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Microphone Month 4

Computer Product Reviews

HANDS ON: Universal Audio UAD-2

Today's computers are capable of cranking out some serious horsepower - a state-of-the-art Mac or Windows machine can run a ton of tracks and a pile of real-time plug-ins. But, even the most cutting-edge computer... Read more »

Digidesign Mbox 2 Review

This unit was very easy to setup and start using. The instruction manual is well written and easy to follow. Each step is laid out for you, to include optimizing your host computer system for the best audio... Read more »

East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold Complete Review

The Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold Complete blew my mind. When I first started playing with it, I couldn't believe the lush violin strings, the realistic winds, and powerful percussion instruments. This is a... Read more »

REVIEW: IK Multimedia StealthPedal

  You're a guitar player, right? If you wanted to be a recording engineer, then you'd be one! But being a guitar player doesn't mean you don't want to make great recordings of your music. So, wouldn't it be... Read more »

REVIEW: Peavey Vypyr 120

Having built both highly successful tube and solid-state guitar amps, Peavey is uniquely positioned to translate their years of experience into the modeled-amp world. How many years? Let's just say that my first... Read more »

HANDS ON: Creation Station 2009

Sweetwater's Creation Station computers have offered tremendous performance for recording studios, musicians, and composers for many years now. The Creation Station line of computers combines the service and support... Read more »

M-Audio Studiophile BX8a Deluxe Review

I've used this product for quite some time now in my own home project studio running with Pro Tools, and as the main outputs of my entire computer, through the DigiCore Audio driver, so these monitors have been... Read more »

Mackie U.420 Review

The Mackie U.420 is a great little 4-channel stereo line mixer, but there's a lot more under the hood! Out of the box, I was impressed with the construction and feel of the mixer. The knobs in the audio chain are... Read more »

Korg padKONTROL Review

I was lucky enough to be one of the first people to receive the Korg padKONTROL a couple of years ago and it still blows me away every time I use it. The included librarian software makes the set-up a breeze and the... Read more »

E-MU 1616 PCI Review

I do the majority of my production work on a laptop, either in a coffee shop or at another producer's house. Even when I am home I don't like to feel tethered to my desk. Enter the E-MU 1616! This interface offers... Read more »

Apple Logic Studio Review

Since the advent of the digital audio workstation (DAW), software manufacturers have raced to try to come up with the ultimate music and audio production tool. As technology and hardware get faster and faster, so... Read more »

Korg ZERO8 Review

The ZERO8 has looked intriguing, to say the least, since it was announced last year. It seemed, with good reason, to be the be-all-end-all electronic musician's mixer. Only recently did I get the chance to really... Read more »

Roland SonicCell Review

The Roland SonicCell is deceptively simple looking, with its nine buttons and jog wheel. Once I began exploring the menus, I realized I would have to spend some time with the manual. The unit utilizes two basic... Read more »

Korg KP3 Review

Being somewhat new to the DJ world, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the Korg KAOSS Pad (KP3) was to learn to use. Within minutes of taking it out of the box, I had my iPod plugged in to it, and was... Read more »

PreSonus FaderPort Review

Having used the mouse and keyboard to mix for as long as I can remember, I began to feel that it was time to take the next step to a control surface. However, I didn't feel quite ready to jump into a larger scale... Read more »

Zoom H4 Handy Recorder Review

The Zoom H4 Handy Recorder offers a portable recording solution with features that separate it from the other handheld recording devices available. First, the H4 can function as either a stereo or 4-track recorder... Read more »

Roland V-Synth GT Review

The V-Synth GT is Roland's groundbreaking synth unit. This synth packs a lot of power in a functional package. It's an incredible buy for synth enthusiasts, siding closely with the synth days of old. What's... Read more »

GEM RP-X Review

GEM has really nailed the portable, easy-to-use piano sound module with the RP-X. I found its minimalistic approach to the front panel highly refreshing and simple. Just plug it in and you're ready to start playing... Read more »

M-Audio Oxygen 8 v2 Review

Building upon the success of the original Oxygen 8, M-Audio has released the Oxygen 8 v2. While maintaining the same small form factor, USB interface, and intuitive layout that made the initial offering such a hit... Read more »

Zoom H4 Handy Recorder Review

Since I had never operated an H4 before, I didn't know exactly what I was in for. After first opening the box, I saw an owner's manual staring me in the face, and thinking, "What's the fun in that?" I gently placed... Read more »

Line 6 GearBox Gold Bundle Review

I am so glad to see that Line 6 has released "their sound" into the plug-in world. This plug-in is great for reamping guitar, bass, and vocals. Instead of going through the process of miking multiple amps in the... Read more »

Rane TTM 57SL Review

The Rane TTM 57SL is a must have for any DJ/turntablist that is serious about what they do. I had a chance to get this piece of gear setup in my DJ rig, and I had a great experience with it. It was very simple to... Read more »

Roland MC-808 Review

Being a guy who prefers computer sequencing and sampling I was a little apprehensive to try a pattern-based groove-box. But after a few minutes of playing with the Roland MC-808 I must say that not only was I... Read more »

Korg RADIAS Review

The Korg Radias was definitely an experience from start to finish. Right out of the box I was blown away by the look and style of this unit before even getting it all set up. Matched with the versatility, the sound... Read more »