by Erika Ishkanian – It’s our opinion that after compression, reverb is the most important mixing tool that there is. With that in mind, we are embarking on a hybrid comparative review which will look at the best and brightest in algorithmic, convolution, and emulative (recreation and/or homage) plug-ins, as well as hardware reverbs available today. We have chosen plug-ins… Read more →
Category: Processor Reviews
Effects Pedal Kits – From Start to Finish!
I fondly recall the experience of building a fuzz box back when I was 13 years old (definitely a bit of time has elapsed since then) and just starting to play guitar. It was a BNB Electronics “Fuzzy.” Crude by today’s standards, it came in a plastic box and didn’t even have a footswitch. I think that I might have… Read more →
Buzz Audio SOC 1.1 Optical Compressor
In my opinion it’s really simple to describe what a good compressor sounds like. A good compressor sounds just like what you put into it, only bigger. Compressors that are not so good, make things sound smaller, or rougher, distorted, or brittle, dull, or uninteresting. Feel free to pick one or more. Of course, sometimes that’s just what you want… Read more →
Radial Engineering SGI Guitar Interface
I know I’m not the only person around who has tried the old 100 foot long guitar cable trick. You know, the one where you run the really long cable from the guitar player in the control room to the live room (or iso booth) where the amp is? Like me, you’ve probably noticed that it doesn’t work all that… Read more →