John Pickford

Review: AMS Neve 1073 OPX 

As AMS Neve commemorates 50 years of its iconic 1073 mic preamp with a contemporary variant designed with the modern studio in mind, we look to the past, present and future to determine its usefulness.

Review: GIK Acoustics VISO Booth

Having access to the right conditions to capture a perfect vocal can seriously reduce the time you spend tinkering later on. A mobile vocal booth, then, might be the ideal solution.

Review: Golden Age Premier GA-800G

We’ve long searched for the ultimate microphone, a near-mythical object able to pristinely capture everything we throw at it. Does such a thing exist? Golden Age thinks so.

Review: Kali Audio IN-8 monitors

California-based Kali Audio has impacted the monitoring world in a big way since arriving on the scene in 2018. We test the company’s claim that its latest offerings reveal hyper-realistic detail.

Review: PreSonus Eris E8XT Monitors

Though it’s essential for all studios, finding monitors that can automatically adjust for our often imperfect studio spaces isn’t always easy. With PreSonus’ latest though, look no further.

Review: Soyuz Launcher

From Russia with love, Soyuz sends its latest in-line preamp to zhuzh up your basic microphone setup with vintage analogue tones. Will this become box that launched a thousand studio sessions?

Review: Warm Audio Bus-Comp

Recreating the classic tones of yesteryear is fast becoming a hallmark of this hot Texas company. Will its new take on vintage mix-bus compression receive a warm welcome or a frosty reception?
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