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, […]

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 […]

Mojo Hand FX’s new RVT and Park Theater pedals mash up multiple effects

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So what’s the story behind Mojo Hand’s new RVT and Park Theater pedals? Both combine several effects into one unit. And there’s another angle, too: A proportion of the price of the Park Theatre pedal goes towards the restoration of the venue it’s named after.  Mojo Hand FX RVT So let’s take a look at […]

Deckard’s Voice will speak the language of the CS-80 into your Eurorack

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I did not see this coming. Black Corporation has just announced a Eurorack version of their Deckard’s Dream homage to the Yamaha CS-80. They are calling it Deckard’s Voice which we can assume refers to this being a single voice of the otherwise polyphonic synthesizer. Deckard’s Voice The only information released at the moment is […]

A trippy finish: Strandberg debuts Boden Metal Sarah Longfield edition

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Strandberg is launching a visually striking new model, the Boden Metal Sarah Longfield. This new signature model is available in six, seven and eight-string varieties. Strandberg Boden Metal Sarah Longfield The first thing that jumps out at you is the colour scheme: this model is finished in an eye-catching Black Doppler artwork that Sarah created herself. She […]

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. […]

Marshall Studio Vintage SV20H, a 20-Watt Plexi head, hits dealers

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Marshall’s Studio Vintage SV20H amp head is a 20-Watt Plexi-style head focused on tube tones, just without the ear-bleeding volume of the originals. Announced back during Winter NAMM, the new head is hitting dealers now. Marshall Studio Vintage SV20H I’m a big fan of the classic Marshall Plexi tone and have owned a fair few variations […]

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 […]

Krakli Plugins Roland inspired SK7 polyphonic synthesizer is yours for free

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Ian Webster of Krakli has already brought us many classic synthesizer emulations including a Wasp, Casio CZ and the awesome CS-80 homage called Arminator from the development environment of SynthEdit. He shows no sign of stopping and his latest release is the SK7 that has a striking resemblance to the Roland SH7 synthesizer. Krakli SK7 […]