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 […]

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 […]

Plugin Alliance Mega Bundle subscription goes live with full yearly access for $250

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Noted plug-in dealer Plugin Alliance dropped what may be the Tzar Bomba of plug-in subscriptions. For USD 250 a year, the Mega Bundle gives you full and unrestricted access to every current and future product on Plugin Alliance. Numbering over 100 plug-ins by the likes of SSL, Focusrite, Brainworx, SPL, Unfiltered Audio and others, the […]

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 […]

Logic Pro X 10.4.5 update raises the track count into the thousands

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Apple has just released Logic Pro X version 10.4.5. Weighing in at 1.5GB, the update focuses on performance improvements and some new functionality. More efficiency For starters, an issue concerning mixer redraw has been dealt with, the result being increased responsiveness of the Mixer and Event List when handling large sessions. Additionally, projects with lots […]

Unfiltered Audio TRIAD: modular multi-band FX for advanced users

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Developer Unfiltered Audio delivers a successor to its modular BYOME effects processor with TRIAD. TRIAD expands the concept with multi-band processing, letting you apply custom effects chains to three individual frequency bands. Sans effects, the plug-in functions as a “flat-sum” frequency splitter for individual tracks or entire mixes, complete with multi-channel output inside your DAW. […]

Audiaire Nuxx has 55 lanes worth of effects automation

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Coming from developer Audiaire, Nuxx is a multi-FX processor featuring 30 types of effects and dedicated effects parameter sequencer. Among the available effects, you will find fairly typical processors like filters, delay, reverb, distortion, pitch shift, bit-crushing, phaser, chorus, ring modulation and so on. Nuxx can be used in simplified form as a 6-knob multi-FX […]

Best free plug-ins this week: a bunch of synths and other good stuff

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Tired of synths already? Sorry, SuperBooth is like that. As you consider selling a kidney to fund your next 15 or so synth purchases, take a moment to stop and check out all the cool stuff you can have for free this week. Nanohost, Cycle-Lite, Lith, and a g’damn Metal Zone emulation – they are […]

iZotope cures its GAS for reverb with Exponential Audio acquisition

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The folks at pro audio software maker iZotope boasted about their newest acquisition – reverb craftsmen Exponential Audio. Known for its R4, PhoenixVerb Surround, and Symphony reverb plug-ins, Exponential is now iZotope property. Its founder, Michael Carnes, joins iZotope as an research associate – so expect to hear his touch on future iZ products. Carnes […]

Vertigo Sound VSC-3 analog VCA compressor plug-in: Smash your DAW drums!

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In this day and age, it is normal (perhaps customary) for hardware manufacturers to offer software versions of their products. DSP processing and computer power are at an all-time high, letting developers coax very convincing sounds out of mathematics and abstractions. One such manufacturer is Vertigo Sound, which came up with a virtual replica of […]