Sunday, February 11, 2024

REVIEW QUANTASYLUM RACK MOUNT KIT

Racking Up QuantAsylum Test Equipment

New QuantAsylum rack shelf on SKB 19" rack

I wanted to pull my QuantAsylum test pieces together into a solid kit that I can transport, plug-in and use conveniently. It took me three tries but I finally got it put together in a nice test kit configuration that sets up fast, has all the connections accessible and protects the equipment during transport. The new QuantAsylum rack mount accessory brought two QA test gear components together to form a sturdy package. 

The assembled system - Click to enlarge

When the system is deployed the laptop sits on top of the rack and all the cables connect easily. One (white) extension cord connects the rack to AC wall power. 

Saturday, February 3, 2024

REVIEW QUANTASYLUM QA472 ULTRA LOW NOISE PREAMP FOR PRECISION EQUIPMENT TESTING

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The recently released QA472 low noise preamplifier provides a reliable way to increase small signals for testing purposes. You can learn more about QuantAsylum by reading the HoT review for the QA403 audio analyzer here

What's new in this latest version of the preamp?

Thursday, February 1, 2024

REVIEW QUANTASYLUM QA403 AUDIO ANALYZER

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What is going on inside your audio equipment? We talk about frequency response, noise floor and dynamic range but where do these numbers come from? They come from the manufacturers of the equipment; but how do you know if these things are true?

QuantAsylum manufactures a range of affordable test equipment. The products are designed and built in the USA. 

The following comes directly from the QuantAsylum website:

QuantAsylum is a portmanteau of the words quantify (to measure) and asylum (protection, shelter, refuge). Since 2010, QuantAsylum has been developing and offering unique products for embedded hardware and software developers.”

I became aware of QA in the final quarter of 2023. I was looking into buying a much more expensive Audio Precision test system to do advanced performance analysis on audio equipment for High on Technology. Is the QA403 a replacement for a modern AudioPrecision system?

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

REVIEW NUX MOD CORE, IS IT GOOD?

 IT'S NU-X (like "New X")

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The Mod Core from Nu>X is a powerhouse of good sounding modulation effects and features.

REVIEW CRY BABY JUNIOR WAH PEDAL BY DUNLOP

NOTHING JUNIOR ABOUT THE SOUND

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Dunlop makes a Cry Baby Wah-Wah pedal for every player and style of music. The Cry Baby Junior is a slightly smaller version of the classic Cry Baby wah pedal. Designed in collaboration with Pedal Train, is this the best wah pedal Dunlop has ever built?

Saturday, January 6, 2024

REVIEW PRESONUS ERIS SUB 8 COMPACT STUDIO SUBWOOFER

Eris 8 Subwoofer - click to enlarge

Need to put a little boom in your room? This little subwoofer is up to the task so long as you don't need to play too loud.

REVIEW PRESONUS ERIS 3.5 POWERED STUDIO MONITORS, ARE THEY GOOD?

Are you tired of mixing on headphones?
DOES YOUR STUDIO NEED SOME GOOD SPEAKERS, CHEAP?

Presonus offers a small set of powered speakers which sell for $99 almost everywhere, are they any good?

Friday, January 5, 2024

REVIEW JBL 308P AND 305P III SERIES MK II POWERED STUDIO MONITORS

Does your DAW setup need some new speakers?

JBL III SERIES, GREAT SPEAKERS, BARGAIN PRICES

The III Series Mk II powered studio monitors prove that you don't need to spend a small fortune to get great sounding speakers for mixing music. 

In my control room I run five different monitor speaker pairs and use a Coleman speaker switcher to direct which pair is active. In late 2022 when one of my trusty Mackie HR824 (purchased new in 1998) finally died I replaced both with a new pair of JBL 305P. What an improvement!

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

HOW TO FIGURE OUT THE KEY OF A SONG, SET THE RIGHT KEY IN AUTOTUNE™ STYLE SOFTWARE, SET HARMONIZER™

Confused about the Key of a song?

What key is your song written in? Why does it matter?

Some excellent reasons to know the “key” of the song:

Setting the key in AutoTune™-style software sounds more natural than chromatic scale

Knowing the key helps you choose notes for guitar solos

Setting guitar harmonizers correctly so they produce good sounding harmony

So how do you figure all this out without years of boring music theory?

