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Tape Op Magazine Reviews the EXTC-Stereo

November 25th, 2021

The following review by Dana Gumbiner was originally published in the Dec 2021/Jan 2022 issue of TapeOp Magazine. See the Review Here Radial Engineering EXTC-Stereo Effects Reamper This new box from Radial has saved my bacon. I’ve become a bit of an effects pedal hoarder, with a desktop pedalboard rig that has grown to an […]

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Recording Magazine’s Video Review of the EXTC Stereo

November 8th, 2021

Back in June 2021, Recording Magazine reviewed the recently-released EXTC-Stereo Guitar Effects Interface and Reamper. Now, in a video review, writer Paul Vnuk Jr. takes a deep dive into everything the unit can help you do. Hear some great real-world examples of how easy the EXTC-Stereo makes it to add effects to drum tracks, Rhodes […]

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MIX reviews the HDI

October 12th, 2021

This review originally appeared in Mix Magazine. See the Review Here Review: Radial Engineering HDI The ultimate Direct Box, from a company that knows how to build them By Mike Levine Radial Engineering has a reputation for making products that are built ruggedly and well-designed. Among their best known and revered devices are their numerous and […]

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Going Direct In With The Radial Engineering HDI Direct Box

August 25th, 2021

This video and write-up originally appeared on vintageking.com By Tyler Lind Published August 2021 If you’re looking to solve a problem in the studio or on stage, it’s highly likely that Radial Engineering already has an answer for you. Since 1996, the British Columbia-based company has been crafting practical and road-ready direct boxes, splitters and […]

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PZ-Pro picks up Premier Guitar’s ‘Premier Gear’ Award

June 11th, 2021

  The folks over at Premier Guitar Magazine recently got their hands on a PZ-Pro and its fair to say they were impressed. Radial’s flagship Acoustic Preamp gained their prestigious ‘Premier Gear’ Award, an accolade that only goes to the most indispensable gear.   Read on or click here to see exactly what they had […]

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Mix Magazine Reviews the EXTC-Stereo

June 9th, 2021

The following review by Mike Levine originally appeared on the Mix Magazine website. Double Your Sonic Pleasure With Pedals or Amps By Mike Levine Published: 06/07/2021 Radial Engineering’s EXTC-Stereo Reamp is the latest model in the company’s EXTC (“ex-tee-cee”) line of reamping devices. Previously introduced models include the EXTC-SA, a mono unit with two switchable […]

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Recording Magazine reviews the EXTC Stereo

May 28th, 2021

The following is written by Paul Vnuk Jr. from Recording Magazine. See the Review Here   Want stereo stompboxes in your mix? You need this! Radial Engineering is very highly respected for its robust and quiet direct boxes and reamping devices (Radial owns the Reamp brand). Radial designs and builds devices that you didn’t know […]

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Front of House Magazine reviews the HDI

April 7th, 2021

The following is written by George Peterson from Front of House. See the Review Here For a lot of people in the live audio industry, the words “Radial Engineering” are almost synonymous with the phrase “direct box.” There’s a good reason for that, as the company has more than 30 different direct boxes, ranging from […]

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TapeOP HDI Review

February 23rd, 2021

The following is written by Eli Crews from TapeOp Magazine. See the Review Here As gear reviews go, this is a pretty easy one to write, as the issue isn’t whether or not this is an excellent product. It most definitely is, which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who already uses Radial DIs, nor to […]

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PZ-Pro Guitar Player Editor Pick

February 21st, 2021

The following is written by Jimmy Leslie from Guitar Player. Read the full review here   Radial is renowned for its direct boxes and preamps, and now the company has given its entire Acoustic Series lineup a cosmetic redesign to match its sleek new flagship model, the PZ-Pro. The acoustic preamp offers two channels with independent […]

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TapeOp Magazine reviews the BT-Pro V2

December 4th, 2020

The following is written by Tom Fine from TapeOp Magazine. See the Review Here Radial Engineering, of Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada, has built its business by designing clever solutions for stage and studio, including an extensive line of direct boxes. The BT-Pro V2 is their second-generation box that receives a Bluetooth wireless signal from a phone, tablet, […]

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SOS Magazine Reviews the HDI

July 30th, 2020

The following is written by Hugh Robjohns from Sound on Sound. See the Review Here The sound from a DI or instrument input — whether a stand-alone one, or one built into a mic preamp or audio interface — typically requires some additional sound processing, such as amp modelling. While that’s now very easily achieved in […]

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Recording Magazine Reviews the HDI

July 3rd, 2020

The following is written by Paul Vnuk Jr. from Recording Magazine. See the Review Here Since the introduction of the JDI Passive Direct Box in 1996, Radial has spent close to 25 years pushing and prodding the humble DI box to greater heights. These tank-tough green boxes and their blue, active JDV counterparts are found […]

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SOS Reviews the Radial KL-8 Keyboard Mixer

