Recording

Vengeance Sound releases Tape Stop plugin

Vengeance Sound is out for vengeance once again with its new “Tape Stop” plug-in, which came out recently. And it is already your best friend when it comes to pitch effects. Not only that, but they’ve also included a built-in sequencer, volume and filter envelopes. The software includes room for 80 presets, and it gives any producer the capability to control actual parameters of ...[Read More]

FabFilter Pro-MB multi-band compressor [Review]

A couple days ago we introduced you to the FabFilter Timeless 2, a beautifully well designed delay plugin. Now it’s the Pro-MB’s turn. As one of FabFilters more recent plugins, I was very excited to test drive the new Pro-MB (ok, so it was released a few months ago…). I’d been on the hunt for another multi-band compressor to add to my plugin list, and I’d also read a ...[Read More]

Puremagnetik and Ableton release effects pack with over 200 racks

Today Ableton released a new effects pack in collaboration with Puremagnetik. The pack includes over 200 racks, including channel strips, DJ and live effects, modulators, filters, and so on. According to Ableton, the creators of the effects pack aimed to explore a wide range of sound manipulation possibilities. Source: Ableton

FabFilter Timeless 2 delay [Review]

The FabFilter Timeless 2 delay was originally released in 2009, and has gotten rave reviews ever since. I thought it only fitting to review it now because of their 10 day celebration sale (April 14-24, 2014) in honor of their 10th anniversary. The sale covers all their plugins and starts at 40% off, so you definitely won’t want to miss this one. We will also be reviewing their Pro-MB multiba...[Read More]

Universal Audio and Chandler Limited introduce GAV19T amp modeler plug-in

Chandler Limited has teamed up with Universal Audio to introduce the GAV19T plugin that is faithful to the physical version, and adds extra tools for any guitarist or engineer looking for a variety of tones within one intuitive plug-in. The Chandler GAV19T is a retro-inspired tube amplifier built out of tones from classic Marshall, Vox, and other English manufacturers. This amp features a unique &...[Read More]

FabFilter celebrates 10th anniversary with 10 day discount sale

Today FabFilter announced a sale to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their first plugin, the FabFilter One. The sale will last until April 24, and all plugins will be sold with a 40% or more discount! Not only is it a great sale, but FabFilter is also donating money from the sale to Stichting MEMO, an organization that brings children in contact with professional musicians. You can check out the ...[Read More]

Arturia MicroBrute

For the past few days, Arturia.com had a countdown on their website. A sure-fire marketing strategy that can only mean one thing. Something big is coming our way. Well, folks. Today the countdown is over, and we can all rest easy and geek out over the release of Arturia’s new MicroBrute Analog Synthesizer. Based on the technical design of it’s brother the MiniBrute, the Micro packs a potentiality ...[Read More]

Waves: Abbey Road Studios J37 Plugin

When I was going through high school, I remember hearing and seeing a lot of other kids in the hallways talking about “the new Jay-Z album”, while others might blast Rihanna through their earbuds as they twerk their way to the next class. I wasn’t like these other kids. My parents, from an early age, got me listening to classic rock and other tunes they grew up with as a kid. And...[Read More]

Shelford Series – Rupert Neve Designs

For many years in the world of outboard gear that produces a classic, warm vintage tone, Rupert Neve and his team at Rupert Neve Designs come out as surefire frontrunners. For over 50 years they have designed, created and distributed professional, clear sounding signal processors across the world. Today, Rupert Neve Designs announced the release of two brand new units: The Shelford Series 5051 and...[Read More]

TC Electronic Finalizer Express

In the world of recording and producing music, there are many people just starting out who believe that mixing a song for their artist is the final step. Except there is one process at the very end that can seem small or unimportant to the untrained ear, but make a big difference to the everyday person listening to this brand new song: Mastering. Now mastering, to some, may take as little as throw...[Read More]

Raven MTi – DAW Multi-Touch Control

As a studying music producer, I work a lot with Pro Tools. Both in my classes, and on personal projects. But one big thing about using any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), through a laptop or desktop computer, is that you have to use the mouse. Which over time can become easy and pain-free, but sometimes it just gets on your nerves when your pan knob just won’t do what you want it to. A few ...[Read More]

M-Audio Axiom Air 61 – The New Keyboard in the Highly Successful Axiom Series

M-Audio has been leading the way in consumer level MIDI controllers for some time now, and with good reason. They offer something for everyone, ranging from the budget Oxygen line, to the not-so-budget Axiom Pro line. Now there’s a new series of controllers in the M-Audio lineup, and it’s called the Axiom Air line. The 61 key version of the Axiom Air features the use of eight rotary di...[Read More]