We check out a modern take on Manley’s classic valve compressor.
McDSP's software-configured analogue processing system now has new hardware and software options — and support for more DAWs.
These audio examples accompany the review of Black Lion Audio’s Bluey FET compressor in SOS June 2020
Black Lion's Bluey recreates an 1176 that has made more hits than most!
Manley's well-liked optical compressor gets a makeover in time for its 30th birthday!
With more control and functionality than the Plasma pedal that preceded it, is this box the new king of controllable carnage?
Could this be the ultimate analogue 'vibe box'?
They say they don't make 'em like they used to, but in the case of this Italian boutique filterbank, they do!
Drawmer's affordable EQ brings a '70s vibe to your studio.
Offering both controllable coloration and three interactive bands of EQ, the Michelangelo aims to deliver something a little different.
Based on a classic design and bursting with transformers, the Successor from Heritage Audio combines a vintage sound with serious flexibility.
With its ability to deliver anything from super-subtle saturation to downright despicable distortion, could this be the only valve preamp you'll ever need?
This all-analogue processor is designed to massage, mangle and mutilate your audio.
This clever design rethinks many aspects of compressors that we've long taken for granted.
Is Trinnov's powerful hardware system the last word in monitor correction?
Eventide's most powerful ever Harmonizer crams half a century of effects know‑how into a unit that's elegant, easy to use and — thanks to its upgradeability — completely futureproof.
Find out how just how well this vintage recreation compares with the original that inspired it.
We take a look at the first in a new, more affordable range of products from BAE.
We put BLA’s feature-rich and keenly priced 1176-style compressor to the test.
Retro set their sights on modernising a classic design from the golden age of recording — did they hit their target?
This combination of Pultec-inspired stereo mastering EQ and VCA bus compressor could earn its keep in a wide range of situations.
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