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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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    Korg G4

    Digital Rotary Speaker Simulator

    Convincingly reproducing the effects of rotating horns and speakers in software inside a 1U rackmounting box is a challenge to the designer. Bringing it in under £300 is an achievement. Gordon Reid examines the latest incarnation of a keyboard effect that's come full circle...

    Reviews Sep 1994
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    Roland SDX330

    Dimensional Expander

    Everyone is looking for that elusive extra dimension to their mix, and Roland's latest unit claims to deliver it right out of the box. Dave Lockwood assesses dimensional expansion for himself.

    Reviews Jul 1994
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    Zoom 9002 Pro

    Advanced Guitar Effects Processor

    Paul White checks out the latest incarnation of the Zoom 9002, which includes updated circuitry, digital noise reduction, a built-in tuner and a metronome.

    Reviews Jul 1994
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    Aphex Easyrider 106

    4-Channel Compressor

    By simplifying the control set up of the Model 106, Aphex have squeezed four channels of compression into a 1U rackmount — making it easier to use without apparently sacrificing functionality. David Mellor's got a ticket to ride...

    Reviews Jul 1994
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    Phonic PLC 3200

    Compressor/Limiter

    With so many compressors already on the market, does this newcomer from Phonic deserve a look in? After balancing performance against price, Paul White thinks it's in with a chance.

    Reviews Jun 1994
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    Lexicon Vortex

    Audio Morphing Effects Processor

    Lexicon's new Vortex effects processor takes the concept of video morphing and applies it to audio effects. Paul White takes it for a spin.

    Reviews Jun 1994

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