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    Emagic Space Designer

    Convolving Reverb Plug-in For Logic

    Convolving reverbs are coming down in price as more manufacturers make their own. We check out Emagic's new plug-in, which is one of the more affordable ones around, but still allows you to create your own reverbs from favourite spaces.

    Reviews Dec 2003
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    TC Electronic Powercore Firewire

    Integrated Effects Unit [Mac/PC]

    TC's plug-in powerhouse is now available as an external Firewire-connected rack unit.

    Reviews Oct 2003
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    Using Your Plug-in Delay Effects

    Sequencer Delay Masterclass

    Although delay can be one of the most simple studio effects, software delay plug-ins often provide a bewildering array of options. So we take a look at what all the sliders and switches do, and provide advice on how best to use them.

    Techniques Jul 2003
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    TC Works Assimilator

    Fingerprint Equaliser Plug-in

    The latest plug-in for the TC Powercore card allows you to extract frequency responses from commercial tracks and apply them to your own mixes.

    Reviews Apr 2003
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    BBE Sonic Maximiser plug-in

    BBE Sonic Maximizer Plug-in

    Formats: Mac OS 9, OS X & PC VST, PC Direct X

    This plug-in produces essentially the same results as its analogue rackmount counterparts, so if you already know and like the BBE process, you should take no convincing.

    Reviews Mar 2003
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    Voxengo Curve EQ plug-in.

    Voxengo Curve EQ

    Formats: PC VST

    Voxengo's Curve EQ is a 'linear phase spline equaliser' with a 2048-point filter kernel, which lets you draw highly complex responses using its graphic interface.

    Reviews Mar 2003
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    Wave Arts Masterverb & Trackplug

    Formats: Mac & PC VST, PC Direct X

    Although most major MIDI + Audio sequencing applications include bundled EQ, dynamics and reverb plug-ins, they don't always sound too great, so many users are on the lookout for alternatives, like these two from Wave Arts.

    Reviews Mar 2003
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    Sony Oxford R3 EQ

    Formats: Mac & PC TDM/HD and PowerCore (VST & Mac MAS)

    R3 comprises a five-band, fully parametric EQ design plus switchable-slope, variable-frequency high and low-pass filters.

    Reviews Dec 2002
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    DigitalFishPhones Dominion

    Formats: Mac & PC VST

    Dominion is a 'signal modelling device' similar in concept to SPL's highly regarded Transient Designer dynamics processor, embodying characteristics of both compressors and expanders, yet without being either a compressor or an expander in the normal sense.

    Reviews Dec 2002
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    IK Multimedia Amplitude

    IK Multimedia Amplitube

    Virtual Guitar Amp Plug-in [Mac/PC]

    Digital hardware that models classic guitar amps has been big business in recent years, but in the software field Line 6's Amp Farm has had the market to itself. Now, however, IK's Amplitube looks set to provide some serious competition.

    Reviews Oct 2002
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    TC Works PowerCore v1.5

    DSP Effects Card [Mac/PC]

    TC's DSP-powered effects board has been upgraded, and now includes a much more impressive plug-in bundle.

    Reviews Mar 2002
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    Steinberg SPL De-Esser

    Formats: PC DirectX, VST

    Reviewed: Mac version

    The SPL De‑Esser user...

    Reviews Feb 2000
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    Arboretum Hyperprism 1.5.5

    Muti-effects Plug-in

    Plug‑in pack: Mac/PC, all formats; TDM and Mac stand‑alone versions also available

    Reviewed: PC...

    Reviews Jul 1999
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    Cakewalk FX3 Soundstage

    Reverb / Virtual Room Simulator

    PC DirectX only

    Cakewalk's FX3 Soundstage is, in essence, a reverb, but that description...

    Reviews Jul 1999
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    Spectral Design Quadrafuzz

    Mac VST/PC VST & DirectX

    Originally designed by SOS author Craig Anderton as a DIY hardware circuit, Spectral Design have now turned this into a software plug‑in. Unlike most other distortion effects, it splits the signal into four frequency bands and distorts each one individually.

    Reviews Jul 1999
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    TC Works Native Bundle 2.0

    Mac VST/PC VST & DirectX

    TC Native Bundle 2.0 can now be seen as roughly equivalent in scope to Waves' Native Power Pack, or as a high‑end version of their own Native Essentials bundle...

    Reviews Jul 1999

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