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    Chiswick Reach

    Stereo Valve Compressor

    Hugh Robjohns tries out a new stereo valve compressor hand-built in Britain, which shines both in the studio and the mastering room.

    Reviews Feb 2000
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    Lexicon MPX500

    Dual-channel Effects Processor

    Lexicon's new mid-priced unit strikes a balance between the ease of use of their budget gear and the flexibility and sonic class of their high-end products. Paul White gets an exclusive first look...

    Reviews Feb 2000
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    Focusrite Platinum Compounder

    2-channel Dynamics Processor

    Paul White gets inside Focusrite's new compressor to find out what really makes it tick.

    Reviews May 1999
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    Behringer MDX2200 Composer Pro

    Multi-function Dynamics Processor

    The latest version of Behringer's Composer dynamics processor appears to provide all the facilities anyone could ask for, with a separate expander/gate, compressor and limiter for each of its two channels.

    Reviews May 1999
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    Behringer DSP1000 Virtualizer V2

    24-bit Multi-effects Unit

    We try out what must be the most cost-effective programmable 24-bit effects unit on the market. But can quality really come at such a low price?

    Reviews Apr 1999
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    SPL Vitalizer MK2-T

    Psychoacoustic Enhancer

    The latest incarnation of SPL's enigmatic Vitalizer offers a mixture of the qualities of other models in the range. But does it have anything new to offer?

    Reviews Apr 1999
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    TC Electronics G Force

    Guitar Effects Processor

    Though marketed as a guitar effects unit, the G Force might be more accurately described as a full-function studio effects processor with some neat guitar-related functions added.

    Reviews Apr 1999
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    Dbx 266XL

    Compressor/Gate

    Does the new 266 compressor from dbx really excel?

    Reviews Sep 1998
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    Dbx DDP

    Digital Dynamics Processor

    The DDP takes the five dynamics processes you're most likely to want, turns them digital, and squashes them into a 1U studio workhorse box for under £600.

    Reviews Aug 1998
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    Lexicon MPX100

    Dual-channel Effects Processor

    If you've £250 to spare and a reverb-shaped hole in your studio, Lexicon would like you to fill it with their latest budget processor, which offers 20-bit converters, a digital output as standard, and the famous Lexicon Ambience effect.

    Reviews Aug 1998
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    ART Quadra/FX

    4-channel Effects Processor

    ART have been championing the cause of musicians on a budget for years with their great value multi-effects units. We check out their latest effort, offering true 4-in, 4-out capabilities for under £300.

    Reviews Jul 1998
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    Focusrite Platinum Voicemaster

    Voice Channel

    It's a Focusrite, Jim, but not as we know it! Is it possible to deliver Focusrite quality at such an aggressively low price?

    Reviews Jul 1998
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    SPL Charisma Dual-channel

    Valve Signal Processor

    Though this Charisma has only two channels instead of eight, it's lost none of the original charm.

    Reviews May 1998
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    JoeMeek VC5 Meequaliser

    3-band Dual Channel EQ

    While this outboard EQ provides little more than a decent desk EQ in the way of facilities, it does have that distinctive vintage JoeMeek sound at a price that won't break the bank.

    Reviews May 1998
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    BSS Opal DPR422

    Compressor / De-esser

    Does the DPR422 have the right combination of price and performance to break BSS into the project studio market?

    Reviews Feb 1998
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    dbx 160S

    Compressor/Limiter

    Is the dbx 160S pure technology, a work of art, or a little of both?

    Reviews Jan 1998
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    Korg DL8000R

    Digital Multitap Delay

    The world of multi-effects might be generally interdisciplinary, but Derek Johnson finds that there'll always be room for a specialist.

    Reviews Jan 1998
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    Empirical Labs Distressor

    Compressor

    Can new technology really emulate vintage equipment, or do you have to use vintage parts? Paul White test a modern compressor that claims chameleon-like abilities to emulate classic compression sounds.

    Reviews Dec 1997
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    SPL Dynamaxx

    Compressor/ Decompressor/ Limiter/ Gate

    SPL claim to have come up with a completely new type of compressor. Paul White puts their assertions to the test.

    Reviews Dec 1997
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    Roland RSS10

    Sound Space Processor

    Paul White goes beyond the final frontier with Roland's latest 3D sound processor.

    Reviews Mar 1996
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    Digitech RPM1

    Valve Rotary Speaker Simulator

    There have been Leslie simulators before, but none to exploit the sympathetic warmth of valves.

    Reviews Feb 1996

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