SkyTracks plug-in allows DAW-agnostic cloud collaboration

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SkyTracks was initially launched in 2016 as a cloud-based DAW, allowing users to create and collaborate on their projects. Now, the company has updated the software to allow producers and artists to fire up projects in any DAW and load VST/AU synths right into their SkyTracks browser. The software is constantly synchronising with the user’s […]

Waves SuperRack brings touch compatibility to live plugin platform

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Waves wants you to ditch the mouse and get more involved with your plug-ins, with Waves SuperRack. Designed for FOH technicians and broadcast engineers, SuperRack is the next generation of MultiRack, a virtual platform that incorporates plug-ins into mixing consoles. Waves have designed this platform with a touch screen that is multi-touch friendly, allowing users […]

Softube launch Console 1 Fader controller

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Softube return with another MIDI controller, adding a sibling to its Console 1 controller. The Console 1 Fader takes a similar approach to controlling workflow in a DAW, this time with fader control, as the name hints. Console 1 Fader comes with two software-based component-modelled analogue console emulations, Tube and Discrete, which offer filtering, saturation […]

6 of the best freeware orchestral plug-ins

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AmpleSound Percussion Cloudrum While the rest of the titles in this round-up mostly concentrate on full orchestras – bar the Versilian piano – this is more of an out-there Steel Tongue percussion plug-in, but it has such a lovely, delicate and acoustic sound, we just had to fit it in this round-up. It’s a 700MB […]

Rhythmiq is an AI assistant that turns your tracks into a performance

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Accusonus has been working on Rhythmiq for over two years now, and has now made the AI beat assistant available for purchase. The plug-in uses AI to help you turn your tracks into a performance using built-in Reverse, Arrange and Silence effects. Accusonus claim that “Rhythmiq is fundamentally different from anything else you’ve seen”. According […]

THINGS is a simple, image-based synth plug-in from Sampleson

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Sampleson have released THINGS, which uses images rather than oscillators, envelopes and LFOs to create interesting sounds. Essentially, the plug-in has seven preset sounds, or ‘Descriptors’, which can be blended together, and manipulated with a small set of parameters. The Descriptors are labelled as Crystal, Rubber Bands, Horror, Air Stream, Clouds, Arcade and Alien Talk. […]

Nugen Audio gives its SigMod Software an upgrade

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SigMod, a modular utility plug-in from Nugen Audio, is receiving an update that is set to offer further flexibility for its users. SigMod can now host multiple instances of the insert module, and includes hosting support for third-party VST2 and AU plug-ins. This support will allow users to access plug-ins in DAWs that are compatible […]

Sonnox’s Oxford Drum Gate aims to simplify drum processing

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Today, Sonnox has announced the release of Oxford Drum Gate, a tool which is designed for use on acoustic drum production. The plugin is a result of Sonnox’s own frustration when dealing with traditional drum gating tools; chatter, misdetection, choked and lost ghost notes. Sonnox says that Oxford Drum Gate offers a “swift and logical […]

Apogee introduces Bob Clearmountain’s effects chain as a plugin

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Bob Clearmountain is known for his work with Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel and more. Apogee has taken an interest in his creative effects chain, and has collaborated with Clearmountain to create a plugin domain that emulates the spaces, dimensions and atmospheres his most celebrated mixes are known for. The plugin […]