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    Mutec iClock

    Master Digital Clock

    This new master clock generator from Mutec can transmit a bewildering array of clock signals at many different rates simultaneously. Does your studio need one?

    Reviews Oct 2005
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    Enhanced Audio M600

    Universal Microphone Mount

    A range of impressive sonic claims are made for this unusual clamp design, but the physics behind it remains unclear (to me, at least).

    Reviews Sep 2005
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    BSP Cubase Keyboard

    QWERTY Keyboard

    We test another customised keyboard aimed at Cubase users.

    Reviews Aug 2005
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    ART Cleanbox II

    Hum Eliminator

    ART Cleanbox II Hum Eliminator • Book Review: The Guide To MIDI Orchestration.

    Reviews Aug 2005
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    ART Head Amp

    Headphone Amplifier

    The ART Head Amp provides simple headphone monitoring for several performers. It's built into a small folded-steel...

    Reviews Jun 2005
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    Sensorcom Soundcheck

    Sound Level Indicator

    Tinnitus and other permanent hearing damage are apparently reaching near-epidemic levels. To help warn people when their hearing is at risk, the hearing-protection specialists Sensorcom have produced the Soundcheck key fob.

    Reviews Jun 2005
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    Roland VC1 V-Card

    D50 RAM Card For Roland V-Synth & VariOS

    Roland's innovative V-Synth can now be reprogrammed with a RAM card, effectively turning it into another instrument. The VC1 card turns the clock back to 1987, perfectly recreating the S&S tones of the Roland D50.

    Reviews May 2005
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    Phonic PAA2

    Audio Analyser

    Phonic's new audio analyser is certainly portable, but how well does it work?

    Reviews Feb 2005
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    Noren Acoustilock gCab

    Soundproof Computer Cabinet

    Computer noise can be a major problem in the computer-based studio, especially where instruments or vocals have to be recorded in the same room. This soundproof cabinet with in-built cooling system is designed to tackle such noise.

    Reviews Jan 2005
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    Tabor Audio The Box 2

    Stereo Sound-stage Meter

    This unusual unit provides an exceptionally revealing means of metering stereo signals.

    Reviews Jan 2005
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    Native Instruments Guitar Rig

    Guitar Amp Modelling Software [Mac/PC] & Foot Controller

    The market for software that emulates guitar amplifiers is pretty crowded these days, but Native Instruments have found a new angle with a modular program that comes with a dedicated hardware controller and interface.

    Reviews Sep 2004
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    FXpansion VST To RTAS Adapter

    Plug-in Format Adapter [Mac OS X/Win XP]

    As the name suggests, FXpansion's utility allows VST effects and Instruments to be used in Pro Tools, but how well does it really work?

    Reviews Jul 2004
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    Redmatica EXS Manager

    OS X Sample & Instrument Manager For EXS24

    Multi-gigabyte sample libraries offer unprecedented realism and lots of potential for confusion. Redmatica's neat OS X utility allows Emagic EXS24 users to tame their unruly sample collections.

    Reviews Jun 2004
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    Samson 'S' Series Problem Solvers

    S•Amp, S•Monitor, S•Mix, S•Direct & S•Convert

    Samson's compact 'S'-series boxes solve a variety of studio problems without getting in the way. We check them out...

    Reviews Apr 2004
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    Studio Essentials

    Useful Accessories

    Ergonomic Computer Mouse from Designer Appliances QuillBook Review: Emagic Logic Tips & Tricks by Len Sasso.

    Reviews Apr 2004
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    Frontier Design Apache

    Optical Digital Router

    This useful digital router can handle 12 channels of S/PDIF or ADAT optical digital I/O with full MIDI control.

    Reviews Nov 2003
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    Little Labs IBP

    Analogue Phase Alignment Tool

    Phase cancellation can play havoc with your sound if you're using multiple mics, or combining mic and DI signals. This clever little box offers a solution, providing powerful phase-alignment facilities which go far beyond those of most mixers and preamps.

    Reviews Nov 2003
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    Fong Electronic Sonic Eye

    Instrument Level Checker

    Sonic Eye is a very simple yet useful troubleshooting gadget that will find many uses in both studios and live sound setups.

    Reviews Oct 2003
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    3D Audio: AD, Pre & Mic CDs

    Equipment Comparison Audio CDs

    Are you paralysed with indecision as to what gear to buy? What if you could try out 49 mics, 33 preamps and 29 A-D converters, all within the comfort of your own home? Well, we can all dream, but here's the next best thing for those unrelated to King Croesus...

    Reviews Sep 2003
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    Samson C Control, C Que 8 & C Com 16

    Monitor Controller, Headphone Amplifier & Stereo Compressor

    These three compact units offer a great deal of functionality in a remarkably small footprint.

    Reviews Sep 2003
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    SPL Model 2380

    Surround Monitor Controller

    This affordable new unit from SPL brings surround monitor control within reach of the home studio owner.

    Reviews Aug 2003

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