16 Sep · From the days of tape loops to digital samplers and beyond, sampling remains a cornerstone of modern music. We look at how to sample vinyl!
SPL - News and Rumours
You want all the latest news, rumours and everything else there’s to know about SPL? We're happy to oblige: On this page you’ll find everything at a glance – and it’s always up to date!
02 Sep · Headphone amplifiers have a cult-like status in hi-fi headphones communities. We find out how to get better results when using headphones!
23 Aug · Tired of analogue modeling software plug-ins? We check out some of the best budget 500-series modules for producing music at home.
22 Jul · Is a dedicated microphone preamp a necessity or a luxury? We take a look at some of the best mic preamps for home recording and find out.
01 Jul · The ability to accurately control your levels is extremely underrated. We check out the Top 5 Monitor Controllers for a home studio setup.
06 May · In this post, we discuss the practicality of analogue consoles and explore ways of incorporating console features into your workflow.
03 May · The new SPL Phonitor 3 DAC is a headphones amp, monitor controller, and DA converter for listening, mixing, and mastering workflows.
03 Apr · SPL updates the majestic Crescendo 8, the flagship 120V eight-channel microphone preamplifier is now cleaner than ever. We find out more!
23 Jan · A well-known transient processor gets a redesign, offering more overall versatility. We check out the SPL Transient Designer 4 Mk2!
26 Sep 2022 · We check out the new Plugin Alliance SPL PQ plugin. This high-end mastering plugin is based on SPL's 120V PQ mastering hardware EQ.
26 Apr 2022 · MTC MK2 brings SPL's Phonitor Matrix headphone mixing circuitry alongside many core functionality touch-ups to the monitor controller.
05 Oct 2020 · Germany's SPL introduces a pair of high-end headphone amplifiers with crosstalk functionality and optional DA conversion: Phonitor One and Phonitor One d. The latter is also a 768kHz DAC!
01 Apr 2020 · The Crescendo duo features two mic pres with the same sonic and technical specifications as the flagship 8-channel Crescendo mic pre, the one that's "impossible to overdrive."
05 Oct 2018 · SPL claims the Crescendo is the first 8-in mic preamp in the known universe with 120V technology, and that this pre has so much headroom it's virtually impossible to overdrive.
26 Jan 2018 · German pro audio brand SPL hit NAMM 2018 hard with three pieces of expensive, ostentatious hardware for the most well-versed in the dark arts of mixing and mastering out there...
05 Apr 2017 · SPL has just announced a new generation of its Crimson interface, which now reaches iteration 3. Is the price too high for this three-in-one device given the stiff competition?
14 Mar 2017 · With a new transient-based processor appearing nearly once a week at the moment, Brainworx re-vamp the trusty little SPL Microplugs by Plugin Alliance.
09 Mar 2016 · Visually the same as the original Crimson, this second revision sports subtle improvements under the hood. This is 'nice', but is it enough?