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    Mäag Audio Magnum-K

    Analogue Compressor & EQ

    With dual compressor stages and dual-band, boost-only EQ, the novel Magnum-K shows that high-end outboard needn’t be retro.

    Reviews Jun 2017
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    Mäag Audio EQ4M

    Dual-channel Six-band Mastering EQ

    The EQ4M features the same Air Band that put Mäag on the EQ map — plus a whole lot more!

    Reviews Oct 2016
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    Ocean Audio Signature Three

    Dual-channel Equaliser

    The Signature Three offers something no other EQ does — four inductor-based bands per channel.

    Reviews Jan 2015
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    Knif Soma

    Analogue Mastering EQ

    Costing almost as much as a small car, you’d expect that nothing could cut like a Knif. Find out what made our reviewer invest in a Soma...

    Reviews Nov 2012
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    Thermionic Culture Pullet

    Mid-range Passive EQ

    If you want a high-quality analogue EQ, youll probably own several preamps already — so why pay for unnecessary gain stages? Find out whether you should make an active decision to acquire this passive EQ...

    Reviews May 2010
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    Vermona DAF1 & PH16.

    Vermona DAF1 & PH16

    Analogue Filter & Phaser

    These two new rack processors from Vermona offer flexible filtering and phasing with a range of interesting modulation options.

    Reviews Feb 2003
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    Drawmer Tube Station TS1

    Tube Preamp & Compressor

    A compressor and front end combining pedigree Drawmer performance with ease of use.

    Reviews Oct 2002
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    Alesis CLX440

    Compressor/Expander Limiter

    Although it features a familiar analogue-style control interface, the CLX440 has a digital interior that allows it to offer advantages such as a 'Look Ahead' facility more commonly found in plug-in processors.

    Reviews Sep 2002
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    Sintefex FX2000 & CX2000

    Stereo EQ/Compressor & Compressor/Gate

    What if you could access the sound and controllability of a range of the best-known classic analogue compressors and EQs, from a single rackmount box, in the digital domain? Two advanced processors from Sintefex aim to offer just this ability.

    Reviews Sep 2002
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    Amek DMCL

    Dual Mic Preamp & Compressor/Limiter

    Legendary designer Rupert Neve brings us the third in the Amek Pure Path range, a dual preamp and dynamics processor with unusually flexible filtering and side-chain facilities.

    Reviews Aug 2002
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    Buzz Audio SOC 1.1

    Stereo Optical Compressor

    A stereo compressor offering the classic dynamic characteristics that only an optical design can provide.

    Reviews May 2002
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    Front panel controls of the SPL Culture stereo compressor.

    SPL Kultube

    Stereo Compressor

    SPL's new surround-ready stereo compressor offers clever programme-adaptive compression, as well as decompression and tube-saturation functions.

    Reviews Feb 2002
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    API 2500

    Bus Compressor

    Hugh Robjohns looks at a pedigree mix compressor with a number of rather unusual extra functions up its sleeve...

    Reviews Oct 2001
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    Eventide Eclipse

    Multi-effects Processor

    Eventide's new entry-level unit brings their high-end algorithms within reach of the serious home studio owner.

    Reviews Sep 2001
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    Empirical Labs EL7 FATSO Jr

    Processor

    The inherent non-linearities and distortions of analogue equipment are sometimes sorely missed in this digital age. Empirical Labs offer their new FATSO Jr as a solution.

    Reviews Sep 2001
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    Focusrite Platinum Penta

    Preset Stereo Compressor

    The new compressor in Focusrite's Platinum Range offers pre-programmed settings for ease of use, whilst still incorporating extensive manual parameter control. Paul White gets to grips with the Penta.

    Reviews Aug 2001
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    Antares AMM1

    Microphone Modeller

    Hugh Robjohns checks out the new hardware incarnation of Antares' award-winning microphone-modelling software.

    Reviews Apr 2001
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    Drawmer 1969

    Dual-channel Valve Preamp/Processor

    Drawmer's 1969 model, developed with US pro audio dealer Mercenary Audio, seeks to offer the facilities of their acclaimed 1960 valve-based processor, but with a more American sound.

    Reviews Oct 2000
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    TL Audio EQ2 front-end with parametric EQ.

    TL Audio EQ2

    Parametric Valve Equaliser

    Paul White tries out TLA's combination of front end and parametric equaliser.

    Reviews Apr 2000
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    Thermionic Culture Phoenix.

    Thermionic Culture Phoenix

    Valve Compressor

    The Phoenix all-valve compressor is a high flyer when it comes to quality and price. Will it help Thermionic Culture feather their nest?

    Reviews Apr 2000
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    Oram Hi-Def 35 Limited Edition

    Equaliser

    To mark 35 years in the business of audio design, Oram have launched a special limited edition 'Hi‑Def' equaliser. Hugh Robjohns tries out this attractively priced derivative of the famed HDEQ2.

    Reviews Mar 2000

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