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ARTURIA AUDIOFUSE 8PRE USB-C Audio Interface
AudioFuse was an outstanding maiden interface for Arturia. Wrapped in a futuristic design and several thoughtful features were squeezed into the desktop package. Arturia has expanded the AudioFuse’s appeal by developing a rackmount version with more
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PC Audio
Someone once said “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing”, and that is certainly true in the case of plug-in effects. With the advent of investigative utilities such as the excellent DDMF PluginDoctor (which I explored in AT133), and Christian Budd
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Last Word
In the early ‘60s Arthur C. Clarke wrote: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Thirty years later I was baby-sitting a fully-configured CEDAR (Computer Enhanced Digital Audio Restoration) system; a great opportunity
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$1199 CMI Music & Audio: (03) 9315 2244 or www.cmi.com.au Quality preamps with heaps of gain Routing software is intuitive and comprehensive Two headphone outs would be nice Software allows only one cue mix Life is too short to use troublesome interf
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$9,999 RRP Audio Brands Australia: (02) 9659 7711 or www.audiobrands.com.au Point source fidelity. Controlled dispersion. High power-to-weight ratio. Handy size. No volume control. Limited I/O. Meyer’s new Ultra-X40 is the result of decades of on-goi
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$1699 CMI Music & Audio: (03) 9315 2244 or www.cmi.com.au Excellent sounding interface with expandability Generous free bundle of DSPaccelerated plug-ins Desktop design great for home studios None If you can’t work out of a million dollar studio, the
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MEYER SOUND ULTRA-X40 Active Compact Loudspeaker
Meyer Sound Laboratories’ popular UPA speakers are retiring after a long and distinguished career as leaders of the professional mid-sized point-source class. The full-range passive UPA-1 was released in 1980 and was the first live speaker to use a t
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UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO TWIN X Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface with DSP
A studio in a box. That’s the basic premise of a Universal Audio interface. With the DSP-enabled line of Apollo interfaces, UA has done a fantastic job recreating the signal chain workflow of an outboard-laden analogue studio within a digital microco
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Ultra Optimised
Mark Woods talks with Pablo Espinosa, Meyer Sound’s Vice President & Chief Loudspeaker Designer, about the Ultra-X40. Mark Woods: How do the Ultra-X40s maintain their dispersion pattern below the horn’s crossover frequency? Is there some kind of arra
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RØDE VIDEOMIC NTG Shotgun Microphone
Rode’s VideoMic NTG sees two worlds collide — namely, the VideoMic family of utilitarian tools for videographers, and the NTG line of broadcast-style shotgun microphones aimed at audio professionals. The result is a versatile supercardioid self-power
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$269 RRP CMI: (03) 9315 2244, cmi.com.au or sales@cmi.com.au Tube oscillator and sub-oscillator give a warmth and grit to the sound. Controls should go to 11, or even 13. A diminutive but mighty little tube-enhanced bass synth that harks back to Rola
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COME IN & CHECK OUT OUR NEW SHOWROOM
Turramurra Music is Sydney’s leading professional audio equipment destination. Our recently renovated live sound PA showroom features a wide range of mixing consoles, from compact analogue and digital rack mixers, through to large format digital cons
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Expect to pay $369 Røde: (02) 9648 5855 or info@rode.com Works with almost any device Lightweight and rugged construction. Mic sound quality not incredible Rode continues to impress with its innovative product design and problem solving. While you ma
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KORG VOLCA NUBASS Vacuum Tube Synthesiser
My first drum machine back in the ’80s was a Roland TR-606. It was what I could afford at the time and it didn’t stay in its original form for more than one day — it soon had separate outputs and tunable toms, and it was quite unique. At the same tim
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Ed Space
Here’s a question I recently asked myself: Do kids drink water straight from a garden hose anymore? I don’t think they do. For whatever reason, slurping straight from the hose occupies a disproportionately large chunk of my childhood summer recollect
