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    Drawmer MX50

    Full-band/Split-band De-esser

    Paul White forgets his Ps and Qs to concentrate on his Ss and Ts while trying out Drawmer's new MX-series de-esser.

    Reviews Jul 1998
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    TC Electronic FireworX

    Signal Processor

    In a world brimming over with multi-effects units, will TC Electronic's new FireworX cause sparks to fly amongst the competition? Hugh Robjohns lights the blue touch-paper...

    Reviews Jun 1998
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    TL Audio Ivory

    Parametric Equaliser

    Paul White lends an ear to TLA's latest parametric EQ, the 5013, an attractively-priced valve/solid state design that keeps up the tradition of delivering quality without the cost.

    Reviews Jun 1998
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    Focusrite Platinum

    Tone Factory

    Paul White clocks on for a shift in Focusrite's Tone Factory, the first of the company's new low-cost Platinum range of processors, and discovers the anarchic side of Focusrite.

    Reviews Jun 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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    Digitech Vocalist Performer

    Vocal Harmony Processor

    This new Vocalist has been designed to be easier to use than ever. Martin Walker sings up a storm in three-part harmony...

    Reviews May 1998
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    Dbx MC6

    Mini-comp Compressor

    Paul White tries out a compressor that looks like a cross between a portable CD player and a Stealth soap dish, but discovers the sound is much bigger than the package.

    Reviews Apr 1998
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    Digitech S100

    Dual-engine Multi-effects Processor

    The S100 offers half the innards of Digitech's Studio Quad, but sells for half the Quad's price. Hugh Robjohns finds out whether it does everything by halves...

    Reviews Apr 1998
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    Digitech Talker

    Advanced Vocal Synthesizer

    Paul White discovers that it's good to talk, especially when you have some help from Digitech.

    Reviews Apr 1998
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    Smart Research C2

    Compressor

    Paul White finds he has a crush on the Smart Research C2 compressor — but at what cost?

    Reviews Mar 1998
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    Viscount Gammaverb Reverb

    Processor

    With their latest super-mini effects processor, Italian manufacturer Viscount goes head to head with the Alesis Nanoverb on looks and the Zoom 1201 on price. Tom Flint grabs a pizza the action...

    Reviews Mar 1998
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    Drawmer MX40

    Quad Gate

    Paul White examines one of Drawmer's MX budget range of units to see whether corners have been cut, and discovers that some corners have actually been added!

    Reviews Mar 1998
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    Inward Connections Vac Rac

    Modular Processing System

    The Vac Rac modular valve processor is built like a tank and has the colour-scheme of a battleship — but what can it do for your sound? Hugh Robjohns investigates the marriage of over-the-top engineering and traditional tube technology.

    Reviews Mar 1998
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    FAT Resinator Filter

    Processor

    Paul White takes two migraine tablets and has a nice sit down before tackling the 'eye-catching' Resinator filter unit...

    Reviews Mar 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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    Korg AM8000R

    Ambience Multi-effect Processor

    This good-looking unit hides more than just reverb beneath its shiny exterior. Derek Johnson appreciates the ambience...

    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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    Viscount EFX100

    Multi-effects Processor

    Viscount were there from the very beginning of the budget effects revolution, and with the EFX100 they hope to give the cash-starved masses a further option. Christopher Holder finds out whether the EFX100 holds its own in the bustling budget marketplace.

    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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