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Organized Chaos

by Larry Crane

My client Ken is a treat to work with. He brings in sessions off his standalone digital multitrack with each song on a CD-R, clearly labeled, a binder with track notes including how everything was...


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by Dangerous Music  |  reviewed by Mike Caffrey

In a world where 1073 is not only a model number, but also the number of clones said model has inspired, the Dangerous Music S&M is a standout for its originality. While Chris Muth (the S&M's...


by Native Instruments  |  reviewed by Dana Gumbiner

Native Instruments, known for their unique, high-quality software instruments and virtual studio solutions, have just introduced a distinctive hardware controller/software host called KORE, which they...

Preamps in Paradise DVD-ROM

by 3D Audio  |  reviewed by Garrett Haines

When Lynn Fuston, publisher and coordinator of the 3D Audio comparison series, walked up to the Tape Op booth at the New York AES, I immediately started railing on him. "Oh, look, it's Lynn Fuston....

WizooVerb W2 Room Emulator

by Wizoo  |  reviewed by Andy Hong

If I had to pick one desert island reverb, this would be it. Either as a plug-in if I had a DAW in my luggage, or as a standalone application running on a laptop if I somehow salvaged a great console...

GT60, GT50, GT40, GT30

by Groove Tubes  |  reviewed by Andy Hong

Since receiving these mics a few months ago, I've used them on every recording session to date. And I've got a large collection of mics, with some of them costing many times what the most expensive of...

Rakim Told Me

by Brian Coleman  |  reviewed by Larry Crane

Subtitled Hip-Hop Wax Facts, Straight From the Original Artists-The '80s, this book spends its time examining 21 hip-hop albums from the mostly mid-to-late '80s-talking with the artists about how the...

Akira effects processor

by Alesis  |  reviewed by Inverse Room

A couple years ago, internet retailers were blowing out Alesis's ModFX effects boxes at absurdly low prices. The ModFX were flimsy DSP desktop units with goofy names and lousy switches, but a few of...

Small DI

by Avenson Audio  |  reviewed by Chris Garges

Brad Avenson appears to like simplicity. His excellent reputation based on the success of his STO-2 microphones is well deserved, so I was excited about his new active, FET-based direct box. When I...