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

WHAT IS LATENCY IN A DAW? WHY DOES IT MATTER? IS A LITTLE LATENCY OK?

Confused by latency?

Latency in a DAW can ruin a song creation by throwing off your timing; how bad things get depends on the amount of latency in the system you're using. Let's examine a topic that all too often gets swept under the rug or buried in a myriad of less important specifications. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

ARTURIA V COLLECTION X RELEASED

 NEW SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZERS FROM ARTURIA

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Arturia has released the latest in their mega pack of software synthesizers, V Collection X. In addition to all the synthesizers in V Collection 9 the new release adds:

Friday, November 3, 2023

REVIEW GFORCE OFFICIAL OBERHEIM OB-X SOFTWARE SYNTHESIZER

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Another software synthesizer from GForce has landed, it's the officially endorsed Oberheim OB-X. It runs native on Apple Silicon Mac and it requires MacOS 10.13. For full compatibility details see gforcesoftware.com.

The most important question has finally been answered, how does it sound?

Saturday, October 28, 2023

HOW TO WRITE AND RECORD YOUR BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC



This is going to sound like an over-simplification but think about it.....

First, there is the music you play and jam with your friends. Cover tunes? Blues? Country? Rock? Jazz? Bluegrass? Metal?


Why do you play these songs

  • They’re fun? 
  • Your friends tell you “you sound great”? 
  • You get money from bars and restaurants for playing these songs? 
  • Strangers tell you you’re great and want to have sex with you? 
  • They're songs you all know so they allow you to play together?

But what is YOUR music? Where is it? What does it even sound like? Have you ever experienced it? Do you care? 

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

WHO IS AUDIOSCAPE? HIGH QUALITY, HAND MADE IN DAYTONA FLORIDA USA

1950's Gates Sta Level Clone

AudioScape is changing the way many hardware aficionados purchase boutique audio processors. 

WHO IS AUDIOSCAPE?

You can answer the question, "who is AudioScape?" by visiting the company web site. While there you can check out the latest group photo of all the human beings who design, assemble, tweak, pack and ship your AudioScape product(s). 

Saturday, October 7, 2023

STARLINK INSTALLATION AND REVIEW, EXCELLENT SYSTEM FOR MEDIA CREATORS

STARLINK ROUTER, AC POWER AND ANTENNA CONNECTIONS ARE ON BOTTOM

UPDATE 10-23-23 Scroll to the end of the article to see updates for wifi, mesh, app and more.

Who here remembers dial-up internet service through the phone company? It was very slow and so boring watching a single jpg image download over the course of a minute in a series of bars and squares. Cable networks finally broke through with something resembling modern internet distribution speed, then DSL from the phone company gave us another path to higher speed access. For years we've been held hostage by the wire needed to get fast internet into the home. Now, Starlink, high speed, bidirectional, direct satellite access is here and it's fast! How fast?

Thursday, October 5, 2023

R.I.P. Glenn Coleman

 LOST A FAMILY MEMBER, RIP Glenn Coleman

I've seen him many times at trade shows. I was in communication with him back in June of 2023 when I was doing reviews of some of his switching and mastering products. He confided to me that he had liver cancer. He sounded strong and on a path to health. Today I was saddened to learn he has lost the fight and left us. 

Glenn was a nice guy, old school, a man of his word. He worked hard to make sure his gadgets worked right. His TC-4 Transfer Console is one of a kind and I'm so glad I have one. 

Pro Audio lost a warrior. R.I.P. Glenn.


Wednesday, September 6, 2023

REVIEW GFORCE SOFTWARE GOES APPLE NATIVE, ODDITY AND MTRON UPDATES

TWO OF MY FAVORITES BY GFORCE SOFTWARE RECEIVE GREAT UPDATES

GForce software in the UK has a long history of producing software versions of hardware instruments. 

Their popular and beautiful sounding Mellotron-style instrument is updated to the M-Tron Pro IV, with lots of useful new features and sounds, plus it is now native for Apple processors.

MTron Pro IV

The Oddity 3 is the updated Apple processor version of the GForce emulation of the vintage ARP Odyssey analog synthesizer. Everything about this synth sounds great, new inbuilt effects, new preset browsing and some of the best sounding filters I've ever heard, including hardware and software. 

