Gear and Technology
Embody Immerse Virtual Studio – A Real-World Review
Embody’s Immerse Virtual Studio plug-in is designed specifically to put you in the driver’s seat at some well-known studios to listen to your mixes...
Mojave Audio MA-201fetVG Microphone – A Real-World Review
Studio and tour engineer Salim Akram put the Mojave Audio MA-201fetVG Condenser Microphone to the test and kept having 'aha' moments every time he...
Alclair ESM 13 and Studio4 In-Ear Monitors – A Real-World Review
Nashville producer/engineer Russ Long put Alclair Audio's flagship ESM 13 and Studio4 in-ear monitors to the test in the recording studio, and the verdict...
JZ Microphones BB29 Condenser Mic – A Real-World Review
Studio owner/engineer Rob Tavaglione puts the new BB29 Condenser Mic from JZ Microphones through the paces and finds it's a winner.
SPL Marc One Monitoring and Recording Controller – A Real-World Review
Putting SPL's latest offering to the test, reviewer Fela Davis discovers "the SPL Marc One Monitoring and Recording Controller is a beast."
Brainworx Bx_console Focusrite SC – A Real-World Review
Producer/composer Rich Tozzoli put Brainworx’s Bx_Console Focusrite SC to the test and it became a ‘go to’ in his workflow.
Audient EVO Start Recording Bundle – A Real-World Review
With a name like “EVO Start Recording Bundle,” it's clear that Audient’s new package is aimed squarely at podcasters, content creators, home recordists, voiceover...
SSL VHD 500 Series Mic Preamp – A Real-World Review
The VHD 500 Series Microphone Preamp provides users with an affordable way to achieve that classic SSL sound.
Repairing Spoken-Word Recordings with iZotope Rx 8 Advanced – A Real-World Review
Producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione explains how he repairs spoken-word recordings with iZotope Rx 8 Advanced in this real-world review.
BABY Audio Parallel Aggressor Plug-In—A Real-World Review
Producer/engineer Rob Tavaglione put the BABY Audio Parallel Aggressor Plug-In to the test and found it was a winner.
Avid Pro Tools 2020.11’s New Features – A Real-World Review
Avid’s new Pro Tools 2020.11 has a number of new, fresh features; producer/composer Rich Tozzoli shares how they work and fit into his daily...
Shure Beta91A Condenser Boundary Microphone – A Real-World Review
Revered as kick drum mics par excellence, Shure Beta91 and Shure Beta91A microphones go head-to-head for a side-by-side and sound-by-sound comparison.
Austrian Audio Hi-X50 and Hi-X55 Headphones – A Real-World Review
Producer/studio owner Rob Tavaglione puts Austrian Audio's top headphone models - the Hi-X50 and Hi-X55 - to the test to see how they fare...
Sennheiser MD 435 and MD 445 Microphones – A Real-World Review
Sennheiser's new dynamic MD 435 and MD 445 handheld vocal microphones get put through the paces in a real-world review.
How to Choose Your Next Studio Microphone – The Complete Guide
Whether you're looking for your first 'really nice' microphone or expanding your mic locker, here's PSN's guide to the five 'must have' categories, the...
Dirac Live Room Calibration/Correction – A Real-World Review
Purpose-built rooms with ideal acoustic treatments may not need room correction software, but all the rest do. Producer/studio owner Rob Tavaglione takes a look...
TZ Audio Stellar X2 Microphone – A Real-World Review
As an audio post editor and voiceover/podcast tech consultant, Frank Verderosa had high expectations for the Stellar X2—and was not disappointed.
Solid State Logic 2+ USB Audio Interface – A Real-World Review
Solid State Logic has entered the “affordable” segment of the pro audio marketplace for the first time with its 2+ USB audio interface. Does...
Revive Audio ART VLA Custom Modification – A Real-World Review
Rob Tavaglione tried out Revive Audio’s mail-in modification service on an ART Pro VLA compressor and was impressed with the results, noting, “In many...
Nexo Launches ID14 Point Source Loudspeaker, S108 Subwoofer
Nexo is launching its new ID14 point source speaker and companion S108 subwoofer as part of its ID Series of high-power compact cabinets.
Austrian Audio OC818 Microphone – A Real-World Review
Reviewer Rob Tavaglione finds Austrian Audio has put out a new microphone that combines the best of the old with a healthy dose of...
Panasonic RZ-S500W Bluetooth Wireless Headphones – A Real-World Review
The new RZ-S500W True Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones mark Panasonic's maiden voyage into the crowded waters of Bluetooth wireless headphones—so we put them to...
Softube Summit Audio Grand Channel – A Real-World Review
Producer/engineer Rich Tozzoli and friends recently put Softube's Summit Audio Grand Channel Plug-In to the test while recording in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Here's...
Eventide H3000 Factory Plug-In – A Real-World Review
Our review team recently put the Eventide H3000 Factory Plug-In to the test while in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Here's how it went.
Focal Elegia Closed-Back Reference Headphones – A Real-World Review
Our review team recently put Focal Elegia closed-back reference headphones to the test while in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Here's how it went.