Audio Plug-ins reviews

  • A review of the Valhalla DSP ValhallaPlate reverb plug-in
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    A review of the Valhalla DSP ValhallaPlate reverb plug-… - What's On Your Plate?

    12/21/15

    Most software reverbs offer a choice of halls, plates, rooms and other types of virtual spaces, but Valhalla DSP takes a different approach. The company has separated its reverb offerings into individual plug-ins for different reverb flavors, and sells each for only $50. As a result, you can get a high-quality reverb, albeit of a single type, for …

  • A review of the Soundtoys 5 native effects bundle
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    A review of the Soundtoys 5 native effects bundle - Bundle of Joy

    11/12/15

    From EchoBoy to FilterFreak to Crystallizer, Decapitator and more, Soundtoys plug-ins are super-creative tools that offer users the potential to take their music to new sonic places The new Soundtoys 5 native bundle (Mac/PC) offers that and then some, with the addition of all the plug-ins the company developed subsequent to the release of the prev…

  • A review of the Sonible Frei:raum EQ plug-in
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    A review of the Sonible Frei:raum EQ plug-in - Space Liberation

    11/01/15

    Life as a writer for Audiofanzine has its pros and cons...Granted, if you're into audio, spending most of your days testing and reviewing the latest gear from the audio world can be really gratifying to the geek in you. However, after the umpteenth review of the umpteenth virtual version of a legendary hardware unit, it can get really tiresome.

  • A review of the FabFilter Pro-C 2 compressor plug-in
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    A review of the FabFilter Pro-C 2 compressor plug-in - All Compressors to All People

    09/27/15

    Do you know what ice cream and compressors have in common? Both are better when you have a choice of flavors. FabFilter’s new Pro C-2 is a veritable ice cream store of compression, offering eight different types, and just about every kind of parameter control you’ve ever seen in a compressor, and some you probably haven’t.

  • A review of Positive Grid Bias FX Professional modeling plug-in
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    A review of Positive Grid Bias FX Professional modeling… - Amps and Effects on the Grid

    08/13/15

    The competition in the amp-and-effects modeling market is fierce, and there is no shortage of excellent products. Positive Grid, which established itself on the iOS side with JamUp and JamUp Pro, and then moved into the Mac/PC world with Bias Desktop, now has released Bias FX, an amp and effects modeling application that has versions for both your…

  • A review of the UAD AKG BX 20 spring reverb plug-in
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    A review of the UAD AKG BX 20 spring reverb plug-in - Spring Has Sprung

    08/05/15

    When you think of spring reverb, the sound that probably comes to mind is the “boingy” one associated with guitar amps. For mixing sources like vocals, drums and pianos, you probably wouldn't consider a spring reverb. But the AKG BX 20, which was just released in Universal Audio’s UAD v8.3 software, might just change your mind.

  • A review of the new plug-ins in Universal Audio UAD 8.1.1 software
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    A review of the new plug-ins in Universal Audio UAD 8.1… - Another Three from UAD

    05/14/15

    Universal Audio just released a new version of its software for Apollo and other UAD-2 devices. The release is highlighted by three new plug-ins, including spot-on emulations of the Neve 88RS Channel Strip Collection, the Tube Tech CL-1B Compressor, and the Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959.

  • Review of Synchro Arts Revoice Pro 3
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    Review of Synchro Arts Revoice Pro 3 - Tighten it Up

    04/22/15

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

    04/09/15

    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,…

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

    03/16/15

    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…