Oddity 3 from GForce Software

My only complaint about GForce instruments is that they can be extremely processor intensive. How did they perform on the new 20-core Mac Studio?

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

REVIEW WARM AUDIO WA-73 VS LOCOMOTIVE AUDIO WT-72, OUTSIDE THE BOX

SOLID STATE VS TUBE, MASS PRODUCED VS BOUTIQUE

Weight Tank WT-72 single channel preamplifier with minimalist features

The WT-72 is one sweet sounding tube mic preamp. It is designed and built in St. Louis, Missouri by Locomotive Audio.

The WA-273 is a two channel version of the WA-73. This solid state preamplifier was designed with the Neve 1073 as a guide for the appearance, controls and sonics. 

One channel of Warm Audio WA-73 preamplifier

In this review I'll be comparing the sound of a single channel of the WA-273 to the single channel Weight Tank 72-style tube preamp. Can the budget-reproduction of the classic Neve design keep up with the tubular bliss of the Weight Tank 72?    

Thursday, July 20, 2023

REVIEW WARM AUDIO BUS COMP VS SSL BUS+,

 WARM AUDIO VS SSL, SAMSON VS GOLIATH GEAR SMACKDOWN

The Solid State Logic Bus+ in Aux rack at High on Technology Studio

How will the little company from Texas fare against a legendary name like Solid State Logic?

The latest bus compressor from SSL vs the bus compressor from Warm Audio is important data for consumers of gear. $2899 US vs $799 US. 

Both units share some common ground:

  • Both products are derived from classic SSL console bus compressor designs
  • Both are manufactured in China
  • Both feature balanced inputs and outputs

Is the current SSL Bus+ worth $2100 more?

Sunday, July 16, 2023

REVIEW NEVE 8816 VS SOUNDCRAFT GB4-16, OUTSIDE THE BOX

 NEVE VS SOUNDCRAFT

When the Neve 8816 first hit the market I ordered one. I also ordered the 8804 fader package which basically changes the 8816 into a mini Neve console with hands-on faders. Was it a wise investment?

Monday, June 26, 2023

REVIEW ARTURIA SOFTWARE V COLLECTION, VIRTUAL SYNTHESIZER, ARE THEY GOOD?

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THE ARTURIA V COLLECTION REVIEW

If you spent all your time testing and listening to ALL the various synthesizers and presets included in this package of instruments I think it would take a lifetime. It's D E E P !

I have been composing with the V Collection since version 8 of the package. I started this review after downloading fresh new versions of the complete V Collection 9 which has been updated for running native on Apple Silicon. Arturia generously gives you 5-authorizations, which lets you install it on several machines, dig into the software and forget about everything else. The newly recoded versions for Apple Silicon seem to be functioning beautifully. I'm using the V Collection with my buffers down at 32 samples in Logic Pro, which yields roundtrip latency of 2 milliseconds and synth output in 1.1 milliseconds through the Quantum Thunderbolt interface. 

This review is mainly going to be ME, cherry picking the meat and potatoes of this instrument collection to help you decide if this software is right for you.  Don't be confused by all the pretty instrument interfaces, these are powerful synthesizers. At the end of this article I'll reveal some secrets I've discovered to make them sound even more like real hardware synths. 

Sunday, June 18, 2023

HOW TO CONNECT BALANCED SIGNAL PROCESSOR TO UNBALANCED INSERT POINT, WHAT IS AN INSERT POINT?

HOW TO CONNECT BALANCED INPUTS AND OUTPUTS TO UNBALANCED INSERT(S)

The Balanced-Insert cable no company offers

CAVEAT: This article will describe a method for making an unbalanced Insert-cable for use with balanced input and output connections like you find on most professional audio signal processing. This Insert-cable will not work with unbalanced inputs and outputs, both input and output must be balanced type circuits. 

I'm going to break this story into three parts. 

Part One will look at and consider "What is an Insert-Point"? You can't use it if you don't know what it is. If you know, then skip to Part Two.

Part Two will explain how to make the "Balanced Insert" cable which will allow you to connect your outboard processing using the unbalanced insert jack on a mixing console. This is a non-standard way of wiring the plugs which connect to the balanced input and output on your outboard processing.

