David Shapton

David Shapton

David is the Editor In Chief of RedShark Publications. He's been a professional columnist and author since 1998, when he started writing for the European Music Technology magazine Sound on Sound. David has worked with professional digital audio and video for the last 25 years.

The most basic thing to know about recording audio

Published in Audio

Here's a bit of advice that may seem elementary, but is a crucially important factor to your audio recording success.

Revox studio masters: the ultimate analogue experience?

Published in Audio

Tape expectations. There are niches, and there are niches, and then there’s this: Revox is selling copies of studio master tapes on, wait for it, studio master tapes.

These budget bluetooth speakers are truly remarkable

Published in Audio

We have just come across these speakers and, while we're hardly in audiophile territory here, you won't believe the amount of sound that you can get out of them for the price.

Taking apart a Roland TR 808

Published in Audio

Check out what a Roland TR 808 looks like...from the inside.

A theremin in a web browser?

Published in Audio

We discovered a web-based tool that somewhat replicates the functionality and tone of a theremin.

Vertical record players: we're glad this never caught on

Published in Audio

We take a look at a technological oddity of yesteryear, the vertical record player - an unneeded (and ultimately unwanted) engineering marvel.

We've always wanted to try this, and now we don't have to, because here it is, in all its screeching glory

The NAMM show is unique. Here's what it's like to visit it

Published in Audio

It's unique, and it's pretty amazing. The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show is an experience to behold. Here's what it's like to attend this extraordinary show

The close-up effects of a sonic boom

Published in Audio

We spend a lot of time and money designing microphone pre amps that are so quiet you can turn the wick up and listen to the grass growing. We spend less time thinking about sound that is so loud it can almost destroy a building.

The vinyl revolution is not the only one...

Published in Audio

Everyone knows there's a vinyl resurgance in full progress. But that's not the only analogue format making a comback

A sad, singing machine

Published in Audio

What happens when a boy meets a frightened machine? Beautiful music.

We were shocked to see how many tracks this MacBook Air was playing back. 

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