Recording

IK Multimedia announces SampleTank 3

On Friday IK Multimedia announced the third version of their popular SampleTank software, SampleTank 3, boasting a number of new features and updated sample libraries. SampleTank 3 will feature 33GB of sounds, 4,000 instruments in 21 instrument categories, and 2,500 percussion and full construction-it loops. The software has a redesigned interface with 3 different environments: Play, Mix and Edit,...[Read More]

Moog releases limited edition MF-104M Super Delay Moogerfooger

Moog has issued a limited release of their MF-104M Super Delay Moogerfooger stompbox, with only 560 available worldwide. The Super Delay features 1.2 seconds of analog delay time. Not only that, but an Emphasis/De-Emphasis circuit has been added to the pedal for reduced noise. The delay also features the delay-loop level matching from their 500 series analog delay. The MF-104M Super Delay features...[Read More]

Eventide offering UltraChannel channel strip for free

Eventide recently announced that they were offering their UltraChannel channel strip plugin for free. The plugin is 64-bit, and comes in AU, VST and AAX64. The company is giving away the plugin for free until July 8, after which it will cost $249. The plugin features two stages of compression, gating, and a five band parametric EQ. One of the compressors is EVentides O-Presser, which is more suite...[Read More]

Rob Papen Blue II synthesizer [Review]

Rob Papen has fast become a leader in virtual synthesizers, and one of their more recent synthesizers is the Blue II “cross-fusion” synthesizer, released earlier this year. The original Blue synthesizer was released in 2005 with much success, but will the second version live up to the firsts name? Once the plugin is installed and first opened, users will notice the modern looking user ...[Read More]

Moog releases the Werkstatt-Ø1 DIY analog synth

Moog has released a DIY analog synth kit called the Werkstatt-Ø1. Originally the kit was supposed to be a Moogfest 2014 exclusive, but Moog seems to have changed that and is now offering it to the public, in limited numbers. The kit is available in extremely limited numbers through a select number of U.S. dealers only. The kit was designed as an educational tool, is said to be extremely easy to bu...[Read More]

Arturia VOX Continental-V [Review]

Arturia are becoming a huge name in the software instrument world, releasing some incredible products over the years. Recently, they announced the availability of their new VOX Continental-V organ simulator, and today we have a review of the new software. The plugin emulates the VOX Continental 300. The first thing to notice when opening up the software is the user interface, which is really very ...[Read More]

Arturia announces availability of VOX Continental-V organ emulation

Today Arturia announced the availability of its new organ emulation, the VOX Continental-V organ. The emulation aims to bring the classic sound of the VOX Continental 300 organ, a classic organ used by a number of bands in the 60s, 70s and 80s. The emulation includes an emulation of the rare Jennings J70, as well as including a number of stompbox-type effects. It also models three microphones: the...[Read More]

Rob Papen Punch Drum Machine [Review]

Rob Papen is an increasingly popular software instrument company, and their popular drum machine software, Punch, was released back in 2011. Punch combines synthesis, sampling and sequencing, and puts it all into one package. The idea behind Punch is fairly simple. It uses different synthesizers that are tweaked to be useful for percussion and allows users to tweak the sound further with different...[Read More]

LANDR – an online drag and drop service that instantly masters your music

Getting your music mastered can sometimes be a little bit of a hassle. You can either do it yourself, which isn’t necessarily a good idea if you don’t know what you’re doing, or you can pay a lot of money to get a mastering engineer to do it. But what if there was a third, much easier option? Well maybe there is! Introducing LANDR. LANDR, pronounced L and R, is described by MixGe...[Read More]

XILS-lab XILS 4 synthesizer [Review]

XILS-lab has once again released another great version of the XILS synth, the XILS 4. The XILS 4 emulates the EMS VCS4, which was never released but quite sought after. Based on two integrated, interlinked and interacting VCS 3 cores, it could create a wide variety of new sounds. The ability to do this as well as have the freedom of the pin matrix for processing allows for unparalleled freedom in ...[Read More]

Waves releases Abbey Road Collection

Waves Audio has announced the availability of their new Abbey Road Collection bundle of plugins. The plugins include the J37 Tape plugin, the REDD EQ, the Reel ADT plugin, the RS56 Passive EQ, and the King’s Microphone plugin. The plugins were developed in association with Abbey Road Studios, and according to Waves they recreate the sounds heard on many historic recordings that came out of A...[Read More]

Rob Papen Blade synthesizer [Review]

Rob Papen recently released their eXplorer-III plugin bundle, which included a number of great instruments and effects processors. We will be reviewing each of those plugins, with the first of those being the Blade synthesizer, which is a highly comprehensive, complex, additive synthesizer. Controls Blade is an additive synthesizer that was originally aimed at being a more obscure synth. Despite t...[Read More]