October 12th, 2019

This review originally appeared in the June 2019 edition of SoundonSound Magazine. Review: Radial KL-8 Radial’s newest problem-solver could prove indispensible to gigging keyboardists. By Hugh Robjohns Back in January 2018, Bob Thomas reviewed — with high praise — a clever little keyboard mixer/interface pedal from Radial Engineering called the Key Largo. As a keyboard […]

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Technologies For Worship Magazine Reviews Radial DIs

August 3rd, 2018

The following is written by David Robinson, published in the June 2018 edition of Technologies For Worship magazine.  At TPC (The Pentecostal Church) in De Quincy, LA, our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. Our main sanctuary seats 600 people, and we have contemporary […]

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MusicRadar Reviews the Key-Largo

April 11th, 2018

The following is a review from MusicRadar, originally written by Robbie Stamp of Future Music.  OUR VERDICT: Quality, durability and flexibility meet in a stompbox-format mixer that bridges analogue and digital realms both live and in the studio. PROS: High quality analogue audio path with plenty of headroom. USB I/O for great-sounding AD/DA interface and […]

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Pete Thorn the Demo-lition Man

March 10th, 2018

Self proclaimed “Guitar Nerd”, Pete Thorn is a prolific axe-man who has been steadily making a name for himself in the guitar community. He has toured as the guitarist with the likes of Chris Cornell, Don Henley, and Melissa Etheridge. He is a columnist for Premier Guitar Magazine. Above all, his YouTube channel has become […]

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Church Production magazine reviews the Radial Key-Largo

January 25th, 2018

The following is a review by Loren Alldrin of Church Production Magazine published on January 24, 2018. Many guitarists and sound engineers are familiar with Canadian company Radial, thanks in large part to their top-notch DIs and guitar pedals/amp simulators. If you need to plug an electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass or other instrument into […]

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Mixdown Magazine Reviews the Radial Key-Largo

December 18th, 2017

The following is a review by Rob Gee of Mixdown Magazine, published on November 30, 2017. The team at Radial Engineering have once again proven that they know how to deliver compact devices that solve issues in your audio setup. It is usually guitar or microphone based devices that they come out with, so it […]

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Radial SW4™ – A Tool for Many Events

November 2nd, 2017

The following was written by Julius Grafton and was originally publish in the November 2017 issue of CX Magazine.  Radial of Canada make a huge range of useful devices, from DI boxes to guitar re-amps. Not only is their stuff well built and tough, but it looks like eye candy too. Getting the user interface […]

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Recording Magazine Reviews the Radial Key-Largo

October 30th, 2017

The following is a review by Mike Metlay originally published in the September 2017 issue of Recording Magazine. “You see, son, sometimes when a mixer and a stompbox love each other VERY much…” Radial Engineering is in the business of solving problems in the studio, including some problems that recording musicians didn’t know they had. […]

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Radial keeps it clean on the Blake Shelton tour

September 27th, 2017

With Blake Shelton’s latest tour wrapping up this month, we touched base with FOH Brad Baisley on the Radial gear he chose to take and see how it performed. Turns out Brad and Blake’s bass player Rob Byus considered going in another DI direction, only to come back to the Radial J48. Brad explains: “When […]

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Electronic Musician reviews the Radial Key-Largo

September 6th, 2017

The following is a review by Stephen Fortner of Electronic Musician magazine in their September 2017 issue. We gigging keyboardists have pretty simple needs in onstage sound support. So why has fulfilling them always felt complicated? For mixing two or three keyboards in stereo and some way to feed our powered stage speaker separately from […]

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Guitar Player Magazine reviews the Tonebone Regency

August 18th, 2017

The following was written by Bobby Cannon of Guitar Player Magazine in their September 2017 issue. When in the process of recording a new album, I’m always on the hunt for something that could add a little more magic to my guitar tracks. I also realized that my favorite Peavey® 6505 combo needed a little […]

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Recording Magazine reviews the JDX Direct-Drive

August 15th, 2017

The following is a review written by Alex Hawley in the July 2017 issue of Recording Magazine. Radial Engineering is well known for its collection of studio and live gear that can accomplish just about any I/O situation imaginable. The Radial JDX Direct-Drive™ does double duty as an amp simulator and direct box—it can run […]

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SOS Magazine Reviews the JDX Direct-Drive

July 10th, 2017

The following was originally written by Paul White and published in the June 2017 issue of Sound On Sound Magazine.  Designed to allow the guitarist to produce familiar amped tones without the need for an actual amplifier, Radial’s Tonebone JDX Direct-Drive™ emulates the tonal coloration of a guitar amplifier/speaker combination and would typically be used […]

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Ready for some beach time? Welcome to the creative oasis that is Beach Road Studios

July 6th, 2017

Siegfried Meier (Kittie, Baptized in Blood and Woods of Ypres)  boasts a studio that has almost every piece of gear wired and ready to go. This might not sound too impressive to some but considering the sheer amount of gear the JUNO award winning producer, engineer, mixer and songwriter owns, and his penchant for continuously […]

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Guitar Player Magazine Reviews the Tonebone JDX Direct-Drive

