home and pro recording studio equipment reviews and tests

Unbiased studio and home recording equipment reviews


These recording and studio equipment reviews are for anyone looking to buy new or used, home or pro studio recording gear and needs to know what's good and what's not!



ACME Opticom XLA-3

AnaMod AM670 Limiter

AnaMod ATS-1

Aphex 661

API 1608

Apogee Rosetta 200

Audient Zen

Audio Ease Speakerphone

Cartec EQP-1A

Chandler EMI TG12413 Plugin

Chandler Limited EMI TG Mastering Pack

CharterOak SCL-1 stereo compressor

Chiswick Reach stereo valve compressor

CLM  Expounder

Cranesong STC 8 Discrete Class A Stereo Compressor Peak Limiter

Cranesong Trakker

dbx 160S compressor

Digitech Studio 400

DPA 3541 Vocalist & Instrument Microphone Kit

Drawmer Front End One MX60

E.A.R./Yoshino 660 Compressor/Limiter

Eventide DSP 4500

Eventide DSP 7000 Harmonizer

Eventide H7600 Ultra-Harmonizer

Fat Man 'Fat One' by TL Audio

D.W.Fearn VT-7 stereo tube compressor

Focusrite Liquid Mix HD Plug-in

Geoffrey Daking 52270 Mic Pre/EQ and 91579 Compressor/Limiter

Groove Tubes The Glory Comp

Gyraf Gyratec XIV - EQ

Helios EQ1 Lunchbox

Inward Connections Vac Rac TEQ-1

Joemeek MeekBox VC6

Joemeek SC4 DAD and C2 Compressors

JoeMeek VC2

Klark Teknik Square One Splitter

LA Audio Classic Compressor

LA Audio Millennium Series

Lexicon MPX1

Lexicon PCM90

Mackie 1604-VLZ 16 Channel

McDSP Retro Pack

Microphone/Line Mixer

Manley Massive Passive Stereo Tube EQ

Mutronics Mutator

Neumann TLM 103 microphone

Neve 8803 Dual EQ

Neve 8801 Channel Strip




Phoenix Audio DRS-Q4M

Phoenix Audio Nicerizer 16

Presonus ADL 600 Dual Channel Mic, Line, Instrument pre

Prism MMA

Purple Audio MC76 limiter

Ridge Farm's Steamer and Gas Cooker

Roll Music RMS755 Super Stereo Compressor

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5043 Compressor/Limiter Duo

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5033 Five Band EQ

Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Discrete Analogue Mixer

Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser

SPL Qure

SPL Tube Vitalizer

SSL Alpha Channel

SSL Duende

SSL Mynx and E Series Modules

SSL X-Desk

SSL X-Rack Mixer

Summit Audio TMX-420 Tube Mixer

Symetrix 628 Digital Voice Processor

TC Wizard/M2000

TC Electronic FireworX

TC Electronic DVR2 TDM Plugin

TC Electronic NonLin2 TDM Plugin

Ted Fletcher Audio Gear P38 Stereo

Tim de Paravicini 1-inch stereo recorder

Mastering Compressor

TFPro P10 Mighty Twin

Thermionic Culture Phoenix

Thermionic Culture The Rooster

Thermionic Culture Vulture valve distortion unit

Thermionic Culture The Earlybird 2.2 & The Pullet

Toneforge Guilty Pleasure

TL Audio VTC valve mixing desk

TLAudio M1 Tubetracker Console

Universal Audio 1176LN

Universal Audio UAD Plugins

Universal Audio 2 LA 2

Vertigo Sound VSC-2 Quad Discrete VCA Compressor

Waves API Collection (Native/TDM)



More coming soon....

Demeter HM-1 Tube Mic Preamp

STC-8 Class A 

Symetrix 562E Windowing Expander/Gate



About the studio and home recording equipment reviews


With many years as a recording engineer and producer George knows the good from the bad. In many cases it's a matter of taste, some prefer one EQ over another but George writes unbiased and objective reviews of the equipment tested to help you discover new or interesting gear.


These recording equipment reviews are for pro studio and home recording enthusiasts alike. New equipment reviews of microphones, compressors, EQ's, desks, amps, monitors etc etc are always being added so feel free to check back often.


If you have some unusual equipment that you'd like to have reviewed or featured please let us know!



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AKG C414 condenser microphone

Auralex project studio acoustic treatment

Digidesign Mbox 2 audio interface

Fairlight CMI-30A - VIDEO

Focusrite Liquid Mix

KRK RP8G2 Rokit G2 studio monitors

M Audio Q40 studio headphones

Neumann KM184 microphone

Neumann U87 microphone special edition

Pignose HOG30 classic studio guitar amp

Redshark Audio RA 90 DSLR Mic Pre

Rode NT1-A microphone

SE Electronics Reflexion Filter

Soundman OKM II Binaural Mic

SSL Duende

SSL Duende Mini

SSL Duende PCIe DSP Processor card

SSL Mynx

SSL AWS 900+ mixing console

SSL Duality mixing console

Sure SM57 dynamic microphone

Shure SM58 dynamic microphone

Universal Audio 610 tube microphone preamp

Yamaha HS80M active studio monitors

Yamaha HS10W active sub woofer




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