Matthew Loel T. Hepworth

Matthew Loel T. Hepworth

MATTHEW LOEL T. HEPWORTH has been teaching music technology since 1984. The son of educators, he has the ability to thoughtfully instruct people to get the most from complicated music products and software. He authors the Cubase and WaveLab tutorials for macProVideo.com and authored several books including WaveLab 7 Power!, The Power in Cubase, and Mixing and Mastering in Cubase, and Power Tools for Cubase. He records, mixes, and masters audio projects for many clients and consults for Steinberg, Yamaha, Lexicon, and Tascam. He’s a video producer and photographer, and in his spare time he plays bass guitar in The Jonni Lightfoot Band.

Articles by Matthew Loel T. Hepworth

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Review: Harrison Mixbus 4.2

A DAW with a twist, MixBus 4 recreates the sonic personality of the Harrison hardware consoles. But how accurate is the sound? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes 'The Bus' around the block.

Review: iZotope Ozone 8

O8 (AKA Ozone 8) is the newest element on the iZotope periodic table, but will people bond with it? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes a look at its properties.

Review: Ultimate Ears Pro Sound Tap

Anyone who uses in-ear monitors for live performance knows how challenging it can be to access a house monitor mix. Sound Tap from Ultimate Ears Pro promises to make that process faster and easier.

Review: Fluid Audio Strum Buddy

Guitarists - just like all of us - need buddies too. Fluid Audio now offer the Strum Buddy they hope every git-picker will chum up with. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth accepted the friend request.

Review: Aston Microphones Starlight

Aston have added the multi-voiced Starlight pencil microphone to their lineup of condenser mics. But is the world’s first laser-equipped mic useful, or a gimmick? Matthew Loel T Hepworth finds out.

Review: Yamaha HPH-MT8 Monitor Headphones

The HPH-MT8 studio monitor headphones may be Yamaha’s boldest headphone design in years. How do they sound, especially when compared to the competition? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth ‘phones’ in the result

Review: Mercuriall Spark

Hot on the heels of their popular U530 plug-in, Mercuriall have released Spark. Will its sound and features ‘marshal’ your tonal desires? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes it for a spin.

Review: Roswell Delphos Microphone

Hot on the heels of their successful Mini K47, Roswell have released their newest microphone, the Delphos. With a vintage voice and amazing sensitivity, will it find its way into your mic locker?

Review: Audified U73b 2.0 Compressor/Limiter Plug-in

Audified have updated their popular U73b compressor plug-in to add several new features, including external side-chaining. Will the enhancements entice current and new users to jump onboard?

Review: Neat King Bee and Worker Bee Studio Microphones

Neat Microphones can be traced to some well-known transducers. There’s quite a buzz about their King Bee & Worker Bee mics so Matthew Loel T. Hepworth finds out if they're as sweet as they say.

Review: Mercuriall Tube Amp Ultra 530

Many guitarists have switched to virtual plug-ins for studio recording and live work. Mercuriall hits the scene with the U530 plug-in, so how does it stack up against the real and virtual competition?

Review: Aston Halo, The King of Reflection Filters?

Reflection filters are a great way to tame echoes in a sonically untreated room. Aston Microphones have just joined the field with the HALO filter. Can they really make a better slap-back trap?

Review: Aston Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Aston Origin has caused quite a stir since it was introduced, but does it really live up to the hype? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth compares it head-to-head with three other popular microphones.

Review: Ultimate Ears UE 18 Pro and UE 900S

For live performers, in-ear monitors have many advantages over foldback wedges. Matt looks at the entry-level and pro in-ear monitors from Ultimate Ears to see if they can replace on-stage monitors.

Review: Steinberg UR22 mk II Audio Interface

Steinberg scored a hit with the first-generation UR22. UR22mkII ups the ante with iPad-compatibility & software for Mac, Windows, & iPad. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes the new interface on a test run