June 15th, 2017

The following was originally published by Guitar Player Magazine in their 2017 April Edition and was written by Michael Molenda.  I know tons of guitarists these days that often do shows requiring a plane flight, and their rigs must fit in their checked and/or carry-on luggage. And, whether you travel a few miles or across […]

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Recording Magazine reviews the Radial McBoost

June 6th, 2017

The following is a review by Paul Vnuk Jr. originally posted in the May 2017 edition of Recording Magazine. The new McBoost™ is an energy drink from the well known fast-food chain… just kidding. It’s actually a new product in the ever-expanding roster of studio and live sound solutions from Canadian audio firm Radial Engineering. […]

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SOS Magazine reviews the Tonebone Regency

May 15th, 2017

The following is a review originally published by SOS Magazine in May of 2017 by Paul White. Rather than offer a straightforward overdrive pedal — Radial make a good many of those in all kinds of flavours within their Tonebone range — the Regency Pre-Drive combines a clean signal level booster with a separate, more restrained […]

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Resolution Magazine Reviews the Radial Headload

April 12th, 2017

The following is a review by Russel Cottier originally published in the 2017 Jan/Feb issue of Resolution Magazine. In the pro-audio world it is unlikely that many will have never seen a Radial product. The seemingly bulletproof Radial DI, splitter and Reamp® boxes seem to be standard issue and with good reason since they offer […]

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Review: Radial Space Heater Tube OD/Mixer

March 30th, 2017

The following is a Pro Audio Review by Strother Bullins of Pro Sound News.  Radial’s unique Space Heater™ ($1,699 street) is an eight-channel stereo summing mixer featuring a 12AX7 tube per input pair for flexible saturation, transformer-coupled outputs and a whole lot of useful flexibility, making it a cool tool for both studio and live […]

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Electronic Musician says the “Mix-Blender does its job flawlessly and is built to last”

August 18th, 2016

Electronic Musican magazine recently reviewed the Radial Tonebone Mix-Blender™ in their July 2016 issue. The Mix-Blender is a multi-function pedal that lets you mix two instruments or effects together and then send the combined signal through a mixer-style effects loop for processing. Designed to work with guitar, bass and keyboards, the Mix-Blender begins with two high-performance Class-A […]

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Recording Mag reviews the Radial Headload

August 11th, 2016

This review was originally written by Alex Hawley in the July 2016 issue of Recording Magazine (Volume 29: 10). Radial Engineering is known for nearly bulletproof durability, overall reliability, and a unique line of products that cover just about any I/O setup imaginable. Based in Vancouver, Radial features products such as recording interfaces, 500 Series […]

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The Radial USB-Pro a hit Down Under

March 17th, 2016

Recently the Australian entertainment and technology company, CX-TV, reviewed the USB-Pro and claimed “this is the answer to every laptop audio problem ever thought of”. The Radial USB-Pro is a high-resolution stereo digital audio converter (DAC) and direct box that is designed to connect to any computer system to seamlessly transfer digital audio to analog. Find more reviews […]

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Headload gets a Thumbs Up from Premier Guitar

March 9th, 2016

Premier Guitar recently reviewed Radial’s flagship guitar amp attenuator, the Headload and it clearly makes the cut. The Headload is a combination load box and attenuator that is capable of handling up to 130 watts RMS of continuous power and peaks of 180 watts. Inserted between the head and cabinet, it allows the guitar amp to […]

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ProSoundNetwork takes Radial’s Firefly for a spin

January 28th, 2016

It seems like there’s a lot of cool DI boxes around these days, often sporting tubes and advanced features. Leave it to British Columbia-based Radial Engineering—makers of some wildly popular direct-injection and inter-connecting boxes—to add its Firefly to the trend.

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The Tone King Checks Out the Classic V9, Regency and Direct Drive at Winter NAMM 2016

January 26th, 2016

Jeff Bihlman (Bihlman Brothers) joined team Radial at NAMM and demo’d a few hot, off-the-line products for our friends at The Tone King!

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Audio Media International takes the Trim-Two for a ride

January 22nd, 2016

Alistair McGhee of Audio Media International magazine recently checked out the Radial Trim-Two, designed to simplify the use of laptops in live settings by providing a ‘ready access’ volume control for on-the-fly adjustments. This looks like a handy gadget on paper, but what’s it like in the flesh? Over to Alistair McGhee… Read the full […]

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iGuitar magazine reviews the Headload

August 12th, 2015

Still in love with the sound of your 100 Watt head but your neighbours can’t stand the strain? There are plenty of beast-taming load boxes on the market but Canada’s Radial can always be relied on for a novel approach.

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Rig rundown with Devon Malone on Fox 17 Rock N Review

June 23rd, 2015

Multi-instrumentalist Devin Malone, currently taking up guitar duties with Hunter Hayes, dropped by Fox Nashville to talk Radial with host Eric Dahl. Check out what Devin tours and records with in this segment that aired on the show this morning.

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AMI Reviews the JDI Stereo

June 22nd, 2015

It’s been nearly two decades since the release of the original JDI, and now Radial has introduced a Stereo version to its offering. Alistair McGhee quite literally lifts the lid on the new addition to see what it has in store for users.