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    Universal Audio OX

    Guitar Speaker Emulation System

    Don’t have a great-sounding room? Can’t turn your amp up to get the sounds you want? Want to turn down your speaker without sacrificing your tube amp’s tonality? Maybe this changes everything...

    Reviews Sep 2018
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    Wavesfactory Spectre

    Formats: Mac & PC VST & AAX, Mac AU

    This enhancer plug‑in can target specific parts of the audio spectrum, presenting a user interface that operates much like a five‑band, boost‑only parametric equaliser...

    Reviews Sep 2018
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    Arturia Three Filters

    Formats: Mac & PC VST & AAX, Mac AU

    Billed as “three filters you’ll actually use”, Arturia’s plug‑in trilogy is modelled on the filter sections found in three...

    Reviews Sep 2018
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    The Cargo Cult Envy

    Format: Mac AudioSuite

    Envy is a pitch and modulation plug‑in designed to apply the characteristics of one sound to another.

    Reviews Sep 2018
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    MSXII Sound Design Lo-Fly Dirt

    Lo-fi AU3 Plug-in For iOS

    While Lo-Fly Dirt can make things very grungy, it is perhaps more akin to the analogue saturation plug-ins that have become very popular on desktop platforms over the last few years.

    Reviews Aug 2018
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    Hamstead Soundworks Odyssey

    Analogue Overdrive Pedal

    Peter Hamstead and engineer Tim Steer’s clever all-analogue design effectively enables the end user to create their own take on an overdrive pedal, as it presents a choice of three different clipping circuits...

    Reviews Aug 2018
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    Meris Ottobit Jr

    Bitcrusher Pedal

    The Ottobit Jr adds stereo operation, a six-step sequencer, a synth-like resonant low-pass ladder filter, triggered stutter effects, 16 preset memory slots and MIDI I/O to the mono original’s variable sample rate and bit-crushing abilities.

    Reviews Aug 2018
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    River Creative Technology Dendrites

    Eurorack Module

    Dendrites is a compact filter module consisting of 16 modes, accessed from a central encoder. Each group of low-pass, band-pass, high-pass and phase-shift filters is represented by a different coloured LED...

    Reviews Aug 2018
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    TK Audio BC1 Ltd

    Stereo Compressor

    More than a mere makeover, this 10th anniversary limited edition processor adds some useful functionality to the original BC1 design.

    Reviews Aug 2018
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    Acustica Audio Pink2 & Ruby

    EQ & Dynamics Plug-ins

    Acustica’s non-linear convolution technology is constantly evolving, and two new plug-in suites provide a dazzling showcase for their latest Core12 engine.

    Reviews Jul 2018
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    Retro Instruments Revolver

    Dual-channel Valve Compressor

    Retro set their sights on modernising a classic design from the golden age of recording — did they hit their target?

    Reviews Jul 2018
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    Waves Scheps Omni Channel

    Channel Strip Plug-in

    Waves’ latest signature plug-in distils the accumulated wisdom of a master engineer into a powerful channel strip.

    Reviews Jul 2018
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    API 529

    500-series Compressor

    We check out API’s 500-series version of the 2500 bus compressor.

    Reviews Jun 2018
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    Oeksound Soothe

    Formats: Mac & PC VST & AAX, Mac AU

    Oeksound have developed an algorithm that can automatically identify problem areas in a source and, rather than imposing fixed EQ, Soothe applies attenuation dynamically as and when it’s needed.

    Reviews Jun 2018
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    Sonnox VoxDoubler

    Formats: Mac & PC VST & AAX, Mac AU

    VoxDoubler is part of a new, much simpler, series of effects and tools that delivers the kind of sonic quality you’d expect from Sonnox, using only a small number of controls.

    Reviews Jun 2018
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    Rabid Elephant Natural Gate

    Eurorack Module

    Classic low-pass gates are probably best associated with the Buchla modulars. However, Rabid Elephant decided against the vactrols, aiming to produce something faster, more accurate, durable and natural-sounding.

    Reviews May 2018
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    Meris Polymoon

    Digital Modulating Delay Pedal

    The humble digital delay pedal has evolved into something we could once only dream of...

    Reviews May 2018
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    4MS Tapographic Delay

    Eurorack Module

    Developed in conjunction with Matthias Puech, the 4MS Tapographic Delay is a hands-on 32-tap delay with a maximum delay time close to three minutes.

    Reviews May 2018
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    iZotope Neutron 2 & Ozone 8

    Mixing & Mastering Plug-ins

    The latest versions of iZotope’s Ozone and Neutron are not only more intelligent than their predecessors, they can also communicate with one another.

    Reviews May 2018
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    Mercuriall ReAxis

    Guitar Amp Modelling Plug-in

    Mercuriall’s painstaking recreation of a classic Mesa guitar preamp offers more than just rock nostalgia.

    Reviews May 2018
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    Rupert Neve Designs 500-series

    Analogue Preamps & Processors

    We cast our eyes and ears over Mr Neve’s elegant contributions to the 500-series format.

    Reviews May 2018

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