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Boss Micro Rack Series

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Aug 1985

For people with very narrow studios, Boss have introduced a very narrow effects rack... Martin Sheehan investigates.

Classic Nouveau

Review | Recording Musician, Aug 1992
LA Audio Classic Compressor

Paul White assesses LA's new compressor, which uses modern technology to emulate the sound of tube models.

Deeply Compressed

Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1986
Drawmer LX20 expander/compressor

Drawmer noise gates and compressors have become the undisputed industry standard in the field of sound recording, and their latest unit looks set to make it a hat-trick. The dual channel LX20 offers comprehensive compression/expansion facilities at a budget price. Engineer Gareth Stuart assesses its performance.

Drawmer DL221 Dual Compressor Limiter

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Sep 1985

An intelligent, multi-purpose compressor.

Dynamic Duo

Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1991
Drawmer DL241 Auto-Compressor & DS404 Quad Noise Gate

The latest from Drawmer in dynamic control, reviewed by Dave Lockwood.

Easy does it

Review | The Mix, Sep 1994
Aphex Easyrider 106

Compression without frills

Fostex 3070 Compressor/Limiter

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Apr 1984

Four Wheel Drive

Review | Recording Musician, May 1993
LA Audio 4X4 Compressor

If your vocalist is up and down like a fiddler's elbow, this classy compressor might be just what the engineer ordered...

Frontline Effects Boxes

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1983

FX on Fire!

Review | In Tune, Dec 1985
Vesta-Fire FX Pedals plus D-1X Digital Delay & L-1 Low Frequency Oscillator

New pedals on test

Gain Brain

Review | Recording Musician, Jul 1992
Drawmer DL251 Spectral Compressor

This sophisticated compressor has a choice of hard- or soft-knee compression and has a built-in spectral enhancer.

Ibanez MSP 1000

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Oct 1984
Multi Signal Processor

Maximum headroom

Review | The Mix, Dec 1994
Behringer Composer and Autocom

Two models of compressor

On The Rack

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Aug 1985
Boss Micro Rack

Five new effects for the home studio

Ross Effects Pedals

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1983

Symetrix 522 Multi-Effects Unit

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Jul 1985

The Compellor

Review | Home & Studio Recording, May 1985

The Dynamic Duo

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1991
Alesis 3630 Compressor/Limiter & Alesis RA100 Reference Amplifier

Alesis made their name on high-quality, low-cost digital effects units, and their latest products offer the same affordable quality on two basic analogue units — a compressor and an amplifier. Dave Lockwood conducts the field test.

The Intelligent One

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1987
Studiomaster IDP1 Dynamics Processor

What is an 'Intelligent Dynamics Processor' and why have it MIDI controllable? David Mellor answers these and other probing questions as he explores the IDP1 from mixer manufacturer, Studiomaster.

Triple 'X' Rating

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1986
Dbx 'X' Processors

Apart from noise reduction systems, dbx make a studio quality range of 'budget' signal processors. Engineer Gareth Stuart put three of them - the 163X compressor/limiter, 263X de-esser, and 463X noise gate/expander - through their paces.

Vesta Fire SL-020 Dual Compressor/Limiter

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Nov 1984

Vesta Fire SL200 Dual Compressor/Limiter

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Jul 1985

Yamaha Compressor & Graphic EQ

Review | In Tune, Jul/Aug 1985

Yamaha GC2020 Compressor/Limiter

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Jun 1985

Yamaha SDS Pedals

Review | International Musician, Jun 1986
EffectsCheck

Dave Burrluck back again, treading callously on a new range of innocent young pedal effects

 

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