With digital control, discrete electronics and a saturation processor, Looptrotter's latest device is no run-of-the-mill preamp.
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This all-valve dynamics processor offers amazing versatility, with uses ranging from sublime transient control to brutal compression.
New versions of Sony's Sound Forge and, especially, the innovative SpectraLayers make possible new ways of editing recorded audio.
Never have there been so many ways to get into the 500-series format. Does this system have anything different to offer?
The Level Or is a modern take on the Shure Level Loc, which was a small — and rather trashy — PA limiter designed in the '50s.
The French company behind many of the software plug-ins for the Creamware DSP platform have branched out into analogue guitar pedals and produced something quite different!
Tobias Lindell's latest range aims to deliver pro-quality outboard processing at a price that's within reach of the home studio masses.
Considering that these are boutique, hand-built pedals from Poland, the cost is very reasonable.
Moog are best known for their synths, but could all their analogue expertise also make for a delicious delay?
Tobias Lindell set himself the difficult task of recreating the sound of his own high-end compressor in a much more affordable box. Did he succeed?
Gyraf Audio's gloriously titled Gyratec XXI Magneto Dynamic Infundibulum (G21 for short!) was one of the most unusual products announced at this year's Musikmesse show...
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You wait ages for a Virtual Buss Compressor, and then three come along at once.
There's more to loudness than meets the ear — and after years of research, TC know more about that than most.
Mira is the first incursion into the iPad app world from Cycling '74, makers of the popular Max graphical software toolkit for audio and media applications on Mac and PC. iTrigger is a grid-oriented MIDI controller app from POJ Studios.
If you're willing to pay for the best, CEDAR Audio's suite of plug-in processors could give you results that justify the investment.
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Can this innocent-looking 1U rack really improve the performance of any speaker system?
Compression is an often under-rated weapon in the electric guitarist's arsenal.
If I could use one word to sum up the sound of this EQ, it would be ‘clarity’, which is a strange thing for an EQ designed to colour a signal. Read on ....
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