Product Reviews

  1. Majella Implexus Review

    Majella Implexus Review

          Majella Audio is a young company based in the Netherlands offering a range of innovative new synths. Implexus is their flagship instrument, an analogue desktop synthesizer that offers a combination of East and West coast synthesis to create a highly flexible synthesizer with powerful sound-shaping capabilities...   Hardware From the exterior, the […]

  2. Gear Of The Year 2021

    Gear Of The Year 2021

        In our annual roundup, we take a look at the most in-demand studio gear from 2021.  From customer favourites to the latest new releases, check out what made it onto our bestseller list...     Back in January, Korg's ARP 2600 re-issue was met with a great deal of excitement – both from […]

  3. API VISION CONSOLE BUNDLE - Is This The Best Mixing Desk Emulation Yet?

    API VISION CONSOLE BUNDLE - Is This The Best Mixing Desk Emulation Yet?

      We take a look at Universal Audio's ground breaking new API Vision console emulation... At first glance, this new release from Universal Audio looks like any other UAD plug-in announcement - always welcome, but there are already a number of good API-based plugins out there (not least from UA themselves). However, on closer inspection […]

  4. REVIEW: Tegeler Audio Manufaktur Crème

    REVIEW: Tegeler Audio Manufaktur Crème

            Tegeler Audio Manufaktur is a German company based in Tegel (Berlin) and is managed by Michael Krusch. A small operation, Tegeler aim is to provide world-class sounding equipment that is easy to use. We were familiar with Tegeler’s products (not least because we are regularly asked for them by our customers) […]

  5. Review: Coleman Audio TC4

    Review: Coleman Audio TC4

          A few months ago Coleman Audio announced the TC4 Transfer Console & Insert Switcher designed by Glenn Coleman and based on suggestions from legendary mastering engineer Bob Katz.  We put the TC4 through its paces and report back...           When Coleman announced the TC4 last September, I was […]

  6. Ashun Sound Machines Hydrasynth Review

    Ashun Sound Machines Hydrasynth Review

    It might have just been the most anticipated synthesizer of recent years, in a marketplace that's saturated with clones, copies and other lack lustre machines, the Ashun Sound Machines Hydrasynth brings a fresh new vocabulary of synth tones, modulation capabilities and tonal complexity to the game, from a brand new company who right out of […]

  7. Digital Converter Shootout

    Digital Converter Shootout

        In this shootout, we compare 8 of our most popular converters. Use the Soundcloud player above to compare the sound files - no talking, just audio so you can make up your own mind…       All converters used their own internal clock and, where possible, they were also used as the […]

  8. UAD Plugins: 6 Hidden Gems (That Don't Cost The Earth)

    UAD Plugins: 6 Hidden Gems (That Don't Cost The Earth)

        Many of Universal Audio's UAD powered plug-ins are very familiar - the likes of LA-2A, 1176, Pultec, SSL, Neve, Manley and their excellent tape emulations are amongst the most popular. As well as these well known names, there are many others that are also very useful - including some of the plug-ins included […]

  9. UAD Lexicon 480L Review

    UAD Lexicon 480L Review

      Universal Audio has just released version 9.7 of their UAD software and as usual, have included five new plug-ins including an emulation of the Lexicon 480L digital effects system.   A (Very) Brief history of the Lexicon 480L   The Lexicon 480L was released in 1986 and rapidly became the ultimate digital reverb by […]

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