Gear Reviews

The Best Peak Limiter Plugins on the Market
Gear Reviews

The Best Peak Limiter Plugins on the Market

Peak limiters have become ubiquitous in music production. With the advent of digital processing, limiters can now “look ahead” and react instantaneously to audio peaks, providing true “brickwall” limiting and ensuring that the signal never gets louder than a predetermined ceiling—something that was impossible to achieve in the analog domain.… Read More

Review: PSP’s MasterQ2 – Mastering EQ Plugin
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Review: PSP’s MasterQ2 – Mastering EQ Plugin

The MasterQ2 from PSPaudioware.

By adding the word “mastering” to a product’s name, developers imply precise control, refined algorithms, limited coloration of the signal and, when it comes to software, a more significant processor load and delay time.

Although the mastering label also suggests that a plugin is intended for … Read More

GEAR REVIEW: All 3 Pocket Operators by Teenage Engineering
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GEAR REVIEW: All 3 Pocket Operators by Teenage Engineering

All 3 Pocket Operators by Teenage Engineering,

I always get dark when people refer to studio kit as “toys”. Especially when you save up the pennies to finally cop some new dopeshit microphone or some flavor of compression you didn’t previously have covered, and some well-intentioned friend offers congratulations for … Read More

Gear Review: Focusrite ISA One
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Gear Review: Focusrite ISA One

The Focusrite ISA One.

The Focusrite ISA One is a single channel microphone preamp in a compact desktop format. It is a descendant of the preamps found in the legendary Focusrite Studio Console designed in the 1980’s for The Beatles’ producer, Sir George Martin.

ISA stands for “input signal amplifier” … Read More

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