SketchCassette recreates the glorious sound of 4-track cassette recorders

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The sound of magnetic tape isn’t just about the warmth, saturation and subtlety of professional reel-to-reel machines. Rather, there’s also the lo-fi and nostalgic side of it, where defects of the medium become effects. This is the concept of SketchCassette, a charming lo-fi plug-in that emulates a 4-track cassette recorder. The sloppily sketched user interface […]

Audiothing thinks you should try cranking some Valves

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There’s no shortage of valve distortion and saturation plug-ins out there, but the regular appearance of new releases shows there’s still work left in perfecting the technology. The most recent launch is Audiothing’s Valves, a vintage valve emulation plug-in that also employs a multimode resonant filter and a cabinet/EQ section. Valves Valves is arranged in […]

Instinct: a distortion and dynamics processor from the land of the weird

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If you are looking to squeeze out more drive, dynamics and tone out of your tracks, Inertia Sound Systems’ Instinct plug-in may be onto something. Instinct is a creative processor that stretches itself between saturation and dynamics processing in interesting ways. Its saturation engine is based on transistor and tube models which can be adjusted, […]

Audified ToneSpot Drum Pro is an all-in-one enhancer for drum tracks

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Need to fatten up your drum tracks? Audified ToneSpot Drum Pro is a new all-in-one plug-in that has you covered with a bunch of processors tailored to drum sounds. The third plug-in of the company’s ToneSpot Pro series comes with saturation, gate, compressor, and various other effects that should be capable of some serious punch. […]

Venn Audio V-Clip: A fully customizable clipping and saturation tool

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Venn Audio has released V-Clip, the sequel to its successful Free Clip plug-in. While V-Clip isn’t free, it’s still very affordable and offers much more than the free version. Venn Audio says that V-Clip is “equally well suited as a creative saturation tool as it is as a mastering stage professional clipping maximizer”. Sounds great […]

Superbooth 2019: Sonocurrent M T2D dual triode distortion

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Tubes were a bit of a feature this year the Korg NuTube turned up in Korg’s own Volca Nubass. But Sonocurrent also had a pair in a rather smart looking Eurorack distortion module called the M T2D. M T2D This has two channels of distortion which can operate independently for parallel, stereo or multiple source […]

Voxengo Powershaper: Saturation and overdrive for your audio tracks

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Voxengo has released Powershaper, a new saturation, distortion and overdrive plug-in. The company says that its multi-stage method of saturation can do everything from a subtle presence boost to extreme overdrive. Could Voxengo Powershaper be the solution for all your boosting needs? Saturation and “warmth” plug-ins are abundant, with numerous contestants offering every flavor from […]

Superbooth 2019: Finegear Arkive_Effects, an analog FX box with a modular twist

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Finegear has announced that it will reveal the Arkive_Effects box at Superbooth 2019. Dubbed the “Dust Collector”, Arkive_Effects is a collection of analog effects designed to spark your creativity. Among its seven FX modules are a spring reverb, a delay, a phaser, saturation, and more. Finegear made news at last year’s Superbooth, when the French-Romanian […]

Initial Audio Analog Pro is a new tape and vinyl simulator plug-in

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Initial Audio has released the Analog Pro plug-in, which simulates the sound of tape machines and vinyl records. If you’re looking for that vintage lo-fi sound, here’s another option for you. Initial Audio says that Analog Pro can “warm up and saturate your audio”, thereby bringing digital tracks to life. Now, it’s far from being […]

Broken Tape: a simulation of unexpected tape breakage

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Error Instruments continues to boggle our minds and fill the world with exciting boxes of noise. Their latest box is called Broken Tape and is a “broken tape simulation because sometimes we miss the sound of the unexpected errors.” Broken Tape This is not a little bit of warp, saturation or flutter this is something […]