Part Three will explain why this wiring works.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

COLEMAN AUDIO TC4, TRANSFER CONSOLE REVIEW, DO YOUR OWN MASTERING

Coleman Audio TC4, TRANSFER CONSOLE

HANDMADE, PREMIUM COMPONENTS, MADE IN USA = MAX BOUTIQUE

Glen Coleman does not build mass produced equipment, instead he focuses on solutions to problems faced by every audio professional. Is the TC4 something you could use?

COLEMAN AUDIO MS6 LINE INPUT SELECTOR REVIEW

 COLEMAN MS6 = MAXIMUM BOUTIQUE CONSTRUCTION

Coleman Audio gadgets are premium handmade audio solutions, each addresses a specific problem and provides the right answer for recording professionals. Do you need this one?

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

COLEMAN AUDIO SPK5+1 SPEAKER SELECTOR REVIEW

 COLEMAN AUDIO SPK5+1 = BOUTIQUE AND  INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH

This is a very high quality, single-space, 1U, rack mount box with big heavy-duty selector switches to allow you to audition your mix on five different pairs of powered studio monitor speakers. A subwoofer on-off switch is provided so you can add or subtract bass enhancement to your full-range listening experience.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

REVIEW AudioScape BUS COMP vs SSL BUS+

 AFFORDABLE BOUTIQUE AUDIO FROM DAYTONA FLORIDA

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I recently had an opportunity to compare the AudioScape Bus Comp to the latest from SSL, the Bus+. How did the AudioScape do in this Samson vs Goliath smackdown? Read on and find out.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

REVIEW WHAT IS NEVE 33609 BUS COMPRESSOR

 IS THIS THE BEST BUS COMPRESSOR EVER?

Neve 33609/N

You probably never heard a 33609 directly because they're so pricey. There are cheaper bus compressors on the market which do sound good but do they do what the 33609 does? Read on and find out.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

REVIEW API VPR 500 SERIES 10 SLOT RACK

 THE KING OF THE 500 RACK CHASSIS BY API

API invented the 500 series format for signal processors. Each single slot module position is actually the same size that API uses in their world class mixing consoles. The original 6-slot API lunchbox provided a method for users to carry these powerful tone shaping tools from studio to studio.


So how does the modern API 10 slot rack compare to todays competition? Read on and discover why we spent more to get this quality API component. 

Sunday, May 21, 2023

REVIEW MIDAS 512V2 PARAMETRIIC EQ AND MIDAS 522 V2 COMPRESSOR IN 500 SERIES SIZE

Midas EQ and Compressor modules
Quality 500 processing for bargain prices, are they any good?

REVIEW WHAT IS AMS RMX16 REVERB

 CLASSIC 80'S REVERB SOUND IS HERE

TRIPLE WIDE 500 SERIES MODULE, MONO-IN, STEREO-OUT

I added another API 500 series rack so I could play with the AMS RMX 16 reverb processor. Was it worth the price of the rack and the module? Read on to find out.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

MAC STUDIO 20 CORE DAW REVIEW, REAL STUDIO PERFORMANCE

 THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

New Mac Studio 20 Core with 128GB DRAM and 4TB SSD

UPDATE: It is now eight-months since the Mac Studio 20-core machine arrived here at High on Technology.  To stress the internal 4TB SSD I've ordered and installed some additional big applications. Superior Drummer from Toontrack was recently joined by the gigabyte-sized Orchestral collection and the hefty East West Choir library along with the revised Arturia V-Collection X and new virtual-synthesizers by GForce. This computer continues to turn in excellent reliable performance. 

As I've noted in other reviews, with this machine adjusted to just 32-samples (1.1ms of latency) I can easily run 20-different synthesizers, all live (no frozen tracks), and move between them while composing without fear of crashes or system problems. No need for tricks or short loading instruments, I simply load and go, the system just works. 

The Mac Studio combined with the Presonus Thunderbolt converters continues to deliver incredible realtime audio throughput across the 32 audio outputs. Virtual instruments on this system feel "realtime" meaning you push the key down on the keyboard and instantly hear the sound without latency or delay effects (just like playing my DX7 or Prophet 6 hardware synthesizers).

