Pro Audio Reviews

[Review] Beyerdynamic Custom Studio Headphones

The Beyerdynamic Custom Studio Headphones have been around for some time now, but they have a durable over-the-ear construction with lots of features that’s sure to make any studio operator feel right at home.  The Custom Studio headphones have a metal headband with metal extensions, a leather cushion headband, and soft earcups for utimate durability and comfort in one package.  They Headphones are completely over the ear in design and they have superb sound isolation and very low sound leakage making them ideal for booth recording and monitoring.  Check out our full review video and review summary below to see if the Beyerdynamic Custom Studio will work in your own studio.

[Review] Acustica Audio Ebony

There are a select few hardware devices which elicit universal praise (and gear lust) from audio engineers - and right at the top of that list is the original EMT Studiotechnik EMT 140 Plate Reverb.  The EMT, which quickly became ‘the’ sound of the legendary Abbey Road Studios, has in the decades since become the most sought after reverb sound for engineers and studios worldwide.

Unfortunately, hardware EMT 140’s are as unattainable as they are legendary; cost and availability aside, you’ll have a hard time lugging the 600+ pound unit into your home or project studio anytime soon.  To date, only a select few developers have created digital emulations of the prized EMT Plate, so we were thrilled to see Acustica Audio - who we believe are making many of the best-sounding plugins on the market today - had released their take on the famous unit.  In this review, we’ll put their EMT emulation through its paces to see where it ranks among our favorite digital reverbs - and if there’s a new king in town for in-the-box EMT Plates.

[Review] Peavey PVXP12 & PVXP Subwoofer

The Peavey PVXP-12 and PVXP Subwoofer are a well balanced setup that can rock an event of about 150 people in a small to medium sized venue all at a good price point.  They work well as long as you have two of each for a double-stack setup.  Check out my full video review video to see how they turn out.

M-Audio BXD3 Series Monitors [Video]

M-Audio has been making music production and studio gear with great features at a great price for a long time now. M-Audio is part of the InMusic Brands which also includes hallmark names in the industry such as Numark, Denon, Rane, Akai, and more.  M-Audio has now released their newest monitors that are affordable and claim to have great sound quality as well.

[Review] Orbit Concepts Jetpack Cut Portablist Backpack

Everyone knows that the Orbit Concepts DJ gig bags are my favorite backpacks that I use on the road when I’m out for a gig.  They all have excellent build quality and can fit exactly what I need with me every time for my performance.  They have done it again and introduced their new Jetpack Cut portablist backpack which can hold everything a portablist needs to take scratching on the go.

Orbit Concepts Jetpack Cut Portablist Backpack Announced

Everyone knows that the Orbit Concepts DJ gig bags are my favorite backpacks that I use on the road when I’m out for a gig.  They all have excellent build quality and can fit exactly what I need with me every time for my performance.  They have done it again and introduced their new Jetpack Cut portablist backpack which can hold everything a portablist needs to be portable!

[Review] PreSonus Central Station PLUS

PreSonus’ Central Station Plus is one of the most feature packed monitor control systems available for professional studios and home setups alike, enabling easy activation and bypass of up to three pairs of monitors, built in talkback mic functionality, remote control, and much more.  In this review we’ll put the Central Station Plus through the paces at the Audiomack & DJBooth studios in NYC to see if the unit lives up to the hype!

[Review] V-MODA Remix Bluetooth Speaker & Headphone Amp

The V-MODA Remix is a combination of a Bluetooth speaker and a Headphone Amplifier that works perfectly with the V-MODA excellent line of headphones.  The V-MODA Remix has excellent sound quality as a Bluetooth speaker, superb sound quality as a headphone amp, and is very solid and durable for taking it on the go in various situations.  Check out our full video review to see how it works for DJ’s!

NI KOMPLETE AUDIO 6 Holiday 2016 Pricedrop!

Just like back in the 2014 holiday season, Native Instruments has announced that their own professional 24-bit/96 kHz sound and zero latency USB soundcard interface called the Komplete Audio 6 is now on sale for only $199 until January 10th, 2016.  We’ve reviewed both the NI Maschine Studio and the Komplete S49 Keyboard where a separate soundcard is required. This is the perfect opportunity to grab one at a great discount.

DeoxIT F-Series FaderLube [Video]

CAIG has been in the game of preserving and saving electronics from damage, wear & tear, and all types of accidents that can occur for a very long time now.  They even brought us FaderLube that will provide adequate lubrication and protection from damage and oxidation for mixer faders.  They also have a full line of F-Series FaderLube products that CAIG took the time to send over so we can give you the lowdown on these products and how they can preserve mixer faders and knobs to make them feel like they did on the first day they left the assembly line.

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