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September 2019 Magazine Contents

SOS (US Edition) September 2019

Reviews: Warm Audio WA-84 (cover) • Bitwig Studio 3 • Boss Waza Tube Amp Expander • Antelope Audio Orion 32+ GEN3 • Nektar Panorama T4 • Rossum Electro-Music Assimil8or • KRK Rokit 7 G4 • Analogue Solutions Impulse Command • Cranborne Audio 500R8

Techniques + People: How Engineers Get Vocals To 'Sit Right' In A Mix • Inside Track: Chris Brown 'Heat' • Session Notes: Vocals-Piano-Strings • The WSDG AcousticLab: Dirk Noy & Gabriel Hauser • Modern Studio: Vintage Sound [Video] …plus DAW workshops.

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    1010music Blackbox

    Sampling Groovebox

    1010music's Blackbox packs an awful lot of sampling action into a very compact case.

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    Analogue Solutions Impulse Command

    Analogue Synthesizer & Sequencer

    Stuck in a synthesis rut? Tired of patching the same old sounds? Analogue Solutions have got just the thing...

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    Antares Auto-Tune EFX+

    Vocal Processing Plug-in

    Antares' EFX version of Auto‑Tune was designed specifically to create less-than-natural vocal effects, and this 'plus'...

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    Antelope Audio Orion 32+ GEN3

    A-D/D-A Converter, Thunderbolt & USB Audio Interface

    Antelope Audio are all about high-end quality at a lower price. Does the third generation of their Orion 32+ deliver the goods?

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    Bitwig Studio 3

    Music Production Software

    Innovative music creation platform Bitwig takes a big leap forward with the introduction of an open-ended modular environment.

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    Boss Tube Amp Expander

    Reactive Load & Speaker Simulator

    Widely touted as Boss's response to UA's popular OX, the Tube Amp Expander actually offers a contrasting approach. Will one of them be a clear winner?

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    Boss Tube Amp Expander | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself

    There are plenty of very heavily distorted examples already out there to be heard, but I’ve gone for some tones that I think challenge the technology a little more.

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    Chocolate Audio Celestial

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. The iconic timbre of this vintage keyboard is impeccably captured in this 500MB Kontakt sample library.

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    Cinematic Studio Brass

    Sample Library

    Is this the only library you need for Hollywood-style orchestral brass?

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    Cranborne Audio 500R8

    USB Audio Interface, Analogue Mixer & 500-series Host

    This most hybrid of devices does far more than just put A‑D/D‑A conversion into a 500-series chassis. In fact, it could even make you reconsider how you use your studio...

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    Ferrofish Pulse 16 DX

    A-D/D-A & Digital Format Converter

    With ADAT, MADI and Dante connectivity on board, this affordable converter can add 16 channels of analogue I/O to almost any setup.

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    Heavyocity Scoring Bass

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Covering electric rather than orchestral basses, as well as three playable electric bass guitars, this 6GB library includes a whole range of useful bass-rich content.

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    Hi!Computer Elephant

    Surface Dial Control Software

    Elephant v1.92 turns the Bluetooth-enabled Dial peripheral into a quite remarkable knob controller of pretty much anything...

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    HK Audio L5 112 XA

    Active PA Speakers

    If you need a well-built, no-nonsense PA for small and medium-sized venues, HK Audio's revamped Linear 5 series will serve you well.

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    IK Multimedia SampleTank 4

    Sample-based Virtual Instrument

    IK Multimedia's newly updated one-stop sample shop is bigger and better than ever.

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    IsoAcoustics Stage 1 & Stage 1 Board

    Speaker & Amp Decouplers

    IsoAcoustics apply their proven decoupling technology to the guitar/bass speaker and amp markets.

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    iZotope Neutron 3 Advanced

    Plug-in Suite For Mixing & Mastering

    iZotope's AI-based plug-in suite grows ever more intelligent with the addition of an automated mix-balancing tool.

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    KRK Rokit 7 G4

    Powered Monitor Speakers

    The KRK Rokit 7 G4 is a front-ported, bi-amped monitor with a DSP-powered EQ section, avaliable in five–, eight– and 10-inch variants.

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    LaChapell Audio 983M

    Valve Microphone Preamplifier

    Offering everything from pristine cleanliness to tube-driven colour, this preamp can hold its head high in the company of more expensive designs.

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    Lewitt LCT 140 Air & LCT 040 Match

    Small-diaphragm Capacitor Microphones

    If you're looking for mics that'll handle almost any recording task without breaking the bank, Lewitt's newest offerings could be just the thing.

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    Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 MkII

    USB Audio Interface

    If you want an affordable audio interface that also offers control of your modular system, read on...

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    Nektar Panorama T4

    Controller Keyboard

    Nektar's Panorama T4 takes their already impressive DAW integration to a higher level.

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    Orchestral Tools Time Macro

    Sample Library

    A new library sees the Berlin orchestral sample maestros enter the Fourth Dimension.

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    Rossum Electro-Music Assimil8or

    Eurorack Sampler Module

    This eight–channel sampler can assign up to eight samples to Zones in each channel. 24 CV inputs allow for voltage control over Zones as well as other parameters, with each input freely assignable to multiple destinations across all channels.

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    Signum Audio Bute Limiter

    Limiting Plug-in

    Available in stereo and surround versions, and in all the usual native formats, Bute Limiter is a thoroughly modern plug-in designed to operate in the post-loudness wars era — though if you do want to indulge in a bit of retro endstop-slamming, it will certainly oblige.

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    Sonuscore The Orchestra Complete & Strings Of Winter

    Sample Libraries

    Sonuscore bundle an awful lot of orchestra into a very modest amount of disk space to deliver immense scoring power.

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    Stedman PureConnect

    Connector Cleaning Kits

    Studio housekeeping is never glamorous, but a few minutes spent cleaning plugs and sockets can save hours of troubleshooting.

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    System80 810

    Eurorack Module

    The 810 comprises of a VCO, VCF and VCA, packed into a single 30HP module. Together they can be used as a single, Roland-flavoured analogue voice.

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    Warm Audio WA-84

    Small-diaphragm Capacitor Microphone

    Many engineers believe that Neumann's classic KM84 has never been bettered. Have Warm Audio produced an affordable alternative?

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Techniques

Sound Advice

People

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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Thanks For The Memory

    Leader

    I've had a couple of sample-based instruments to review lately, and both have weighed in at over 50 gigabytes each. Given my...

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    The Mix Review | September 2019

    Commercial Productions Analysed

    To help you brush up on your listening skills, we examine the production of some recent hits from Logic, Ed Sheeran, Lil Nas X and Paul Hardcastle's No.1 sampling classic '19'.

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    The WSDG AcousticLab: Dirk Noy & Gabriel Hauser

    Hearing Tests

    The advice of professional acousticians can be hard to evaluate on paper — but what if you could actually hear the results of their work before building starts?

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    Why I Love... My Guitar Processor

    Beren Matthews

    Don't get me wrong, I still love my tube amp. But the quality–of–life improvements that this device has brought to the table (or stage) is undeniable.

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