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    Digitech Studio S200

    Dual-engine Multi-effects Processor

    Sitting in Digitech's Studio range between the S100 and the Quad 4, the new S200 combines the functions of the former withthe ergonomics of the flatter. Hugh Robjohns checks it out.

    Reviews Oct 1998
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    Hooter Sound B1

    Mic Amp/Compressor/Limiter/Gate

    Paul White encounters a budget recording preamp with a colourful pedigree.

    Reviews Oct 1998
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    Dbx 266XL

    Compressor/Gate

    Does the new 266 compressor from dbx really excel?

    Reviews Sep 1998
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    BBE DI-10 DI Box With Speaker Simulator

    DI boxes are essential pieces of studio kit, but they don't all do the same job. For DI'ing an electric guitar or bass that...

    Reviews Sep 1998
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    TL Audio Ivory C5021

    2-channel Valve Compressor

    Paul White finds the best of both valve and solid state worlds in TL Audio's latest compressor.

    Reviews Sep 1998
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    DACS FwS ColOSCIL2

    Ring Modulator

    If you're after sonic strangeness, ring modulation is a good place to start. Paul White finds out whether the ColOSCIL sounds as big as its name.

    Reviews Sep 1998
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    Lexicon PCM81 & PCM91

    Digital Effects Processors

    As Lexicon introduce new processors to replace the acclaimed PCM80 and PCM90, Paul White takes a look at how these classic units have been further improved to create the PCM81 and 91.

    Reviews Sep 1998
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    ART Tube PAC & Tube EQ

    Preamp/Compressor & EQ

    We test ART's two compact tube processors to see if they sound bigger than they look.

    Reviews Aug 1998
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    Dbx DDP

    Digital Dynamics Processor

    The DDP takes the five dynamics processes you're most likely to want, turns them digital, and squashes them into a 1U studio workhorse box for under £600.

    Reviews Aug 1998
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    Lexicon MPX100

    Dual-channel Effects Processor

    If you've £250 to spare and a reverb-shaped hole in your studio, Lexicon would like you to fill it with their latest budget processor, which offers 20-bit converters, a digital output as standard, and the famous Lexicon Ambience effect.

    Reviews Aug 1998
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    Amtech AGE One

    Tape Echo Emulator

    Paul White takes a trip back in time to a place where old technology is being used to emulate even older technology.

    Reviews Aug 1998
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    ART Quadra/FX

    4-channel Effects Processor

    ART have been championing the cause of musicians on a budget for years with their great value multi-effects units. We check out their latest effort, offering true 4-in, 4-out capabilities for under £300.

    Reviews Jul 1998
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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 Stereo Vitalizer Jack

    Psychoacoustic Enhancer

    SPL's acclaimed Vitalizer design has always been a bit harder on the wallet than other maufacturers' models — until now. Derek Johnson plugs in their new enhancer for the rest of us...

    Reviews Jul 1998
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    Drawmer MX50

    Full-band/Split-band De-esser

    Paul White forgets his Ps and Qs to concentrate on his Ss and Ts while trying out Drawmer's new MX-series de-esser.

    Reviews Jul 1998
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    TC Electronic FireworX

    Signal Processor

    In a world brimming over with multi-effects units, will TC Electronic's new FireworX cause sparks to fly amongst the competition? Hugh Robjohns lights the blue touch-paper...

    Reviews Jun 1998
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    TL Audio Ivory

    Parametric Equaliser

    Paul White lends an ear to TLA's latest parametric EQ, the 5013, an attractively-priced valve/solid state design that keeps up the tradition of delivering quality without the cost.

    Reviews Jun 1998
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    Focusrite Platinum

    Tone Factory

    Paul White clocks on for a shift in Focusrite's Tone Factory, the first of the company's new low-cost Platinum range of processors, and discovers the anarchic side of Focusrite.

    Reviews Jun 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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    Digitech Vocalist Performer

    Vocal Harmony Processor

    This new Vocalist has been designed to be easier to use than ever. Martin Walker sings up a storm in three-part harmony...

    Reviews May 1998

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