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    Black Lion Audio Seventeen

    FET Compressor

    We put BLA’s feature-rich and keenly priced 1176-style compressor to the test.

    Reviews Dec 2018
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    Boss GT-1000

    Guitar Effects Processor

    Could Boss’s latest do-it-all modelling processor form the heart of your live or recording rig?

    Reviews Nov 2018
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    Boss VE-500 Vocal Performer

    Vocal Effects Processor

    This neat box of tricks offers a wide range of vocal effects, as well as the ability to track the pitch of a guitar or MIDI input.

    Reviews Nov 2018
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    Kludge Audio 506 & 510

    Analogue EQ & Saturation Processor

    Kludge Audio’s new transformer‑ and inductor‑based modules could be just what’s needed to inject a bit of vintage vibe.

    Reviews Nov 2018
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    Wes Audio Hyperion

    Digitally Controlled Analogue Equaliser

    With full control and recall via a plug-in or the front panel, this hardware EQ promises full integration in a modern DAW-based setup.

    Reviews Nov 2018
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    Leapwing CenterOne v2

    Formats: Mac & PC VST & AAX, Mac AU

    CenterOne v2 adds a new Center Width control which varies what is counted as belonging to the ‘centre’ component by the algorithm...

    Reviews Nov 2018
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    Harrison AVA Mastering EQ

    Formats: Mac & PC VST & AAX, Mac AU

    Originally best known for their large-format mixing consoles, Harrison have been diversifying in recent years, launching a range of inexpensive cross-platform plug-ins under the AVA sub-brand. We explore their equaliser designed specifically for mastering applications.

    Reviews Nov 2018
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    LMDSP Superchord

    Formats: Mac & PC VST & AAX, Mac AU

    Superchord from LMDSP is a plug-in that takes the concept of piano-string sympathetic resonance as a starting point for an incredibly versatile range of riotously creative effects.

    Reviews Nov 2018
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    Antares Auto-Tune Pro

    Pitch-correction Plug-in

    Auto-Tune keeps evolving, and the latest version incorporates both its best pitch-correction ever and a nod to its past.

    Reviews Oct 2018
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    Boss RV-500

    Reverb Processor

    Covering the everyday and the esoteric, could this pedal meet all your reverb needs?

    Reviews Oct 2018
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    Sonarworks Reference 4 Studio Edition

    Speaker Calibration Software

    Sonarworks software has been widely lauded for its ability to correct the sound of headphones. Can it do the same for monitors?

    Reviews Oct 2018
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    iZotope VocalSynth 2

    Vocal Processing Plug-in

    iZotope’s one-stop shop for processed vocal sounds has acquired a few new aisles!

    Reviews Oct 2018
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    Audio Sprockets ToneDexter

    Piezo Pickup Preamp & Microphone Emulator

    This ‘trainable’ convolution-based device promises to make your piezo-pickup signal sound like your own miked-up instrument.

    Reviews Sep 2018
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    Bereich03 Audio Delay

    500-series Analogue Delay

    This little module combines quiet, clean electronics with a characterful bucket-brigade delay line.

    Reviews Sep 2018
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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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