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05/12/2018

Gear Reviews: Martin D-28 Standard Series

Hard case all right. Out of the blue, middle of a very busy week, promoting a gig… my usual part-time work dried up, bills ...

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23/11/2018

Gear Review: Fishman Loudbox Mini Charge Acoustic Amp

When the Fishman Loudbox Mini Charge arrived at my door I knew I was in for some quality time, and what a time of quality ...

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20/12/2017

Gear Review: Behringer DeepMind12 Synth

From its beginnings, in 1989 Behringer set out to provide sharp-priced options across a wide product range. As it has grown ...

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20/09/2017

Gear Reviews: Sound Devices MixPre-6

I was thoroughly intrigued when presented with the opportunity to review Sound Devices’ MixPre-6 Audio Recorder/ Audio ...

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15/11/2016

Yamaha Montage 6 Synthesiser

Released this year, Yamaha’s new Montage is billed a synthesiser from the future and a flagship product for the brand. ...

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13/11/2015

Gear Review: Digitech Trio Band Creator

In which NZM's intrepid guitar kit space navigator Mark Bell flies over the intriguing landscape of the DigitechTrio Band ...

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23/10/2015

Review: Laney Ironheart IRT-Pulse USB Valve Pre-amp

Analogue to digital convertor technology is now cost-effective enough to be integrated into any aspect of the audio chain. ...

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12/08/2015

Gear Review: DigiTech Live Harmony Vocal Processor

"That'’s a cool radio,”" says my eight-year-old son as I slide the Digitech Live Performance Intelligent Vocal Harmony ...

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14/07/2015

Gear Review: Four New Look Studio Microphones

I recently saw a meme that gave a good definition of a musician: A person who puts $5000 worth of gear into a $500 car to ...

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