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    Gig Gear Gig Gloves

    Protective Clothing

    Designed for stage hands, road crew and those of us who have to lug our own gear to gigs, Gig Gloves aim to provide hand protection combined with flexibility and the ability to grip well.

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    IsoAcoustics Iso-Puck

    Loudspeaker Decoupler

    All loudspeakers, whether active monitors or guitar/bass amps, tend to exhibit cabinet vibrations. We test this new stand-alone isolating ‘puck’, designed to minimise unwanted colorations from structure-borne vibrations.

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    Apple iPhone 8

    Smartphone

    Powered by Apple’s latest A11, so-called ‘Bionic’ SoC (System on a Chip) that includes (for the first time) a custom Apple-designed GPU, this is the snappiest iPhone performance you will have ever experienced...

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    Lawing Zexcoil

    Noiseless Strat Pickups

    Lawing Musical Products have been building their own take on noiseless replacement pickups for Stratocasters for some years...

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    Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter Zi

    Variable-impedance Instrument DI & Mic Activator

    We’ve reviewed a number of ‘blue box’ Cloudlifter ‘mic activators’ before, and we’ve...

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    StompLight DMX Pro

    Lighting Pedal

    The StompLight takes the leg-work out of stage lighting — by putting the controls at your feet!

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    RTSixty iDrumTune Pro

    Drum Tuning App For iOS

    Almost four years ago I reviewed a drum-tuning app for iOS from RTSixty Ltd. Essentially a ‘guitar tuner’ for...

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    ART SPLITMix4

    Four-channel Passive Splitter/Mixer

    This neat little unit can serve either as a four-into-one passive stereo line mixer, or as a one-into-four stereo line splitter, just by using the appropriate input and output connectors. However, it goes rather further than that...

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    Miktek DI1 & DI2

    Active DI Boxes

    DI boxes are a mainstay of both studio and live sound, acting as ‘go betweens’ when matching various signal...

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    Mastering The Mix Levels

    Formats: Mac & PC AAX & VST; Mac AU

    Levels from Mastering The Mix is a refreshing alternative, presenting the metering tools that are needed in today’s loudness-normalised world in an affordable, easy-to-use package.

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    MeterPlugs Dynameter

    Dynamic Range Metering Plug-in

    What matters in today’s music business is not how loud your mixes are, but how dynamic. This clever new plug-in helps you get them into the zone.

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    Polyend Perc Pro

    MIDI-controlled Drum Beater

    Can Polyend’s MIDI-powered mechanical drummer replace the real thing?

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    Blackstar Tone:Link

    Stereo Bluetooth Audio Receiver

    The idea behind Blackstar’s Tone:Link is that it will allow any device with an external line input to receive audio streamed by Bluetooth...

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    BluGuitar BluBox

    DI Box & Convolution Speaker Emulator

    This little box puts the sound of 16 miked cabinets at your feet and, unlike convolution software, can sit between an amp and cab.

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    DMSD 60 Pro

    Speaker Decouplers

    The DMSD 60 Pro looks very simple yet stylish, comprising eight small circular platforms, four intended for each speaker in a stereo setup.

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    Simple Way D1

    Active DI Box

    How does this rugged, Latvian-made DI box compare with the established competition?

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    TC Electronic Clarity M

    Desktop Audio Meter

    This hardware meter includes USB interfacing and a plug-in for convenient DAW integration.

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    Backbone T-Bone & Stratobone

    Guitar Resonance Enhancers

    Backbone Guitar Products’ metal plates are direct bolt-on replacements for the standard neckplates of Tele- and Strat- style guitars, their purpose being to lift out more harmonic detail and to promote sustain.

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    Radial ToneBone JDX Direct Drive

    Guitar Amp Simulator & DI Box

    Designed to allow the guitarist to produce familiar amped tones without the need for an actual amplifier, Radial’s ToneBone JDX Direct Drive emulates the tonal coloration of a guitar amplifier/speaker combination.

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    Microsoft Surface Dial

    Control Dial

    When Microsoft announced the all-in-one Surface Studio last October, the company also unveiled a new input device called the Surface Dial...

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    dbx CT3

    'Advanced' Cable Tester

    Most cable testers are designed to test loose cables, like guitar or mic leads, where both ends can be brought to the test box. The CT3  allows for this, but it’s designed also to test installed cables.

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