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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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?
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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
With an emphasis on workflow, collaboration and a new synth, Steinberg's Cubase Pro 8.5 packs in more new features than meets the eye as Matthew Loel. T. Hepworth discovers.
Ozone 7 adds many features to iZotope’s popular audio mastering program. But are those features what you’ll need to take your audio finalizing to the next level? Matt Loel T Hepworth investigates.
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