Gear Of The Year: Vote for the best outboard gear of 2019

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As much as the software world dominates modern music production, we can’t help but still pine for the practical benefits of outboard hardware – not least for its aesthetic appeal! But which of the following will you crown king this year? Scroll to the bottom of this article to cast your vote. Black Lion Audio […]

Review: Cranborne Audio Camden 500 Preamp

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Price £299 Contact Cranborne Audio A relatively new name to the pro-audio world, British company Cranborne Audio is committed to producing excellent gear at affordable prices. The Camden 500 on test here is a transformerless microphone preamplifier offering both ultra-clean, transparent mic gain and two flavours of ‘Mojo’. However, the 500 is not just a […]

Vintage Rewind: Neve 1073

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Ask any number of recording engineers to name a classic make of mixing console and chances are the top answer will be – give or take the odd SSL – Neve. Push them further to identify the company’s most revered design and the reply will almost certainly be as simple as four numbers, the 1073. […]

IK Multimedia’s new battery-powered amp aims to punch above its weight

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IK Multimedia has added the iRig Micro Amp to its ranks. A new member of the brand’s iRig line, this compact, battery-powered amplifier comes with three analogue channels and an integrated iOS/USB interface. Here’s a brief overview: Small amp, big sound Despite its small form, this combo amp is designed to produce 15 watts – […]

Counterfeit gear factory busted in China; Shure, Yamaha, Sennheiser team up for lawsuit

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Counterfeit gear is still a thing and one ought to be wary of it. Not only can cheaply made clones of big brand equipment sound nasty, they may be outright dangerous (you know, electricity and all that). Last October, a raid was conducted at a factory of China’s Soundpu (Voxpu) Electronics Equipment, ProSoundWeb reports. Inside […]

NAMM 2019: Line 6 Helix 2.8 update – K.O.T added

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So then everyone is waiting for a certain Line 6 Helix update. Looks like it may well be dropping, but you are going to have to wait a little longer. Line 6 Helix 2.8 update You know me, I love a good rumour and the biggest one at NAMM 2019 was possibly that fabled Line 6 […]

Positive Grid makes BIAS AMP 2 Mobile for iOS

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Positive Grid has just announced its new BIAS AMP 2 Mobile App for iOS that lets you run its virtual guitar amps on your Apple iPhone or iPad.  BIAS AMP 2 Mobile BIAS AMP 2 Mobile is Positive Grid’s new standalone mobile guitar amp and processor app for iOS. The new features in BIAS AMP […]