Heritage Audio HA-73 EQX2 dual mic amp/equalizer: two for the price of one?

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European pro audio manufacturer Heritage Audio has announced the availability of its HA-73 EQX2 dual mic amp/equalizer. The unit is equipped with a pair of mic pres and equalizers and made to the same specifications as Heritage Audio’s ’73 JR (1073-style mic preamp in a single 500 Series slot), ’73EQ JR (line input module for […]

New SSL Fusion hardware processor: SSL’s first new EQ circuit for over 25 years

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Renowned Studio sound company Solid State Logic (SSL) has announced Fusion – an all-analogue 2U outboard processor. Designed with the modern hybrid analogue/digital studio in mind, Fusion contains five “completely new” analogue colouration tools to dial in, as SSL says, the “perfect combination of (…) tonal character, weight and space” to your tracks. All of […]

Universal Audio targets the pros with new Apollo X line of TB3 audio interfaces

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Universal Audio has formally introduced the Apollo X line of interfaces we talked about a little while ago. The X line is UA’s new flagship audio Thunderbolt 3 interface series, with improvements and innovations such as new Elite AD/DA conversion, hexa-core DSP for plug-in processing, the now-familiar Unison mic preamps, and Surround Sound support (coming […]

Bart MP2570: a dual 500 Series mic pre for the price of one

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UK manufacturer Bart announced an affordable new preamp in 500 Series rack format. The MP2570 is a dual channel mic pre with discrete circuitry and some very nice specs for the money. Self-noise is rated at a quiet -128dB and maximum gain reaches up to 65dB. These are great metrics, but what makes this preamp […]

TK Audio BC1Ltd. compressor: A snow-white boutique rarity

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Swedish gear manufacturer TK Audio has announced a new version of its flagship-tier bus compressor. The BC1Ltd. differs with a more apparent compression character in addition to the transparent mode that the original variant is known for. Only 100 individually-numbered units will be made available, so this one is going to be a rarity. The […]

Rupert Neve Designs Shelford Channel Strip: the best of Rupert Neve?

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Ready for some proper high-end pro audio news? Reseller Sonic Circus announced the availability of the Rupert Neve Designs Shelford Channel Strip. This is a mono unit which combines a mic preamp, three-band EQ, compressor, and stereo-linked sends & returns. There’s a lot to cover in this prized unit, so let’s dig in! Neo-Vintage Best […]