The 20-core Mac Studio with extra DRAM and SSD were unquestionably the most expensive computer I've ever purchased for myself but this hardware has opened the doors to so many new composition ideas I have to say, it was worth the cost. 

Additional update tidbits are scattered throughout this review.

ORIGINAL REVIEW STARTS HERE

For my DAW I've been using an Apple Black Cylinder computer since April of 2016. I ordered it from Apple and it has been a reliable digital servant since its arrival in my studio. 

I've just ordered a new Mac Studio, 20 core model with 128GB of DRAM and 4TB internal SSD. It won't be here for 2-3 weeks but it will be the exact configuration I've been dreaming of. In this REVIEW I'll take you along for the whole experience. 

  • Will Apple deliver on time as promised? 
  • Will the machine be great? 
  • How will I connect all the older USB things like dongles, keyboard and mouse? 
  • What about an external hard drive or SSD for music projects to live on? 
  • How will it perform on my virtual synthesizers?
  • Which Mac OS will be installed? Monterey OS12 or Ventura OS13?

Come along for the upgrade ride and find out the answers to these questions and more.

Projected delivery date from my order

Saturday, April 1, 2023

MARSHALL AMPS CLASSIC BRITISH AMPLIFIER COMPANY HAS BEEN SOLD

Details are slim at this point but Marshall Amplification, the company started by Jim Marshall in the early 1960's has been sold to a Swedish company. Marshall family heirs will hold significant stock.

This sale disturbs me at my core. If Jim Marshall were alive I don't think this would have ever happened. 

I hope this actually turns out to be a good thing but I'm doubtful based on my 63 years of experience with guitar and the music business at large. I suspect that social conditions in the UK are making it ever more difficult to run a profitable company based there. In addition, the family heirs are tired of fighting and running the company. 

Friday, December 9, 2022

WHAT IS THE BEST LESLIE FOR GUITAR?

The original Leslie rotating speaker system was packaged in a number of ways. If you're a guitar player who writes and records, and are curious about adding the rotating magic to your tone, this information is for you.

Rear of Leslie 147 system with covers removed for clarity

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

REVIEW WHAT IS WEIGHT TANK VARI-MU COMPRESSOR BY LOCOMOTIVE AUDIO?

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The internet has provided an alternative path for smaller boutique gear manufacturers to deliver their wares directly to the discriminating buyer, years ago we called this “Factory Direct”. 


I was totally unfamiliar with “Locomotive Audio” who manufactures the “Weight Tank” vari-mu tube compressor, but a fortuitous click on a banner ad took me to the Locomotive web site where I started reading about this unique processor. Everything I read about the WT-COMP made me want it, finally I could stand it no more, I ordered it. Was it worth the wait?

Thursday, May 5, 2022

REVIEW JLM VUPPM STEREO METER COMPACT, WORLDS BEST VU METER

Compare level on JLM meter to level on the Neve VU meters. Both are from same source.

I have previously covered the JLM PPM500 meter and you can find that review here

In this review we're taking a look at the other way JLM packages their fantastic Peak and Program Meter technology, in a stand alone enclosure.

Friday, April 29, 2022

CHEAP STUDIO SOLUTIONS, BROTHER HOME AND HOBBY LABEL MAKER

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Use an inexpensive label maker to label cables and tags. There are many to choose from but the one series that has delivered the best value for me is the Brother models that use M Tape cartridges.

You can apply these labels to almost any clean surface. I can print neatly by hand but printing with a label maker makes labels that are easier to read and more consistent in appearance. Can you really buy a good label maker for under $25?

Thursday, April 28, 2022

REVIEW JLM PPM500 PROGRAM LEVEL METERS, BEST VU METERS, NOW IN 500 SERIES SIZE

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 I've always loved good metering when I'm mixing. My ears are highly developed but they can fool me depending on how I feel. Good meters are indifferent to feelings, they just report the connected signal level.

JLM Audio is located in Australia. It's the brainchild of designer Joe Malone. They make a number of interesting DIY products, kits and boutique audio items which serve recording and pro sound industries. I used JLM kits to rebuild some analog VU meters and you can read about them here on High on Technology.

