Reviews

Reviews

By George Shilling

SSL X-Rack Mixer Modular rack system
Dec 23 2008 Modular rack system
SSL X-Rack Mixer

I took a look at the SSL X-Rack a while back but back then the only module available was a Dynamics processor. In the meantime, SSL have introduced a series

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Summit Audio TMX-420 Four channel tube mixer
Dec 23 2008 Four channel tube mixer
Summit Audio TMX-420

The TMX-420 comes accommodated within the familiar silver-coloured Summit 2U rack housing. It is built like the proverbial brick outhouse, and weighs a stonking 23lbs. Large black and red knobs

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Symetrix 562E Windowing expander / gate
Dec 23 2003 Windowing expander / gate
Symetrix 562E

Gates have been around for many years, most offering the same features. The popular and fully featured Drawmer DS201 has remained cheap and unchanged in design for many years. There

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Symetrix 628 Digital voice processor
Dec 23 2003 Digital voice processor
Symetrix 628

Want to sound like Dave Lee Travis? I thought not! However, if you are in the broadcast business you will need to apply some processing to your announcers' or deejays'

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T.C. Wizard / M2000 Multi effects processor
Dec 23 2003 Multi effects processor
T.C. Wizard / M2000

The M2000 is a 20-bit dual multi-fx unit in a shallow, lightweight, but solidly-built 1U box, aimed firmly at the Project Studio section of the market, in direct competition with

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TC Electronic DVR2 Digital Vintage Reverb TDM Plugin
Dec 23 2008 TDM Plugin
TC Electronic DVR2 Digital Vintage Reverb

DVR stands for Digital Vintage Reverb, which might sound like an oxymoron, but this Pro Tools HD or HD Accel plugin is a faithful recreation of the EMT 250, the

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TC Electronic FireworX Stereo effects processor
Dec 23 2003 Stereo effects processor
TC Electronic FireworX

I was intrigued. A couple of die-hard analogue-loving colleagues were salivating over some new equipment. I presumed it was another valve compressor or somesuch. But no, they were thirsting for

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TC Electronic NonLin2 TDM Plugin
Dec 23 2008 TDM Plugin
TC Electronic NonLin2

NonLin2 is another reverb plugin for Pro Tools HD or HD Accel ported directly from tc’s flagship M6000 processor. Perhaps more of a niche effect, NonLin2 provides the ultimate flexible

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Ted Fletcher Audio Gear P38 Stereo Mastering Compressor
Dec 23 2008 Stereo Mastering Compressor
Ted Fletcher Audio Gear P38

King Edward is dead! Long Live King Edward the (P)38th, proclaims George Shilling… The P38 “Edward the Compressor” is the latest in a line of designs from Ted Fletcher that

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TFPro P10 the Mighty Twin Dual channel strip
Dec 23 2008 Dual channel strip
TFPro P10 the Mighty Twin

‘You ain’t seen nothing like the Mighty Quinn’ sang Manfred Mann. George Shilling ain’t seen nothing like the Mighty Twin… Ted Fletcher, the original Joemeek founder and designer, now develops

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Thermionic Culture Phoenix Stereo valve compressor
Dec 23 2003 Stereo valve compressor
Thermionic Culture Phoenix

Vic Keary has been involved in Pro-Audio since the 1950s, when studios often had to customise and build their own solutions. This environment has ultimately led Vic to the happy

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Thermionic Culture The Earlybird 2.2 & The Pullet
Dec 23 2006
Thermionic Culture The Earlybird 2.2 & The Pullet

Whilst Crane Song lovingly craft transistor-based birds, Thermionic have been building an increasing reputation for bird-based quality valve gear over the last few years. I have long been a fan

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Thermionic Culture The Rooster Dual channel valve pre & EQ
Dec 23 2008 Dual channel valve pre & EQ
Thermionic Culture The Rooster

Subtitled “Valve pre-amp with EQ & attitude”, The Rooster continues the series of bold, mildly eccentric, all valve, proudly English outboard from the workshop of the legendary Vic Keary, with

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Thermionic Culture Vulture Valve distortion unit
Dec 23 2008 Valve distortion unit
Thermionic Culture Vulture

When I reviewed the TL Audio Indigo Valve Distortion Unit I predicted that we would see further expansion in this area of outboard equipment, and, belatedly, here it is. Whilst

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Tim de Paravicini and his 1-inch stereo recorder
Dec 23 2013
Tim de Paravicini and his 1-inch stereo recorder

In the music industry, there are two types of people: those who cannot wait for every new software update and aspire to own every piece cutting edge technology, and those

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TL Audio M1 Tubetracker Small format console
Dec 23 2008 Small format console
TL Audio M1 Tubetracker

Whilst the VTC design has been around for some years and is now established as a successful mid-range/project studio console, TL Audio have toyed with a few different lower-order models

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