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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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    Rob Papen RP EQ

    Equaliser Plug-in For Mac OS & Windows

    Soft-synth specialist Rob Papen has branched out into the world of processors — but his RP EQ is no ordinary equaliser.

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    Sample Shop | Media

    Audio to accompany the reviews

    These files accompany the Sample Shop articles in the April 2016 issue of SOS.

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    Zynaptiq Unmix:Drums

    Drum Isolation Plug–in For Mac OS & Windows

    We’ve all had those ‘if only I could get rid of the drums!’ moments. Zynaptiq’s innovative plug–in promises to do just that.

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    IK Multimedia AmpliTube 4

    Guitar Amp Simulator [Mac OS/Windows]

    AmpliTube 4 gives the virtual guitarist more amp, cab and miking options than ever before.

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    KV331 Audio SynthMaster

    Software Synthesizer

    SynthMaster might seem like an ambitious name, but then SynthMaster is an ambitious synth...

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    Sony Oxford Limiter

    Mastering Limiter Plug-in For Pro Tools

    Like many of Sony Oxford's plug-ins, their new limiter takes a familiar concept and applies a novel twist.

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    RPCX Blue

    VST 2.0 & AU Synth Plug-in [Mac/PC]

    Sound designer Rob Papen may be best known to you as the man behind amazing sounds for the Access Virus or Alesis Andromeda. Now he's moved into producing software-based synths of his own. So how good is it?

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    Native Instruments B4 II

    Modelled Drawbar Organ Software [PC/Mac]

    Since its launch in 2000, NI's B4 has been the software instrument of choice for those who want realistic tonewheel organ sounds from their computer. But NI are clearly convinced it can be better...

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    iZotope Ozone 7

    Mastering Suite For Mac OS & Windows

    Version 7 of iZotope’s mastering package adds cutting-edge codec monitoring features as well as vintage-themed processors.

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    SoundToys 5

    Plug-in Effects Suite For Mac OS & Windows

    Where one SoundToys plug-in isn’t enough, you can now create custom chains, with a new emulation of a classic delay on offer too.

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    Wizoo W2

    Reverb Plug-in [Mac/PC]

    With W2, Wizoo's aim is to combine the realism of convolution reverb with the flexibility of an algorithmic design.

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    Plug-in Folder February 2006

    3 New Plug-ins

    We test another group of hot plug-ins: Universal Audio Dimension D • Ugo Rez, Texture, String Theory & Motion • TC Electronic VSS3 Stereo Source Reverb.

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