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Microphone Month 4
Mitch Gallagher

Mitch Gallagher

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New Flagship Control Surface Redefines Mixing

Over the past two decades, Avid has completely redefined the concept of the large-format control surface several times, first with Pro Control, then ICON, and again with the System 5MC. But nothing we've seen at... Read more »

Hands On: Moog Minifoogers

Few companies have the legacy that Moog Music has - after all, the company was founded by the father of modern synthesis himself, Dr. Robert Moog. A few years back, Moog took their creative signal processing ideas... Read more »

Experience PRS 2013

What happens when you combine gorgeous guitars, beautiful weather, stellar artists, rockin' concerts, Maryland hospitality, and more than 3,000 guitar fanatics? You get one heck of a party, that's what! And that's... Read more »

iOS Update: iOS 7

Big news from Apple: iOS 7 is here! A "whole number" operating system update is always an important event, and there is always a mixture of excitement to check out the new features and a small amount of concern over... Read more »

Hands On: East West Storm Drum 3

Wouldn't it be awesome to have the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart bring his immense collection of exotic percussion instruments into your studio and lay down tracks for you? With East West Storm Drum 3, you've got the... Read more »

Hands On: Focal Spirit Pro

Great headphones are a must-have for every studio and live sound rig. You've got to have them as a secondary reference, for detail listening, for isolation while tracking, and more. The latest entry into the... Read more »

Hands On: Eventide H9

Lush. That's the word I would use to describe the effects produced by the Eventide H9 harmonizer effects pedal. Eventide, of course, is well known for their high-end rackmount studio effects processors. In the past... Read more »

Hands On: iZotope RX 3

It's always been a dream to be able to reach inside audio files and pull out the audience noises, hums, buzzes, pops, clicks, and more. A few years ago, iZotope fulfilled that dream with their amazing RX software... Read more »

The Last Word in Monitor Control

You've spent thousands of dollars putting together the best studio you can, picking out the optimum converters, treating your room, and selecting multiple sets of quality studio monitors. Don't risk it all with a... Read more »

Hands On: tc electronic Spark Mini Boost

Need a little boost in your guitar playing? Then here's the solution: the brand-new tc electronic Spark Mini Boost! The Spark Mini Boost is a clean boost pedal in a compact enclosure - I love these little... Read more »

Hands On: Soundcraft Si Expression 2

Soundcraft's new Si Expression mixing consoles combine all the power of digital with the usability and functionality of analog. I received a 24-channel Si Expression 2 for this "Hands On" article - Soundcraft also... Read more »

Hands On: Native Instruments Komplete 9 Ultimate

Where to start talking about the incredible Native Instruments Komplete 9 Ultimate? With 65 instruments and effects, over 16,000 sounds, and over 370 gigabytes of samples and content, Komplete 9 Ultimate truly... Read more »

Hands On: JBL LSR305 and LSR308

On a budget? (Who isn't?) Looking for great monitors for your studio?? (Again, who isn't?) Then you definitely need to turn your attention to the new LSR305 and LSR308 monitors from JBL. The JBL LSR family of... Read more »

Hands On: Nektar Panorama P1

Nektar is well known for their controller keyboards, which feature tight integration with software — in particular, the Panorama family is tightly dialed in to control Propellerhead Reason. (See sidebar at right for... Read more »

Hands On: Propellerhead Software Reason 7

With version 7, the Propellerheads have really kicked it up for Reason lovers and for those looking for a highly intuitive music creation program. Reason 7 maintains all of the cool features — the usability, the... Read more »

Hands On: Fishman TriplePlay Pickup

Like many guitar players, I’m totally obsessed with my instrument. But I can’t help it if my eyes and ears wander when I’m in the presence of a sexy synthesizer — if only my guitar could make those sounds! The quest... Read more »

HANDS ON: Antelope Audio Orion 32

Just how much audio I/O for your computer can you cram into a single rackspace? If you're Antelope Audio, the answer is 32 inputs and 32 outputs with the groundbreaking new Orion 32 audio interface for Mac and PC!... Read more »

Hands On: Lindell Audio 500 Series Modules

Swedish record producer Tobias Lindell is well known for his dedication to great sound. When he launched Lindell Audio in 2010, his goal was to create equipment that suited his own working methods and satisfied his... Read more »

Hands On: Radial Engineering FireFly

Looking for the ultimate direct-instrument interface? Whether "ultimate" means sound quality or functionality, you must check out the Radial Firefly. The Firefly just may be the most full-featured direct box I've... Read more »

Hands On: Pauly Ton Pauly Superscreen

The pop filter isn’t something most of us devote much thought to — heck, some panty hose stretched over a coat hanger might do the job, right? Well, Pauly Ton believes it’s time to change your thinking! The Pauly... Read more »

Hands On: Rupert Neve Designs 500 Series

Watching the studio-gear paradigm progress has been interesting. Years ago, of course, everything was analog. Then the digital era hit, and many of us switched to completely in-the-box systems for the advantages... Read more »

Hands on: TC Electronic Ditto

Looking for the world's smallest and easiest-to-use looping pedal? The TC Electronic Ditto definitely fills those requirements! The Ditto is a super-compact "bantam" pedal with just a single footswitch and a single... Read more »

Hands On: Bose L1 Model 1S with B2

Bose has made serious inroads into the world of live sound reinforcement with their amazing L1 speakers, which feature a line-array arrangement of multiple small drivers. Using a line array allows Bose to carefully... Read more »

Killer New Gear from Roland

From digital keyboards and percussion to guitar and recording gear, Roland unveiled a plethora of new releases at the Winter NAMM show. Three innovative keyboards really stood out: the V-Combo VR-09 organ, the BK-3... Read more »