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Universal Audio releases Neve 1073 preamp and EQ plugin collection

The Neve 1073 channel preamp is an absolute classic, and Universal Audio recently brought that classic to the digital world with its Neve 1073 preamp and EQ collection of plugins, dubbed “The Sound of ’73”. The plugin collection aims to bring color and dimension to your tracks, and could be especially useful on drums. Check out the video below for more!

Arturia Spark 2 [Review]

Arturia recently released the second version of their Spark software, Spark 2, for “premiere beat creation”. With the first version of Spark being quite a hit, the name had a lot to live up to this time around. But would it live up to that name? Upon opening Spark 2 it became apparent just how intense the software is. I even got the “pinwheel” of death for a few seconds while it started up, someth...[Read More]

Toontrack EZdrummer 2 now shipping

Yesterday Toontrack started shipping the second version of their popular EZdrummer software, EZdrummer 2. The new version is a complete refresh of the program, and offers a host of great new features. For starters, EZdrummer 2 features 5 drum kits, instead of the 2 that were found in EZdrummer. It also includes 16 stereo outputs, individual velocity control, pitch control for individual instrument...[Read More]

Presonus releases the Monitor Station v2.0

Today Presonus started shipping the second version of their popular monitor control station, Monitor Station V2. Apart from the obvious change of white to black, the new device offers a number of improvements over the first version of the Monitor Station. Improvements include a more ergonomic design as well as a S/PIDF digital input. It also offers 4 stereo inputs, including 2 stereo balance TRS i...[Read More]

XILS-lab XILS 3 v2.0 [Review]

XILS 3 v2.0, by XILS-lab brings the EMS VCS3 look back to life in an extensive multi-platform virtual instrument, keeping some of its best features while creating a whole new synth that pleases the ear and will leave you with tons of creative options to manipulate your sound. Although quite different in sound from the VCS3, XILS 3 and VCS3 do have a lot of similarities on first sight – which...[Read More]

Akai teases iMPC Pro iPad app

Akai began teasing their upcoming iMPC Pro iPad app a couple of weeks ago with an image of the app and the caption “…and in this corner, iMPC Pro. 64 tracks of heavyweight music production for the iPad. Coming mid-Spring.” Well Akai has once again released a teaser, this time in the form of a few videos. The first video explains the mixer, which can be watched below while the second of...[Read More]

Arturia announces Spark 2, for premiere beat creators

Arturia has announced the second version of their Spark software, Spark 2. The software promises to expand on the original Spark, and offers a number of great features. Some of the features of the new beat creation software include TAE virtual analog, sampling and physical modeling sound engines, a full mixer with studio effects, and an impressive library of sounds that covers all genres, with ove...[Read More]

TC Electronic announces 3 new loudness meter plugins

Today TC Electronic announced 3 new loudness meter plugins – the LM1n, LM2n and the LM6n. According to TC Electronic, the LM2n and the LM6n offer a wealth of new features, including their “radar view” (pictured above). The LM2n and LM6n will replace the old LM2 and LM6 plugins. The plugins support all major plugin formats, including AAX, RTAS, VST, and so on. The LM2n and the LM6...[Read More]

Moog announces the Emerson Modular System

Moog recently announced one of their biggest undertakings to date – the Emerson Modular System. People have come to appreciate the flexibility that Moog‘s modular systems offer, and this new system is a true testament to that. The Emerson Modular System has been in the works for about 3 years now. 3 years ago Moog set out to recreate the highly complex instrument, and used original doc...[Read More]

Arturia releases Beatstep pad controller

Today Arturia released their new Beatstep pad controller, an affordable MIDI pad controller that offers portability and functionality. The device only costs $129, which is really not bad at all for something like this. The Beatstep has two different modes, the MIDI controller mode, and the Step Sequencer mode. It includes 16 velocity and pressure sensitive pads, 16 encoders, and even iPad compatib...[Read More]

Antares announces Auto-Tune EFX 3

Yesterday Antares announced the new Auto-Tune EFX 3, which is powered by the same technology as their flagship, Auto-Tune 7. Auto-Tune EFX 3 is designed to be a quick and easy solution to pitch correction, but it does strip away many of the more complex features that can be found in Auto-Tune 7. Auto-Tune EFX 3 has a variable retune speed and Humanize controls, which provide “a new level of ...[Read More]

Elektron Analog Rytm shipping starting today

The Elektron Analog Rytm was unveiled a couple of months ago and many people have been excited about its release since then. According to the company, if you want to buy the machine you’ll have to act quick because the first run has a limited number. The Analog Rytm is a “one stop solution beat machine”. It includes 8 drum voices, 12 velocity sensitive pads, an analog master comp...[Read More]