AES 2019: The best gear of Day 1

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SSL Origin One of the heavyweights of recording console design, SSL is returning to its roots with a brand-new in-line console dubbed Origin. The company’s first console of its kind in over 15 years, Origin takes the highlights of SSL’s historic 4000 series and balances them against the needs of the modern producer. Zylia ZR-1 […]

Black Lion Audio pay homage to Melcor sound with Eighteen

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Boutique audio company, Black Lion Audio return with Eighteen, another audio module inspired by classic hardware. Following from the success of its Seventeen compressor released earlier this year, Eighteen is a mic preamp and EQ that pays homage to the Melcor op-amp sound. Black Lion Audio note that the channel strip’s preamplifier circuit is not […]

Behringer’s Crave and Pro-1 synthesisers now available to order

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In a Facebook post last week, Behringer announced it was shipping 1,000 units of both the Crave and Pro-1 synthesisers to its European retailer, Thomann. Now, you can preorder the synthesisers to be delivered within the next few weeks. The Crave is a compact, analogue semi-modular synth that boasts a 32-step sequencer and arpeggiator, along […]

Meeblip’s Cubit Go is an intelligent, portable USB-MIDI interface

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Meeblip has debuted Cubit Go, a USB-powered MIDI interface and router designed for musicians on-the-go. Cubit Go’s main I/O is fairly straightforward, there’s one DIN MIDI in and four DIN MIDI outs. What’s unique about the device, however, is the outputs’ integrated hardware MIDI thru circuitry. According to Meeblip, this feature ensures that “whatever you […]

Rupert Neve Designs unveils Fidelice range for hi-fi market

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Pro audio heavyweight Rupert Neve Designs has revealed a brand new product range aimed squarely at the hi-fi market. The new Fidelice series pairs the company’s reputation for sonic excellence with a retro-futurist steel and wood construction that’s more suited to the living room than the studio. The initial line-up comprises three American-made products: the […]

AKG takes aim at creators with K361 & K371 closed-back headphones

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Coming from HARMAN-owned AKG are the new K361 and K731 closed-back studio headphones. A combination of compact design and studio-worthy sound, they are meant to serve both professional and lifestyle applications – says the manufacturer. The main target audience these headphones are aimed at, though, is the slew of content creators – artists, engineers, podcasters, […]

Ableton CV Tools is now available in the Live 10 Suite

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It felt like it should have come as part of the Ableton Live 10.1 update but it wasn’t ready and Ableton decided to release the update anyway. The good news is that CV Tools is now fully checked out and ready to integrate your CV-based modular and Eurorack gear with Ableton Live. I’ve been using […]