John Pickford

    Review: Thermionic Culture Snow Petrel

    Thermionic’s new two-channel valve preamp is designed to be an indispensable unit for ribbon mic processing and could, quite possibly, be one of the very best additions to our outboard arsenal.

    Review: AMS Neve RMX16 500 Series

    With a legacy enshrined in studio history, the RMX16 has finally found renewed life in software, and now, in a 500 Series physical hardware unit. Can you hear an echo?

    Review: Austrian Audio OC18 and OC818

    These two microphones from Austrian Audio share the same capsule and have a distinctive look. Let’s put them both to the test and see how they compare to each other, and similar mics.

    Review: Cranborne Audio Camden 500 Preamp

    The 500 Preamp from Brit maker Cranborne Audio is more than just a mic preamp that offers ultra-clean gain at a relatively affordable price – containing not one but two types of Mojo.

    Review: IsoAcoustics ISO-Puck Mini

    The IsoAcoustics ISO-Puck Minis are designed to be placed under your monitors to provide extremely effective isolation to achieve the best possible sound in your studio.

    Review: Sontronics Corona

    Sontronics’ reputation for multi-purpose, well-crafted microphones has long been established – and with the Corona, the company seeks to further perfect the dynamic, vocalist-centered model.

    Review: Chandler Limited TG Microphone

    Integrating the classic analogue warmth of vintage studio desks into its products is nothing new for Chandler Limited, but with its new microphone, the company brings the internal components of a legendary Abbey Road mastering console to the masses…

    Microphone Shootout: Small Diaphragm Condensers under $200

    In the first of a new series, we compare several of the most widely used budget small-diaphragm condensers at Bristol’s Invada Studios to find out which stands tall as the best all-purpose microphone for guitar and vocal recording.

    Review: RØDE TF-5

    High-quality microphones are getting smaller by the year, and the options for capturing true stereo recordings of instruments are myriad. But is Rode’s all-new TF-5 the best solution?

    Review: Audix DP7 Drum Microphone Pack

    Recording drum kits requires the precise usage of multiple microphones. Fortunately, Audix has provided an all-in-one solution to make the process that bit more straightforward.
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