Origin Effects reissues the Cali76-TX compressor pedal

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In celebration of building its 10,000th Cali76 Compact Deluxe, Origin Effects has announced limited reissues of the original full-sized Cali76-TX and TX-L compressor pedals. The two larger originals feature the same compression technology as the Cali76 Compact Deluxe, with the TX version sporting a custom-wound iron core transformer designed to subtly saturate and add extra […]

DynOne 3 brings new, flexible options for multiband compression

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Leapwing Audio’s DynOne 3 has received a major upgrade that completely redesigns the multiband parallel compressor from the ground up. Featuring newly developed algorithms and filters, Leapwing Audio’s mission is to offer high quality, state-of-the-art processing. Multiband parallel processing is useful in any genre of music where low-level subtleties get lost in the mix. “DynOne […]

Roland Cloud intros three new models to its SRX lineup

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Roland Cloud has updated its SRX catalogue with three brand new software models – the SRX Electric Piano, SRX Strings and SRX Brass. The models are created in the spirit of the professional SRX expansion modules that could be used to get higher quality sounds from existing synths, workstations and sound modules. However, according to […]

Review: Baby Audio I Heart NY

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Price $29 Contact Baby Audio Parallel compression, or the ‘New York style’, has become a widely used practice, and has found favour with many. Numerous plugin compressors offer parallel functionality via Mix or separate Wet/Dry controls, but as anyone who has mixed into compression will know, the type of compressor you select presents a whole […]

Gear Of The Year: Vote for the best outboard gear of 2019

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As much as the software world dominates modern music production, we can’t help but still pine for the practical benefits of outboard hardware – not least for its aesthetic appeal! But which of the following will you crown king this year? Scroll to the bottom of this article to cast your vote. Black Lion Audio […]

Chroma+ is a channel strip and buss compressor in a single rack unit

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Louder Than Liftoff has announced a multi-purpose rack unit, and if you have limited space, it could be the only outboard device you need. The company describes Chroma+ as a “stereo/dual mono tracking and mixing channel”, but we’ll unpack what that means. It can be used as a channel strip for recording with compression, EQ […]

UAD 9.10.0 update brings rare UA 175B/176 tube comps & DSP pairing

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Universal Audio released version 9.10.0 of its UAD software & plug-ins. The update spans a pair of rare tube compressors, enhancements to Apollo functionality and a hefty number of bug fixes. Universal Audio 175B & 176 compressors hit the mix Masterminded by UA founder Bill Putnam Sr., the 175B and 176 all-tube compressors appeared in […]

Universal Audio pays tribute to Bill Putnam Sr. with two compressor plug-ins

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Universal Audio has released a v9.10 software update, and with it, plug-in emulations of the 175B and 176 tube compressors. The original hardware units belonged to UA founder Bill Putnam Sr., and were used on recordings by The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin and more. Manufactured in the early 60s, the 175B and 176 […]

Summer NAMM 2019 Video: Audioscape Engineering makes affordable Gates-style vocal compressor, the V-Comp

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Audioscape Engineering has launched the V-Comp, a vocal compressor inspired by the famed Gates Sta-Level. Although largely similar in specs to the original, the V-Comp has a slight twist: faster recovery times. Turning the recovery time knob towards the ‘faster’ region gets you breathy, pumpy vocals in the style of The Beatles. Taking this same […]

Summer NAMM 2019 Video: Bettermaker’s DAW-controlled compressors have three analogue flavours

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Polish pro audio brand Bettermaker, founded by DJ/producer Marek Walaszek, has been on a mission in recent years to bring DAW control to analogue mastering. With its latest releases, the Bus Compressor and Mastering Compressor, the mastering chain is now complete. The new compressors are both stereo and offer three types of compression circuit – […]