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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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    Dbx MC6

    Mini-comp Compressor

    Paul White tries out a compressor that looks like a cross between a portable CD player and a Stealth soap dish, but discovers the sound is much bigger than the package.

    Reviews Apr 1998
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    Digitech S100

    Dual-engine Multi-effects Processor

    The S100 offers half the innards of Digitech's Studio Quad, but sells for half the Quad's price. Hugh Robjohns finds out whether it does everything by halves...

    Reviews Apr 1998
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    Digitech Talker

    Advanced Vocal Synthesizer

    Paul White discovers that it's good to talk, especially when you have some help from Digitech.

    Reviews Apr 1998
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    Smart Research C2

    Compressor

    Paul White finds he has a crush on the Smart Research C2 compressor — but at what cost?

    Reviews Mar 1998
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    Viscount Gammaverb Reverb

    Processor

    With their latest super-mini effects processor, Italian manufacturer Viscount goes head to head with the Alesis Nanoverb on looks and the Zoom 1201 on price. Tom Flint grabs a pizza the action...

    Reviews Mar 1998
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    Drawmer MX40

    Quad Gate

    Paul White examines one of Drawmer's MX budget range of units to see whether corners have been cut, and discovers that some corners have actually been added!

    Reviews Mar 1998

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