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SENNHEISER HD 25 LIGHT Closed-Back Headphones
Lightweight and unobtrusive, Sennheiser’s HD 25 on-ear headphones may not impress with their looks but effortlessly impress with their sound. Those little earcups deliver big sound and a thumping bottom end without sucking anywhere nearly as much amp
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$1399 RRP, expect to pay $1099. Dynamic Music: (02) 9939 1299 or info@dynamicmusic.com.au Rugged, small & light weight. No need to adjust input gain. Numerous powering options. Cannot adjust recording levels of 32-bit files. A small, lightweight and
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Audio Technology
Christopher Holder chris@audiotechnology.com Philip Spencer philip@alchemedia.com.au Preshan John preshan@alchemedia.com.au Greg Simmons Dominic Carey dominic@alchemedia.com.au Daniel Howard daniel@alchemedia.com.au Philip Spencer philip@alchemedia.c
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Take Your Pick
The Sennheiser HD 25s are available in three offerings. While the new HD 25 Light is cheapest, the established HD 25 model sports a single sided cable, split headband and rotatable ear cup. The HD 25 Plus is the deluxe package — same headphones but w
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ZOOM F6 Portable Field Recorder
I recently reviewed Zoom’s F8n [see AT132] and both it and their new F6 demonstrate that Zoom is continuing a strong evolution of design in its products. There will never be a single device that is perfect for all needs, but the F6 is an interesting
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What’s On
After 33 years, Studio 52 at Johnston St Collingwood has closed and moved to newer, bigger and much greater facilities in Heidelberg, between Northland shopping centre and Latrobe Uni. For over a year the new Empire Music Studios have been built whil
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$179 RRP Sennheiser: (02) 9910 6700 or sales@sennheiser.com.au Impressive tone with gutsy lows Lightweight Headband feels a little delicate Sennheiser’s HD25 Light won’t disappoint as a trusty ‘desert island’ monitoring tool for audio engineers or re
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32-bit Float
32-bit floating-point has been a processing standard for years and, now, as an audio file format theoretically provides a staggering dynamic range compared to Linear PCM. As a rule-of-thumb, Linear PCM offers a dynamic range of 6dB per bit, so 16-bit
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News
SSL continues to peddle its analogue wares to the masses, this year going beyond the SiX and its true SSL “sound in a shoebox” approach and doing something even more accessible: the SSL 2 & 2+. Both are USB bus-powered, desktop audio interfaces with
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TOP 5 Producers’ Show 'n' Tell with: Dave + Sam
Without this there’s no record! Everything was recorded, arranged, mixed and processed through this thing. Purchased in 2014 and still going strong! What better selling point is there than it being the mic that “was used to record Thriller”. We reco
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Need To Know
RRP: $3299.50 per speaker Amber Technology: ambertech.com.au or 1800 251 367 Plenty of power. Well-tailored low end. Just enough DSP. AES digital input onboard. Hard to fault. With the Core series, Dynaudio has stripped back from the DSP-laden Air se
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Live News
d&b‘s new KSL-SUB and KSL-GSUB operate with two forward-facing 15-inch drivers and a single, rear-facing 15-inch driver. The sleek sub weighs in at 82kg, measures 1 x 0.90 x 0.45m, and boasts an output of 139dB when driven by d&b D80 amplifiers. A ne
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i For Detail
Justin Vernon, leader of the alt-folk band Bon Iver, called their 2016 album 22, A Million, “a new way of telling a story.” It was an understatement. 22, A Million was as experimental as it’s possible to get (short of going atonal), with tons of dist
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DYNAUDIO CORE 7 Active Studio Monitors
Dynaudio’s Core series of studio monitors has that feeling of getting back to basics. It was as if Dynaudio went a little too ‘mad scientist’ with the previous flagship studio speakers, the Air series, and Core is the natural course correction. The A
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Recording News
LUNA is Universal Audio’s surprising new DAW outing. It transforms UA’s interfaces into fully integrated production systems, using its integrated DSP to create an analogue-style (Mac only) DAW centred around latency-free processing. LUNA offers preci
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