Hardware Category

This is an interesting turn of events. Audified has made quite a few unique approaches to pro audio and this is no exception. The Synergy R1 is a hybrid software – hardware 500 series module that features reverb and saturation. BOSKOVICE, CZECH REPUBLIC: host application and audio effects developer Audified is proud to announce (upcoming) availability of SYNERGY R1 — representing its first foray into hardware with a ‘remote-controlled’ software/hardware hybrid digital (REVERB)/analogue (SATURATOR) processing module for the 500 series modular rack frame format popularised by API (Automated Processes, Inc.)Read More
The StudioLive Mixers have been a hit, especially with home studios and live gigs. Presonus is now shipping the StudioLive 24 Series III PreSonus’ new StudioLive 24 digital console/recorders are now shipping, adding to the company’s third-generation StudioLive® Series III line, which launched earlier this year with the StudioLive 16 and StudioLive 32. Like all Series III consoles, StudioLive 24 further improves on the StudioLive’s legendary ease of use while letting you customize workflow and operations to fit the way you work. All Series III consoles feature touch-sensitive, motorized faders,Read More
Warm Audio has returned with another classic microphone with the WA-14 Introducing the WA-14 Large Diaphragm Brass Capsule Condenser Microphone, which is based on the classic condenser microphone from the 70’s that has been used on countless hit records. The WA-14 utilizes fully discrete classic circuit topology, including an all-brass CK12 style capsule design by “Lens Kondensator” and a custom premium CineMag USA transformer. The WA-14 can be used on an array of sources, which includes: punchy and warm intimate lead vocals, aggressive guitars and heavy percussion. The WA-14 provides a realism and thicknessRead More
Considered by many as one of the most prized weapons in their hardware arsenal, the Clariphonic has proven to add the “expensive” sound most engineers have only dreamed of owning. The plugin version was updated not too long ago to include new features and Gregory Scott didn’t want to leave the hardware out as well. Therefore the Clariphonic M/S was created. Not only does this purveyor of high frequencies get an added Mid-Side mode, but it also includes an optional “cut” feature to the Focus section. Now Pultec style cuttingRead More
  The Internet has brought all new ways of honing mixing skills. Forums, video tutorials, and even sites like this one (everythingrecording.com) offer generic tips and tricks but do not necessarily address mix issues specific to the mix you’re working on.  On the other side of the spectrum are in-house studio workshops, which come with a hefty price tag as well as shortcomings of their own.  Although the classroom setting is much more personal, having other students can both take focus away from each person’s development as well as inhibitRead More
Arturia has ventured far beyond the Virtual Instrument landscape and has made some great looking MIDI controllers. Now they’re releasing a Black Edition in limited quantities. Arturia are set to release a limited number of “Black Edition” KeyStep, BeatStep, and BeatStep Pro sequencer-controllers.  Known and loved throughout the industry, Arturia’s trio of DAW controlling, step-sequencing hybrids are now available in a sleek black finish. Offering something for every musician, the Step range synchronizes the analog and digital worlds, letting musicians control hardware instruments, outboard modules, virtual instruments, and recording softwareRead More
Orange amps have recently ventured into audiophile areas like the O-Edition Headphones (Review HERE). Now they have moved into even more geeky areas with a new Op-Amp Orange Amplification has launched the new Dual Discrete Op-Amp which has been specifically designed for audio use. It is one of the most musically sounding of its kind on the market today. Built to a high specification, the Dual Discrete Op-Amp has been constructed for superior musical audio performance purposes. Unlike existing products, it only contains the gain blocks that are needed toRead More
The Slate Raven is a centerpiece at Everything Recording HQ. This control interface proves to be the one of the most useful pieces of hardware in the studio. Mixing or tracking on the road has become a pain due to this great control surface. Now the software has been updated with one of the most major updates since its release.   Today we are introducing the next evolution of our RAVEN series Multi-Touch Consoles. Introducing RAVEN 3.3, including the first ever DAW Multi-Touch GESTURES, support for Cubase & Nuendo onRead More
Companies like Line6 have existed for many years, trying to emulate the great guitar amplifiers and even though they come close, something is just missing. Kemper shows up and blows the doors off with a whole new approach to getting the perfect amp sound in a digital domain. I know a few people who own one and I’m contemplating pulling the trigger but even as great as this new tool is, getting the perfect sound isn’t necessarily as easy as it is made out to be. Enter Michael Britt… HeRead More

Posted On February 18, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News, Reviews

Review: Warm Audio WA-2A

Warm Audio has returned with another rendition of one of the most used compressors in the history of recording. The WA-2A, as the name gives away is a true-to-life version of the LA-2A, a tube leveling amplifier that has showed up on countless recordings. Known for its use in smoothing out vocals, solidifying bass, and bringing life to pretty much anything that can be recorded, the LA-2A is a perfect tool for the home studio and major league recording company alike. The problem being with the former is the priceRead More