Hardware Tag

Just like with studio hardware, analog has a different flavor than digital. This can be just the thing needed to stand out from the crowd. Why not preorder the Fusebox Monosynth? KINGSWINFORD, UK: with the first batch having effectively sold out in advance, British boutique electronic instruments innovator Analogue Solutions is proud to announce that it is accepting second batch preorders for Fusebox — an aptly-named, three-VCO (Voltage-Controlled Oscillator) true analogue monophonic synthesizer that favourably fuses the company’s characterful vintage sound with an advanced choice of modulation and melodic possibilities (in a beautifully-built box)… beforeRead More
Eventide has really stepped up their game in all formats. Lately they have been releasing a slew of plugins partnering with great developers and now they are expanding to the Eurorack module. LITTLE FERRY, NJ, USA: recording technology trailblazer Eventide is proud to release the EuroDDL — entering the ever-expanding Eurorack modular market with a 16HP digital delay (DDL) module made to sound less digital than the average delay while enabling external control of every feature and function — at AES New York 2017, October 18-20, Jacob J. Javits Convention Center, USA… With the EuroDDL, Eventide’s oldRead More

Posted On October 21, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

IK Multimedia Releases iRig Pre HD

IK Multimedia was one of the first in plugins and the first in mobile recording. They understood that smartphones and tablets are the next medium for recording. The iRig pre was one of the firsts and now it’s available worldwide. October 19, 2017 – IK Multimedia is proud to announce that iRig Pre HD is now available worldwide. The new iRig Pre HD is a high-definition, ultra-compact digital interface for microphones with an onboard Class A studio-quality preamplifier designed to deliver top notch audio performance with iPhone®, iPad®, Mac® and PC. It offersRead More
Conversion has been a part of Dangerous Music’s products since their advent, but up until now, they haven’t featured a dedicated unit. Convert-AD+ has arrived. New York, NY – AES – October 18, 2017 – At the New York AES show, Dangerous Music today premiered the CONVERT-AD+ A to D converter. Building on their legacy of award-winning monitoring and mastering D to A converters, the CONVERT-AD+ is the culmination of the company’s technical advances over the past 15 years, as always, addressing both the sonic demands, practical needs of professional audio engineers and to put the soul backRead More
Want a vintage 8 channel preamp interface complete with vintage mics and processing? Sounds too good to be true right? Well Antelope Audio have announced the Discrete 4 and 8 series USB and Thunderbolt interfaces that can be bundled with their new modeling mics, giving you the possibility to track with classic mics and channel strips from BAE, Gyraf Audio, and many more. SANTA MONICA, CA, USA: high-end professional audio equipment manufacturer Antelope Audio is proud to announce (upcoming) availability of its DISCRETE 8 ThunderboltTM & USB Interface with 8 Discrete Mic Preamps plus accompanyingEDGE and VERGE modellingRead More

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

Presonus Quantum 2

Presonus have upgraded their answer to the UAD Apollos of this world and have released the Quantum 2 Thunderbolt interface. For such a small package, it packs a massive punch. Baton Rouge, Louisiana—October 2017…Following up on the success of its top-of-the-line Quantum audio/MIDI interface, PreSonus has expanded the series with the release of the new Quantum 2. Slightly smaller than the original Quantum, the 22×24-channel Quantum 2 shares its larger sibling’s status as PreSonus®’ fastest and best-sounding audio/MIDI interface, taking advantage of the high-speed Thunderbolt™ 2 bus and a no-frills, direct-to-DAWRead More

Posted On October 13, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Eventide H9000

Since I was a teenager, watching the likes of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Eric Johnson, The Eventide H3000 was a huge part of the soaring solos and great effects used in their signal chain. I always wanted one but never had the cash to own it. I still don’t really have the cash but I still have a huge spot in my heart for the Eventide units. Now the H9000 will be exhibited in AES this October. LITTLE FERRY, NJ, USA: recording technology trailblazer Eventide is proud to be exhibiting the H9000 — anRead More
iZotope have released their foray into portable recording with a small, battery powered, all in one solution to professionally tracking ideas. This recorder features premium parts including Grace Design preamps. Ditch the cables and record professional-quality sound with Spire. It’s the world’s first truly wireless recording solution that will have you recording in seconds. Edit, mix, and share your recorded songs instantly via a built-in Wi-Fi connection between Spire Studio and the free Spire app for iOS. Whether you’re capturing a moment of inspiration or collaborating with bandmates, Spire deliversRead More
Serving as a companion to the Studiolive Console, these rack mixers can be used for a myriad of live and studio applications. These rackmount mixers pack either a Studio Live 32R or 24R into a 2U rack space, thus saving immense space. Baton Rouge, Louisiana—September 2017… The perfect partners for StudioLive® Series III console/recorders, StudioLive Series III rack mixers can serve as simple AVB stage boxes, combination stage boxes and monitor mixers, or powerful standalone mixers. The result of ten years of R&D, the third-generation StudioLive 32R and StudioLive 24R fitRead More

Posted On September 27, 2017By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News, Reviews

Review: Kush Audio Clariphonic MS

We’ve seen the Clariphonic grow in a unique hardware / software evolution, whereby the hardware inspires the creation of a plugin and the software pushes the envelope to consider new features for the hardware. Which is where we end up in this review. Now Kush has completed the circle (and then some) by updating the analog hardware to include a new feature previously only found in the Clariphonic MkII plugin: Mid/Side processing.   OVERVIEW: For the few of you who may not know about the Clariphonic, here is a briefRead More