Eventide releases Rotary Mod desktop plug-in for Leslie Cab swirls

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After announcing Rotary Mod for iOS at last year’s AES, Eventide Audio has now made a desktop version of the Leslie Cabinet software emulation. The Leslie’s electro-mechanical rotating horn found a home in Hammond organs but became a unique tool for a range of other instruments since its release in the 1940s. Eventide’s Rotary Mod […]

Review: ujam Virtual Bassist 2

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  Price £236 (upgrade from previous version for £25) Contact ujam Bremen-based ujam’s virtual-band line-up has a new superstar player. Following the release of in 2018, this sequel joins the maker’s virtual drummer and guitarist packages to round out and improve its offering. As before, Virtual Bassist 2 is a plug-in that features high-quality multi-sampled […]

Other-worldly delays and atmospheres await in Valhalla’s free plug-in, Supermassive

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Valhalla’s latest – and free – time-based effects plug-in is the aptly named, Supermassive. It offers other-worldly delays, lush reverbs and a vast spectrum of atmospheric goodness, all in a plug-in deep enough to be used as an instrument on its own. Supermassive operates on a network of tempo-synced delays – with adjustable delay settings […]

FabFilter Saturn 2 lets you get precise and powerful with your distortion

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Eight years ago, the first version of Saturn was released – an award-winning multiband distortion and saturation plug-in. FabFilter has brought it up to scratch with Saturn 2, immediately available and sporting a sleek new design, almost double the number of distortion types and virtually limitless modulation possibilities. Also new is linear phase processing, enhanced […]

Neve 1084 emulation takes centre stage with UAD Software v9.12

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At the forefront of Universal Audio’s just-launched UAD Software v9.12 is a true-blue Neve 1084 emulator that the company touts as “a precise emulation of the coveted British channel module”. UA’s new Neve 1084 is designed to deliver top-notch Neve sounds, along with extended EQ capabilities and Unison preamp integration with Apollo interfaces. UA’s emulation […]

ZENOLOGY bridges the gap between Roland’s ZEN-Core hardware and DAWs

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In January, Roland unveiled its ZEN-Core Synthesis System – which the company called “the most advanced sound engine ever made by Roland”, and the culmination of its five-decade-long experience in synth building. Now, the company has unveiled ZENOLOGY, an in-the-box version of that very synth engine that boasts “seamless sound compatibility” with their equally-equipped hardware. […]

Review: Audiomodern Filterstep

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Price Free Contact Audiomodern This free filter plug-in comes courtesy of Audiomodern, the Sofia-based squad behind such well-received releases as the Riffer MIDI sequencer and Playbeat groove-randomiser plug-ins, as well as Kontakt instruments and assorted sample packs. Most are oriented towards those working within the realms of soundtracks and sound design but all sport just-so […]

Spitfire Audio makes BBC Symphony Orchestra accessible to everyone

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When Spitfire Audio launched the ambitious BBC Symphony Orchestra plug-in back in 2019, the brand claimed that this was “just the beginning”. Now, we’ve grasped what that actually means, with the introduction of Discover, Core and Pro versions of Spitfire Audio’s BBC Symphony Orchestra. In the search for the next generation of innovative orchestral composers, […]

Review: Audiaire Zenith

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Price £70 Contact Audiaire Anything that makes it easier to integrate music software and hardware can only be a good thing. If it’s a standard plug-in rather than something proprietary, then that’s even better. Audiaire’s Zenith plug-in offers sequenced note, CC, and SysEx control over software instruments and hardware synthesisers, and includes more than 200 […]