Not all 500‑series racks are created equal. Here’s what you need to know to make your choice.
With so many modules on the market, how do you make the right choices?
EQ will make or break your master. It's the single most important factor in mastering, once you've decided the loudness...
The newest rack from the RND stable combines stereo A-D conversion, limiting and saturation processing.
Not all algorithmic reverbs work in the same way.
Delving into multiband distortion territory, God Mode offers three types of overdrive that can be dialled in at the same time.
While capturing the sound of the original hardware and controls, IK have added several useful features that today's DAW user should appreciate.
Unisum boasts a unique array of advanced parameters, but achieving good results isn't as daunting as you might think.
If lush, smooth, shimmer reverb and freeze effects are your thing, look no further than ShimmerVerb.
These two plug‑ins bring you the spirit of their 'unobtainium' hardware counterparts!
This Brainworx EQ is inspired by esoteric mastering hardware.
We bask in the reflective glory of a rather special algorithmic reverb generator.
Undulator combines multitap delay with feedback and detuning, alongside a multi-waveform tremolo whose depth and speed can themselves be modulated.
Best known for their high-end guitar reverb effects pedals, the company has recently ported their reverb algorithm into software.
SubBass Doctor 808 is designed to add sub-bass to sounds that already reside in the sub-50Hz low-frequency register.
From subtle warmth to full-on modulated mayhem, this plug‑in covers a lot of ground.
Looperator takes any audio source and slices it into 16 steps, applying a series of effects to any step that include filters, stutters, slices, distortion, tape stops, volume modulation and looping.
Based on impulse responses, Spaces incorporates profiles of some of Bob Clearmountain's favourite rooms and echo chambers, along with some of the processing used on many of his hit records.
Warmth is the name of the game for these three EQs, which boast modelled Marinair transformers and a range of different virtual vacuum tubes.
Your DAW makes it easy to fake old-school doubling techniques, and gives you much more control than producers had in days gone by. We show you how...
SSL's famous listen-mic compressor just got more tweakable.
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