In this growing library of demo videos, we replicate how customers audition gear when they visit our North London showroom… so you don’t have to!
At KMR Audio, we pride ourselves in our extensive range of high-end demo gear and this series of videos was created to make it easier for more of you to have a first listen. The units are tested with various sources over a range of settings to provide a clear idea of the sonic character of each piece. In line with how we see customers use the gear in store, settings are generally pushed a little harder than you would in your own tracks and level matching is by ear.
To make the fairest comparison, all videos are audio only with no sales talk - allowing you to make up your own mind.
Of course, there is no substitute to trying out gear in your own studio. If you like what you hear in any of these videos and want to check a piece out in your own setup, please contact our sales team to arrange a demo (UK customers only)…
HERITAGE AUDIO Herchild 670 Dynamics
A faithful recreation of the legendary Fairchild 670 valve compressor using 22 valves and 9 transformers.
500 SERIES Bus Compressor Shootout Dynamics
In this shootout we compare five popular 500 Series bus compressors. No talking, just audio so you can make up your own mind.
AMS NEVE 33609/N Compressor Dynamics
Stereo compressor/limiter notable for its smooth, transparent sound. Evolved from Neve’s 2254 vintage diode bridge design.
AMS NEVE RMX16-500 Reverb FX Processor
500 Series recreation of the legendary 1980’s RMX16 digital reverb. Arguably the best reverb currently available for 500 Series.
API AUDIO 5500 Equalizer
Stereo equalizer offering two channels of the classic API 550B console EQ with a smooth, rich and forward-sounding punchy character.
BETTERMAKER Mastering Equalizer Equalizer
Premium "digitally controlled" analogue mastering processor. 100% analogue signal path with front panel or DAW plug-in control.
BLACK BOX ANALOG DESIGNS HG-2 Saturation Processor
Stereo mix bus saturation processor designed to add harmonic colour, natural compression and increased RMS on the master bus.
RETRO INSTRUMENTS Sta-Level Compressor Dynamics
Sta-Level is an enhanced version of the legendary 1956 Gates valve compressor. Brings a unique intimacy, air and warmth to your tracks.
BRICASTI M7 Reverb FX Processor
If there's a better stereo reverb on the market we're yet to hear it! Over 10 years since its release, M7 still sets the standard.
ROGER MAYER 456HD-500 Tape Emulation Saturation Processor
Solid-state tape emulator, using a Class-A analogue design to accurately simulate the harmonic and dynamic properties of Ampex 456.
CHANDLER LIMITED Curve Bender Equalizer
Wade Goeke's recreation of EMI/Abbey Road’s TG12345 console equalizer with its characteristic definition, detail and musical warmth.
ROGER MAYER RM58 Limiter Dynamics
A high-headroom, transparent & super-fast limiter with 456HD® tape simulation for the sound of Ampex 456 on a Studer A80 tape machine.
CHANDLER LIMITED RS124 Compressor Dynamics
Recreation of the EMI/Abbey Road RS124 valve compressor with Superfuse. Includes three different model options in a single unit.
GAINLAB AUDIO Dictator Compressor Dynamics
Dual-pentode stereo compressor based on the classic variable gain design. Updated with modern features including side-chain.
GAINLAB AUDIO Empress Equalizer
This stereo valve equalizer takes the classic Pultec EQP-1 design and updates it with additional features for modern setups.