IK Multimedia’s new iRig Pro Quattro I/O takes four to tango

IK Multimedia has started selling its basic iRig Pro Quattro I/O audio interface. The Deluxe version that comes with an XY microphone, a power supply and an accessory bag, will be shipping by the end of June. The iRig Pro Quattro I/O is a 4-in/2-out portable audio and MIDI interface aimed at field recordists, content creators, live streamers, podcasters and performers. IK Multimedia claims it is a professional-grade device. I put it to the test to find out.… Read More IK Multimedia’s new iRig Pro Quattro I/O takes four to tango

IK Multimedia releases an iRig Pro Quattro I/O

Yesterday, I received an email message from IK Multimedia’s PR, announcing the company has released a new iRig audio interface. More specifically, IK Multimedia has released a 4-in / 2-out field recording audio and MIDI interface. My first reaction was: if this is only half as good as Sound Devices’s MixPre 6 I reviewed a few years back, then it will be a boon for anyone who wanted to buy a MixPre but lacked the budget or simply thought it’s too expensive for what you can do with it. Turns out the specs are, I estimate, three quarters of what a MixPre offers, for a price of just shy of half that of the least expensive MixPre device.… Read More IK Multimedia releases an iRig Pro Quattro I/O

Orchestral Tools Miroire film music plug-in review

Recorded on the Teldex Scoring Stage, Orchestral Tools’s collections of sampled instruments and orchestras are unparalleled for two reasons: the instruments are recorded with multiple microphones that you can select in the plug-in and the people playing the music scores are a selection of musicians from the Berlin Philharmonics, Radio Symphony Orchestra or DSO for your production. The company’s sample collections have been used in movies, TV series and even games (e.g. “It Takes Two”). I was given the opportunity to review one of their latest collections, Miroire, which is a collection of baroque instrumental and choir sounds.… Read More Orchestral Tools Miroire film music plug-in review

Test: sE Electronics DM2 “T.N.T.” inline microphone pre-amp

The sE Electronics DM2 TNT inline pre-amp lets you choose between a moderate +15dB or generous +30dB of gain with an ultra-high impedance input and eight load settings to match any passive microphone. It suits all your dynamic mics like the V7 and your passive ribbon microphones and it’s perfect for podcasting, recording, live sound, etc. I had the pleasure of reviewing the DM1 Dynamite when it came out and that one was a winner, so how did the DM2 perform?… Read More Test: sE Electronics DM2 “T.N.T.” inline microphone pre-amp

sE Electronics V7 Black dynamic mic review

Used by artists like Billie Eilish, Justin Timberlake and Sammi Doll, sE Electronics’s dynamic microphone, the V7, is now available in a full black version appropriately listed as the “V7 Black”. This mic has an all-metal housing and beveled spring steel grille with the handle in a black satin finish, and it just looks great. More importantly, this mic sounds great and can easily compete with more expensive mics.… Read More sE Electronics V7 Black dynamic mic review

iZotope RX 9 Advanced review

Audio processing has fallen victim to the idea that AI is always going to be better than the human touch. Yet, many AI-based solutions spit out results that are worse than a human expert is capable of achieving. Some aspects of AI combine well with human expertise, though, especially in the audio processing field. Using machine learning algorithms in audio, video and photo processing applications is a good thing, mainly because they leave the editor in charge and increase efficiency. Since a good few versions back, iZotope has relied on machine learning excellence for their RX Audio Editor and the newest version takes it to the next level. I tested RX 9 Advanced to see if it lives up to its promise.… Read More iZotope RX 9 Advanced review

ScreenFlow 10 review — separate audio capture, DAW recording, Removal Filter and more

For anything from presentations and tutorials to the more frivolous, ScreenFlow has been the app of choice for Mac users who create screencasts for a living. Version 10 adds a whole slew of new exciting features and works with macOS Catalina and Big Sur, including full support for M1 Macs.… Read More ScreenFlow 10 review — separate audio capture, DAW recording, Removal Filter and more

NUGEN Audio Paragon, convolution reverb as you’ve rarely heard before

A few weeks back, NUGEN Audio announced its Paragon plug-in with a Youtube movie. It turned out the app the company have been working on is a convolution reverb. I was keen on reviewing Paragon as NUGEN Audio is one of only a handful companies in this industry that consistently develops high-quality, high-performance audio plug-ins. And Paragon doesn’t disappoint. It operates in up to 7.1.2 audio channels and it’s Dolby Atmos compatible.… Read More NUGEN Audio Paragon, convolution reverb as you’ve rarely heard before