In this review we're going to take a close look at the JLM PPM500 stereo level meters which are packaged for use in 500 series racks like the API VPR500. These meters display peak and average levels simultaneously. They are totally unique and indispensable. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

REVIEW JHS 3 SERIES SCREAMER, DISTORTION BOOSTER TUBE SCREAMER™ REPLACEMENT, JUST BUY IT!

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A few months ago I picked up a new Ibanez™ Tube Screamer™ pedal to compare to some of my other  TS style overdrive and distortion pedals. It was a fun experiment that I will now need to repeat because there's a new player and challenger, the JHS 3 Series "Screamer". How does it sound?

Sunday, April 3, 2022

CHEAP STUDIO SOLUTIONS, FAST, EASY, FLEXIBLE CABLE LABELS

WHAT'S EASY, CHEAP, FAST, FLEXIBLE, AND TIME SAVING?

Recording studios are notorious places for having A LOT of connecting cables back behind the gear. The patchbay network of wires on my recording console is nuts and difficult to trouble-shoot because there are so many cables coming together in such a compact area. 

Back in my Design and Installation days I used expensive cable labeling machines to print out custom labels for tagging wires at roughly 25-cents per label (material cost, $25/100). Today the last thing I need is another expensive device sitting around and besides, this article is called "Cheap". Don't fret out, the cheap solution is here.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

CHEAP STUDIO SOLUTIONS, REUSABLE CABLE AND WIRE TIES, PRECISION FLUSH-CUTTING WIRE CUTTERS

This issue of "Cheap Studio Solutions" is a two-for, an introduction to wire/cable ties and the cutters you need to make the most of them.
Top = Single-use wire tie, Bottom = Removable wire tie (note the release lever on lower tie)

Friday, April 1, 2022

CHEAP STUDIO SOLUTIONS, IMPROVE YOUR ELECTRICAL CONTACTS

 I have been using Caig Laboratories electronic cleaners since 1985 when one of my repair techs (who also worked at the local NBC Television affiliate) left a can in our repair shop. 

DeoxIT is not like other electronic spray cleaners, it contains magic (my own terminology, not theirs :-).

Seriously, I've had DeoxIT bring brand new cables to life. 

The places where cables are made are typically not what you'd call "Clean Room" environments, they're kind of dirty by nature. There is smoke from soldering and there are lots of "lubricants" in use which keep connectors from sticking together when they're stored in big plastic tubs or job boxes. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

CHEAP STUDIO SOLUTIONS, BARGAINS THAT MAKE YOUR RECORDING LIFE EASIER

 OLYMPIC BARBELL (MIC STAND ) WEIGHT

For playing live I like tripod-base mic stands but in a crowded studio situation the three legs often take up too much floor real estate. A round-base mic stand takes up a LOT less physical space but they are often too unstable to support a boom arm and a heavy cluster of microphones.

Friday, March 18, 2022

REVIEW LATCH LAKE XTRA BOOM MIC STAND ACCESSORIES, WORLDS FINEST MIC STAND PRODUCTS

 

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Latch Lake Music Products makes innovative and extremely heavy duty microphone stands, booms and accessories. The Latch Lake Xtra Boom provides a unique add-on boom arm that works with virtually any existing mic stand (you don’t need an expensive Latch Lake stand).

Friday, February 25, 2022

REVIEW EX™ GUITAR EFFECTS LOOP SWITCHER PEDAL PASSIVE SWITCHER BOX

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When I first saw the features offered by this box online for under $37 I immediately ordered two of them. They arrived with each packed in a rather plain black box, inside was a soft fuzzy cloth bag filled with the pedal. Does it work right? Does it sound good?

Monday, February 14, 2022

REVIEW MAKA FLAT PATCH CABLES

Recently I wrote a review for stompbox patch cables by EBS. I went to check prices on buying more and found these Maka cables, so I bought some to test.

They’re half the price of the EBS but are they as good? Lets compare them.

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Sunday, January 30, 2022

EBS 3.94-INCH FLAT PATCH CABLES FOR CONNECTING STOMPBOXES AND EFFECT PEDALS, CABLE SHOOTOUT

EBS patch cables are flexible and allow pedals to pack in close together.
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Why are EBS patch cables so vastly superior in performance? Are they really worth $8 each?