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Soundways Core Production Bundle Review

While many producers first focus on purchasing EQ’s, Compressors, and other effect plugins to expand the basic capabilities of their DAW, many of these investments will be for nought if room correction and monitoring issues aren’t dealt with first; after all, the best EQ plugin on the market isn’t all that useful in a room with problematic resonances or with monitors that are hyping one part of the frequency spectrum.  Accurate monitoring is the most important factor to address in any studio, and over the past several years, we’ve seen a handful of new plugin companies aim to tackle the issues encountered in many non-professional mixing environments.

Soundways, a new plugin company, aims to do exactly this with their Reveal plugin, which seeks to clarify the most critical areas of a mix for the human ear and help producers and engineers make better mixing decisions, regardless of their monitoring setup.  In this review, we’ll put the Reveal plug-in (as well as their Core Production Bundle) through its paces to see if it can deliver on its promise of faster, more reliable, and more accurate mixing.

Gibraltar DJ Radius Deck Review

Gibraltar DJ makes some really sturdy and great looking workstations for DJ’s that use many different setups and styles.  Gibraltar decided to send us one of their workstations to see how it would hold up to the tests.  Here we test out the Radius Deck to see how its made and how well it works with different DJ gear.  Check out our quick walkthrough video after the jump.

Belva BDRS-12BLU & 12P Speakers Review

Belva is a new player in the PA speaker system market and they sent us a new Belva BDRS-12BLU and BDRS-12P 12-inch woofer powered speakers to put them through the paces to see if they would work well for beginner or entry-level DJ use.  These inexpensive powered speakers have a plethora of inputs/outputs, rugged molded enclosures, and a built-in Mixer with a two-band EQ to get the levels just right.  Check out our review video inside.


DJ Tech has just released a cool new product for 2016 called the DJ BOOMBOX.  This new device looks a lot like the huge music boxes from back in the day that people used to carry with them everywhere to play the radio and cassette tapes.  DJ Tech updates this old format by bringing out the new DJ BOOMBOX that allows users to connect microphones, Bluetooth devices, and auxillary RCA & TRS inputs while playing back the sound through the dual five-inch woofers & one-inch tweeters.  Check out our full video review after the jump.

LyxPro HAS-20 Headphones Review

A brand new NJ-Based company called LyxPro has just released a new set of headphones that are advertised as being great for DJ’s and Sound professionals for monitoring situations.  The LyxPro HAS-20 headphones have large 50mm over-the-ear drivers, good passive isolation, and a folding/swivel design for easy transport and one-ear monitoring.  Let’s see how they hold well they work for DJ’s in the DJbooth.

Monoprice DJ Laptop Stand Review

Monoprice is an internet company that specializes in high quality cables, components, and accessories for electronics.  They are able to provide consumers with excellent prices on their products since they come directly from manufacturing plants that meet or exceed build standards.  The new Monoprice DJ Laptop Stand was only $35 plus shipping, .so we purchased one to put it through the tests to see just how good it really is.

UDG Creator Laptop/Controller Stand Review

UDG, a company known for its high-quality DJ bags and cases, has released a top-of-the-line Laptop/Controller Stand called the Creator.  We here are The Booth took it for a spin and are happy to say that it has become our favorite stand in the office due to its chameleon-like ability to adapt to any DJ setup and its awesome build quality.

Marshall Monitor Headphones Review

The Legendary guitar amp company Marshall revisits the drawing board for their headphone lineup and delivered a high quality headphone that is sure to please every day music enthusiasts as well as delivering on many features that DJ’s need.  They’ve come up with their new premier model of headphones called the Marshall Monitor which sports a set of heavy-duty-metal folding hinges, over-the-ear 40mm driver design, and an additional headphone input port on both earcups to share the music with a friend.  Check out my Full HD-Video and Written review after the jump.

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