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.

Eiosis AirEQ Premium and Sound Radix Drum Leveler

Enabled by faster, more powerful 64-bit computers and inventive algorithmic programming, a new breed of software audio processor opens wholly original and fresh approaches to audio signal processing. Eiosis AirEQ Premium and Sound Radix Drum Leveler both offer seemingly magical results not previously possible using any combination of software and/or hardware systems. ......

Trident Series 88 Console

I had a music project that just screamed for an old-school rock ’n’ roll, hands-on mix using a proper analog console. So I used this opportunity to take a first look at the only Trident Series 88 console currently in the U.S. [first orders were expected to ship this month]. The 24-channel version of the Trident 88 had been under final revision and real world testing for about nine months at......

Crane Song Syren Mic Pre and Falcon Compressor

The Syren Microphone Pre-Amp and Falcon Compressor/Limiter are single-slot 500 Series tube-based modules. Both use a single 12AX7 tube running in Class-A that’s vertically mounted in a ceramic socket with cooling vents cut in the top of the modules’ cases. The tubes are carefully selected and tested for lowest noise, and all units use mu-metal shielded LL1585 Lundahl output transformers. ......

RTZ Professional Audio PEQ-1549

The PEQ-1549 Parametric EQ, RTZ’s new entry into its Legends 500 line of single-channel modules for 500 Series racks, is a 4-band unit that covers the 25 to 35k Hz range with switchable high and low Q modes for all four bands, and switchable shelving modes for the high and low frequency bands. In addition, there are continuously variable second-order (12dB/octave) high- and lowpass filters. The......

Benchmark Media Systems AHB2 Power Amplifier

Benchmark Media’s AHB2 is a professional analog audio power amplifier designed for high-resolution audio playback systems found in recording and post-production studios or high-end audiophile/home theater systems. The AHB2 is a hybrid Class-A/B unit that delivers super-low distortion, high efficiency, low noise and high dynamic range specifications. ......