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Reviews of vocal effects and equipment used by singers are the main subject of this section. Reviews written by us are based on equipment that our contributors use on a regular basis and news releases by product manufacturers. Various articles and opinions will be added here as and when we get time, you are also welcome to send us a review for inclusion here by using the contact form.

We don't have much time or the personnel to check and review all equipment supplied by specific manufactures, plus there are plenty of places on the internet and in magazines who are product specific who supply this service.  Thanks to Hitsquad Shareware Music Machine, we are able to supply some interesting reviews which are listed below.

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Booming Reverb
Digital Ear REAL-TIME v.4.0
Eliminating Vocals
M-Audio Luna Studio Condenser Microphone Review
Microphone FAQ
TrackPlug EQ/Compressor/Gate Plug-In
Unveiling the Minidisc
Vocal track into a choir
Voice Machine & Attack
Voice Tweaker

a revolutionary vocoder that defines a new standard for transparency, detail, and smoothness. It is not only an exceptional vocoder, but also a sophisticated synthesizer, a granular sampler, and a virtual sound-fusion laboratory.

Har Bal Harmonic Balancer **NEW**
Digital EQ designed expressly for Audio Mastering.

Essential Accessories
Favourite Microphones
Monitors & Speakers

Musicguard Insurance
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Equipment Tutorials

These are a small selection available in our Articles. All links open in a new window.

Basic Microphone Techniques
Provides an overview on microphone placement for recording vocals by The Musician's Homepage.

Harbal Harmonic Balancer
Review on this visual mastering system and equalisation software for Windows from Har-Bal at EQmag.

Mic Types & Characteristics
article by Paul White from Sound on Sound providing explainations and descriptions of each type of microphone.

Microphone FAQ
A review of the different techniques used to record ambient sounds in stereo, covering common configurations using two, three and four microphones. Provided by Oade Brothers Audio, Inc.

Microphone Techniques & Soundstage Maps
Textual Description of equipment, set up and resulting sound which was included as a sound sample on the CD accompanying the magazine (no sample on site). Article at Stereophile Magazine by John Atkinson & Robert Harley.

Microphone Tutorial
An introduction to microphones with explanations of microphone types, pick up patterns, microphone and studio techniques for musicians, singers and budding sound engineers. Article from Digital Music World by Yamaha.

Mindprint Envoice Voice Channel Pre-Amp
Review at Sound on Sound Magazine by Hugh Robjohns.

Online Classes
Articles studying examples of sound system and microphone applications for speakers and singers plus how to get the best results. Produced by The Internet Sound Institute helping you learn about sound systems.

Stereo Microphone Techniques
Article explaining the uses and set up of stereo microphone techniques for singing ensembles and soloists by Bruce Bartlett at

Using Radio Mikes
Wireless Mikes: What are they and how do you use them. Article by Intermusic

Equipment Review Sites

One of the best UK magazines for up-to-date information, product specifications and reviews is Sound On Sound and you can also find good articles and reviews in EQ Magazine, ProAudioReview, Making Music and of course where there are other Future Music publications like Guitarist Magazine.

The most comprehensive product reviews and news online can be found at the ever useful Hitsquad, SonicState, Harmony Central and ZD Net

A selection of UK Equipment Retailers who sell, hire and/or install P.A. Systems, Lighting Systems are available in the P.A. & Equiment Hire Companies section.

To find links to Musical Equipment, P.A. & Speaker manufacturers visit Electric Blues Club Equipment section, or the Sound Engineering & Technical Articles for informative interviews with professional sound engineers. Also keep an eye on Krazy Kats Karaoke where you will find links and information on Karaoke Equipment and Software plus links to freeware and shareware lyrics plugins, midi, mp3, karaoke and video players software downloads.

If you have an equipment review site or know of one that deserves to be included here, please let us know by sending the details and url via the contact form.