Review: Softube Console 1 Fader

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Price £527 Street Contact Softube A few years back, in 2014, Softube released the original Console 1; a new, and in some ways peculiar, hardware controller. The peculiar thing about this unit isn’t that it contains no faders; rather, it’s in the way it communicates with a DAW. Many, if not all, DAW controllers rely […]

PreSonus introduces three new StudioLive ARc mixers for a variety of recording solutions

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PreSonus, the audio equipment manufacturer behind Studio One, has released three new mixers as part of its StudioLive ARc series. Designed for “today’s musicians and content creators”, as stated by the brand, the new mixers combine a multi-channel 24-bit/92kHz, USB-C compatible, USB 2.0 audio interface with an analogue mixer front-end. PreSonus’s goal with the hybrid […]

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 […]

Behringer WING is unleashed after a month of teaser trailers

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Keeping to its promise, Behringer dropped the trailer video for the mysterious Behringer WING. After a month of teaser trailers as part of a staggered campaign, the company uploaded a launching video on the Music Tribe community page. WING is a “personal mixing console”, as described by Behringer, and features a central touch-screen display for […]

Gear Of The Year: Vote for the best interface/mixer of 2019

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A common question among bedroom producers and professionals alike is “which interface should I get?”. With some strong releases in the audio interface market this year, it’s difficult for us to decide on which is truly the best. That’s why we’ve given the task to you, our readers! Focusrite Scarlett 3rd Gen The Scarlett range […]

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 […]

The Zoom Livetrak L-8 is a podcast-focused recorder

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Zoom has unveiled their recording solution for podcasters with the Livetrak L-8. It’s a digital mixer and recorder, featuring six microphone inputs and four headphone outputs, which could suffice for most podcasting formats and panel interviews. Also onboard is an effects unit and sound pad, which can be loaded with custom sounds. The six sound […]

Review: SSL SiX

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        Price £999/€1,199/$1,499 Contact SSL The growth and popularity of home and semi-professional studios, which by definition have limited space, has led to there being a wide range of choice in the desktop-mixer market. These diminutive consoles can be ideal for input conditioning during recording and as a hands-on analogue stage during […]

Tascam’s Model 16 combines a warm analogue feel with digital quality recording

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The Model 24’s new younger sibling, the Model 16, holds on to the faux-wood panel and bold coloured retro aesthetic that aims to reflect its analogue character. Tascam intend this compact all-in-one mixing console to fit comfortably in environments like home studios and rehearsal spaces. Basically, if recording quality is paramount, but space is limited, […]

MasterSounds’ Radius Two is a tube-driven DJ mixer

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MasterSounds has launched Radius Two, a two-channel rotary mixer for DJs. This handmade device offers similar high-quality audio as its predecessor – the brand’s Radius 4V DJ mixer – but in a more compact form. Central to Radius Two is a pair of dual-triode valves located at the input stage of the mixer’s VCA. The […]