New versions of Sony's Sound Forge and, especially, the innovative SpectraLayers make possible new ways of editing recorded audio.
Prophet, Prodigy, Jupiter, Andromeda, Trinity... You just can't beat the grandiose overtones of a good synth name.
You wait ages for a Virtual Buss Compressor, and then three come along at once.
If you're willing to pay for the best, CEDAR Audio's suite of plug-in processors could give you results that justify the investment.
With so many software amp simulators to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? Here’s our selection of current options, with links to the SOS review where available.
The Holy Grail of location recording is the ability to isolate the sound of a source from that of the space in which it was recorded. Have Zynaptiq found it?
Celemony’s clever restoration tool invisibly fixes the speed variations that can plague material recorded on tape or vinyl.
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Take Sonar back to the ’60s with this vintage-style tape-flanging effect!
Pitch-correction plug-ins are the key to the current trend for weird vocal effects. Here’s how to achieve them in Pro Tools.
Sonokinetic's Tutti eschews the approach taken by most orchestral sample libraries, offering, instead, a selection of effects designed to bring your pieces to life...
DMG Audio’s innovative plug‑ins combine friendly interfaces with an amazingly comprehensive feature set. Could they be the only EQ and compressor you’ll ever need?
Frustrated by communication breakdowns in the studio? This clever plug‑in is designed to help non‑technical musicians convey what they’re after to engineers.
EastWest’s intriguing reverb plug‑in aims to breathe new life into convolution technology.
Effects and processors don’t get much more simple than Waves’ new OneKnob range. But is this a case of one knob to rule them all, or are these plug‑ins simply nobbled?
The Mouth has an insatiable appetite for sound — and turns everything it eats into sweet music!
Want your loops to sound like they've been badly mastered, pressed to cheap vinyl and fed into a budget sampler? Tone Projects' plug-in does it all.
Izotope have teamed up with electronic composer BT to bring us an effects processor that can be 'played' in real time.
Fine-tuning level automation on key parts can make a huge difference to your mix, but it's a tedious process — unless a plug-in does it for you!
With so many mastering processors already on the market, is there room for another compressor, EQ and limiter? Fabfilter certainly think so...
NI's Reflektor is a reverb that combines simplicity of operation with a very musical sound.
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