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    Telefunken DI boxes "virtually indestructible"

    Four new models launched at AES show

    Telefunken Elektroakustik are best known for their well-regarded microphones but at the AES show, they have...

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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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    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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    IsoAcoustics to debut Aperta 300 speaker stands at AES

    High-performance, sculpted aluminium stands for larger speakers to be premiered

    IsoAcoustics are to debut the latest addition to their acclaimed Aperta series — the Aperta 300...

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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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    Q. Do I need a shockmount?

    I would just like to ask if it’s important to use shockmounts on my microphones and how effective they are?

    Sound Advice Jul 2016
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    Q. Can PSU voltage be ‘stepped up’?

    I’ve read so many people saying that a 9V power supply for guitar pedals means they can’t give you enough headroom, and the same for the 500-series 32V (±16V) supply. But surely there’s a way designers can ‘step up’ the voltage inside a device?

    Sound Advice Jul 2016
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    Summer NAMM ’16: Gig Gear Thermo-Gig Gloves & Onyx

    All-black gloves for on-stage crew & fleece-lined gloves for colder environments

    Summer NAMM 2016 saw Gig Gear expand their line of Gig Gloves to include Gig Gloves Onyx ($39) and Thermo-Gig...

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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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    Q. Should I use an active or passive mic splitter?

    I use an ART S8 eight-channel mic splitter, a passive device, to send mic signals to two separate recording systems...

    Sound Advice Jun 2016
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    Musikmesse 2016: Aquadrum (Video)

    Tongue-drum with patented magnetic tuning mechanism

    Now working closely with Sonic distribution, the company behind Aston Mics and Munro Sonic, Aquadrum is a...

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    Musikmesse 2016: Aston Halo (Video)

    British-made reflection filter shipping very soon

    Aston Microphones, makers of the impressive Origin and Spirit...

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    Musikmesse 2016: Pop Audio Pop Filter (Video)

    Pop filter with interchangeable heads that doesn't droop

    There's something deflating about watching a pop filter slowly drooping away from your microphone. Pop...

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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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