Category: Computer Music – Hardware

Ryzen Memory testing for audio, does it make an impact?Ryzen Memory testing for audio, does it make an impact?

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Today we take another look at the Ryzen chipset and discuss further optimization’s. Memory is always a question that comes up and historically it hasn’t really had an impact for audio, where the bottleneck in

AMD Ryzen 3600, 3700X & 3900X DaWBench tested – 3 is it the magic number?AMD Ryzen 3600, 3700X & 3900X DaWBench tested – 3 is it the magic number?

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The AMD Ryzen 3000 series has been well anticipated and in fact the last time there was this much buzz around a release, it was quite possibly the first Ryzen generation a couple of years

Introducing the TW390W – Our quietest 8 Core is also our visually loudest.Introducing the TW390W – Our quietest 8 Core is also our visually loudest.

3XS TW390

Over the past year or so the Intel i9 9900K has proven itself to be a superb flagship CPU amongst our mid-range systems. With the chip having some of the best IPC (instruction per clock-cycle)

Intel’s i9 9900K and the Coffee Lake refresh.Intel’s i9 9900K and the Coffee Lake refresh.

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Coffee Lake has been with us now for just over a year and it’s been a rather turbulent period for Intel. AMD’s continued gains over the last 12 – 18 months has marked a change in

Novation Update Their SL Series of Controller KeyboardsNovation Update Their SL Series of Controller Keyboards

Novation SL61 MKIII

Today sees the release of the third iteration of the SL49 and SL61 controller keyboards from Novation. The MKIII is much more than your standard run-of-the-mill controller keyboard with an emphasis on being a standalone

UR22MKII Production Pack limited edition – now available for pre-order.UR22MKII Production Pack limited edition – now available for pre-order.

UR22 Producer Pack

We’ve always found that Steinberg’s UR interface series have proven to be solid options at their respective price points, normally proven to be extremely capable all-rounders with great pre-amps & signal path, as well as

Native Instruments unleash their largest ever range refresh!Native Instruments unleash their largest ever range refresh!

Native Instruments have really gone all out this year, with a huge range refresh taking place and a raft of new products fresh out of Berlin. Komplete 12  The flagship collection package reaches it’s 12th

ThreadRippers 2990WX & 2950X on the bench: Just a little bit of history repeating?ThreadRippers 2990WX & 2950X on the bench: Just a little bit of history repeating?

I’m the first to admit that I’m a little late to the table with this write-up. The original 2990WX sample arrived whilst I was on leave and was quickly placed into a video rig and sent

MOTU rolls out a firmware update featuring their new Touch Console Application.MOTU rolls out a firmware update featuring their new Touch Console Application.

MOTU touch control

MOTU this week pushed out a new firmware for a number of their network attached models. This new update takes their Pro Audio Control web application that you regularly use for routing your interface and

The Be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 vs Scythe Ninja 5 Shoot OffThe Be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 vs Scythe Ninja 5 Shoot Off

Dark Rock Pro Top Shot

In a change from the normal component testing, I’m focusing on the bit you strap on to the CPU today, rather than the CPU itself.  For audio systems, it’s no secret that I tend to