April 2020

Reviews: Recording

Premier Guitar's rating system includes brief summations of a product’s pros and cons, as well as pick ratings (0–5) in four categories—Tones, Design/Build, Value, and Playability (for instruments) or Ease of Use (amps, effects, and other devices) or Versatility (pickups and speakers). Items with a total of 18 or more picks (out of 20) win our coveted Premier Gear Award.

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Audient Sono Review

July 14, 2019
A recording interface packed with guitar-friendly features.
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Universal Audio OX Review

March 26, 2018
A direct-recording tool that’s 50 percent load box, 50 percent modeler, and 100 percent awesome.
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Quick Hit: MXL DX-2 Review

July 25, 2017
Need to swap your mic on the fly? Here’s an option designed for guitarists.
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Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII Review

April 20, 2017
Get the meaty deets on an interface whose latency is so absurdly low that it feels like playing through hardware.
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IK Multimedia

Quick Hit: IK Multimedia Fender Collection 2 Review

February 2, 2017
This virtual collection of vintage amps is a real champ.
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Quick Hit: TC Electronic Wiretap Riff Recorder Review

November 1, 2016
This tiny stompbox recorder enables real-time riff capture and fast file sharing via Bluetooth.
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IK Multimedia

Quick Hit: IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Review

May 26, 2016
An ultra-portable, easy-to-use tool that helps you capture ideas before they’re a distant memory.
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Ultimate Ears

Quick Hit: Ultimate Ears UE 7 In-Ear Monitors Review

October 4, 2015
These pro-level in-ear monitors deliver stellar sound for well under a grand.
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Quick Hit: Mesa/Boogie CabClone

April 26, 2015
Record or gig with your favorite amp—minus the cabinet and mic.
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Universal Audio Apollo Twin Review

August 15, 2014
A scaled-down version of the popular audio interface and plug-in host.
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iOS Guitar Accessory Roundup - Winter 2012/2013

iOS Guitar Accessory Roundup - Winter 2012/2013

January 9, 2013
Griffin GuitarConnect Pro, Line 6 Mobile In, RapcoHorizon i-JAM 3-n-1, Tascam iXZ, Traveler Guitar MI-10, Griffin StompBox, IK Multimedia iRig STOMP, Blue Mikey Digital, and Tascam iM2X
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Orange O PC Personal Computer Review

Orange O PC Personal Computer Review

August 10, 2011
Software guitar amp emulators have come a long way in the last 10 years and the OPC is built around some of the best advancements.
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DVD Review: "Alfred’s Pro Audio Series: Modern Live Sound"

March 15, 2011
Alfred’s Pro Audio Series: Modern Live Sound Alfred Many guitarists believe that analog is infinitely better than digital. Professional live sound, however, is not dictated by this mentality. Modern Live
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Shure SM27 Microphone Review

Shure SM27 Microphone Review

November 16, 2010
Will the SM27 replace the trusty 57?
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Sonuus G2M MIDI Converter Review

Sonuus G2M MIDI Converter Review

September 21, 2010
An easy solution for going MIDI
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Apogee GiO USB Guitar Interface & Controller Review

Apogee GiO USB Guitar Interface & Controller Review

June 11, 2010
Apogee''s GiO is a guitar interface and controller for GarageBand, Logic, and MainStage.
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JamHub TourBus Review

JamHub TourBus Review

May 18, 2010
The largest version of JamHub''s silent practice solution, the TourBus, is reviewed.
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Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP FireWire Audio Interface Review

Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP FireWire Audio Interface Review

April 15, 2010
The Saffire PRO 24 DSP is a useful recording interface for medium-sized recording needs.
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Digidesign Eleven Rack Review

Digidesign Eleven Rack Review

March 11, 2010
Digidesign''s Eleven Rack lives up to its hype as an ultra-useful performing and recording tool for pros
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Boss eBand JS-8 Review

Boss eBand JS-8 Review

February 11, 2010
BOSS eBand allows you to jam along with an array of backing tracks using COSM-modeled amps and effects.
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