Gear reviews

Softube – Tube-Tech CL1b compressor plugin

Generally speaking From the website: Tube-Tech CL 1B is a true studio classic, heard on tons and tons of records for the past 20 years. Like its hardware counterpart, the Tube-Tech CL 1B native plug-in sounds soft, smooth, groovy and can compress an insane amount of dB’s without sounding bad. The CL 1B plug-ins by Softube are the only Tube-Tech plug-ins that are fully endorsed by Tube-Tech. This version...

SSL Alpha Link & Madi Xtreme 64

Generally speaking The SSL alpha link is a new revision of the Soundscape converter. SSL bought the company together with the licence to make products under the SSL name. Still the development happens mostly with the ex-Soundscape guys. The converter has 24 analog ins/outs and comes either fittet with ADAT I/Os (AX) or AES/EBU (SX). The routing is made within the converter by pressing the front push buttons. it...

Sonodyne – SM 100 AK day by day

Day 1/2 with Sonodyne monitors. background: besides gearslutz-moderator you might remember me as a highend-geardealer. while beeing a dealer is history I had the opportunity to listen and make shootouts with many brands of monitors/converters in different rooms. while everything audible is a matter of taste there is always a certain “wooow”-factor...

interview: Daniel Weiss

this interview was taken for www.gearslutz.com in 2006 by George Necola. Interview partner was Daniel Weiss. thanx to Sebastian for translating it, Tik to review it, T.Ray to make the final corrections. you RULE GUYS! and a special thanx goes out to Daniel Weiss from Weiss engineering (www.weiss.ch) for spending some time with me and do the interview. the interview took place a few month ago in his researchlab in...

Shadow Hills – Equinox

Generally speaking The Shadow Hills Equinox is a discrete summing/preamp/monitor controller unit. It’s built like a tank. It’s also heavy as a tank (a small one… ). It comes with an external PSU the size of 2 half rack units and it has nice knobs. The input/output routing is done via SubD25/XLR connectors. You have 30 channels of summing available, 2 preamps and you can switch 3 independent...

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