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    Shure SM57 - Excellent bang for the buck

    03-07-2018 22:32
    I bought an SM57 primarily to record electric guitars. I spent hours with several other microphones and never really got a sound I was happy with until I tried the SM57. It was the clear winner ...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Tannoy TM1 - I was surprised

    01-16-2018 20:55
    My friend is a Music Goup Rep, he brought one of these over to test it. I grabbed a U87 off the shelf as our reference and plugged them both into an XL48 pre. We ran the AES outs into a hi res conv...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Audio-Technica AE5400 - A product to fight Neumann KMS and Shure KSMs...and to win against them

    01-03-2018 18:37
    We experienced approximately 3-5db more gain before feedback from the AE5400, in comparison to both the SM58 and the Neumann KMS 104. The 350-500 Hz dib it has is very useful, because it's a fre...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Soundcraft Si Impact - Flexible, with a great sound ;)

    01-02-2018 14:10
    I bought this mixer after a long questioning: I wanted a digital mixer which behaved and provided the ergonomics of an analog model :) PLUS, with a USB connection to a PC or Mac... I spend 5 yea...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Tascam IF-CB/DM - Tascam and Cobranet on a DM3200 / DM4800

    12-26-2017 16:29
    Cobranet is an old sound transportation network protocol that has lost ground with the arrival of new competing technologies (such as Dante…), but still interesting due to the way hardware prices t...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Electro-Voice 676 - ELECTRO-VOICE 676 (MY PRECIOUS!)

    12-25-2017 14:17
    The Doors - Jim Morrison Stage Microphone EV-676 An Electro Voice EV-676 chrome, one of five used by Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek during live shows, rehearsals and TV show appearances by The D...Read more on Audiofanzine

    DIY Microphone à Ruban - An excellent ribbon mic that sounds natural – a real professional-level gear.

    12-24-2017 13:07
    I’ll add a few details missing from the product presentation: [u][b]weight is approx. 350 grams/.77 lb[/b][/u] [b]Diameter is almost 28 mm/1.1 in[/b] My first impression on it after a few week...Read more on Audiofanzine

    M-Audio Solaris - Excellent Mic at any Price

    12-05-2017 17:09
    I've run studios for decades and had/used/auditioned many, many mics from very spendy ones (U47, U67, RCA 77 etc) to cheap ones. The Solaris is a very good sounding LDC. I prefer the frequency resp...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Mackie LM-3204 - Still no substitute, best line mixer out there...

    11-15-2017 15:08
    I use not only the Mackie LM-3204 mixer with master section, but also 2 of the ultra-rare slave (LM-3204E) units daisy chained to the master via ribbon cable for my home studio. The setup gives me ...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Slate Pro Audio RAVEN MTI - The 21st century’s mixing tool

    11-11-2017 15:22
    It’s just a big-sized touchscreen designed to use ProTools or Logic X. Well, not only... The multitouch screen comes with a piece of software which adds (down on ProTools’ screen) a bunch of progr...Read more on Audiofanzine

    RODE NT1-A - This mic PERFORMS,, !!

    11-03-2017 04:47
    I Have owned this mic for 10 months, its great, I Use this with a foam windshield and not the supplied "POP" filter,my radio broadcasts sound really professional its not quite a neuman but post br...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Behringer C-1U - Good mic for little money,

    11-03-2017 04:43
    I Purchased this mic for voice over work, Great for beginners, may need some EQ to sound warm,, The mic bracket is a bit flimsy fo a good spider mount is a good idea,, Otherwise its a great mic ...Read more on Audiofanzine

    The T.bone MB78 Beta - Exellent Microphone !!

    11-03-2017 04:34
    The reviews caught my eye for this Mic,, The price is EXELLENT,,I can only vouch for this in a studio enviroment,, IT PERFORMS,, The studio must have virtually ZERO reflections but is great for v...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Neumann TLM 103 - Okay but look around

    10-31-2017 16:33
    I borrowed a pair of these to record an acoustic piano at my studio. They looked great, nice and light and easy to place. There seemed to be something missing at the top end. Sure you can eq to he...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Shure SM58 - This is the best deal of a mic

    10-22-2017 19:07
    I bought this mic after seeing the review on [url]https://studiogearexperts.com [/url]7 months regrets later, i have no complain about the mic. what i live most most is its performance in live ...Read more on Audiofanzine

    GML 8304 - GML 8304 Mic preamps - Gain on a wire

    10-08-2017 14:36
    I had a Pro Tools LE rig and a DIGI 001. All in the cost was under $1k USD. I could hear deficiencies. I was reviewing gear for Pro Audio Review. I suggested a review of the GML 8304 and got a gree...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Soundcraft Sapphyre - A good choice for small to mid-sized studios

    10-02-2017 14:57
    An analog mixer with an in line setup, which allows a direct out to the recorder from each in/out module. However, the mixer features 8 busses, which are repeated in block (1-8, 9-16, 17-24 and so ...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Soundcraft Spirit Folio SX - A comprehensive, transportable and reliable 16-track mixer with phantom power.

