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    Image Line Toxic III / Homegrown Sounds Astralis

    This month we test two soft synths: Image Lines Toxic III and Astralis from Homegrown Sounds.

    Reviews Aug 2007
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    Surround Sound From Stereo

    Upmixing Plug-ins For Pro Tools

    More and more material needs to be delivered in surround formats, but what if you dont have the time or the budget for a 5.1 remix? We test the current crop of unwrap plug-ins that can create a surround master from a stereo mix.

    Reviews Aug 2007
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    Brainworx BX Digital

    Mastering EQ Plug-in [Mac OS X & Windows]

    Middle & Sides processing offers unique mastering possibilities, such as the ability to de-ess a centrally panned vocal without affecting panned cymbal sounds. Brainworx's new plug-in combines an innovative M&S matrix with mastering-quality EQ and processing.

    Reviews Jul 2007
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    More hot plug-ins under evaluation

    •Rob Papen Albino 3 •SSL Drumstrip •Starplugs Admiral

    Reviews Jul 2007
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    Pro Tools: Surround Sound Encoding Plug-ins

    Which Software To Use?

    If you want other people to hear your surround mixes, you'll need to encode them into a consumer format. Pro Tools users have a choice of software for this purpose. Which should you choose?

    Reviews Jun 2007
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    Xponaut • Waves • Noveltech

    • Xponaut Voice Tweaker 4; Waves Maxx Volume • Noveltech Vocal Enhancer

    Reviews May 2007
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    Exploring PC Spectral Multi-band Plug-ins

    PC Musician

    There are now quite a few plug-ins on the market that have the ability to split audio into hundreds or thousands of bands and treat them separately, paving the way for a variety of weird and wonderful effects. Are you brave enough to enter the frequency zone?

    Reviews Apr 2007
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    Algorithmix PEQ Red & Blue

    EQ Plug-ins For Windows

    Mastering engineers are notoriously fussy about EQ, and until now, plug-in manufacturers have struggled to compete with the best hardware designs. Can Algorithmix's Red and Blue change hearts and minds?

    Reviews Apr 2007
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    Auto-Tune vs Melodyne

    Antares Auto-Tune 5 & Celemony Melodyne Plug-in Pitch-correction Processors

    Auto-Tune has been the industry standard pitch-correction tool for many years, and version 5 introduces many new features, but it faces its strongest competition yet from the new plug-in version of Celemony's Melodyne. So which one should you buy?

    Reviews Mar 2007
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    McDSP Project Studio Bundle

    Native Plug-in Bundle For Pro Tools

    McDSP's Project Studio Bundle provides an affordable way for Pro Tools users to get their hands on versions of all the company's acclaimed effects and processors.

    Reviews Mar 2007
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    Line 6 Gearbox Plug-in

    Amp & Effects Modelling Software [Mac/PC]

    Line 6 first made their name with the Amp Farm plug-in, but since then they've concentrated on hardware products, and Gearbox Plug-in makes their latest range of amp and effects emulations available in a plug-in for the first time.

    Reviews Mar 2007
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    Audeon UFO • Musicrow Vinyl Boy • URS Classic Compressors

    Another bunch of enticing plug-ins get the full-blown insert treatment and rough handling to see how they perform.

    Reviews Mar 2007
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    Desert Island Plug-ins

    SOS's Favourite Effect & Processing Plug-Ins

    Which effects and processing plug-ins do the Sound On Sound staff and product reviewers love the best? We asked, they answered...

    Reviews Feb 2007
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    Tascam GVI

    VST Instrument/Stand-alone Soft Sampler [PC]

    Giga Virtual Instrument gives you Tascam's Giga sampling engine as a plug-in for the first time.

    Reviews Feb 2007
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    Modartt Pianoteq

    Physically Modelled Virtual Piano

    Can an 8 Megabyte plug-in really compete with the new generation of multi-Gigabyte sampled grand pianos?

    Reviews Jan 2007
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    Nomad Factory Blueverb DRV2080 • Kjaerhus Audio MPL1 Pro • Voxengo Marquis • Chandler EMI TG12413

    Another batch of hot plug-ins get installed and tested.

    Reviews Jan 2007
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    McDSP Classic Pack

    Pro Tools Plug-ins

    McDSP's compression and EQ designs offer a huge amount of control with the potential for accurate emulation of vintage devices. Throw in a tape-modelling suite and a powerful multi-band compressor, and you have the Classic Pack.

    Reviews Jan 2007
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