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BBE’s D82 Sonic Maximizer plugin

Though not as popular as compressors, maximizers (sometimes called exciters or enhancers) are many engineers’ “secret weapon” for adding extra pop and sizzle or smoothing out rough-edged tracks. For those familiar with studio compressors, BBE is to maximizers as DBX is to compressors: affordable and dependable. BBE’s D82 Sonic Maximizer plugin, a faithful emulation of...

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Massey Plug-ins L2007 Mastering Limiter

How does this sound to you… a set of totally awesome FREE plug-ins (that is, with an unlimited demo period), and if you want to have settings that are savable, automation and bypass mode you can buy each program for between $69 and $89?  Sound amazing?  Well, that’s the deal with Massey Plug-ins (www.masseyplugins.com).  The...

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Cabinet – Convolution Speaker Cabs by Audio Ease

Cabinet is the latest piece of software from Audio Ease, the company that brought you the highly regarded convolution reverb plug in Altiverb and Speakerphone. Cabinet (which costs only $60) is actually a basic version of Speakerphone and is geared specifically toward guitarists and bassists.  This software is a set of five famous speaker cabinets...

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Violence plug in – deconstructing the violin

It is really amazing what audio plug ins manufacturers are doing these days to recreate the original sound of acoustic instruments (for a fun article about this, see “The Invasion of the Sound Snatchers” here). Vir2’s Violence is the latest attempt to emulate the sound of a (real) violin through multi-sampling – with some added...

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Tube Saturator – Tube Amp Simulation Plugin from Wave Arts

You know how sometimes your amp simulation plugin doesn’t really sound like your awesome tube amp?  Even though a lot of software can be pretty cool with options and built-in effects, they sometimes don’t quite get the job done.  And then you end up recording your real amp anyway.  That happens to me all the...

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Mic Review: Shure SM7B, a secret dynamic weapon

Engineers and recording studios have certain favorite pieces of gear that are referred to as “secret weapons.”   What’s a “secret weapon,” you ask?  It’s an inexpensive, but super high-quality piece of gear that people generally either don’t know about or disregard because of its low price tag.  Without a doubt the greatest of the recording...

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Korg releases Electribe for iPad

The world’s audio manufacturers are obviously hard at work to give iPad owners some applications to make music with, but Korg anticipated everybody with their iElectribe – a recreation for iPad of their Electribe-R hardware drum synth. Check out this video, and don’t forget that, of course, you won’t have to use a mouse here,...

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Softube’s Trident A-Range Equalizer Plug-in Review

Last night I was working on mastering a song and I was struggling to get the mix brighter without making it harsh – a common dilemma in mastering a track. I’m not a mastering engineer, so this was more of a rough master for the artist to get an idea of the final product. Mastering...

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OktavaMod Tube Mic Upgrade Review

So you’re sitting at home recording a vocal track and you think, “Gee, this vocal sounds kind of harsh.  And when I try to EQ it, it ends up sounding dull and unnatural.  I wonder if it’s this affordable Chinese-made microphone that I’m using that’s causing the problem.  Boy, I wish I had a [fill...

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Your Rode NT1 sounding like a U87?

When I used to live in Italy in my teens, I remember the excitement and pride some of my friends shared for their “modded” Motorinos (sadly my mother never even allowed me to ride one…). These bikes were noisy, but ran faster than regular ones. A decade or so later, computer nerds started modding computer...

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Decapitator Analog Saturation Plug-In

Pro recording engineers have been torturing their gear for years, pushing consoles, preamps, and outboard gear to the limit to create the sound of modern music. You can now get that sound in the box, in your mix. SoundToys‘ Decapitator gives you five flavors of classic analog sound, modeled from real analog hardware that we...

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Voxengo Vari-Saturator goes 1.8

Voxengo VariSaturator version 1.8 update is now available for download. VariSaturator is an audio effect plug-in designed to apply saturation effects to audio material. It is available for Mac OS X and Windows computers, and conforms to AudioUnit and VST plugin specifications. VariSaturator can be used both to boost the loudness of the audio tracks...

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NAMM News: IK Multimedia’s Amplitube 3

Since its first appearance, Amplitube has been one of the most popular guitar (and later bass) amplifier emulation plug ins. We remember getting a light version of Amplitube 1 bundled with our first M-Box (circa 2000). This initial plug-in was a neat, simple program with a few options, but when we saw version 2 our...

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