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Rocksolid Audio Control Strip 2

This article reviews the Control Strip 2 from Rocksolid Audio - a new type of midi controller dedicated to SSL channel strip plugins only. What makes this particular device compelling is its price tag, ability to operate across DAWs fluently, and support for third-party Native and otherwise SSL channel strip plugins. Before we dive deep

2021-09-17T17:50:58+03:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Gear Reviews, Hardware, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

De-Essing Basics and Beyond – Techivation T-De-Esser Review

My name is Ron Bates. I’m a freelance audio engineer and producer based out of Nashville, TN. As Techivation just released the T-De-Esser, I thought it might be cool to experiment with some not-so-typical uses for De-Essing.  Before we jump into some mixing scenarios, let’s first cover the basics of De-Essing. Let’s ask ourselves what

2021-07-22T03:46:34+03:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Smart Research Audio – C1LA

The C1LA is a stereo VCA compressor inspired by the now renowned SSL Quad Comp from the G-series consoles. It is designed for the API 500-series format and is packed with features and functionality found only on high-end devices, often twice its price. In this article, we'll put the C1LA to the test. We'll explore

2021-06-06T04:19:43+03:00June 6th, 2021|Categories: Gear Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , |0 Comments

Baby Audio Comeback Kid Review

BabyAudio is a new plug-in developer company, that creates high-quality sounding plug-ins, that can be very useful for both music production and audio engineering. Today we wanna review one of their plug-ins we had the chance to try out in a few mixes, while we will consider reviewing their latest plug-in which has just got

iZotope Ozone 9 Mastering Plugin Review

By Ivo Sotirov As the world embraces AI and machine learning so does iZotope with their 9th edition of Ozone. In September 2019 this mastering suite introduced new features like Tonal Rebalance as well as a Low-End Focus module yet efficiency went up with lower power consumption and faster loading times. Now, a year later,

Tegeler Audio TSM

If you have been following my writing you would know the previous article I wrote was reviewing the Tegeler Audio Manufaktur Creme (VCA stereo compressor and Pultec-Style EQ). Today I will be reviewing another piece of Tegeler engineering called the TSM (Tube Summing Mixer). Overview & Features The TSM is essentially a 40-channel summing box

2020-06-23T18:29:38+03:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Gear Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

ANTELOPE AUDIO DISCRETE 4 SYNERGY CORE

Antelope Audio has recently updated its “Discrete” line of interfaces. Introducing 2 versions with 4 and 8 mic pres called Discrete Synergy Core. Having used the previous generation Discrete interfaces I am excited about this new upgrade Discrete 4 Synergy Core. The previous-gen had exceptional specs for its price range. But in my personal opinion,

HammerAudio HA-872

A small startup from the UK is hammering out the cloning competition and are even going a step further into the unknown with incredible engineering, drive and innovation. Hammeraudio’s first attempt in microphone manufacturing is a supreme clone of the classic 70s U87. I won’t go into the technicals of this mic as you can

2020-06-23T20:38:15+03:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Gear Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Barefoot Footprint 01

When most audio professionals (artists, producers, engineers, mixers) hear the name Barefoot they associate it with unaffordable speakers that they would only dream of owning or using at a big studio. The reality is that most of us are in our home/project studios that can’t facilitate these monitors… Cue the Barefoot Footprint01 model from the

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