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    Brainworx BXsaturator

    Multi-band M/S Distortion Plug‑in

    Paradoxically, adding distortion in mastering can make tracks sound clearer. That’s the idea of Brainworx's clever multi-band plug-in.

    Reviews Jul 2012
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    Waves InPhase

    Phase-correction Plug-in

    Making similar signals play nicely together sometimes requires more than just a polarity switch. Enter Waves’ phase-manipulation tool.

    Reviews Jul 2012
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    Linplug Relectro

    Drum Resynthesis & Effects Processing Software

    Linplug’s innovative plug-in has one aim in mind: to create fresh sounds from pedestrian drum loops.

    Reviews Jun 2012
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    SPL De‑esser Collection

    De‑esser Plug‑ins

    Controlling harsh 'ess' and 'tee' sounds in a vocal can be surprisingly challenging, but SPL's technology aims to make it easy.

    Reviews Jun 2012
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    SPL De‑esser Collection | Media

    De‑esser Plug‑ins

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    Reviews Jun 2012
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    Lexicon MPX Native Reverb

    Reverb Plug-in

    Having wowed the professionals with their Native PCM and LXP reverb plug-ins, Lexicon now turn their attention to the financially challenged!

    Reviews May 2012
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    Eventide Omnipressor & 2016SR

    Native Plug-ins

    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?

    Reviews Apr 2012
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    Izotope Ozone 5 Advanced

    Mastering Software

    Izotope’s do-everything mastering suite expands again, with a new Advanced version offering even more user control.

    Reviews Mar 2012
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    Waves Bass Rider

    Automatic Level Control Plug-in

    Achieving a smooth, even bass part in a mix can require hours of tedious automation — unless, that is, you cheat!

    Reviews Feb 2012
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    IK Multimedia Black 76 & White 2A

    Compressor Plug-ins

    IK Multimedia are the latest plug-in manufacturers to bring us their take on two iconic compressors.

    Reviews Feb 2012
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    Acustica Nebula Pro 3.5

    Dynamic Convolution Plug‑in [Mac/PC]

    Dynamic convolution can be used to ‘sample’ any piece of audio gear. Have Acustica succeeded in giving this advanced technology a friendly face?

    Reviews Jan 2012
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    PSP NobleQ

    EQ Plug‑in

    PSP’s latest equaliser seeks to combine analogue smoothness with digital precision.

    Reviews Jan 2012
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    Soundhack Pvoc Kit

    Effects Plug‑ins For Mac & PC

    Soundhack’s powerful algorithms can provide high‑quality pitch‑shifting — or sonic mayhem!

    Reviews Jan 2012
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    UAD Ampex ATR102

    Tape Simulation Plug-in For UAD2

    Having already given us a virtual studio multitrack tape recorder, the boffins at Universal Audio turn their attention to mastering machines.

    Reviews Jan 2012
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    Plug-in Folder

    Plug-ins

    Alan Tubbs reviews the Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2.1 plug-in for PC VST, Sam Inglis takes a look at the Dada Life Sausage Fattener plug-in for Mac AU & VST and Windows VST as well as the Waves The King's Microphones plug-in for Mac AU, Mac & PC VST & RTAS.

    Reviews Dec 2011
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    Steinberg RND Portico

    EQ & Compressor Plug-ins

    After much hard work, Yamaha and Steinberg persuaded Rupert Neve that they could faithfully model his latest hardware in plug-in form. We pit the virtual Porticos against the real things...

    Reviews Dec 2011
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    Steinberg RND Portico | Media

    EQ & Compressor Plug-ins

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    Reviews Dec 2011
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    Waves H-EQ

    EQ Plug-in

    Waves’ latest equaliser can be five different virtual analogue designs at once — and it has some other neat tricks up its sleeve too.

    Reviews Dec 2011
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    Zplane PPMulator XL

    Metering Plug-in

    The metering in most DAWs does little more than tell you if you’re in danger of clipping. Zplane’s plug-in suite provides vital alternative ways of understanding audio levels.

    Reviews Nov 2011
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    NI Vintage Compressors

    Dynamics Plug‑ins

    NI’s take on the Holy Trinity of compressors adds some neat extra features that make them more versatile.

    Reviews Oct 2011
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    Slate VCC

    Console Emulation Plug‑in

    Can the failings of mixing in software really be solved by buying more software? That’s the claim Slate Digital are making for their Virtual Console Collection.

    Reviews Oct 2011

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