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    Focusrite Platinum Voicemaster

    Voice Channel

    It's a Focusrite, Jim, but not as we know it! Is it possible to deliver Focusrite quality at such an aggressively low price?

    Reviews Jul 1998
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    SPL Charisma Dual-channel

    Valve Signal Processor

    Though this Charisma has only two channels instead of eight, it's lost none of the original charm.

    Reviews May 1998
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    JoeMeek VC5 Meequaliser

    3-band Dual Channel EQ

    While this outboard EQ provides little more than a decent desk EQ in the way of facilities, it does have that distinctive vintage JoeMeek sound at a price that won't break the bank.

    Reviews May 1998
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    BSS Opal DPR422

    Compressor / De-esser

    Does the DPR422 have the right combination of price and performance to break BSS into the project studio market?

    Reviews Feb 1998
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    dbx 160S

    Compressor/Limiter

    Is the dbx 160S pure technology, a work of art, or a little of both?

    Reviews Jan 1998
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    Korg DL8000R

    Digital Multitap Delay

    The world of multi-effects might be generally interdisciplinary, but Derek Johnson finds that there'll always be room for a specialist.

    Reviews Jan 1998
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    Empirical Labs Distressor

    Compressor

    Can new technology really emulate vintage equipment, or do you have to use vintage parts? Paul White test a modern compressor that claims chameleon-like abilities to emulate classic compression sounds.

    Reviews Dec 1997
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    SPL Dynamaxx

    Compressor/ Decompressor/ Limiter/ Gate

    SPL claim to have come up with a completely new type of compressor. Paul White puts their assertions to the test.

    Reviews Dec 1997
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    Roland RSS10

    Sound Space Processor

    Paul White goes beyond the final frontier with Roland's latest 3D sound processor.

    Reviews Mar 1996
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    Digitech RPM1

    Valve Rotary Speaker Simulator

    There have been Leslie simulators before, but none to exploit the sympathetic warmth of valves.

    Reviews Feb 1996
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    Digitech Studio Quad

    Digital Effects Processor

    Paul White tries to pigeonhole Digitech's new effects unit — but quickly discovers that it can mean different things to different users.

    Reviews Feb 1996
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    Digitech TSR6

    Stereo Effects Processor

    Digitech have trimmed back both price and features for the latest addition to the TSR effects family. But does the newcomer offer enough bang per buck?

    Reviews Feb 1996
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    Roland VP330 Vocoder Plus

    Retrozone

    Vocoders aren't just about tiny robot voices from awful '70s records — some could generate lush choir sounds and opulent strings too.

    Reviews Sep 1995
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    Ashly Audio PQX 572

    Parametric Equaliser

    Paul White tries his hand at tonal transformation using Ashly Audio's latest parametric equaliser.

    Reviews Sep 1995
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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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    Boss SE-50 on Vocoder patch

    Power Vocoding

    Using The Boss SE-50 & SE-70's Vocoder Patches

    There's more to vocoders than 'Mister Blue Sky' — and with the vocoders available on some current multi-effects processors, creative vocoding is now available to almost anyone.

    Techniques . Jan 1994

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