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    PSP B-Scanner

    Formats: Mac & PC VST, RTAS & AAX; Mac AU

    B-Scanner replicates the vibrato and offers far more scope to create effects outside the range of Hammond’s original ‘scanner’ chorus/vibrato circuit.

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    Eventide T-Verb

    Formats: Mac & PC VST, RTAS & AAX; Mac AU

    Emulating the setup of gates and room mics on the vocal treatment Tony Visconti used for the David Bowie track ‘Heroes’, Eventide's plug-in is more than a one-trick pony...

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    Positive Grid Pro Series

    Compressor Modelling Plug-ins

    Positive Grid’s latest plug-ins let you craft your own boutique compressor designs without ever touching a soldering iron.

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    Acustica Audio White

    Equaliser Plug-in

    Acustica Audio’s new Acqua series of plug-ins are painstakingly ‘sampled’ from high-end hardware. Does the end justify the means?

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    Waves L3

    Multi-band Mastering Limiter [Mac/Windows]

    If you want your mixes to go to 11, Waves' new mastering limiter might be the weapon you need.

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    ASS Anarchy Rhythms

    Formats: Windows VST & Stand-alone

    Anarchy Rhythms is a novel VST plug-in/stand-alone application, whose author accurately describes it as "a hybrid between an effect and a drum machine".

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    AAS String Studio

    Modelled String Instrument

    String Studio uses Applied Acoustics' physical modelling expertise to (in theory) generate the sound of any string instrument. Good or bad vibrations? We find out...

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    Universal Audio Boss CE1 • TC Electronic NonLin2

    Plug-in Folder

    This month: Universal Audio Boss CE1 • TC Electronic NonLin2 Stereo Effects Reverb

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    Audio Ease Altiverb 5

    Convolution Reverb [Mac OS X]

    Altiverb was one of the first convolution reverbs to appear. Is it still the best?

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    Cycling 74 Pluggo

    Plug-in Collection [Mac/Windows]

    Cycling 74's Pluggo plug-in bundle continues to grow, and now encompasses over 100 effects, synths and modulation sources.

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    Steinberg Virtual Bassist

    Bass Player VST Instrument [PC/Mac]

    Looking for a new bass player? If you'd consider a software candidate, Steinberg's Virtual Bassist is now ready for audition...

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    Joey Sturgis Plug-ins

    Drum & Guitar Processing Software

    Many well-known engineers are now lending their names to plug-ins, and now metalcore specialist Joey Sturgis has joined the fray.

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    Liquidsonics Reverberate 2

    Convolution Reverb Plug-in

    Algorithmic reverb plug-ins still can’t match high-end hardware, but Liquidsonics are bridging the gap with an innovative new convolution technique.

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    UVI Falcon

    Multi-format

    Falcon features a DAW-style mixer with up to 17 pairs of outputs, and supports UVI sound libraries (of which there are many), so one of its functions is to act as a sample library player.

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    Softube Drawmer 1973 & S73 IMP

    Multiband Dynamics Plug-ins

    As well as modelling Drawmer’s versatile multiband mastering processor, Softube have boiled down its essentials to create an easy-to-use preset version.

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    Plug-in Folder

    3 Hot New Plug-ins

    Basement Arts Frantic, Cakewalk Z3TA+, and Progress Software Soup get the install treatment.

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    Camel Space & DVR2

    Plug-in Folder

    We test two hot new plug-ins: Camel Audio's Camel Space (PC VST & Mac OS X AU) and TC Electronic's DVR2 (Mac/PC Powercore).

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    Waves GTR Guitar Tool Rack

    Guitar Processing System [PC/Mac]

    Software guitar amp modelling has been around for a while, but GTR is Waves' first foray into the field — and as you'd expect, they have made a huge effort to get it right, even hiring guitar maker Paul Reed Smith to design a bespoke preamp.

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    East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs

    Kompakt Instrument [Mac/PC]

    Ever fancied arranging 'Oops, I Did It Again' for a full choir? Well now you can, courtesy of Symphonic Choirs, the latest virtual-instrument sample library from East West and Quantum Leap.

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    Sonnox Oxford Envolution

    Transient Shaping Plug-in [Mac OS & Windows]

    Most of us are familiar with transient processors that can shape the attack and release characteristics of percussive sounds — but Oxford Envolution goes much further.

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    Sonible Frei:raum

    Intelligent Equaliser Plug-in For Windows & Mac OS

    The first product from Austrian developers Sonible aims to raise the IQ of EQ.

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