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Izotope have improved the formula of their ‘do everything’ mixing plug-in. Is this new Alloy platinum sterling, or pinchbeck?
Does Kush Audio’s expertise in designing analogue equipment translate into the plug-in realm?
Waves are the latest manufacturers to try to package the sound of large-format mixing consoles in plug-in form.
The virtual vintage front panels of LSR Audio’s plug-ins conceal processors with plenty of personality.
There are hundreds of reverb plug-ins to choose from, but none quite like Eventide’s Blackhole...
The sound of magnetic tape stems from a hugely complex set of interacting factors. Slate Digital’s VTM is the most detailed attempt yet to capture these in digital form.
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With so many virtual guitar amps already on the market, can newcomers Scuffham Amps bring something fresh to the party?
Paradoxically, adding distortion in mastering can make tracks sound clearer. That’s the idea of Brainworx's clever multi-band plug-in.
Making similar signals play nicely together sometimes requires more than just a polarity switch. Enter Waves’ phase-manipulation tool.
Linplug’s innovative plug-in has one aim in mind: to create fresh sounds from pedestrian drum loops.
Controlling harsh 'ess' and 'tee' sounds in a vocal can be surprisingly challenging, but SPL's technology aims to make it easy.
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Having wowed the professionals with their Native PCM and LXP reverb plug-ins, Lexicon now turn their attention to the financially challenged!
Eventide are among the last of the big-name hardware manufacturers to offer their wares as native plug-ins. Has it been worth the wait?
Izotope’s do-everything mastering suite expands again, with a new Advanced version offering even more user control.
Achieving a smooth, even bass part in a mix can require hours of tedious automation — unless, that is, you cheat!
IK Multimedia are the latest plug-in manufacturers to bring us their take on two iconic compressors.
Dynamic convolution can be used to ‘sample’ any piece of audio gear. Have Acustica succeeded in giving this advanced technology a friendly face?
PSP’s latest equaliser seeks to combine analogue smoothness with digital precision.
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