Audio Plug-ins articles

  • Multiply your creative processing with these multi-effects plug-ins
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    Multiply your creative processing with these multi-effe… - 5 Multi-Effects Plug-Ins You Might Have Missed

    03/30/16

    You could collect individual plug-ins that deliver the kinds of effects you use most; that’s one approach, and a popular one. Another is to use a single plug-in that offers lots of effects for sound design, recording tracks and mixing them down. Personally, I enjoy discovering new timbres purely for the fun of it, and multi-effects processors cont…

  • A video review of Eventide Anthology X
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    A video review of Eventide Anthology X - A Big Bundle of Processing

    03/21/16

    The Eventide Anthology X bundle ($999 street) offers users a large collection of effects processing plug-ins. Although there's an emphasis on the harmonizer/delay type effects that Eventide is famous for, you also get EQs, channel strips, a reverb, phase alignment plug-ins, and more. Many of the processors are digital recreations of analog hardwar…

  • When you want to get creative with an audio processor, nothing beats a delay
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    When you want to get creative with an audio processor, … - 5 of My Favorite Delay Plug-Ins

    03/03/16

    A versatile delay plug-in is one of the most useful tools you can have in your audio-processing arsenal. It will not only enhance your tracks, but it can also contribute to the creative process by supplying rhythmic ideas. Just imagine how different the band U2 would sound if delay weren’t such an integral part of The Edge’s guitar sound.

  • A review of the Waves NX Virtual Mix Room plug-in
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    A review of the Waves NX Virtual Mix Room plug-in - A Revolution in Headphone Mixing

    03/01/16

    Headphones are great for checking details when you’re mixing, but to mix on them exclusively has always been a challenge — at least until now. Thanks to a revolutionary new Waves plug-in called NX (Mac/PC), you can put on your headphones and mix in a virtual control room with perfect acoustics no matter where you are. What’s more, NX also makes it…

  • A/B Your Plug-Ins
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    A/B Your Plug-Ins - Head-to-head comparisons of similar plug-ins will help you decide which one to use when

    02/25/16

    Between the plug-ins in your DAW, and others you may have purchased, you’re likely to have some duplicate functionality; that is, more than one reverb, compressor, EQ, etc. But when you choose to use one over another are you making an informed decision? Do you know how they differ from each other? One way to find out is by doing some simple A/B co…

  • A review of the UAD Marshall JMP 2203 Plug-In
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    A review of the UAD Marshall JMP 2203 Plug-In - JMP for Joy

    02/17/16

    Universal Audio has an ongoing partnership with the software whizzes at Softube to develop plug-ins for its UAD platform. This collaboration has resulted in many different plug-ins, including models of several Marshall guitar amps. The latest is the Marshall JMP 2203 Plug-In, which was released recently along with UAD 8.5 software. We took it for …

  • LiquidSonics Reverberate 2 Review
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    LiquidSonics Reverberate 2 Review - Reverberate Goes Fusion

    02/17/16

    There are two clearly distinguishable schools in the software reverb world: algorithmic and convolution.

  • Comparing Guitar Rig Player, AmpliTube Custom Shop and Pod Farm Free
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    Comparing Guitar Rig Player, AmpliTube Custom Shop and … - 3 Free Amp Simulators Face Off

    02/10/16

    Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 Player, IK Multimedia AmpliTube Custom Shop and Line 6 Pod Farm 2.5 Free, are all free amp-modeling software suites offering both plug-in and standalone operation. Each comes with models of amps, cabinets, effects, and mics. While all are designed to entice you into the paid versions, we thought we’d compare the fre…

  • A review of Joey Sturgis Tones Finality Advanced limiter plug-in
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    A review of Joey Sturgis Tones Finality Advanced limite… - Limiting Unlimited

    02/03/16

    A track with too wide a dynamic range can cause problems when mixing. Rather than using automation to smooth out the levels, which is very time consuming, a compressor or limiter can do it for you automatically. The Finality Advanced limiter plug-in from Joey Sturgis Tones gives you a versatile tool set for taming dynamics, and it adds some pleasi…

  • A review of iZotope Ozone 7 Advanced and Ozone 7
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    A review of iZotope Ozone 7 Advanced and Ozone 7 - Lucky Sevens

    01/07/16

    The Ozone mastering suite from iZotope has gotten better with each major update. The latest, Ozone 7, adds vintage modules to its processing arsenal, which allow you to add warm, analog-like sounds. All but one of the new modules are exclusive to Ozone 7 Advanced, which is more costly than the standard version of Ozone 7. Both versions have seen …