Townsend Labs Sphere 1.4 adds 10 new mic models

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Townsend Labs has added ten new microphone models to its Sphere plug-in. With the new additions in Sphere 1.4, the company’s L22 dual-capsule microphone is capable of emulating more than 30 individual microphone models. Sphere is the software component of the L22 dual-capsule microphone, which competes with the Austrian Audio OC818 and the Lewitt LCT […]

Ocean Swift OSS Enterprise: A hybrid vector synth for sonic explorations

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Ocean Swift has released the OSS Enterprise hybrid vector software synthesizer. It’s a space-themed machine that offers several different kinds of synthesis, including additive, subtractive, and wavetable. Paired with some stellar-looking modulation options, this looks like a capable spacecraft for all kinds of sonic exploration. Four multi-mode oscillators with vector synthesis Upon opening the hatch, […]

Best free plug-ins this week: ANA-1000, Reviber, Dyno

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It’s time for this week’s roundup of the best free tools for your DAW. This time around, we have a virtual analog synth, a sonic enhancer, and an “intensenator”. If you’re into free plug-ins (and who isn’t?), check out ANA-1000, Reviber, and Dyno. Lurker Beats ANA-1000 Lurker Beats, also known as SynthIV, is giving us […]

The Sweeper by denise.io: A flexible envelope filter with many uses

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Denise.io has released The Sweeper, an envelope filter plug-in with a sidechain input. The resonant filter reacts dynamically to the source signal or a sidechain signal, which lets you create all sorts of useful and creative filtering effects. Like other plug-ins by denise.io, such as Noize 2 and Transient Booster, The Sweeper has a very […]

Best free plug-ins this week: Time Tracker, GT Analyser, and ambient drums

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It’s time for this week’s selection of the finest free plug-ins! This edition is all about handy tools that can make your life as a musician a bit easier. We’ve also included some nice free drum samples. Be sure to check out Time Tracker, GT Analyser, and Ambient Electronic Drum Machine Sounds. Digital Steam Time […]

Summer NAMM 2019: Avid debuts the S4 and S1 control surfaces

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Avid has announced the S4 and S1 control surfaces at Summer NAMM 2019. The Avid S4 is designed to make the workflow of the Avid S6 available to “smaller facilities and project studios”, according to Avid. The S1 is a compact 8-fader controller for use with an iPad and the Pro Tools | Control app. […]

Sennheiser XSW-D Pedalboard Set: A wireless system that’s also a tuner

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Sennheiser has added the XSW-D Pedalboard Set to its lineup of digital wireless systems. The company says that the stomp box receiver is designed for ease of use. It also includes a tuner, which can help you save space on your pedalboard. With its first pedalboard wireless system, Sennheiser is offering an alternative to the Boss […]

ADAM Audio becomes part of the Focusrite Group

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The Focusrite Group has acquired ADAM Audio. The Berlin-based manufacturer of studio monitors joins the Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation and Amplify Music brands. It is the first acquisition for the Focusrite Group since the company went public in 2014. We usually focus on the products, like the new ADAM T10S subwoofer or the 3rd generation […]

Audified ToneSpot Drum Express: Fat drums made simple

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Only a few weeks after launching the Pro version, Audified has released ToneSpot Drum Express. The plug-in does many of the same things as its Pro cousin, but with a much simpler, streamlined interface. If you’re looking for smashing drums but don’t feel like twiddling knobs, here you go. It was to be expected: All […]

Best free plug-ins this week: Three awesome free synths for your DAW

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This weeks selection of free plug-ins is all about synths: A semi-modular vintage synth and pattern sequencer, a drum synth and an awesome Roland Jupiter emulation for NI Reaktor. Check out Trans Computer Machine, Bong, and JP-80. Ceskato Musiktechnologie Trans Computer Maschine If we’re talking free plug-ins, this beautifully crafted emulation of the ARP 2600 […]