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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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    Plug-in Folder

    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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    Plug-in Folder

    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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    Digidesign Strike

    Pro Tools Virtual Drummer Plug-in

    A new drum-based instrument from Digidesign combines instant gratification with a huge sound library and plenty of potential for editing.

    Reviews Dec 2006
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    MOTU Ethno

    World Music Software Instrument [Mac/PC]

    This new software instrument majors on lively and evocative loops and phrases that can be flexibly combined to create convincing world-music atmospheres.

    Reviews Dec 2006
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    IK Ampeg SVX

    Bass Amp Modelling Plug-in [Mac/PC]

    Most guitar amp modellers can be pressed into service on bass guitar, but now IK Multimedia have teamed up with Ampeg to create a plug-in dedicated to recreating bass amp sounds.

    Reviews Nov 2006
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    Terratec Komplexer VST

    Wavetable Soft Synth [Windows]

    Old synths never die, they get reproduced as virtual instruments. So it is with Waldorf's Micro Q, which forms the heart of Terratec's impressive wavetable-based soft synth.

    Reviews Nov 2006
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    Plug-in Folder

    WWAYM NWEQ Pro • Universal Audio Neve 1073

    • WWYAM NWEQ Pro• Universal Audio Neve 1073 Equaliser

    Reviews Nov 2006
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    Waves Vocal Bundle

    Vocal Processing Plug-ins [Mac/PC]

    With their Vocal Bundle, Waves look to take voice processing and automatic pitch correction to a new level of sophistication.

    Reviews Nov 2006
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    Plug-in Folder

    Eliosound Air EQ • Audio Damage Discord 2 • Crysonic Spectra'Q • Arts Acoustic Reverb

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

    Reviews Oct 2006
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    Serato Pitch 'n Time Pro

    Pitch & Time Correction Plug-in For Pro Tools

    Serato's Pitch 'n Time has carved out a reputation as one of the best time-stretching and pitch-shifting plug-ins out there, with special features including 'morphing' time-stretch and the ability to recreate varispeed effects.

    Reviews Sep 2006
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    TL Labs TL Drum Rehab

    Drum Replacement Plug-in For Pro Tools

    Beefing up real drums with samples is routine practice these days, but the standard tool is looking pretty dated. Can TL Labs' new plug-in help us do it better?

    Reviews Sep 2006
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    Wave Arts Power Suite 5

    Plug-in Bundle [Windows/Mac OS X]

    The latest incarnation of Wave Arts' plug-in suite is a treat for the eyes and the ears.

    Reviews Aug 2006

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