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
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
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
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
iZotope’s newest reverb plug-in, Neoverb, is powered by Exponential Audio technology, and it is the touted as the most intelligent reverb plug-in for music producers up to date. And indeed, in contrast to the many, many controls of Audio Exponential’s plug-ins that lets you tweak a reverb to the insanely great, Neoverb stands out with a sober UI that still lets you access the most beautiful sounding reverberation you can imagine.… Read More iZotope Neoverb creates gorgeous reverb effects in an equally gorgeous UI
RX8 Advanced improves on a number of features like it’s A.I.-driven Music Rebalance and Dialogue Isolate, its Loudness metering and more. There’s also a new module, Spectral Recovery, which restores frequencies above 4kHz and is especially useful for improving the audible quality of video calls, real-time audio streaming and podcast interviews.… Read More The iZotope RX 8 Advanced Review