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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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    Sony DRE S777 Sampling Digital Reverb 2

    Reverb Processor

    With Sony's flagship sampling reverb processor you can now sample the acoustic signature of any space you want. Hugh Robjohns nips down the village hall to check it out.

    Reviews Feb 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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    TC Electronic Finalizer 96K

    Mastering Processor

    TC Electronic have upgraded their already impressive Finalizer mastering processor to include a number of new features, most notably 96kHz capability. Hugh Robjohns finds out if it's still at the top of the tree.

    Reviews Mar 2000
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    Chiswick Reach

    Stereo Valve Compressor

    Hugh Robjohns tries out a new stereo valve compressor hand-built in Britain, which shines both in the studio and the mastering room.

    Reviews Feb 2000
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    Lexicon MPX500

    Dual-channel Effects Processor

    Lexicon's new mid-priced unit strikes a balance between the ease of use of their budget gear and the flexibility and sonic class of their high-end products. Paul White gets an exclusive first look...

    Reviews Feb 2000
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    JoeMeek VC6Q

    Recording Channel

    Paul White goes green with the latest JoeMeek recording channel.

    Reviews Jan 2000
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    MIllennia Media TCL2

    Valve & Solid-state Twin-topology Optical Compressor

    Millennia Music and Media Systems manufacture high-end signal processors with the usual feature of dual circuit paths — solid-state FET and valve topologies running separately, side by side. Hugh Robjohns checks out the company's opto-compressor.

    Reviews Jan 2000
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    Focusrite ISA430 Producer Pack

    Input Channel

    Focusrite's latest product is an updated version of one of their '80s classics. Is it even better the second time around?

    Reviews Nov 1999
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    Drawmer Masterflow DC2476

    Mastering Processor

    Drawmer are the latest hi-tech analogue equipment manufacturers to enter the digital world of all-in-one mastering solutions. Paul White finds out how well they've pulled it off.

    Reviews Oct 1999
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    Roland SRV3030

    Reverb Unit

    Roland's sophisticated, yet highly affordable SRV3030 is the latest contender in the competitive market for dedicated reverb units. Paul White tries it out.

    Reviews Oct 1999
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    Electrix Filterfactory & Warpfactory

    Filter & Vocoder

    Can these new digital interpretations of classic analogue filters and vocoders really offer something new?

    Reviews Oct 1999
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    TC Electronic M3000

    Studio Reverb Processor

    Mike Collins provides some early reflections on TC Electronic's latest reverb unit and effects processor.

    Reviews Jun 1999
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    Sony DRE S777 (Preview)

    Sampling Reverb

    Artificial reverb algorithms are designed to add 'fake' room ambience to recorded sounds — but a prototype reverb unit from Sony purports to deliver new levels of realism by imposing the characteristics of actual reverberant spaces on the sound. Hugh Robjohns explains....

    Reviews Jun 1999
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    Focusrite Platinum Compounder

    2-channel Dynamics Processor

    Paul White gets inside Focusrite's new compressor to find out what really makes it tick.

    Reviews May 1999
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    Behringer MDX2200 Composer Pro

    Multi-function Dynamics Processor

    The latest version of Behringer's Composer dynamics processor appears to provide all the facilities anyone could ask for, with a separate expander/gate, compressor and limiter for each of its two channels.

    Reviews May 1999
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    Behringer DSP1000 Virtualizer V2

    24-bit Multi-effects Unit

    We try out what must be the most cost-effective programmable 24-bit effects unit on the market. But can quality really come at such a low price?

    Reviews Apr 1999

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