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Amplification Hardware - Studio & Sound Reinforcement

Antelope Audio
Satori Monitoring Controller
d&b audiotechnik
d&b audiotechnik D20 Amplifier
Hafler
HA75 Tube Head Headphone Amplifier
Mytek
Manhattan DAC / Preamp / Headphone Amp
Powersoft
Ottocanali DSP+D
QSC
GXD Series

Ancillary Equipment

Audio Precision
APx555 Audio Analyzer
DiGiCo
Orange Box Format Converter
Meyer Sound
MAPP XT-System Design Tool
Radial Engineering
JDX-48 Reactor Guitar Amp Direct Box
Rupert Neve Designs
RNDI: Active Transformer Direct Interface
Triad-Orbit
O2X Dual Boom

Audio Apps for Smartphones & Tablets

Allen & Heath
Qu-Pad App V1.7
JBL
SRX Connect
Meyer Sound
Compass Go
PreSonus
Notion 2 for iOS
Shure
ShurePlus MOTIV Mobile Recording App
TC-Helicon
VoiceJam Studio

Computer Audio Hardware

Antelope Audio
Pure2 AD/DA Converter & Clock
Apogee
Ensemble Thunderbolt
Dangerous Music
Convert Series Reference D to A Converters
Focusrite
Clarett 8Pre
Universal Audio
Apollo 8p Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface
Universal Audio
UAD-2 Satellite Thunderbolt DSP Accelerators
Waves Audio
DiGiGrid iOS

Hardware / Peripherals for Smartphones & Tablets

iConnectivity
iConnectAUDIO4+
RØDE
iXY-L
Sennheiser
MKE 2 digital
Sennheiser
ClipMic digital
Shure
MOTIV MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Mic
Studio Six Digital
iPrecisionMic

Headphone / Earpiece Technology

AKG
K553 Headphones
Audio-Technica
ATH-R70x-Pro Reference Headphones
Doppler Labs
DUBS Acoustic Filters
Jerry Harvey Audio
Siren Series "Layla" In Ear Monitors
Shure
PSM 300 Stereo Personal Monitor System
Ultimate Ears
UE Pro Sound Guard

Large Format Console Technology

Midas
Pro X | Neutron Audio System Engine
Roland
M-5000
Solid State Logic
XL DESK
Soundcraft
Vi7000
Stagetec
Aurus Platinum
Studer
Vista V Infinity

Microphone Preamplifiers

AMS Neve
1073DPX
Antelope Audio
MP32
Chandler Limited
REDD.47
Focusrite
RedNet MP8R
Manley Labs
Manley FORCE
Millennia Media
HV-35P

Microphones - Recording

AEA
Nuvo N8
Audio-Technica
AT5045
Blue Microphones
Hummingbird
Neumann
U47 FET
Royer Labs
R-122 MKll Active Ribbon Microphone
Sennheiser
MK 8

Microphones - Sound Reinforcement

AKG
D5C Handheld Dynamic Mic
Audio-Technica
BP40 - Large Diaphragm Mic
Countryman Associates
I2 Instrument Mic
DPA
d:screet Podium Microphones
Earthworks
High-Definition 40kHz Flexmic
Shure
5575LE Unidyne 75th Anniversary Vocal Microphone

Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects

Eventide
H9 MAX
Grace Design
FELiX Studio Quality Instrument Preamp/EQ/DI
Hughes & Kettner
TriAmp Mark3
Kemper
Profiler w/Remote
Moog Music
MF Flange
Moog Music
MF Chorus

Musical Instrument Hardware

Arturia
BeatStep Pro
Dave Smith Instruments
Sequential Prophet-6
Korg
ARP Odyssey
Moog Music
Modular Recreation
Roger Linn Design
LinnStrument
ROLI
Seaboard GRAND

Musical Instrument Software

Arturia
V Collection 4
EastWest Sounds
Composer Cloud
iZotope
Iris 2
Native Instruments
Session Guitarist Strummed Acoustic
PPG
WaveMapper 2 For Mac and PC
Spectrasonics
Omnisphere 2

Recording Devices

Aaton Digital
Cantar X3
Cymatic Audio
uTrack24 Recorder + Player + Interface
iZ Technology
RADAR Studio
Sound Devices
688
TASCAM
DR-70D 4-track Recorder for DSLR Video
Zoom
F8 MultiTrack Field Recorder

Signal Processing Hardware

Bettermaker
EQ232P MKII
Drawmer
1978 Tone Shaping Compressor
Kush
Tweaker
Lexicon
QuantumLogic QLI-32
Sonic Farm
Creamliner II
TC-Helicon
VoiceLive 3 Extreme
Tube-Tech
HLT 2A Equalizer

Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules)

BAE Audio
1073MPL
Bettermaker
EQ502PR
Heritage Audio
2264JR
LaChapell Audio
583S mk2
Radial Engineering
Space Heater 500 Tube Overdrive and Filter
Solid State Logic
500-Format LMC+

Signal Processing Software (Dynamics/EQ/Utilities)

Focusrite
Red 2 & Red 3 Suite
iZotope
RX 4 Complete Audio Repair & Enhancement
Plugin Alliance
Millennia TCL-2 Plug-in
Sound Magic
DSD Tools
Universal Audio
Neve 88RS Channel Strip Collection
Waves Audio
Butch Vig Vocals

Signal Processing Software (Effects)

AMS Neve
AMS RMX16 Digital Reverb Plug-In For UAD-2 Platform
Audio Ease
Altiverb 7.2.6
McDSP
FutzBox Rack Extension Plug-In
Softube
Mutronics Mutator
Soundtoys
Little AlterBoy
Waves Audio
H-Reverb Hybrid Reverb

Small Format Console Technology

Allen & Heath
GLD Chrome Series
Avid
Pro Tools | S3
DiGiCo
S21
Mackie
DL32R
Radial Engineering
Space Heater Tube Summing Overdrive
Yamaha
TF Series

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers

EAW
OTTO Subwoofer
Electro-Voice
EKX Series
JBL
VTX V25-II
Meyer Sound
LEOPARD
Powersoft
M-System
Turbosound
iQ Series

Studio Monitors

Amphion
One18
ATC
SCM45A
Augspurger Monitors
Duo 8 MiniMain System
Barefoot Sound
MicroMain45
Genelec
8351A SAM
JBL
7 Series Master Reference Monitors

Wireless Technology

AKG
DMS800
Audio-Technica
System 10 PRO Digital Wireless
Lectrosonics
SSM Micro Bodypack Transmitter
Line 6
Relay G70/G75 Series
Sennheiser
evolution Wireless D1
Shure
QLX-D Digital Wireless System

Workstation Technology

Apple
Logic Pro X 10.2
Avid
Pro Tools 12
PreSonus
Studio One 3.0 Professional
Sound Magic
Serenade DSD/DXD/Hi-res Workstation
Steinberg
Cubase Pro 8/Artist 8
Waves Audio
Waves Tracks Live