Hong

When SE Electronics invented the trademarked Reflexion Filter [Tape Op #56] in 2006, I recall many engineers in our industry thinking it was a groundbreaking product, while others were skeptical....

Model F511 USB Fan

by Opolar  |  reviewed by Garrett Haines

Opolar sells a variety of fans. The F511 is a 9’’ diameter, three-blade desktop model with two speeds and a built-in stand. It can be useful in remote-recording situations or anywhere you...

bx_subfilter Plug-in

by Brainworx  |  reviewed by Scott McChane

Four knobs, a three-position switch, and no bull! bx_subfilter is touted as a simple but effective tool for tightening up bass frequencies, and it is 100% free for all Plugin Alliance members....

USB Detector Power Meter

by Yueqing Towon (OEM)  |  reviewed by Garrett Haines

USB products are everywhere. macOS-based mastering engineers have been dealing with external disc burners for many years, ever since Apple decided internal units were passé. And it seems...

Red Range

by Focusrite  |  reviewed by Andy Hong, Neil Mclellan

The Red Range is Focusrite’s latest series of audio interfaces, currently comprised of the Red 4Pre and Red 8Pre. The former has four built-in Red Evolution preamps, and a total I/O...