Audio Plug-ins reviews
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 - 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 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 - 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?
Guitar modeling and a new cabinet simulator highlight t… - Peavey ReValver 4 Review
When Peavey’s ReValver software was first released, it stood out from its competitors because it allowed users to get inside the virtual circuitry and tweak the components. Several iterations later, ReValver 4 introduces some stunning features that again separate it from the pack.
Review of Eventide UltraReverb - More than Just Another Reverb
Eventide’s UltraReverb is an algorithmic reverb plug-in that offers impressive sound quality, sonic control and flexibility, making it a potent contender in the reverb plug-in wars. Not only does it feature reverb, but also a built-in compressor (mainly for compressing the reverb signal) and stereo delay line. As a result, it’s useful both for bre…
A channel strip that's ultra useful - Review of the Eventide UltraChannel
UltraChannel is more than just your average channel strip. It also features Eventide's signature delay and modulation effects, and is almost like an entire effects collection in a single plug-in. Read on to find out more.
Software amp-and-effects simulator for studio and stage - Review of Audiffex AmpLion Pro 1.1
Amplion Pro 1.1 is the latest version of this amp-and-effects modeling software from Audiffex. Can it hold its own with stiff competition in the modeling software field?
SoundToys MicroShift Review - Depth of Voice
Almost a year after releasing the free Little MicroShift, SoundToys has finally introduced its bigger sibling, a plug-in designed to add space and depth to a wide variety of sources. MicroShift is also the first SoundToys plug-in that offers authorization options beyond iLok.
Waves J37 Tape Review - A Wave of Saturation
As you probably have already noticed, tape saturation is really hip right now. Although already having plug-ins in the same genre, a leading publisher like Waves couldn't simply ignore the current frenzy for such products. And that's where the J37 Tape comes in. Can it stand out from the rest? That's what we are about to discover...