RYM2612 FM Synthesizer based on the Sega Mega Drive console now available as VSTi

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We first saw the RYM2612 back in 2016 when it was first released as a Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason. Inphonik is now very pleased to be releasing it in VST, AU and AAX formats to hopefully reach a wider audience. RYM2612 It’s based on the Yamaha YM2612 FM synthesizer chip that formed the sound […]

Acustica debuts AI presets in its Cola vintage British console emulation

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Shortly after the release of its Honey3 American console modeling suite, Acustica Audio debuted another new product called Cola. It’s a collection of plug-ins emulating a ’72 British console, with a twist. For the first time, Acustica has employed deep learning AI tech in the role of simulating the mixing decisions of a real-life audio […]

Acustica Audio Honey3 is all about vintage American console sounds

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Developer Acustica Audio has released version 3 of its Honey analog console emulation suite. Honey 3 recreates an American mixing console used on classic records by Michael Jackson, AC/DC, ABBA, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Genesis and others. However, Acustica didn’t stop at remaking the original hardware. As the console doesn’t feature a compressor, the developer added […]

Sound Devices unveils Scorpio portable high-end mixer/recorder

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Sound Devices has announced an ambitious creation meant for production sound. Scorpio, as it’s called, stands for a portable 32-channel, 36-track mixer-recorder that’s equipped with 16 mic/line preamps and additional inputs, outputs, and functionality. More specifically, its future owners get: 16 mic/line preamps with integrated analog limiters, high-pass filters, delay, 3-band EQ and 48V 32 […]

SSL SiX desktop mixer: finally, big console sound for the common folk

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I have wanted an SSL ever since I discovered that most of my favorite records share a common sonic footprint that I absolutely adore. That sound is down to the mixing desk and the skills of its engineer, of course. Thankfully, console emulation plug-ins offer a close approximation of the SSL sound. Also, custom gear […]

Iron Age IA-1222: A flexibility-first analog summing mixer

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Up and coming manufacturer Iron Age Audioworks has announced an interesting piece of studio gear: the IA-1222 analog summing mixer. Made in the US by a team of musicians and engineers with a passion for solid-state circuitry, the unit replicates the summing bus of a famous – although unspecified – large-format recording console. This is […]

Midas M32R Live digital mixing console: More than just a facelift?

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For over 40 years, Midas has been a household name in British pro audio. The manufacturer, which was acquired by Music Tribe Group in 2009, has released a new version of its M32R digital mixing console for live and studio use. Like its predecessor, the Midas M32R Live was designed by Rajesh Kutty, who has […]

Harrison updates Mixbus32C to version 5 with new workflow enhancements

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Harrison has released Mixbus32C version 5, bringing some workflow enhancements to its distinctly analog-sounding DAW. Here’s more on the most important new additions: Mixer Store / Recall: The DAW now lets you save mixer settings as presets to a file for easy recall without touching your edits. Settings for the entire mix can be copied from […]

A&H completes its SQ digital console line-up with the SQ-7 flagship desk

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Allen & Heath has completed its line-up of SQ-series digital consoles with the big daddy, the new SQ-7. This is a 33-fader desk that expands on the SQ-5 and SQ-6 which were announced last October. It features the same FPGA-based processing technology and expands the desks’ reach with 32 preamps, 16 custom soft keys, and […]

SSL unveils the compact L100 console for small and mid-sized venues

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Solid State Logic unveiled a new console designed for live applications in space-restricted environments – the L100. SSL also recommends it for sub-mixing and corporate production use cases. The L100 incorporates modern SSL technology like the Tempest audio engine and I/O options that include SuperAnalogue stageboxes with MADI and Dante connectivity, local analog/digital I/O, and […]