Hardware Tag

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
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

Posted On February 16, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Warm Audio WA-87 Condenser Microphone

  Our good friends at Warm Audio have ventured into new territory. The WA-87 is their own rendition of the Neumann U87, one of the workhorses in the industry. Instead of costing you an arm and a leg, this $599.00 microphone claims to be every bit of the classic as its predecessors. Hopefully we will get our hands on one soon. The classic ‘87 is arguably the most widely-used large diaphragm condenser microphone in pop recording history.  Rather than base our WA-87 circuit on current incarnations of this mic, we decided to closely follow the early circuit designs that date back nearly half a century.  As is true with many classic microphones, engineers who have worked with different versions of these microphones oftenRead More

Posted On February 16, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Warm Audio WA-412

The WA-12 is a mainstay at Everything Recording HQ (review of MkI HERE and HERE). Why own one when you can own 4 in a 1u rack? The WA-412 provides 4 channels of classic American console preamps in a sleek 1RU design. This style of preamp is often referred to as “the sound of Rock n’ Roll” for its BIG punchy low end and smooth open top end. The price/performance ratio of the WA-412 is almost unfathomable to the experienced studio engineer who has possibly paid much more for preamps of this style during their career. Featuring fully discrete socketed 6-pin opampsRead More

Posted On February 15, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter Zi Vari Z

  The original Cloudlifter is indispensable especially when using the infamous Shure SM7 on vocals. Ribbon mics and dynamics need that extra boost of clean gain to bring out the best quality possible. Now the Cloudlifter Zi features more settings catered to both dynamic and ribbon mics as well as instruments. Different choices of impedance combines with high pass filtering place the tone of your instruments back in your hands and not the snot nosed, stoned sound engineer. Cloud Microphones brings their popular Cloudlifter® Mic Activator® technology to guitar players, bassRead More

Posted On February 14, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Touch Innovations Kontrol Master

Touch Innovations is a relatively new name to the scene, but as soon as I saw this interface, I loved the look. It takes me right back to endless days in the arcade. These buttons do more than just throw a punch or fire a laser. Plus the name harkens to Mortal Kombat! Kontrol Master has the brains to match the beauty too. I may have to give one of these a try. Kontrol Master provides a revolutionary and unique experience, effectively and effortlessly integrating its user’s second hand into theRead More