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Rewiew “VARIS” Variable S (Mu) compressor, Bimmelim Soundlabs, Aarhus, Denmark

Rewiew “Oz” passive equalizer,  tester Karlheintz Bonat, Bregenz, Austria

Rewiew “VARIS” Variable S (Mu) compressor, tester Adrian Fluck, Bern, Switzerland

Rewiew “VARIS” Variable S (Mu) compressor, tester Devin Powers, Los  Angeles, USA

Rewiew “VARIS” Variable S (Mu) compressor, tester Barry Gardner, London, UK

Rewiew “T-Eight” 8 ch preamp, testers Steve Wood, soundproducer, Nate Wood, musician,  Los Angeles/New Yourk, USA

Rewiew “VARIS” Variable S (Mu) compressor, tester Karlheinz Bonat, Bregenz, Austria         NEW FILES WERE ADDED!!

Rewiew “VARIS” Variable S (Mu) compressor, tester Dan Suter, mastering engineer, ECHOCHAMBER Züurich, Switzerland

Rewiew “Faust f2” mic, “Affinity a2” preamp, “Solution s2” leveler, tester Johannes Feige, Berlin, Germany

Rewiew “Solution s2” leveler,                    tester Brett Chassen, Drums/Production/Mixing/ Engineering/Background vocals, Office Studios, Los Angeles, USA                          

Rewiew “VARIS” Variable S (Mu) compressor, tester Yuriy Smalius,Chief Engineer, Britrecords Kiev, Ukraine                         

Rewiew “Tubescream” Distorion Box,        tester Yuriy Smalius, Chief Engineer, Britrecords Kiev, Ukraine                         

Rewiew “Tubescream” Distorion Box,        tester Roman Polonsky, singer, songwriter,  Kiev, Ukraine

Rewiew “FAUST” Mic, ”Affinity a2” preamp,   tester Lorenz Schaller, producer, SoundPro, Kehrsatz, Switzerland

Rewiew “Solution s2” Leveler, “Velvet” Channel strip,                                                       tester Carlos Ortigosa, soundengineer,           Musicrooms, Valencia, Spain

Rewiew “Reality PS” Summing Mixer,              tester Julien Besnault, soundproducer                  Puteaux, France                         

Rewiew “FAUST” Mic, ”Velvet” channel strip,  tester Jonthan Miller, producer, DAWG Records, Hertford, UK

Rewiew “Solution s2” Leveler, FAUST” Mic comparison with U47/U67/Elam 251/C800G         tester Oscar Ramirez, engineering, mixing, Royalzentertainment, Los Angeles, USA

Rewiew “Affinity a2” Preamp,                   tester Alessandro Panella, producer, Ziogiorgio.co.uk, Italy

Review (audio)FAUST” Mic+”Affinity a2” preamp, tester Mats Takila, producer/ studioowner,”StudioInit”,Helsinki/Finland

Review(audio),FAUST” Mic, “Affinity Preamp, “Solution Leveler,tester Drago Baotic, guitarplayer/songwriter, Berlin/Germany

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