Outboard Gear Tag

Posted On January 23, 2016By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Manley ELOP

The ELOP has been a staple in studios since before the days of DAWs. Now the limiter has been worked over and updated to work in the modern world as well… at a lower cost too. Chino, CA – January 2016…Since its introduction in the early 1990s, the Manley ELOP optical limiter has been an essential tool in the arsenals of recording and mastering engineers everywhere, and the fabled all-tube limiter has graced the signal chain of countless recordings. Nearly a quarter of a century later, the engineers at ManleyRead More

Posted On November 19, 2015By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Elysia Karacter 500

Elysia keeps cranking out the hits giving the masses new inventive tools to add to the analog arsenal. This next piece of gear adds just about any kind of tonal enhancement from subtle saturation to all out distortion. NETTETAL, GERMANY: high-end studio processor manufacturer elysia is proud to announce availability of the karacter 500 — a discrete class-A stereo saturator symbolising the latest addition to its line of 500 products — as of November 16… As a discrete class-A device, the karacter 500 covers a complete sonic spectrum, including mastering-gradeRead More
  Audient is known for it’s crystal clear preamps and large format consoles. It seems the manufacturer has dropped the price significantly to $599.00 from $799.00. That’s a huge price change and totally worth every penny. Bath, New Hampshire (March 20, 2015) – British audio equipment manufacturer Audient announces a new, significantly lower price point for it’s class leading, TEC Award nominated iD22 USB audio interface and monitoring system to $599 MAP (Minimum Advertised Price). Introduced to the market in late 2013, the iD22 initially carried an MSRP of $995 andRead More

Posted On February 12, 2015By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Focusrite Clarett Range

It’s about time! Thunderbolt has been around for years and the industry has been dipping its toe in slowly and opening up to the capabilities. I’ve just recently switched my HD rig over the Thunderbolt with a Sonnet chassis and haven’t looked back. I still need something portable. This may be it. Incorporating preamps designed from the ISA, you can’t go wrong. Focusrite create the best audio interfaces in the world. Now, launching their obsession for sound quality into the world of Thunderbolt, they have released a range of audioRead More

Posted On December 29, 2014By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Warm Audio Tube EQ

  If the WA76 isn’t enough, now Warm Audio has a new friend to pair with it and the TB12. Let’s all welcome the new Warm Audio Tube EQ. This is Bryce’s take of a Pultec EQ with a few mods to make it even more useful in the modern studio. A lot of care was taken to make this EQ have as much mojo as possible, even going as far as having Cinemag design custom transformers and inductor. We can’t wait to try one of these out. Bryce says:Read More

Posted On March 23, 2012By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Focusrite ISA 2

I had always thought the ISA One was boxy and took up too much space in the studio and the 428 was too expensive for most home applications, but this gives you the best possible solution. Now you can have 2 channels of incredible Neve sounding preamp at a decent price. You may only need a couple of mic preamps, but they need to be the very best. The ISA Two dual-mono mic pre is the ideal solution: two independent channels of the highest quality classic Focusrite mic pres, withRead More
Now THIS is what I’m talking about. I’ve been waiting for this 500 Series rack to come out since I saw it, and they’ve made it even better by offering a model without the summing mixer. You can still put the mixer in later if you want, but this makes getting the workhorse a little more cost effective by allowing you to buy the summing mixer at a later date. Speaking of dates, I haven’t been on one in almost 2 years… True story Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased toRead More
I know I already reported about this HERE but its an excuse to take up space on the site again… but in a good way don’t get me wrong. I love you but I’m not IN love with you. KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 is a high-performance six-channel audio interface for  studio and live usage. As the successor to the acclaimed AUDIO KONTROL  1, it provides more connectivity, increased audio performance and a host  of practical new features, complemented by a versatile software package  for music production and DJing.   Based onRead More
This had me all pumped for a whole different reason than the sound pack. I was thinking my Maschine pads would change colors to look like the ones on the boxes. I would just buy them for that, but with the growing development of LED technology, this might not be too far in the future. If I had that, I would make each pad a face from a different person from the latest reality TV lineup and pound away on the pads. Its therapeutic and constructive in that your makingRead More
Two channels of transformer-less circuitry for $400.00?!!! AND its from Black Lion Audio. You can’t beat that with a stick with air conditioner wire attached to it. Me on the other hand you can based on one of my friends thinking it would be funny to actually do that WHILE I had wind pants on (it was the 90s people.) Black Lion Audio is offering a limited time discount on their Auteur Pre-amp. This pre amp has actually been used in some pretty big albums so you know its gotRead More