Not all of us can afford to have our tracks mixed by Chris Lord-Alge. But Waves' latest plug-in bundle might just be the next best thing...
Creating complex routing chains in a hybrid DAW/outboard setup presents its own set of problems — to which Solid State Logic offer this solution...
If you like weird and wonderful effects, you need to enter the spectral domain — and SpectrumWorx 2 will take you there in some style.
NI's Reflektor is a reverb that combines simplicity of operation with a very musical sound.
Can you really achieve 24-carat Neve-style compression on a shoestring, or is this a case of fool's gold?
With so many mastering processors already on the market, is there room for another compressor, EQ and limiter? Fabfilter certainly think so...
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!
Izotope have teamed up with electronic composer BT to bring us an effects processor that can be 'played' in real time.
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.
With digital control, discrete electronics and a saturation processor, Looptrotter's latest device is no run-of-the-mill preamp.
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This all-valve dynamics processor offers amazing versatility, with uses ranging from sublime transient control to brutal compression.
New versions of Sony's Sound Forge and, especially, the innovative SpectraLayers make possible new ways of editing recorded audio.
Never have there been so many ways to get into the 500-series format. Does this system have anything different to offer?
The Level Or is a modern take on the Shure Level Loc, which was a small — and rather trashy — PA limiter designed in the '50s.
The Mouth has an insatiable appetite for sound — and turns everything it eats into sweet music!
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?
Does this lunchbox EQ module have the same power to thrill as the original Harrison console that inspired it?
EastWest’s intriguing reverb plug‑in aims to breathe new life into convolution technology.
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.
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