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Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper is a recording, mix, mastering and post-production engineer with over three decades of experience behind the console. A contributing editor for Mix magazine since 1996, Cooper has written over 400 articles on the subject of pro audio. He is the owner of Michael Cooper Recording in Sisters, Ore. SoundCloud: Soundcloud.com/michael-cooper-recording

Dynaudio Professional BM Compact mkIII

From Danish pro audio manufacturer Dynaudio comes a new line of studio monitors: the BM mkIII Series. The product line comprises four satellite monitors and two subwoofers. For this review I tested the smallest of the satellites and subs, the BM Compact mkIII and BM9S II. ......

Equator Audio Research D8

One glance at Equator’s new D8 monitor is bound to make you linger. The vertically oriented monitor stations its coaxial drivers at the top of its cabinet, its large bass port positioned below. When testing these unusual speakers, I would soon discover it pays to think outside the box. ......

JBL LSR305 Powered Studio Monitor

It’s a common, evolutionary development in many industries that cutting-edge technologies introduced in high-end products eventually get incorporated into wares sold at a much lower price. Such is the case with JBL’s acclaimed Image Control Waveguide, which was developed for the company’s flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor. Cradling the tweeter used for the company’s super-affordable LSR305......

Dangerous Music Dangerous Compressor

The 2-channel Dangerous Compressor presents a few new wrinkles on traditional VCA-based designs. These can be summed up in the unusual and flexible ways its sidechain detectors and, in stereo mode, attack and release controls work. The result is a hardware-based compressor that’s particularly transparent in mixing and mastering applications. ......

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