Blak Emoji’s Future R&B

by Larry Crane

Blak Emoji is the project/band of producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Kelsey Warren. His recently released third album, Eclectro, is a fun and inventive listen, so I dropped him a line...


Shoes: Born in the Studio

by John Rau

Beginning in 1974, when bands needed label attention and access to a proper studio to get their music out and heard, visionary power-pop band Shoes created their own terms – building a home...

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HD 400 PRO Headphones

by Sennheiser  |  reviewed by Tom Fine

Sennheiser, a German business run today by the founder’s grandsons, took a new direction last year. A longtime player in consumer and professional headphones, microphones, and other technologies...


EQ52 500 Series EQ

by Ingram Engineering  |  reviewed by Scott McChane

Calling the EQ52 from Ingram Engineering a plain old “EQ” is like calling a rocketship a paper airplane – not correct. You can’t just insert this module into your 500 Series...

Sub One Active Subwoofer

by Focal  |  reviewed by Scott McChane

It may be a rhetorical question, but when did it become necessary to integrate a subwoofer into our monitoring setups? I can remember a time in the early 2000s when subs seemed more of an inconvenient...

TAIP Tape Emulation Plug-In

by BABY Audio  |  reviewed by Dave Hidek

BABY Audio’s TAIP is a unique plug-in. Lately, we’ve been exposed to some fantastic tape machine plug-in emulations, but TAIP takes it one step further by offering an AI-powered emulation...

Rum Room Simulator Plug-in

by Klevgrand  |  reviewed by Dave Hidek

Rum (pronounced “room”) is an interesting effect from Klevgrand, a Swedish developer that’s been cranking out innovative plug-ins for the last handful of years. Rum provides room...

PSP InfiniStrip WIND Plug-In

by PSPaudioware  |  reviewed by Garrett Haines

When digital audio workstations were in their infancy, third-party plug-ins were scarce. Even more rare were ones that sounded good. But in those early years, Poland’s PSPaudioware released a...

Galaxy 32 Synergy Core Interface

by Antelope Audio  |  reviewed by Geoff Stanfield

The new Galaxy 32 Synergy Core 32-channel interface from Antelope Audio is something special. Advances in technology have made almost every converter on the market a viable option for professional...

Volt 276 USB-C Interface

by Universal Audio  |  reviewed by Dana Gumbiner

This handsome little wood-sided box houses what is effectively Universal Audio’s first entry into the low-cost USB audio interface market, representing a bit of a paradigm shift for the...

P-414 Microphone

by Peluso Microphones  |  reviewed by Slater Swan

Modeled after the sought-after AKG C 414 EB from 1976, the Peluso Microphone Lab P-414 is reviving a cult classic with a few upgrades to help it thrive in the modern world of recording. Just as...

Clarett+ 8Pre Interface

by Focusrite  |  reviewed by Daniel Ryan Morse

I’ve been fiercely loyal to my older computer audio interfaces, ignoring the glut of new options over the years. Yes, I’ve had to buy a host of over-priced Apple connectors to keep my...