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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...

    Reviews Dec 2017
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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...

    Reviews Dec 2017
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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...

    Reviews Nov 2017
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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!

    Reviews Nov 2017
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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...

    Reviews Oct 2017
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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...

    Reviews Oct 2017
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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...

    Reviews Oct 2017
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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.

    Reviews Sep 2017
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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.

    Reviews Aug 2017
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    Polyend Perc Pro

    MIDI-controlled Drum Beater

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

    Reviews Aug 2017
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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...

    Reviews Jul 2017
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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.

    Reviews Jul 2017
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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.

    Reviews Jul 2017
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    Simple Way D1

    Active DI Box

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

    Reviews Jul 2017
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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.

    Reviews Jul 2017
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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.

    Reviews Jun 2017
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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.

    Reviews Jun 2017
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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...

    Reviews Apr 2017
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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.

    Reviews Apr 2017
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    Manfrotto Mic Mount

    Microphone Mounting Bar

    I recently wanted to rig a three-mic stereo array, comprising a SoundField ST-450 mic in the centre with omni outriggers...

    Reviews Apr 2017
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    Creative Tunings SpiderCapo

    Universal Guitar Capo

    Innovation in music technology doesn’t have to be digital, or even electronic. This partial guitar capo lets you choose whether to capo each string. Its makers claim that this provides near-instant access to over 900 alternate tunings...

    Reviews Apr 2017

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