Mix up to 8 IRs at once with LIBRA IR mixer by STL Tones and Ignite Amps

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STL Tones and Ignite Amps have collaborated on the new LIBRA IR mixer, a new tool that lets its users blend up to eight Impulse Responses running simultaneously. Is this the ultimate cab IR tool? LIBRA IR The new LIBRA software from STL Tones and Ignite Amps supports mono and stereo as well as automatic resampling. […]

Top 5 Free Compressors: The best freeware plug-ins that sound as good as hardware

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The sound quality of free plug-ins has come a very long way in the past decade. Freeware used to be somewhat synonymous with effects that sounded inferior, forcing you to shell out precious budget on paid plug-ins and preventing you from investing in other areas of your recording setup – but this is no longer […]

SoundForge 13 Pro Suite gears up MAGIX’s audio editor for professionals

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Since acquiring the old Sony audio and video editing apps, MAGIX has been doing a pretty good job looking after them. SoundForge, fondly remembered by many budding producers from the mid-90s and early 00s, has now become Soundforge 13 Pro Suite. News are aplenty and here’s the brief. Aside from technicalities like ARA2 support, upgraded […]

Source Audio C4 Synth Pedal – Modular system for your pedalboard?

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“Mind blowing” is the title of the video and Source Audio might be right. Their latest pedal is called C4 Synth and has it all. More specifically a digital, modular synthesiser for your pedal board. After the new of the new Boss SY-1 synth pedal last week, it looks like Summer NAMM could be a synth fest, but for guitarists! C4 […]

Ableton CV Tools is now available in the Live 10 Suite

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It felt like it should have come as part of the Ableton Live 10.1 update but it wasn’t ready and Ableton decided to release the update anyway. The good news is that CV Tools is now fully checked out and ready to integrate your CV-based modular and Eurorack gear with Ableton Live. I’ve been using […]

Audio Assault is giving away Grind Machine II metal amp simulation until July 13th

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Here’s a great giveaway for all you metalheads: Audio Assault is giving away its metal amp simulation Grind Machine II. But only till tomorrow (July 13th), so be quick! Grind Machine II free for a short time Audio Assault recently released its new Grind Machine II, a derivative of its “legendary Tone Monster.” This beast packs a […]

Bitwig Studio 3 is finally out. Enter the Grid!

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Bitwig Studio 3 is officially out! While the public beta had been available for testing since May, we had to wait a bit longer for the official release. The latest version of the modular DAW is now here, including its most anticipated feature: The Grid. What’s new in Bitwig Studio 3? The Grid is a […]

Will Raspberry Pi soon replace our DAWs?

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The Raspberry Pi is a complete computer in a miniature format. In its standard enclosure, it’s only slightly larger than two boxes of matches – that’s incredibly compact, especially if you consider the amount of available connectors. And it’s expandable, too. But is that enough to replace a DAW computer in the near future, or […]

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. […]

Arturia releases updated Keylab 88 mkII with CV/Gate outputs

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Arturia has unveiled the updated Keylab 88 mkII controller keyboard. It still has the elegant looks and 88 weighted keys of its predecessor. But a quick glance at the front and rear panels reveals that there are many updates, including CV/Gate connectivity and workflow improvements. Let’s take a look. First, the hard facts: The Arturia […]