Gear Reviews

by Larry Crane

MXL: DX-2 Dynamic Mic

reviewed by Larry Crane

Touted as "the world's first variable dual dynamic capsule microphone," this odd looking, half-cylindrical mic sports two phase-aligned dynamic mic elements, which are voiced differently, and a simple...

Chase Bliss Audio: Chase Bliss Audio

reviewed by Larry Crane

I was asked to demo real flanging for some friends a while back, so I recorded the same material onto two tape decks and attempted to play them back at the same time, to create the rich, whooshing,...

Demeter: VTMP-2B Tube Preamp

reviewed by Larry Crane

Name me any boutique, high-end, tube preamp that has been on the market for over 30 years. That's right, Demeter's VTMP is the only one that's been around that long. I remember using one in a local...