Focusrite Red Plugin Review

Classic compressor and EQ make their plugin debut The Focusrite Red range of studio outboard gear has been used in top studios the world over for decades. Introduced in 1994, the entire range, clad in its distinctive red casing, found favour with the professionals on account of its super-high clarity and versatility, pure and simple…. Read More

The World’s Most Iconic Microphone

Shure’s masterpiece stands the test of time 2015 seems to be a good year for anniversaries; only recently we covered the fact that Martin’s famous D-35 acoustic had reached the 50 year milestone in its long, rich history. Well, this month that figure is bettered by perhaps the single most recognisable piece of musical equipment… Read More

Our Predictions For Music Tech In 2015

Updated 9/11/16 Gaze into our crystal ball As is standard at the end of a calendar year, we cast our eyes towards what wondrous things we can expect from the next 12 months. In the world of musical instruments, it’s never easy. The industry is (generally) very good at keeping its powder dry and sitting… Read More

Review: Tascam DR-05

It’s one of the most renowned brands in the recording world – but how does the Tascam DR-05 fare? Tascam have done more for home recording than just about anyone. Back in the ‘70s, if you wanted to record your work, you went into a studio with a sizable wad of cash. Then, in 1979,… Read More

Review: Boss RC-505 Loop Station

Now non-guitarists have a dedicated Loop Station – We take a look at the Boss RC-505 Musical history is littered with examples of gear being used in ways that it wasn’t intended, and changing the musical landscape as a result. Damaged amps and torn speaker cloths resulted in distorted guitar tones, the Roland TB-303 Bass… Read More

Rode Microphone for iPhone and iPad Launched

Equip your iPad or iPhone with a stereo Rode microphone The Rode microphone range has always been incredibly impressive. The Australian mic brand was, arguably, the driving force behind the development of affordable condenser microphones, from its factory, just outside Sydney. With a factory floor packed with cutting edge technology, it pioneered the surface mount… Read More

Roland Audio Interfaces and Controllers – Windows 8 Compatible Already

A wide range of Roland Audio Interfaces and Controllers are compatible with Windows 8 already… Upgrading to a new operating system can be nerve-wracking to say the least, for anyone making music with computers, but if you’re using Roland Audio Interfaces and Controllers, you may well enjoy a trouble-free transition… For those who are lucky… Read More

Boss VE-20 Review – The Vocalist’s Toolbox?

The Boss VE-20 Vocal Processor puts the (effects) World at the Vocalist’s feet The Boss VE-20 Vocal Processor was slightly left-field product release that has been perhaps, a runaway hit. With decades of experience gained from producing the World’s most popular guitar effects, it is no surprise that it should be capable of producing a… Read More

Boss VE-5 Review

Affordable vocal effects on your mic stand? We warm up our ‘pipes’ in our Boss VE-5 review The Boss VE-5 Vocal Performer adds a new model to the brand’s vocal processor range. When Boss unveiled its first vocal processor unit (the VE-20), it came as something of a surprise, from a brand so closely associated… Read More

Review: KRK KNS 6400 Headphones

The KRK KNS 6400 Headphones bring clarity to late night sessions… The KRK KNS 6400 headphones are one of two new pairs of headphones from the legendary US studio monitor company. The instantly recognisable yellow speaker cones of KRK ‘s studio monitors are now, seemingly, everywhere. The premium Expose range and VXT range have infiltrated… Read More