UK loudspeaker manufacturer PMC is set to launch a new and exciting line of compact, state-of-the-art near-and midfield monitors that they claim will redefine the listening experience for every audio professional, whether they are working in stereo or large scale immersive formats.… Read More PMC launches new Loudspeaker range for studio monitoring
Audirvana Plus used to be my preferred audiophile music player until Big Sur came along and the app had some small issues. That made me look out for alternatives, but my quest wasn’t a success. And then [Audirvãna Studio] got released and I tried it out and found that it’s even better than its predecessor.… Read More Audirvāna audiophile music player
If you’re like me, you’ll check the reviews before you buy something on amazon.com and other e-shops. Perhaps you’ll also read reviews on publications’ websites to be on the safe side. And only when you’re satisfied, you’ll go on buying the product. Are you sure, though, if a review is ever trustworthy?… Read More How trustworthy are reviews
I’m used to reviewing and using high-end software synthesizers like Hexeract on the Mac and Moog 15 on the iPad, but I have limited experience with analogue synthesizers. That is why I was eager to test the IK Multimedia UNO Synth Pro. I had reviewed IK Multimedia’s UNO before and found it a nice synthesizer but it lacked the power and sophistication of polyphonic software synths. The UNO Synth Pro, though not polyphonic, is different.… Read More IK Multimedia’s UNO Synth Pro is nothing short of amazing
When I reviewed SOMMER CABLE’s Epilogue, one of the best XLR (balanced; microphone) cables for studio monitors you can buy, I read a press release about two of their other cables. This is the review of the SC-Carbokab 225 and the SC-EMC-QUAD high-end cables covered by that press release.… Read More Do SC-Carbokab 225 and EMC-QUAD-EGB1 improve sound recordings?
Here’s a step-by-step list of non-technical things you can or should do if you want to knowledgeably decide on which studio monitor, cables and audio interface you should buy.… Read More How do you know which studio monitor, audio cables, audio interface to buy?
Last year in December, I got myself a pair of Adam Audio A7X’s. The A7X is a well-known, well-established nearfield studio monitor for sound engineers, sound editors and sound designers. Three months later, Adam Audio offered me the opportunity to review their Sub8 or Sub10 Mk 2 subwoofer — I went for the Sub8. The… Read More Testing an Adam Audio A7X speakers with a Sub8 subwoofer
I am sort of a cable freak, so when I read claims that a cable sounds better because it has a very, very low wire-to-wire capacitance of 35 pF, I simply must know more about it and ideally try it out for myself. And that’s how I got to test a pair of the SOMMER Cable (in some countries sold under the brand name Hicon) microphone cable with the name Epilogue which is wrapped in a bright yellow sheath and fitted out with Neutrik “SATIN” XLR connectors, which have rotated, genuine gold-plated contacts in the male and female versions… Read More Hear a difference a cable makes: the SOMMER Cable Epilogue
When GoPro released the Media Mod for the HERO8 last year, many people were of the opinion the sound quality of the mics was worse than the camera’s. I wasn’t one of them, but I did agree the improvements were marginal. Not that long ago, GoPro released the Media Mod for the HERO9 and the new Mod is better in many ways.… Read More GoPro HERO9 Media Mod; clarity is its name
The simple explanation of what VocAlign Ultra is, is this: it’s a plug-in that can automatically match the timing and pitch of one audio signal to the timing and pitch of another. More complex but implemented in a user-friendly way are the features that delve deeper, such as an advanced set of controls to adjust… Read More Synchronizing for music and video: VocAlign Ultra