    09-20-2017 09:56
    I bought this mixer in the 1990s to mix a drumset (8 tracks), a guitar (1 track), a bass (1 track) and two stereo keyboards (4 tracks). No integrated FX but 2 busses and 16 tracks with faders, gain...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Tantek Tanrak - Tantek Tanrak review by Ian Waugh, published in EMM aug. 1986

    08-06-2017 18:15
    Tantek's Tanrak system offers a whole host of audio processing units in a convenient custom-built rack. In the first instalment of a two-part review, we examine some of the modules available, asses...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Klark Teknik DN 504 - A great – though aging - quad comp

    07-20-2017 04:32
    I’ve personnally mostly used this Quad Compressor live. It was old and looked used and battered, but it still worked wonder. It’s a really sturdy and reliable model! Up to par with the manufacture...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Headway Music Audio EDB-1 - Headway Pre amp , any sound you like

    05-09-2017 07:18
    This is used for double bass and also on occasions mandolin. I would say after experimentation one can control any feedback problems associated with acoustic instruments of all types. The sound is...Read more on Audiofanzine

    PreSonus AR12 USB - BUYER BEWARE These units are defective.

    04-29-2017 15:06
    I bought the PreSonus AR12 from Sweetwater. I had it for slightly over 2 weeks before noticing a cracking/popping sound. Sounded like a short in a cable. After replacing cables and checking the AR...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Art Tube MP Studio V3 - The Art Tube MP Studio V3 for Home Studio Use

    04-18-2017 22:22
    After having recorded several songs with the Art Tube MP Studio V3, I must say it is a pretty good little piece of equipment. It's audio limiting system works best when recording semi-hot signals. ...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Focal Trio6 Be - Really excellent!

    04-01-2017 15:23
    I was extremely happy with my CMS50 + CMS sub kit after my room underwent an acoustic treatment, then I had an opportunity to invest into these Trio 6. No regret! They're unbelievable, very precise...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Shure KSM44 - Shure tough KSM44 LDC - for home recording vocal and acoustic

    03-31-2017 05:55
    I wanted a microphone for vocals and some acoustic, mainly vocals. This is for a small HR setup seeking professional sounds while tracking. Male vocal mic that didnt need a lot of EQ and Dynam...Read more on Audiofanzine

    DiGiCo DS-00 - The best digital mixer

    03-27-2017 14:55
    The top notch of digital mixers... 128 channels (and as many EQs, Compressors/Limiters, Gates, Filters)... The EQs sound like a Neve VR legend, I can say it for I know the Neve VR and this EQ c...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Urei / Jbl LA-4 - Simple, yet efficient

    02-28-2017 14:49
    I've owned the Silverface and Blackface versions. Their sounds slightly differ: the Silver favors high mids, while the black is richer in the low mids, but it's really, really subtle! What's nic...Read more on Audiofanzine

    GLS Audio ES-58 - Better and cheaper than the Shure SM58

    01-19-2017 13:04
    I was looking for a Shure SM57 when i stumbled upon youtube tests & reviews of this GLS Audio clone. I was skeptic at first but some of those tests are extremely well done and convincing. I thought...Read more on Audiofanzine

    GLS Audio ES-57 - Better and cheaper than the Shure SM57

    01-19-2017 13:02
    I was looking for a Shure SM57 when i stumbled upon youtube tests & reviews of this GLS Audio clone. I was skeptic at first but some of those tests are extremely well done and convincing. I thought...Read more on Audiofanzine

    Boss DI-1 Direct Box - Good, but too loud

    01-04-2017 04:36
    It's a good DI, but the output is really loud compared to other DI's. It works fine to roll off on a normal mixer but some inexpensive preamps on my scarlett 18i8 for example can't handle it's loud...Read more on Audiofanzine