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    Vocaloid Miriam

    Singing Synthesis Software [Windows]

    Miriam Stockley is the first well-known singer to undergo the Vocaloid sampling technique, allowing anyone with a PC to install her as a virtual instrument. But how well does it work in practice?

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    Waves Transform Bundle

    Sound Shaping Plug-ins [Mac/PC]

    If you are the kind of person who likes to accentuate the transients in their pitch-shifted recordings, before vocoding them and auto-doubling the results, Waves have the perfect plug-in bundle for you...

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    Elemental Audio Eqium & Firium • TC Electronic TC30

    We test another crop of highly insertable software Plug-ins: Elemental Audio Eqium & Firium and TC Electronic TC30.

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    TC-Helicon Intonator HS

    Pitch-correction Plug-in [TC Powercore]

    A Powercore version of Antares' ubiquitous Auto-Tune pitch corrector was announced in 2001, but it never appeared. Is TC's new Intonator HS plug-in a viable alternative?

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    Prosoniq Rayverb

    Inverse Raytracing Convolution Reverb Plug-In [PC/Mac]

    There are now plenty of convolution reverbs around, but Prosoniq's Rayverb offers something a little different. So just what is 'inverse raytracing' anyway?

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    Cycling '74 Mode

    Plug-in Suite [Mac OS X]

    If you are looking for effects and instruments to give your mixes a sideways slant, Cycling '74 might have just the thing...

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    Native Instruments Guitar Rig

    Guitar Amp Modelling Software [Mac/PC] & Foot Controller

    The market for software that emulates guitar amplifiers is pretty crowded these days, but Native Instruments have found a new angle with a modular program that comes with a dedicated hardware controller and interface.

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    URS N, A & S Series

    Classic Console EQ Plug-ins [Pro Tools]

    For all those Pro Tools users who pine for the sound of analogue EQ, URS have recreated the equalisers from three classic mixing desks.

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    Voxengo Pristine Space

    Multi-channel Convolution Reverb VST Plug-in [PC]

    Surround-capable reverbs don't usually come with a price tag of £100. However, nobody seems to have told Voxengo. So just how good is their Pristine Space PC VST plug-in?

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    DelayDots Spectrum Worx

    Modular Spectral Effects Plug-in [Windows]

    As well as more-or-less conventional vocoding and pitch-shifting, DelayDots' new VST plug-in offers effects so bizarre they almost defy description.

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    Korg Legacy Collection (Part 3)

    Virtual Instrument / Hardware Controller

    It's been an unreserved thumbs-up for Korg's bundle of software synths so far... but will the Legacy Polysix and Legacy Cell scale the same heights in the final instalment of our three-part definitive review?

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    Disco DSP Vertigo 2.0

    Resynthesizing Additive Soft Synth [Windows]

    Disco DSP's additive synth plug-in offers both high-quality resynthesis, with up to 256 partials per note, and a novel 'spectral display' for editing your sounds.

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    FXpansion VST To RTAS Adapter

    Plug-in Format Adapter [Mac OS X/Win XP]

    As the name suggests, FXpansion's utility allows VST effects and Instruments to be used in Pro Tools, but how well does it really work?

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    Korg Legacy Collection (Part 2)

    Virtual Instrument / Hardware Controller

    In the second part of our coverage of Korg's new collection of software instruments, we turn our attention to the virtual MS20, and the MS20-shaped hardware controller. Just how well do these renditions compare to the original?

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    Plug-in Folder

    Latest Plug-ins Reviewed

    We test and report on another crop of highly insertable software Plug-ins: PSP Master Q • TLL Everyphase • Fabfilter Fabfilter One • Cranesong Phoenix • Audiorealism BassLine • Sonic Charge µTonic.

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    Korg Legacy Collection (Part 1)

    Virtual Instrument / Hardware Controller

    Now that Korg's Legacy Collection is properly complete, we follow up last month's preview with the first instalment of our three-part in-depth review. This month, we focus on the Korg Wavestation plug-in...

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    Disco DSP Discovery 2 • Cutter Music Revitar • Kjaerhus Audio Classic Series • PSP Easyverb

    Brief appraisals of another selection of software Plug-ins from Disco DSP, Cutter Music, Kjaerhus Audio and PSP.

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    TC-Helicon Voice Modeler

    Vocal Processing Plug-in [Powercore]

    This Voice Modeler plug-in is designed to change the character of a recorded vocal, adding breathiness, chest resonance and 'growl', and allowing you to modify inflection and vibrato.

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    Yamaha Pitch Fix, Vocal Rack & Final Master

    PC/Mac VST & Audio Units Plug-ins

    The biggest music technology manufacturer in the world has stuck to hardware — until now. Do Yamaha's first plug-in processors have what it takes to compete with the big names in Mac and Windows software?

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    Sound Toys Filter Freak

    Creative Filter Plug-in [Pro Tools]

    Sound Toys claim that their new plug-in captures the sound of an analogue filter in digital form. We put it to the test...

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    Dsound VL2 & Knzaudio Midifier

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    We check out two more useful plug-ins, one for Powercore and one for PC VST/Direct X.

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