Cubase and Nuendo add ARA support – great news for Melodyne users

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Do you use Melodyne in Cubase or Nuendo? You’re in for a treat! Steinberg has released maintenance updates for both of its flagship DAWs, adding a feature that many had been waiting for. The latest versions now come with ARA support. This could greatly improve your workflow with Melodyne and other ARA 2 compatible plug-ins. […]

STL Tones Tonality Will Putney virtual guitar suite: Metal tones for your DAW

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STL Tones has released a new suite of virtual guitar software developed in cooperation with metal producer Will Putney.  The new suite is part of STL Tones’ Tonality Series and looks like it has a lot to offer. There’s pretty much everything you need: five amps, three virtual pedal effects (distortion, delay and reverb), a virtual cab room, plus […]

Mercuriall Audio MT-A: A free Boss Metal Zone MT-2 plugin emulation

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Mercuriall Audio make some absolutely fantastic plug-in emulations of classic guitar gear. This time the firm has chosen to tackle the classic Boss Metal Zone MT-2 pedal. The new Metal Area MT-A is – hold on to your hats – a free download! Mercuriall Audio Metal Area MT-A   The Boss MT-2 is a bit of […]

RAST-A: an Oberheim inspired polysynth for HALion

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Steinberg, along with composer and producer Msixty7, has released a rather sumptuous polyphonic synthesizer for Cubase’s instrument behemoth HALion. They say it’s an emulation of a classic and very famous 80’s analogue synthesizer but seem reluctant to say which one exactly. It’s usually either the OB-Xa or the Prophet 5 and this definitely has an […]

Blue Cat Audio unveils Re-Guitar virtual pick-up modelling plug-in

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Blue Cat Audio has finally unveiled its Re-Guitar plug-in that I wrote about back in January. With the plug-in now available, we also have audio demos of this intriguing new plug-in in action. Blue Cat Audio Re-Guitar The idea is simple enough: make your guitar sound like a different model. The idea has been tried […]

Overloud TH-U: An updated virtual guitar amp suite for your DAW

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Overloud TH-U is coming! Its maker promises a whole set of new features, the kind of stuff guitarists love to tweak with. Will TH-U be big hit for Overloud?  Overloud TH-U is a software suite for guitarists and bass players who like to do everything in the DAW. The previous version was TH-3 version, and the […]

NAMM 2019: Toontrack EZbass – Virtual bassist for 2019

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Toontrack celebrates their 20th Anniversary with the launch of their new virtual bassist software package, called EZbass. The company are already well known for EZdrummer, so now we have a whole virtual rhythm section for your DAW. Toontrack EZbass The new Toontrack EZbass software launches this year and a bass software instrument you can control with MIDI in your DAW […]

NAMM 2019: IK Multimedia AXE I/O, a new desktop interface for guitar and bass

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As predicted here on this very site, IK Multimedia is launching a new high-end guitar audio interface called the AXE I/O. The Italian company already knows a thing or two about recording guitars (see the AmpliTube range), so we are expecting great things from this new product. IK Multimedia AXE I/O Over the years, IK […]

Positive Grid Bias Amp 2 LE – Free until Boxing Day!

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Positive Grid is giving everyone a free download of its Bias Amp 2 LE software bundle. The only caveat is that you need to do it by the 26 December. So, if you want to grab some free guitar effect software, you’d better get over there now.  Positive Grid Bias 2 Amp LE Positive Grid […]

Audified MultiDrive Pedal Pro – 12 effects pedals for $69?

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The software manufacturer Audified has over 20 years in the business of making plugins. Now they present us with MultiDrive Pedal Pro and it includes 12 beloved stompboxes from the last few decades. Included are companies like Boss, Electro-Harmonix, Ibanez and many more. All in one plug-in and with a lot of sounds! MultiDrive Pedal Pro […]