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    Ridge Farm Gas Cooker

    2-Channel Tube DI Box

    Despite the preponderance of digital technology in the modern recording world, many independent manufacturers continue to produce valve-based processors for the subjective warmth they add to recordings. Paul White looks at one of the latest, Ridge Farm's new valve DI box.

    Reviews Jun 1995
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    Lexicon LXP15 II

    Multi-effects

    Paul White looks at the latest incarnation of the LXP15 and finds that it neatly bridges the gap between Lexicon's budget products and their top-of-the-range pro reverb units.

    Reviews May 1995
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    Ross RX-NR4

    4-Channel Noise Reduction

    Derek Johnson looks at a cost-effective way of cutting down the noise in your studio.

    Reviews Apr 1995
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    Zoom 9150

    Valve DSP Guitar Multi-effects Processor

    Eventually, pretty much everyone tries to recreate that old vintage valve guitar sound by using an old vintage valve, but Zoom have teamed tube technology with a powerful digital effects DSP to combine the best of old and new. Paul White finds out if the marriage works.

    Reviews Apr 1995
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    Lexicon Reflex

    Dynamic MIDI Effects Processor

    The flood of quality effects units from Lexicon continues unabated. The Reflex takes the familiar Alex format, enhances its front panel editing, adds Lexicon's new Lexi II chip for improved sound quality, and tops it all off with comprehensive MIDI control facilities. Nick Magnus gets dynamic...

    Reviews Mar 1995
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    Zoom 1202

    Effects Processor

    Paul White tries out Zoom's new super-budget, 'no frills' 1202 effects processor and finds it to be far more veratile than its appearance suggests...

    Reviews Feb 1995
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    Alesis MidiVerb IV

    Multi-effects Processor

    Alesis' Midiverb was a big hit with cost-conscious studio musicians when it was first launched back in the mid '80s. Now Paul White assesses whether the Midiverb 4 is still first among sequels...

    Reviews Feb 1995
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    ART MR1

    Compact 16-bit Digital Reverb

    There's something very Tardis-like about a tiny box that contains simulations of large acoustic spaces, as Paul White discovers.

    Reviews Feb 1995
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    Korg AX30G

    Guitar Multi-effects

    Korg's new pedal box features a novel pressure pad that lets you change performance parameters while you play. Paul White gets in his annual half-hour guitar practise session checking it out.

    Reviews Feb 1995
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    Ross RX15S

    Stereo 15-band Graphic Equaliser

    Paul White gets to grips with the latest budget equaliser from Ross, and offers a few handy tips on graphic equalisation.

    Reviews Jan 1995
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    ART CS2

    Compressor/Limiter

    Does ART's new model have anything new to offer in a market already well supplied with affordable compressors? Paul White finds out.

    Reviews Jan 1995
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    Boss RV70

    Digital Stereo Reverb

    At a time when the prices of multi-effects units are, on average, lower than they've ever been, Boss have launched a processor which does... reverb! Derek Johnson looks at the back-to-basics RV70.

    Reviews Jan 1995
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    LA Lite CX2

    Dual Channel Compressor

    Paul White unpacks a crate of Lite and discovers a processor that could brighten up your rack as well as your sound.

    Reviews Dec 1994
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    Lexicon PCM80

    Reverb and Effects Processor

    Lexicon's PCM70 reveb has been widely acclaimed as a modern classic, a ubiquitous component of pro studios worldwide. Paul White tests out its successor, the PCM80, falls deeply in love with it, then has to give it back!

    Reviews Dec 1994
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    SPL Optimizer

    Equaliser

    Many musicians are familiar with the SPL Vitalizer. Now the company hope to win a space in the racks of studios world-wide with their new Optimizer. Dave Lockwood finds some unique features behind the company's unconventional approach to equaliser design.

    Reviews Nov 1994
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    Yamaha FX770

    Guitar Effects Processor

    Not only does this digital processor produce a wide range of convincing guitar tones, it can also double as a general-purpose studio effects unit. Paul White dusts off his axe and plugs in.

    Reviews Nov 1994
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    Behringer Combinator

    Multi-band Compressor

    Behringer claim that the Combinator can dramatically compress a signal without introducing any undesirable side-effects. Paul White checked it out on a mastering session.

    Reviews Nov 1994
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    Digitech TSR12

    Studio Reverb & Multi-effects Processor

    Is this low-priced brother of the powerful TSR24 destined to find its way into the studio rack of the UK, or simply become part of the EC effects processor mountain? Derek Johnson finds out.

    Reviews Nov 1994
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    Alesis Q2

    Multi-effects Processor

    Paul White finally gets his hands on the long-awaited big brother to the Alesis Quadraverb and Quadraverb+.

    Reviews Oct 1994
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    Dynacord DRP5

    Reverb and Effects Processor

    Dynacord products have a quiet reputation for quality amongst those in the know, but are often overlooked in a market dominated by the big guns in effects. Nick Magnus thinks the DRP5, offering high-quality reverb at an affordable price, might be about to change all that...

    Reviews Oct 1994
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    Behringer Edison

    Stereo Image Enhancer

    Designed according to a 'secret recipe', Behringer's new budget stereo image enhancer is set to widen everyone's recording horizons (and their stereo images). Does it deliver the goods? Paul White finds out.

    Reviews Sep 1994

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