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JBL LSR305 Studio Monitors vs Alesis Elevate 5

JBL LSR305 Studio Monitors vs Alesis Elevate 5 Comparison Review

Last week I upgraded to JBL LSR305 studio monitors from Alesis Elevate 5 speakers while they were on sale at Musician’s Friend. I wanted to put together a quick comparison review between the two brands now that I’ve got both on-hand. I’m not going to do any in-depth tests and get all scientific about it. […]

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Spider IV vs Spider V

Line 6 Spider IV vs Spider V Amp Comparison Review

Line 6 Spider amps don’t have the greatest reputation among guitarists, but that hasn’t stopped them from being some of the most popular entry-level amps on the market for many years. Now that Line 6 has released the Spider V series to replace the Spider IV amps, I wanted to put together a quick comparison […]

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Spider V Amp Review – Metal Samples (Video)

Last week I posted a review of the Line 6 Spider V 30 amp and I wanted to put together another quick review specifically about how the Spider V amp sounds when it comes to metal tones. The Spider V amps have a bunch of high-gain amp simulations built-in and over 100 effects, including various […]

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Line 6 Spider V 30

Line 6 Spider V 30 Guitar Amplifier Review (+Video)

Line 6 released their new lineup of Spider V series modeling amps at the end of September 2016. They replace the Spider IV amps and add a lot more effects (101) and amp simulations (78) for more control over the tone. The Spider V amps also add built-in drum loops and a metronome, a full-range […]

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Audient iD4 Review

Review: Audient iD4 USB Audio Interface (+Video)

Last month I posted a review of the 2nd generation Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. Then Audient released the iD4 about the same time, so I decided to get one to see how it compares to the Scarletts since it’s in the same price range and Audient is known for having high-quality gear. I already posted a […]

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Audient iD4 vs Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 and 2i4 Comparison Review

For this review I’m going to be comparing the Audient iD4 against the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 and 2i4. All three are bus-powered USB audio interfaces that share a lot of similar features. The price is the same for the iD4 and 2i4, both sell for $199, and the 2i2 is $50 less. Last month I […]

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Audient iD4 vs Scarlett 2i2

Audient iD4 vs Focusrite Scarlett Latency Comparisons (Windows)

Below is a list comparing the overall latency numbers between the Audient iD4 and the 1st and 2nd generation Focusrite Scarlett interfaces on a Windows 7 computer. Over the past couple of months Focusrite and Audient have both released new USB audio interfaces. Audient released the iD4 and Focusrite released 2nd generation Scarlett interfaces, which […]

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Alesis Elevate 5 Studio Monitor Speakers

Review: Alesis Elevate 5 Studio Monitor Speakers

Last year I bought a pair of Alesis 5 Elevate studio speakers. I use them every day and they’ve held up well so I wanted to put together a quick review of them for other people that are looking to get an inexpensive set of studio monitors or just some good computer speakers for listening […]

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