NEWS

A collection of BLA news, reviews and testimonials.

  • SHOOTOUT! BLA B12A MKIII vs. B173 MKII

    SHOOTOUT! BLA B12A MKIII vs. B173 MKII The Black Lion Audio B12A MKIII & B173 MKII are great sounding Neve…

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  • Sound On Sound reviews the Revolution 2×2!

    Sound On Sound reviews the Revolution 2×2! Read review here: Black Lion Audio Revolution 2×2 (soundonsound.com) “It’s a fact of…

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  • Tape Op Review – Black Lion Audio – B12A MKIII Preamp

    Tape Op Review – Black Lion Audio – B12A MKIII Preamp “If you’re someone who’s looking for a classically American…

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  • “The first time I used the Black Lion Auteur Mic Pre was recording Peter Asher (Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor) playing his mid-sixties Gibson J200 acoustic. The tone was incredible, with crystal clear highs, and a nice defined bottom end that wasn’t muddy at all. The mid-range was smooth, and we didn’t need a bit of compression. I love my Auteur Mic Pre.”

    Jay Ruston
    Producer // Mixer
    (The Donnas, Leonard Cohen, Steel Panther, Diana Ross, Brian Wilson, Anthrax, Jars of Clay, Morrissey, American Idol)

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  • Product Review // Black Lion Audio Bluey // Sound On Sound Magazine ~ By Neil Rogers

    Chris Lord-Alge, aka CLA, must be one of the most recognisable figures in the world of music production. His confident, concise mixing style has graced countless hit records, seen him win multiple Grammys and earned the respect of his peers. Something very important to CLA’s ‘sound’ is his use of compression, and if you look at images of his Mix LA studio, you can’t fail to notice his enviable selection of outboard compressors. Among these, he has several of the ‘Blue Stripe’ versions of the UA 1176 FET limiting amplifier. These ‘Blue Stripe’ compressors were the earliest ‘revisions’ of the famous Universal Audio 1176 — head to UA’s website for more detail on the different revisions: www.uaudio.com/blog/1176-la2a-hardware-revision-history. CLA favours one particular unit, which he feels exhibits a little more ‘mojo’ than the others and which he estimates has been used on over 14,000 vocal recordings!

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