Gear Reviews

In depth musical instrument, product and gear reviews from Pro Audio Land.

  1. Heil Sound PR 35 Dynamic Mic Review

    Founded in 1966 by Bob Heil, Heil Sound is a professional audio company that has managed to flourish for decades thanks in part to their extensive knowledge of the market and forward-thinking microphone designs. With that said, we're taking a look at a mic that definitely follows that philosophy -- the Heil Sound PR35. If you're looking for something a bit different than the typical industry standard, you've found the right mic.    Continue reading →
  2. A Closer Look At The DigiTech RP360 Multi-Effect Pedal

      One of the biggest problems with multi-effects pedals is that -- unless you’ve already spent some time with the product -- you really don’t know what you’re getting. They tend to be loaded with tons of features and so many extra bells and whistles that it can make anyone unfamiliar feel like they are rolling the dice as far as quality goes. With that in mind, I decided to take the time to highlight one specific multi-effects pedal that I've had the chance to mess around with for the last couple of weeks -- the DigiTech RP360. While it definitely checks all the boxes as far as what players expect from a multi-effects unit, it goes beyond your typical unit by offering plenty of modern (useful) features and a price that makes it one of the best values around. Continue reading →
  3. Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 Shotgun Mic Review

    The Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 is a short shotgun interference tube microphone specially designed for use in film, radio, television, and outside broadcast applications. While it has remained a favorite of professionals since it's release, it has gained increased popularity with the rise of YouTube and podcasts. With that in mind, we decided to take a closer look at the popular Sennheiser mic. Keep reading to find out how the MKH stacks among a growing field of shotgun microphones. Continue reading →
  4. Alessandro Music Series One Headphones Review

    In a crowded space with plenty of options, it can be hard to find the right pair of headphones. And while well-known pairs such as the AKG K240 and Sony MDR 7506 are excellent choices, the Alessandro Music Series One headphones have had a strong and dedicated following for years despite not being nearly as mainstream. Combining high-quality components, great sound representation and a price point that makes it highly affordable, it's easy to see why so many swear by these headphones. Continue reading →
  5. A Closer look At The Fishman Aura Spectrum Acoustic Guitar DI

    A Closer look At The Fishman Aura Spectrum Acoustic Guitar DI
      When it comes to acoustic guitar gear, few companies are as well-known and respected as Fishman Transducers. With over 30 years of experience, their products have helped amplify and shape the tone of professionals and weekend warriors alike. I've taken a look at a few of their pickups in the past and came away impressed. So with that in mind, I wanted to take one of their pedals for a spin. Specifically, the Fishman Aura Spectrum DI, a versatile preamp, DI, EQ and acoustic imager with one simple goal -- to give your acoustic guitar the same pristine tone you get from a studio mic anywhere, even live on stage. Keep reading to see what the Fishman Aura Spectrum DI is all about. Continue reading →

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