Alto Professional Uber FX: A mobile PA with bluetooth and internal FX

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Alto Professional has announced the Uber FX portable PA system. Uber FX runs on AC power or the internal rechargeable battery, which lets you perform anywhere. Compared to the Uber and Uber LT, it adds internal effects, which makes it a good fit for street performers and anyone else needing mobile amplification for a couple […]

Shure launches Twinplex lavalier microphones at NAB

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Shure has introduced the Twinplex series lavalier microphones and headsets. The sub-miniature wearable microphones for theater, presentation and broadcasting applications feature a new dual-diaphragm design. The Shure Twinplex series consists of four lavalier microphones (TL45, TL46, TL47, TL48) and one headset microphone (TL53). Each of the new products is available in different colors. Some offer […]

Telefunken Alchemy series: Four new tube condenser mics (that aren’t clones)

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Telefunken Elektroakustik has introduced the Alchemy series with four new large diaphragm tube condenser microphones. The TF29, TF39, TF47 and TF51 certainly have a very classy look to them. But according to Telefunken, these models are not clones of vintage mics, instead offering “a distinctively original sonic fingerprint”. Do they have what it takes to […]

Soyuz introduces the 013 TUBE small diaphragm condenser microphone pair

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Soyuz Microphones from Russia has added the 013 TUBE small diaphragm condenser mic to its portfolio. It is a close sibling of the 013 FET, but designed to deliver a smoother top end for a more natural, colorful sound. It also costs twice as much. According to Soyuz, the differences between the 013 TUBE and […]

NAMM 2019: Aston Stealth, a four-mics-in-one glowing in purple

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At NAMM 2019, manufacturer Aston launched Stealth – an ambitious microphone designed for both stage and studio use. Touted as a “broadcast-quality” mic, it has four switchable voice modes (Vocal 1 & 2, Guitar, Dark) and works both as a passive and active mic. It has inbuilt 48v phantom power detection to automatically switch itself […]

NAMM 2019: IK Multimedia AXE I/O, a new desktop interface for guitar and bass

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As predicted here on this very site, IK Multimedia is launching a new high-end guitar audio interface called the AXE I/O. The Italian company already knows a thing or two about recording guitars (see the AmpliTube range), so we are expecting great things from this new product. IK Multimedia AXE I/O Over the years, IK […]

Fuse Audio recreates Telefunken V376 vintage broadcast preamp as a plug-in

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German developer Fuse Audio Labs has released an emulation of the coveted Telefunken V376 vintage broadcast tube microphone preamp. A super-classic and rare piece of kit, it’s highly sought after to this day and units in good condition sell for thousands of dollars, if you can actually find one. Whether this piece of German engineering […]

Audio Assault Emperor amp sim plug-in: A high-gain bargain?

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The new Audio Assault Emperor is a high gain amp simulator plug-in with built-in effects and cabinet simulation. This software emulation looks pretty intuitive and has some seriously crushing, heavy tones available for those that like to chug! Audio Assault Emperor  The Emperor plug-in is evidently inspired by modern day high-gain guitar tones. It includes a […]

Roland makes the JUNO-DS61 slightly larger: Enter the JUNO-DS76!

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A massive new release from Roland that will blow your socks off: The JUNO-DS range has been cruising along with a 61 keyed and 88 keyed version but I’ve felt there was always something missing. I couldn’t put my finger on it until Roland announced a brand new innovation in keyboard technology – the JUNO-DS76. […]

Acoustically model your finger drumming with Applied Acoustics Objeq App

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We are all frustrated drummers at heart. Tapping and slapping away on things to bang out the beat of our otherwise humdrum lives. Applied Acoustics want to encourage and capture that innocent performance and model it into something useful. Objeq will make your hands and fingers sound like an instrument. Objeq With the clever use […]