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    The Hidden Dangers Of Vintage EQ

    Pultec EQP‑1A & Models

    Plug‑in models of classic hardware can sound great if you feed them the right level. But what level is right?

    Sound Advice Jun 2020
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    Q. Do digital effects always cause problems when used via an aux send?

    I've got a Zoom MS-70CDR [multi-effects] pedal, and a few people are saying not to use it via an aux send and return, owing to a comb-filtering issue. Have you noticed this issue with digital pedals on aux returns?

    Sound Advice Jun 2020
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    Q. How steep should I make a high-pass filter?

    I've always advised my students to set their high-pass filter slope at a steep setting of 48dB per octave to reduce boominess. Is this the best advice to give my students, who are very much at the beginner stage?

    Sound Advice Jun 2020
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    Sound Semiconductor update a classic filter

    New SSI2140 is based on a classic Dave Rossum IC

    The brand-new SSI2140 is based upon the classic Dave Rossum-designed SSM2040 chip.

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    Main screen of FabFilter Saturn 2 multiband distortion/saturation plug-in.

    FabFilter Saturn 2 released

    Major update for multiband saturation/distortion plug-in

    FabFilter have decided to rebuild their multiband distortion and saturation plug-in from the ground up in a major redesign that brings it in line with the clean and simple GUI of their more popular plug-ins whilst peppering Saturn 2 with a host of new, enticing features.

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    McDSP announce APB-8 & Moo X mixer

    DAW-controlled processor range expands

    McDSP’s groundbreaking APB-16 — a plug-in controlled, programmable analogue processor — has just gained a sibling.

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    Electro-Harmonix Mod 11

    Modulation Stompbox

    11 impressive modulation processes all in one compact pedal — what's not to like?

    Reviews May 2020
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    Neo Instruments Micro Vent 122 & Micro Vent 16

    Rotary-speaker Stompbox Effects

    Neo make some of the finest stereo rotary-speaker emulation pedals available. For mono users, they've packaged their core Ventilator technology into these standard-sized stompboxes.

    Reviews May 2020
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    reFuse Bucketverb

    Reverb Plug-in

    Bucketverb imagines a history where charge-coupled analogue delay chips were used to create reverberation, and in which the digital reverb revolution never happened.

    Reviews May 2020
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    Soundevice Digital Verbum Entropic Hall

    Reverb Plug-in

    The Verbum Entropic Hall plug-in uses a chaotic reflections algorithm to create a reverb with a character that's reminiscent of early reverb machines...

    Reviews May 2020
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    Pulsar Audio Pulsar Mu

    Compressor-Limiter Plug-in

    Is this modelled vari-mu compressor as easy on the ear as it is on the eye?

    Reviews May 2020
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    Reverb: What Do All Those Knobs Do?

    Control Parameters Explained

    Reverb plug-ins can present a bewildering variety of parameters. We explain what they're there for, and how to put them to good use!

    Techniques May 2020
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    Arturia FX Collection

    DAW Plug-in Bundle

    Could these original effects and enhanced classics be the perfect addition to your DAW?

    Reviews May 2020
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    Gamechanger Audio Plasma Rack

    Distortion Processor

    With more control and functionality than the Plasma pedal that preceded it, is this box the new king of controllable carnage?

    Reviews May 2020
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    Waves OVox

    Vocal Effects Plug-in

    Waves' new plug–in is more than just a vocoder...

    Reviews May 2020
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    Audiothingies Doctor A

    Reverb & Delay Processor With MIDI & CV Inputs

    If you're seeking a performance-friendly effects processor with a top-notch signal path, this might be just what the doctor ordered...

    Reviews Apr 2020
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    Drawmer 1976

    Stereo 3-band Saturation & Width Processor

    Could this be the ultimate analogue 'vibe box'?

    Reviews Apr 2020
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    Euterpe Vertice

    Hand-built Analogue Filterbank

    They say they don't make 'em like they used to, but in the case of this Italian boutique filterbank, they do!

    Reviews Apr 2020
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    Pulsar Echorec

    Analogue-modelling Delay Plug-in

    This plug-in sounds pleasingly 'organic' and adds some useful functionality compared with the Binson Echorecs on which it's based.

    Reviews Apr 2020
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    Electro-Harmonix Ram's Head Big Muff Pi

    Distortion/Fuzz Pedal

    The 1973 version two Big Muff Pi — with a ram's head printed on the casework — was used on so many classic records that EHX have decided to bring it back.

    Reviews Apr 2020
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    Moog Vocoder 2020 model.

    The Moog Vocoder is back!

    Return of the robots

    Moog Music have reissued their classic Vocoder, originally released in 1978. As on the original, there are 16 bands for optimal encoding of the human voice, ranging from 50 to 5080 Hz...

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