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    Waves Magma Tube Channel Strip valve preamp drive eq compressor expander plug-in

    Waves launch Magma Tube Channel Strip

    Drive, EQ, compression & expansion plug-in

    Waves' latest channel strip promises to accurately recreate the circuit behaviour of carefully selected vintage valve-based hardware.

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    Softube Icons: The Compressor Collection Urie 1176 Teletronix LA-2A  DBX 160 vintage analogue outboard plug-in emulations

    Icons: The Compressor Collection from Softube

    Three new classic hardware emulations

    Softube's latest plug-in bundle offers authentic recreations of three legendary analogue compressors. 

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    Tegeler Audio Manufaktur Vari Tube Compressor analogue outboard compressor saturation distortion mode

    Tegeler Vari Tube Compressor upgraded

    New compressor bypass mode added

    The updated version of the VTC allows the device to be used as a saturation effect with the compressor section bypassed, and introduces some enhancements to the unit's circuitry. 

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    Sound Skulptor MU524 Vari-Mu Compressor DIY 500-series analogue outboard valve tube transformer vintage style compressor

    MU524 from Sound Skulptor

    DIY Vari-Mu compressor kit

    Sound Skulptor's MU524 500-series module promises to deliver the characterful sound of a vintage compressor at a surprisingly affordable price point.

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    Compressor Topology

    Feed-forward Or Feedback?

    Feedback and feed‑forward compressors can sound very different. Which type is right for which job?

    Sound Advice Feb 2023
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    United Plugins FireMaximizer limiter clipper saturator multi-band processor plug-in X/Y pad

    United Plugins announce FireMaximizer

    X/Y pad blends between four limiter modes

    FireMaximizer combines a clipper and saturator with two limiter modes, and allows users to blend continuously between them using an X/Y pad. 

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    Acustica Audio Frost channel strip plug-in dynamic EQ preamp saturation compression

    Acustica reveal Frost channel strip

    Channel strip plug-in features dynamic EQ mode

    Acustica Audio's latest channel strip plug-in offers a combination of saturation, EQ, and compression, and allows users to combine sections to provide dynamic EQ facilities. 

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    McDSP APB-16 Analogue Processing Box update Thunderbolt 3 4 outboard digital control recall plug-ins

    McDSP APB-16 hardware updated

    New models support Thunderbolt 3 & 4

    McDSP have announced that all new APB-16 units will now come equipped with a USB-C connector and support for Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 4 ports on both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.

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    Frap Audio Dynamics 2806 500-series compressor expander mono external side-chain

    Frap Audio launch Dynamics 2806

    500-series module offers precise dynamic control

    Frap Audio's first release offers a mono compressor and expander with some useful side-chain functionality in a double-width 500-series module.

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    Acustica Audio Arctic free mix bus processor compressor limiter saturation plug-in VST3 AU AAX

    Acustica unveil free Arctic plug-in

    Morph control blends between three types of processing

    Acustica Audio have released Arctic, a free mix bus processing plug-in which combines compression, limiting and saturation.

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    Sonible Pure:Limit AI powered limiter plug-in VST3 AU AAX

    pure:limit from Sonible

    Simple and intuitive limiter plug-in

    Sonible's latest plug-in aims to provide users with a quick and simple way to apply limiting to their source material, whilst removing the complication of adjusting multiple parameters.

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    Gainlab Audio Dictator Graphite outboard analogue stereo valve tube compressor

    Gainlab Audio launch Dictator Graphite

    Limited run of 100 units

    Gainlab Audio have released Dictator Graphite, a limited edition version of their stereo valve compressor.

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    Gainlab Audio Bishop outboard channel strip valve preamp optical compressor double slope

    Gainlab Audio announce Bishop

    New channel strip employs E88CC and 12AX7 valves

    Gainlab Audio's latest device couples a valve microphone preamp with an optical compressor that features an interesting "double slope" design. 

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    Sonnox Focusrite Group acquisition audio plug-in developers

    Focusrite Group acquire Sonnox

    Company will retain developer team and HQ

    The Focusrite Group have announced that they have acquired Oxfordshire-based plug-in developers, Sonnox. 

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    UAD Spark reduced plug-in subscription offer Universal Audio

    UAD Spark offer extended

    Three months for 99¢

    Universal Audio have extended their offer on UAD Spark subscriptions, with new users able to purchase three months of the service for 99¢.

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    Techivation T-Compressor M compression plug-in serial parallel multiple instances VST3 AU AAX

    Techivation T-Compressor M unveiled

    Only 5000 licences available

    T-Compressor M is an expanded version of Techivation's T-Compressor plug-in, and is only being sold until the end of December 2022.

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    Blue Cat Audio updates Apple Silicon native AAX VST fixes Axiom Remote Control PatchWork

    Blue Cat Audio plug-ins updated

    Apple Silicon AAX versions and more

    Blue Cat Audio have announced that native Apple Silicon AAX versions of all of their current offerings are now available, with a range of individual plug-ins also gaining a variety of new features and functionality.

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    IK Multimedia The Farm Stone Room Phil Collins Genesis drum sound plug-in SSL Listen Mic Compressor 80s 4000G

    IK Multimedia release The Farm Stone Room

    Plug-in models drum room at Genesis' studio

    IK Multimedia's latest reverb combines a faithful reproduction of the stone room at Genesis’ Fisher Lane Farm studios with a modelled SSL Listen Mic Compressor, aiming to recreate Phil Collins’ legendary drum sound.

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    CEntrance launch English Channel

    New device bundle from portable recording experts

    The English Channel combines CEntrance’s SoapBox, BlackCab, and Portcaster devices with a custom desktop enclosure, providing an all-in-one channel strip with a built-in SD Card recorder and audio interface.

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    Strymon Midnight Edition Volante NightSky Zelzah Compadre reverb delay flanger phaser chorus compressor boost guitar effects pedals

    Strymon expand Midnight range

    Four new limited edition pedals

    Strymon's NightSky, Volante, Compadre, and Zelzah pedals are the latest devices to become available in the limited edition finish.

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    Blue Cat Audio update MB-7 Mixer

    Plug-in gains macro control editor

    Blue Cat Audio have updated MB-7 Mixer, a plug-in which allows users to create their own multi-band processing chains from built-in effects and third-party plug-ins. 

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