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    Apple iPhone 7

    Smart Phone

    A numerical increase in a new iPhone’s name is usually representative of a significant change in the device’s physical design. The iPhone 7, however, breaks with this tradition and looks remarkably like the 6 and 6s models of the past two years. So what has changed?

    Reviews Dec 2016
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    Tegeler Audio Manufaktur Konnektor

    Plug-in Controlled Mastering Router

    The Konnektor promises mastering engineers the drag-and-drop simplicity and recall of plug-in remote control.

    Reviews Dec 2016
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    Soundbrenner Pulse

    Multi-sensory Metronome & App Suite

    The world’s first wearable metronome for musicians offers an armoury of tempo-related features to help improve your timing and really get your groove on.

    Reviews Nov 2016
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    Fishman Fluence Greg Koch Gristel-Tone

    Noise-cancelling Electric Guitar Pickups

    Boasting a novel construction method using traces printed on stacked circuit boards in place of traditionally wound coils, Fluence offers active circuitry, hum cancellation, a choice of two distinct voices and — most surprising of all — convincingly traditional sounds. We explore their newest addition.

    Reviews Oct 2016
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    J Rockett Audio Designs SOS Buffer

    Guitar Buffer Pedal

    Where you have lots of passive bypass pedals coupled with long cables, treble loss and compromised ‘feel’ can become a real problem...

    Reviews Oct 2016
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    Audiofile Myriad 4

    Batch Audio File Processor [Mac OS]

    Audiofile Engineering’s powerful batch processor can really speed up those repetitive tasks for Mac users.

    Reviews Oct 2016
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    MartiAudio In-line Preamp Booster

    For Passive Dynamic & Ribbon Mics

    For those with respectable but not stellar microphone preamplifiers in either recorders, interfaces or mixers, high-gain...

    Reviews Sep 2016
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    Pedalpunk

    Balanced Line To Guitar Effects Interface

    Pedalpunk offers a well thought-out means of incorporating your unbalanced guitar pedals directly into a recording system, where balanced line-level signals are the norm.

    Reviews Sep 2016
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    Pop Audio Pop Filter Studio Edition

    Pop Filter

    The pop filter is one of those humble yet essential devices that you normally don’t pay too much attention to — which seems strange, really, when you consider that it’s the first thing in your vocal recording chain.

    Reviews Aug 2016
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    Gizmotron 2.0

    Electro-mechanical Guitar Bow

    The curious Gizmo polyphonic guitar sustainer is reborn. Can this new version succeed where the original failed?

    Reviews Aug 2016
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    Mojotone Quiet Coil

    Noiseless Guitar Pickups

    Unlike the majority of noiseless single-coil designs, Quet Coil utilises side-by-side coils, rather than the commonly favoured stacked-coil configuration.

    Reviews Jul 2016
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    Triad-Orbit

    Mic-stand System

    This beautifully engineered system reaches the parts other mic stands can’t...

    Reviews Jul 2016
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    IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic

    Acoustic Guitar Mobile Microphone/Interface

    In a box in the attic, I have a big acoustic-guitar pickup that never gets used. Apart from sounding a bit brittle, it blocks most of the sound hole when installed, thereby compromising the acoustic properties of my guitars. iRig Acoustic does the same job, but takes a very different approach...

    Reviews Jun 2016
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    DACS Test Lab

    Cable Tester

    A decent cable tester is an essential tool for every studio and roadie tech, and the clever people at DACS recently launched...

    Reviews Jun 2016
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    Nemphasis Oktopus Plus

    Pedalboard Power Supply

    My pedalboard seems to be in a permanent state of being rebuilt, and this time around I decided I needed a better power supply...

    Reviews Apr 2016
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    TC Electronic BonaFide

    Unity Gain Guitar Buffer

    BonaFide acts as a low-noise, impedance-matching buffer which can be placed at the start of your collection of pedals, the idea being that it will save you from the evils of treble loss caused by long cables...

    Reviews Mar 2016
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    Mogees Pro app

    Mogees

    Resynthesis App & Sensor For iOS & Mac

    Mogees is a combination of app and vibration sensor which, together, translate physical gestures into notes played...

    Reviews Mar 2016
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    Apple Watch

    Smart Watch

    Given the rich ecosystem of music and audio–related iOS apps, it’s not impossible that the usefulness of the Apple Watch in this field will evolve over time.

    Reviews Jan 2016
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