Townsend Labs Sphere 1.4 adds 10 new mic models

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Townsend Labs has added ten new microphone models to its Sphere plug-in. With the new additions in Sphere 1.4, the company’s L22 dual-capsule microphone is capable of emulating more than 30 individual microphone models. Sphere is the software component of the L22 dual-capsule microphone, which competes with the Austrian Audio OC818 and the Lewitt LCT […]

Mix up to 8 IRs at once with LIBRA IR mixer by STL Tones and Ignite Amps

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STL Tones and Ignite Amps have collaborated on the new LIBRA IR mixer, a new tool that lets its users blend up to eight Impulse Responses running simultaneously. Is this the ultimate cab IR tool? LIBRA IR The new LIBRA software from STL Tones and Ignite Amps supports mono and stereo as well as automatic resampling. […]

Best free plug-ins this week: ANA-1000, Reviber, Dyno

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It’s time for this week’s roundup of the best free tools for your DAW. This time around, we have a virtual analog synth, a sonic enhancer, and an “intensenator”. If you’re into free plug-ins (and who isn’t?), check out ANA-1000, Reviber, and Dyno. Lurker Beats ANA-1000 Lurker Beats, also known as SynthIV, is giving us […]

The Sweeper by denise.io: A flexible envelope filter with many uses

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Denise.io has released The Sweeper, an envelope filter plug-in with a sidechain input. The resonant filter reacts dynamically to the source signal or a sidechain signal, which lets you create all sorts of useful and creative filtering effects. Like other plug-ins by denise.io, such as Noize 2 and Transient Booster, The Sweeper has a very […]

Best free plug-ins this week: Time Tracker, GT Analyser, and ambient drums

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It’s time for this week’s selection of the finest free plug-ins! This edition is all about handy tools that can make your life as a musician a bit easier. We’ve also included some nice free drum samples. Be sure to check out Time Tracker, GT Analyser, and Ambient Electronic Drum Machine Sounds. Digital Steam Time […]

Kemper Profiler OS 6.0 adds Ionosphere and Formant Reverbs

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Kemper has just announced its new Profiler OS 6.0 with two new reverb algorithms that add a different string to the system’s bow. The Ionosphere and Formant Reverb ar enow available via the OS update. Kemper Profiler OS 6.0 – Ionosphere & Formant Reverbs “Big studio machine-grade reverb effects” is how Kemper describes the new Ionosphere and Formant […]

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 […]

Best free plug-ins this week: Three awesome free synths for your DAW

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This weeks selection of free plug-ins is all about synths: A semi-modular vintage synth and pattern sequencer, a drum synth and an awesome Roland Jupiter emulation for NI Reaktor. Check out Trans Computer Machine, Bong, and JP-80. Ceskato Musiktechnologie Trans Computer Maschine If we’re talking free plug-ins, this beautifully crafted emulation of the ARP 2600 […]

Will Audio for Mac become the new iTunes?

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Audio for Mac is a new macOS app for organizing file-based music collections. As the consumer market is rapidly shifting to streaming services, and Apple announced the death of iTunes, collectors and industry professionals are wondering how to keep track of the audio files on their hard drives. The Audio app, which was just launched […]

Bitwig Studio 3 is finally out. Enter the Grid!

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Bitwig Studio 3 is officially out! While the public beta had been available for testing since May, we had to wait a bit longer for the official release. The latest version of the modular DAW is now here, including its most anticipated feature: The Grid. What’s new in Bitwig Studio 3? The Grid is a […]