NAMM 2020: PreSonus ioStation 24c combines the Studio Series interfaces with the FaderPort controller

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NAMM 2020: PreSonus has launched the ioStation 24c, an interface/controller that combines features from the brand’s Studio Series USB-C devices and FaderPort. According to PreSonus, the ioStation 24c was designed for solo musicians, podcasters and other content creators for use in their home studios. On the recording side, the 2-in/2-out interface is built on audiophile-grade […]

NAMM 2020: Babyface Pro FS is RME’s beefed up new desktop interface

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NAMM 2020: RME has built its reputation on solid audio interfaces that virtually never break down. Its devices are remarkably well-engineered and robust, both on the hardware and software side. And the company will seemingly not rest when it knows that it can improve on an existing design. That’s why its latest desktop interface, the […]

NAMM 2020: Apogee Symphony Desktop is the most affordable Symphony interface ever

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NAMM 2020: Apogee takes the sound quality from the esteemed rackmount Symphony I/O Mk II and applies it to Symphony Desktop, a 10×14 portable audio interface. Symphony Desktop also boasts ultra-low latency and vintage mic preamp emulation. Apogee’s new audio interface maintains the brand’s mission to “design the finest performing audio interfaces using cutting edge […]

NAMM 2020: Solid State Logic shakes things up once again with new audio interfaces

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NAMM 2020: Solid State Logic (SSL) has launched two audio interfaces: the SSL 2, and SSL 2+. These mark the brand’s first foray into the audio interface market, and are touted to bring “studio quality to personal studios”. If you’ve always dreamt of harnessing SSL’s production technology for your own studio, these new audio interfaces […]

NAMM 2020: PreSonus Quantum 2626 builds on the brand’s Thunderbolt interface line

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NAMM 2020: PreSonus expands its Thunderbolt Quantum range with the Quantum 2626, delivering a recording and monitoring resolution of 24-bit/192kHz. PreSonus’ Quantum 2626 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface is to be debuted at next week’s NAMM event, boasting a “barely measurable roundtrip latency, as low as <1ms” according to the brand. The interface is the next […]

Gear Of The Year: Best interface/mixers of 2019

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WINNER: Focusrite Scarlett 3rd Gen The Scarlett range is Focusrite’s main USB interface entry point, with models for everyone from the beginner onwards. We looked at several options in the range when we reviewed them six months ago and were mightily impressed. There are six interfaces with configurations going from the Solo, then up to […]

Gear Of The Year: Best outboard gear of 2019

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WINNER: Black Lion Audio Seventeen When it comes to classic studio outboard like 1176, there have been plenty of remakes and clones over recent years. This versatile solid-state compressor/limiters can be used for everything from unobtrusive levelling of vocals and bass to dramatic dynamic compression. Black Lion Audio’s Seventeen is in no way a clone […]

Review: Universal Audio Apollo X4

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Price £1,599 street Contact Universal Audio Dedicated DSP processing in an audio interface is very much in vogue at present, with a number of mid-to-high-end units coming out from new entrants to the market over recent months. Interesting though these offerings have been, none have yet quite achieved the seamless integration between DAW and external […]