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    Aphex Punch Factory

    Compressor Pedal

    This new optical compressor not only has a smooth sound, but also offers gain-reduction metering to help you set it up.

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    Dbx 162SL

    Dual Compressor/Limiter

    Despite being both smaller and lighter, this new compressor yields little in performance to Dbx's flagship 160SL.

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    Drawmer 1968 Mercenary Edition

    Valve Compressor

    This new 1U rack from Drawmer offers their best-sounding compression yet.

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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...

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    Zero-X Beat Quantizer

    Multitrack Beat Slicer & Quantizer [PC]

    If you are an avid slicer of beats, then Zero-X's latest offering might just appeal. With its support for multitrack slicing and quantizing, is Beat Quantizer the best thing since sliced bread?

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    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.

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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?

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    Virsyn Cantor

    Singing Synthesis Software [XP/ Mac OS X]

    If your computer could sing, what would it sound like? With the Cantor software synth from Virsyn, you can find out...

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    Electro-Harmonix NY2A

    Valve Optical Compressor

    This high-end stereo compressor boasts three different flavours of optical compression.

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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...

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    TL Audio Ivory 2 5060

    Valve Compressor

    This new Ivory-series preamp and compressor combines the ease of presets with the flexibility of manual operation.

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    Soundfield SPS422B & SP451

    Surround Recording System

    This system can record in mono, stereo, or any current or future surround format — using just one mic.

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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.

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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.

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    Sony Oxford Dynamics

    Dynamics Plug-in For Pro Tools & TC Powercore

    Sony's Oxford digital mixers are out of many people's reach, but Pro Tools and Powercore users can now get their hands on the Oxford's sophisticated processing tools.

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    Antares Filter

    Filter & Delay Plug-in [Mac/PC]

    Antares certainly don't believe in the 'less is more' maxim, if this new filtering effect is anything to go by.

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    Studio Electronics Modmax Filter & Phaser

    Analogue Effect Pedals

    Two effect pedals from the celebrated synth manufacturer provide serious modulation flexibility within a stomp-box format.

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    Bellari RP583

    Valve Compressor

    This dual-channel compressor combines valve circuitry with an opto-compressor design. But does it deliver the best or the worst of both worlds?

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    Mindprint Envoice MkII

    Valve Recording Channel

    Mindprint have overhauled the electronics in their popular valve recording channel, and have also added extra facilities and an optional USB recording and monitoring interface.

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    TFPro P8

    Multi-mode Stereo Compressor

    Ted Fletcher's new processor packs four different well-known compression types into a single box.

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    AMS Neve 1081 Classic

    Mic Preamp & Equaliser

    AMS Neve have reissued one of the most revered of the '70s Neve designs, but can it still compete in the 21st century?

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