Gear Reviews

by Adam Kagan

Daking: Comp IIT Compressor

reviewed by Adam Kagan

Geoff Daking began his career as a drummer in a signed band, then became a recording engineer, and almost three decades ago began building his own brand of recording gear in California. This is to say...

Sony: C-100 Microphone

reviewed by Adam Kagan

Sony, widely known for their consumer entertainment products, takes pro audio very seriously. In the professional microphone market, Sony previously produced three remarkable microphones: the C37A...

Sonarworks: Reference 4 Plug-In

reviewed by Adam Kagan

When producing, mixing, or mastering, how frequently do you go out to your car and check your mix? Do you listen on three different headphones and a few different Bluetooth speakers? My answer to this...

Elysia: Skulpter 500

reviewed by Adam Kagan

Elysia, just over a decade old at this point, boasts over a dozen hardware products and more than a half-dozen plug-ins in its catalog. Their flagship Alpha Compressor and its plug-in version are...