Audified ToneSpot Drum Express: Fat drums made simple

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Only a few weeks after launching the Pro version, Audified has released ToneSpot Drum Express. The plug-in does many of the same things as its Pro cousin, but with a much simpler, streamlined interface. If you’re looking for smashing drums but don’t feel like twiddling knobs, here you go. It was to be expected: All […]

Acustica Audio Coral2 mastering suite: vintage circuits meet modern algorithms

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Once more, Acustica Audio presents a suite of analog-modeled gear to aid against that ‘sterile’ sound. Designed primarily for the purposes of mastering, Coral2 includes colored recreations of an equalizer, compressor, eliptical filter, preamp and an M/S Baxandall-type EQ. Acustica describes Coral2 as “extremely transparent”, with broad EQ curves and a gentle dynamics section which […]

Dynamic Spectrum Mapper v3: a forward-looking dynamics processor

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Masterminded by Paul Frindle who had a hand in developing the legendary SSL E / G series consoles, the Dynamic Spectrum Mapper (DSM) plug-in has reached version 3. DSM has the ability to capture, modify and re-apply the spectral characteristics of different tracks. With this, it gives you options such as matching tracks’ EQ and […]

brainworx intros officially endorsed emulation of the rare Focusrite Studio Console

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Acclaimed developer brainworx has reincarnated another interesting and rare piece of analog equipment in the digital realm. Focusrite SC is a Focusrite-endorsed emulation of the manufacturer’s coveted 72-channel Studio Console, of which only 10 were ever made. It originated from a pair of modules designed by Rupert Neve on behalf of Beatles producer George Martin. […]

Boss Nextone Version 2 update adds tone tweaks for free

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Boss has just added a new Nextone Version 2 for their amps and it adds even more tweaks for your guitar amplifier tones via the free update. Boss Nextone Version 2 The new Boss Nextone Version 2 adds new deep-editing functions to their Tube Logic range of combos. Best of all it is a free update for existing […]

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 […]

Craig’s Production Tips #4: Try starting your mix in mono!

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Who mixes in mono any more? Well, virtually no one, and in most cases you don’t want to end up with a mono final mix. But if you start mixing with all channels panned to center, it’s easier to hear which tracks conflict with each other; you might not notice these problems if the tracks […]

Give your mix some polish with the Neve-inspired Need 31102 preamp and EQ plug-in

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NoiseAsh’s soft spot for analog equalizers sees the developer go after the Neve 8068 console’s 31102 preamp & eq module. Hailed as one of the best-sounding units of its kind, the combo has been recreated and enhanced in the Need 31102 Console pre/EQ emulation. The original three-band design sees the addition of an extra mid […]

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 […]

Boss outs 4 new “premium” 200 Series effect pedals with delay, EQ, drive and modulation

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Boss has just announced a new pedal range, the 200 Series. The series launches with a new delay, an EQ, a modulation pedal and an overdrive. Boss says these pedals are part of a new “premium audio quality”, all with of 32-bit AD/DA, 32-bit internal processing and 96 kHz sample rate. Coming in the mid-priced market […]