KRYSKO - The Warehouse Project
"I'm always mithering the productions guys at the Warehouse Project every week for them to put me an analogue rotary mixer in for my sets, but due to different sets up and availability it happens only rarely. But the mithering is over, I can just throw my Radius 2 into a rucksack and do it myself! I took it down for my opening set of the NYD closing party at WHP where I played room 1 before Ben Klock. The rig in the main room is huge, and it just took it in its stride, the range that you hear through it in there is just incredible, and even the engineers couldn't believe the clarity and power it has. It was an absolute joy to use at a gig, and it'll be a regular companion from now on."
Wasn't sure what to expect with the MasterSounds turntable weight. Had seen a few others use it that know more about sound than us so gave it a go. First off when it comes to playing old house or disco records pressed on flimsy paper thin vinyl this makes it feel like it's on 180g heavy plastic, giving you much more control and a much nicer feel. Sound wise they are essential when it comes to archiving records in our setup. We use them in combination with a Pro-ject audio turntable when ripping vinyl and using the weight significantly tightens up the sound, it gives much more clarity between the bottom end and lower mid, if you are serious about getting the sound right would highly recommend."
Just a quick note to say how happy I am with my Radius 2, it is about as close to my perfect mixer as I can get. The build quality is just brilliant, the finish on the top plate, quality of knobs, buttons and meters are all excellent. I honestly am blown away with the quality of this product, hats off to you and Andy for coming up with such a brilliant mixer. Every control on this mixer is what I need at my fingerstips and the layout all makes sense. I love the metering, split cue and to mix on it is an absolute joy.
Darshan Jesrani - Metro Area
Playing DJ sets from vinyl these days has become a challenge in many venues and situations. The popularity of digital playback has allowed sound technicians to become slack about maintaining and keeping their turntable configurations sounding good and feedback free. In order to be prepared for problem situations, I have learned to prepare a small toolkit to take with me. An essential part of this tool kit is the MasterSounds turntable weight. When placed over the spindle, the weight really tightens up the bass response of my records, lending my set a nice, rich sound. The low end seems taught and solid, and lack of feedback ensures great dynamics. I would whole-heartedly recommend these weights to anyone serious about their sound when playing, they have a tough but elegant look which attracts attention wherever I play. Thanks MasterSounds for such a great product!
One of the most fun mixers I’ve used and so happy to own it. Starting with the layout, despite its small size, is intuitive and spacey. Even after long sessions, the Radius 2 never feels cramped. The build quality overall is top notch; something I want to point out how satisfying and reassuring the pots feel. It's packed with features that you’ll find in bigger mixers. The HPF and Aux are welcomed options to add more layers/textures and make transitions between tracks more varied. The HPF is so natural and with no resonance, a different approach from other crunchier HPF, I found it a joy to use. The iso took me a little to adjust, as I was used to other types of iso and frequency cuts, but once I did, I found it musical. Playing with the iso and moving certain elements to the forefront and some to the back felt more musical than other iso given how clean this iso is. The more I use this iso, the more I learn, the more I enjoy it.
And finally, the sound. The Radius 2’s sound resonates to a lot of my sensitivities and what I yearn in a mixer to provide in terms of sound: warm, open, dynamic and fast. Hearing music coming out from the Radius 2 brings a smile every time. Thanks Ryan and Andy for coming up with such a fun and great sounding mixer.
Nicky Siano - the Gallery/Studio 54
MasterSounds is one of those rare companies that CARE about the quality and integrity of their products, if they sell it you can be sure it's TOP OF THE LINE! Nicky Siano - PRODUCT USER!
Gilles Peterson - BBC 6 Music
My MasterSounds turntable weights have become an essential accompaniment to all my shows.
Leigh Montague !K7 Music gmbh
I have had a week with the mixer and I honestly don't think I could go back to using anything else. The HPF on each channel is such a nice touch and I love how subtle it is, I'll never need a channel EQ ever again! The isolator on the output is so musical, I really wasn't expecting that at all and I've found it great to add a touch of colour to some records that need a little help. Finally, the metering is so intuitive and the switchable cue to output is incredibly helpful. Such a joy to use. Congratulations on such an incredible sounding mixer, thank you for building it!
Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy - Lucky Cloud/Classic Album Sundays
MasterSounds turntable weights work a treat at our Lucky Cloud Loft Parties where we use Koetsu Urushi cartridges mounted to a Koetsu tonearm on a revamped Technics 1100 turntable. The weights sufficiently eliminate air gaps which can create noise so the sound is improved. Highly recommended!