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Build your own spring reverb with Mod Kits DIY’s The Wave

mod103[1]Those of you who like to challenge themselves with DIY projects in the realm of electric engineering applied to music, should take a look at MODKits DIY's authentic spring tube reverb design called The Wave. For the the young and unaware, spring reverbs are an electromechanical reverb...

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Production Corner: Lo-Fi Plug Ins & Pedals

As we all know, rockers enjoy going against trends, and lo-fi is a perfect “genre answer” to these high definition days. As a matter of fact, in most cases the poor quality of the recordings – rather than the result of disgraceful engineering – is created intentionally as a way to add character to the...

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McDSP Retro Pack Review

Earlier this year, veteran plugin manufacturer, McDSP released an important upgrade to its flagship bundle, the Emerald Pack. This robust collection of “bread-and-butter” effects combines a whopping twelve bundles, including muti-band compressors, channel strips, analog tape emulations, brick-wall limiters, de-essers and much more. Version 5 brings functional and cosmetic changes to all and also includes a brand...

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Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter Review on SonicScoop

Zach McNees has a detailed review on SonicScoop of the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter, a collaboration between Waves and Aphex to bring the original tube unit back to life in plugin form. Like all the Aural Exciter units, it’s designed to add brightness and presence without a perceived increase in overall sound levels. Here’s...

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OneKnob Plugins by Waves

Waves has just announced the release of their OneKnob line of plugins: comprised of seven different effects with just one control knob each. While these are not the first set of plugins with extremely simplified controls (see the Abbey Road Brilliance Pack), it is interesting nonetheless to see a series of plugins devoted to having...

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Review: Adding warmth to your tracks with Magnetic

Magnetic, the latest plugin from Nomad Factory, is a versatile addition to the growing list of tools that recreate the classic sounds of analog tape warmth and saturation. Useful for sweetening up tracks or as a vintage effect, this plugin works well on a variety of sources and also functions as a respectable master buss...

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Getting Robotic with Bitspeek

The folks at Swedish-based Sonic Charge have introduced a new plugin that creates some unique voice effects, and it’s based on technology we all use daily. Bitspeek ($29) utilizes “linear predictive coding,” which is used by your phone company as a form of voice compression, and was crucial to creating the Speak & Spell (which...

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McDSP 6030 Ultimate Compressor review on Sonic Scoop

Our friends over at Sonic Scoop recently got up close and personal with the McDSP 6030 Ultimate Compressor plugin, a collection of 10 compressors in one tidy package: some based on the classics, and others developed entirely by McDSP. Rather than simply recreate quintessential models such as the 1176, Fairchild 670, or Neve 33609, each...

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Stutter Edit Plugin and a new Nord introduced at NAMM

Gigging musicians will want to check out the Nord Piano 88, which has been designed with live performance in mind. This new 88 key stage piano from Nord weighs in at just 39.6 pounds, but it’s heavy on features. In addition to 24 banks of 5 programs totaling 120 different program possibilities, it includes modeling...

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More NAMM 2011: Rupert Neve Portico Plugins and AKG Groove Pack

Steinberg is teaming up with Rupert Neve Designs to release the first plugins modeled after Rupert’s Portico Series analog gear. The 5043 Compressor and 5033 EQ will both be available in VST and AU formats, for a price not yet announced. “Particularly known for designing all-analog signal processing equipment, Rupert Neve has been looking for...

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Auto-Align by Sound Radix

When two or more sources are used to record a single instrument, there is an inherit delay between the tracks, because each mic will be a slightly different distance from the instrument. Examples of this would be a snare top and snare bottom mic; miking a guitar while also taking a DI split; or having...

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Echoplex and DBX 160VU plugins by Universal Audio

Universal Audio just released two new plugins this Wednesday, adding to their numerous emulations of classic pieces of recording gear. The EP-34 Tape Echo and DBX 160 Compressor/Limiter ($199 each) represent two units from the 70’s that are still widely used and sought after. The EP-34 emulates the characteristics of both the EP-3 and EP-4,...

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Vinyl Plugin by iZotope

Any engineer looking for a Lo-Fi tool to add to their bag of tricks at a retro price should check out iZotope’s Vinyl plugin. As the name suggests, it simulates the unique sonic characteristics imparted by a variety of record players. With lots of parameters to tweak and plenty of vibe, this FREE plugin is...

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