Author Profile

Barry Rudolph

Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum awards. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, The Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician's Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS, the 'New Toys' columnist for LA's Music Connection Magazine, and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine.

Black Lion Audio Micro Clock MkIII

Black Lion Audio’s Micro Clock MkIII comes as a one-third rackspace unit with external 9-volt DC wall wart power supply and 1U rack-mounting kit. It is the successor to the company’s Micro Clock MkII and adds a lower-jitter crystal oscillator, output transformers for galvanic isolation and separate, isolated output drivers for the six word clock BNC output jacks. ......

SPL Iron Model 1520 Mastering Compressor

Sound Performance Labs’ Iron Model 1520 Mastering Compressor is a tube-based stereo compressor/limiter that pays homage to classic units of yesteryear by way of a whole new design and fresh approach in appearance, operation and sound. Weighting in at 11 kg, Iron comes in a 4U-high steel cabinet that’s available with either a matte black or red, machined-aluminum front panel. There are two large......

RØDE NTR Ribbon Studio Microphone

Made entirely at an in-house manufacturing plant in Sydney Australia, RØDE’s NTR is the company’s first ribbon microphone. The NTR is a large microphone; it’s 216 mm tall, 65 mm wide, and weighs over a kilogram with the internal transformer, base assembly and XLR connector contributing to its heft. ......

Exponential Audio Excalibur

A nascent trend in modern music mixing uses time-based effects and signal processing as sound design tools to achieve unique, one-of-a-kind signature sound treatments within a mix. Exponential Audio’s Excalibur offers a single integrated system to re-sculpt, re-shape and reimagine audio sources in a myriad of ways only limited by your imagination. ......

Two DIs for Stage and Studio

A DI is a simple interface that takes a high-impedance, unbalanced source and makes it compatible with balanced preamps and eventually your DAW. But that’s not all Radial Engineering and A-Designs had in mind when they created these new products that enhance the lowly DI with a gang of great features. ......