You are here

Signal Processors

  • link

    Q. Do digital effects always cause problems when used via an aux send?

    I've got a Zoom MS-70CDR [multi-effects] pedal, and a few people are saying not to use it via an aux send and return, owing to a comb-filtering issue. Have you noticed this issue with digital pedals on aux returns?

    Sound Advice Jun 2020
  • link

    Q. How steep should I make a high-pass filter?

    I've always advised my students to set their high-pass filter slope at a steep setting of 48dB per octave to reduce boominess. Is this the best advice to give my students, who are very much at the beginner stage?

    Sound Advice Jun 2020
  • link

    The Hidden Dangers Of Vintage EQ

    Pultec EQP‑1A & Models

    Plug‑in models of classic hardware can sound great if you feed them the right level. But what level is right?

    Sound Advice . Jun 2020
  • link
    Adrian Bushby Drum Tracking snare drum

    Three Ways To Compress Snare - Mike Senior | Podcast

    Expert Tracking & Mixing Tips

    Compression can do radically different things to the sound of a snare drum, depending on how it's set up. In this episode, Mike Senior explores three ways in which a compressor can help bring your snare tracks to life.

    Techniques Jun 2020
  • link

    Sound Semiconductor update a classic filter

    New SSI2140 is based on a classic Dave Rossum IC

    The brand-new SSI2140 is based upon the classic Dave Rossum-designed SSM2040 chip.

    News
  • link
    Main screen of FabFilter Saturn 2 multiband distortion/saturation plug-in.

    FabFilter Saturn 2 released

    Major update for multiband saturation/distortion plug-in

    FabFilter have decided to rebuild their multiband distortion and saturation plug-in from the ground up in a major redesign that brings it in line with the clean and simple GUI of their more popular plug-ins whilst peppering Saturn 2 with a host of new, enticing features.

    News
  • link

    McDSP announce APB-8 & Moo X mixer

    DAW-controlled processor range expands

    McDSP’s groundbreaking APB-16 — a plug-in controlled, programmable analogue processor — has just gained a sibling.

    News
  • link

    Reverb: What Do All Those Knobs Do?

    Control Parameters Explained

    Reverb plug-ins can present a bewildering variety of parameters. We explain what they're there for, and how to put them to good use!

    Techniques May 2020
  • link
    Warm Audio's Bus-Comp — a more affordable alternative to the classic hardware on which it is based.

    Warm Audio put the squeeze on with new Bus-Comp

    Two-channel design offers optional discrete op-amp stage with Cinemag transformers

    Warm Audio present another more affordable alternative to a classic piece of studio hardware.

    News
  • link
    The upgraded OST10 500-series module enclosure, with 10 free slots.

    Version 2 500-series module enclosures from Heritage

    Upgrades to 500-series 'Lunchbox' enclosures follow stereo/dual-mono compressor-limiter

    Heritage have beefed up their OST4 and OST10 enclosures for 'Lunchbox'-format 500-series modules, hot on the heels of their new HA609A compressor/limiter.

    News
  • link
    Meris's Hedra pitch-shifter (right) is now available as a 500-series rack processor.

    Meris Hedra — now in Lunchbox format!

    Recently reviewed pitch-shifter goes 500-series-format; new reverb collaboration announced

    Boutique guitar-tech manufacturer Meris have announced a new version of the Hedra, plus a guitarist-friendly recreation of a classic reverb...

    News
  • link
    Moog Vocoder 2020 model.

    The Moog Vocoder is back!

    Return of the robots

    Moog Music have reissued their classic Vocoder, originally released in 1978. As on the original, there are 16 bands for optimal encoding of the human voice, ranging from 50 to 5080 Hz...

    News
  • link
    zlcOAzQ0UYk.jpg

    NAMM 2020 — Waves Distortion Collection

    Five Plug-ins

    Abbey Road Saturation, Berzerk, MDMX Fuzz, MDMX Overdrive & MDMX Screamer.

    News
  • link
    viSsPXYePlI.jpg

    NAMM 2020 — Waves Ovox

    Real-Time Vocal ReSynthesis

    Voice-controlled synth and vocal FX processor with Real-Time Vocal ReSynthesis‎

    News
  • link
    Uu9uFdVKl3Q.jpg

    NAMM 2020 — AMS Model RMX 16

    500 Series relaunched version

    AMS Neve relaunch and reimagine the legendary RMX 16 in 500 Series format.

    News
  • link
    Buzz Audio's new EQ, the Zodiak.

    Buzz Audio debut versatile new dual-channel EQ

    Zodiak features Tilt EQ, low- and high-cut and parametric mid-range filters

    New Zealand manufacturer Buzz Audio has announced a versatile dual-channel EQ with some unusual features.

    News
  • link
    If you have an original plate reverb and it's sounding a bit tired, this upgrade from Royer may help!

    Royer Labs introduce upgrade for EMT plate reverb owners

    Replacement magnet assembly for EMT 140 is claimed to offer improved distortion performance

    If you're lucky enough to own an original EMT 140 plate that isn't sounding its best, this may be for you!

    News
  • link
    Just some of the premium studio gear (including the Gyraf G24) now accessible via Mixanalog's site.

    Try the Gyraf G24 online with Mixanalog

    Online audio-processing company add optical compressor to their site

    Online audio-processing company Mixanalog have added the Gyraf G24 optical compressor to their list of web-accessible gear.

    News
  • link
    Acustica's Pensado EQ — their first endorsed product, and also the first plug-in Dave Pensado has put his name to.

    Dave Pensado: New endorsee for Acustica

    Renowned mix engineer gives his blessing to modelled EQ/preamp

    Italian hardware-modelling specialists Acustica Audio have produced an EQ based on mix engineer Dave Pensado's studio favourites.

    News
  • link
    Who knew you could have this much musical fun with a piece of software driven by command-line instructions...?

    Deezer release free source separation code

    Open-source demixing algorithm released as Spleeter

    Ever wanted to 'demix' a finished track into its component parts? That dream takes a step closer to reality with this command-line-driven code...

    News
  • link
    UAD v9.11.0 features model of Sonnox software and Diezel and Avalon hardware.

    New in UAD v9.11.0...

    Latest upgrade adds more classic hardware and software models

    Universal Audio’s UAD v9.11.0 upgrade includes a modelled de-esser, valve amp and a well-regarded classic channel strip...

    News

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Signal Processors