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    IK Multimedia Amplitube 2

    Amp Simulation Plug-in [Mac OS X/Win XP]

    IK have given their popular guitar amp emulator a radical makeover, with a huge range of new models and a sound that's more accurate than ever. Is it an improvement? Read on...

    Reviews Jul 2006
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    PSP 608 Multidelay

    Delay-based Effects Plug-in [Mac/PC]

    PSP's latest plug-in covers the spectrum from vintage tape-echo emulation to serious weirdness.

    Reviews May 2006
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    Psoft Chronostream 2

    Pitch & Time Manipulation Software [Windows]

    If you need a new way of adapting the feel of a loop, or you want decent pitch-shifting and time-stretching on a budget, Psoft's inexpensive utility might be for you.

    Reviews Mar 2006
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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.

    Reviews Dec 2005
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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.

    Reviews Nov 2005
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    AUPitch: Better Pitch-shifting?

    Logic Tips & Techniques

    The new Tiger AUPitch plug-in promises better pitch-shifting performance, but does it deliver in practice?

    Techniques Oct 2005
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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.

    Reviews Oct 2005
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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.

    Reviews Aug 2005
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    TC Electronic MD3

    Stereo Mastering Tools [Powercore]

    Thanks to the new MD3 package, Powercore users now have access to high-end mastering tools from TC's System 6000 processor.

    Reviews Apr 2005
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    Plug-in Folder

    Universal Audio Plate 140 • Prosoniq Morph • Wave Arts Power Suite

    We check out another batch of plug-ins destined to find a place in your virtual rack.

    Reviews . Mar 2005
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    Waves Transform Bundle

    Sound Shaping Plug-ins [Mac/PC]

    If you are the kind of person who likes to accentuate the transients in their pitch-shifted recordings, before vocoding them and auto-doubling the results, Waves have the perfect plug-in bundle for you...

    Reviews Dec 2004
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    Plug-In Folder

    Elemental Audio Eqium & Firium • TC Electronic TC30

    We test another crop of highly insertable software Plug-ins: Elemental Audio Eqium & Firium and TC Electronic TC30.

    Reviews Nov 2004
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    TC-Helicon Intonator HS

    Pitch-correction Plug-in [TC Powercore]

    A Powercore version of Antares' ubiquitous Auto-Tune pitch corrector was announced in 2001, but it never appeared. Is TC's new Intonator HS plug-in a viable alternative?

    Reviews Nov 2004
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    Cycling '74 Mode

    Plug-in Suite [Mac OS X]

    If you are looking for effects and instruments to give your mixes a sideways slant, Cycling '74 might have just the thing...

    Reviews Sep 2004
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    URS N, A & S Series

    Classic Console EQ Plug-ins [Pro Tools]

    For all those Pro Tools users who pine for the sound of analogue EQ, URS have recreated the equalisers from three classic mixing desks.

    Reviews Sep 2004
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    DelayDots Spectrum Worx

    Modular Spectral Effects Plug-in [Windows]

    As well as more-or-less conventional vocoding and pitch-shifting, DelayDots' new VST plug-in offers effects so bizarre they almost defy description.

    Reviews Aug 2004
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    Plug-in Folder

    Disco DSP Discovery 2 • Cutter Music Revitar • Kjaerhus Audio Classic Series • PSP Easyverb

    Brief appraisals of another selection of software Plug-ins from Disco DSP, Cutter Music, Kjaerhus Audio and PSP.

    Reviews Mar 2004
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    TC-Helicon Voice Modeler

    Vocal Processing Plug-in [Powercore]

    This Voice Modeler plug-in is designed to change the character of a recorded vocal, adding breathiness, chest resonance and 'growl', and allowing you to modify inflection and vibrato.

    Reviews Feb 2004
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    Yamaha Pitch Fix, Vocal Rack & Final Master

    PC/Mac VST & Audio Units Plug-ins

    The biggest music technology manufacturer in the world has stuck to hardware — until now. Do Yamaha's first plug-in processors have what it takes to compete with the big names in Mac and Windows software?

    Reviews Feb 2004
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    Dsound VL2 & Knzaudio Midifier

    Plug-in Folder

    We check out two more useful plug-ins, one for Powercore and one for PC VST/Direct X.

    Reviews Jan 2004
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    iZotope Trash

    Distortion Modeller For Windows PCs

    There's already a decent range of products providing digital emulations of vintage guitar amps, but iZotope's Direct X plug-in goes a lot further, offering no fewer than seven processing modules, and is intended to model every kind of distortion you'll ever need.

    Reviews Dec 2003

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