Audio Plug-ins articles

  • Review of Synchro Arts Revoice Pro 3

    Review of Synchro Arts Revoice Pro 3 - Tighten it Up


    The folks at Synchro Arts, renowned for their VocAlign software, recently came out with Revoice Pro 3, the latest version of their application that incorporates vocal alignment, pitch correction, doubling and more. We took it for a test drive, and here’s what we found.

  • Review of the Waves Butch Vig Vocals plug-in

    Review of the Waves Butch Vig Vocals plug-in - Vocals Like Vig


    In the tradition of its Jack Joseph Puig, Chris Lord Alge, Eddie Kramer, and Manny Marroquin signature plug-ins, Waves has released Butch Vig Vocals (Mac/PC), a processor plug-in designed to let you easily dial in great Butch-Vig-style vocal sounds. Featuring a very unusual-looking retro/sci-fi GUI, it offers compression, filtering, EQ, de-essing,…

  • Signal processing and effects plug-ins that won’t break the bank

    Signal processing and effects plug-ins that won’t break… - 12 Quality Plug-ins for $100 or Less


    Although top-of-the-line processor and effects plug-ins can be expensive, there are alternatives available that offer quality performance at budget-friendly prices. In this article, I’ll look at 12 such plug-ins, all costing $100 or less. I’ll cover signal processing and digital effects plug-ins in the following categories: reverb, delay, compress…

  • Review of the Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack

    Review of the Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack - Slated for Excellence


    The release of a channel strip plug-in doesn’t typically generate a lot of excitement, but it sure has in the case of Slate Digital’s Virtual Mix Rack (VMR). Slate’s hardware emulations are considered among the best in the industry, and VMR offers a flexible suite of processors in a virtual 500 series rack…

  • Review of the Universal Audio Sound Machine Wood Works plug-in

    Review of the Universal Audio Sound Machine Wood Works … - A Cure for DI Acoustic Guitar


    When Universal Audio announced Sound Machine Wood Works at NAMM this year, I was intrigued by what was promised: A plug-in that can change a DI recorded acoustic so that it sounds like it was miked. Now that the plug-in has been released, does it live up to its billing...

  • Eiosis AirEQ Premium Review

    Eiosis AirEQ Premium Review - Second Wind


    Eight years after the original, Eiosis presents a "Premium" edition of the AirEQ plug-in.

  • A review of Sound Radix Drum Leveler

    A review of Sound Radix Drum Leveler - A New Level of Control


    If you use audio drum tracks in your productions, whether loops or multitrack recordings — you’re likely to have plenty of occasions where you wish you could adjust the levels of a particular drum or cymbal that’s mixed in with other kit elements. Drum Leveler by SoundRadix is a specially designed compressor/expander plug-in that lets you aim at …

  • Overloud REmatrix Review

    Overloud REmatrix Review - REmatrix: The Chosen One?


    Overloud, author of SpringAge and BReverb 1 and 2, extends its range of reverb plug-ins with REmatrix, which includes several convolution engines and an effects chain. Does it simply increase the possibilities of a tried-and-true technology or is it a new approach to the creation of spaces?

  • The Match Game

    The Match Game - How to use a match EQ to manipulate your audio


    A Match EQ is a specialized type of equalizer plug-in that works by extracting the EQ profile from one audio file and applying it to another, so that the latter sounds more like the former. This type of EQ can be used both in corrective and creative ways, as you’ll see if you read on.

  • The Top Convolution Reverbs

    The Top Convolution Reverbs - Our readers' choice of the best commercial convolution reverbs


    Of all the reverb types on the market, convolution reverbs are perhaps the most intriguing, because their sounds are based on impulse responses from actual spaces such as concert halls, recording studio live rooms, gymnasiums, you name it. The following is a list of the top five convolution reverbs, as chosen by the Audiofanzine community.