A power-efficient, great sounding and cool-looking compressor plugin that is also affordable sounds too good to be true, but Sara Simms knows the truth about the VLA-2A compressor...
Can't get your hands on a real Korg 3200? That's not surprising. But what might surprise you is the low introductory price of this amazing recreation of that classic synth from UVI.
Different playing modes can affect the way your performances sound. Joe Albano breaks down how mono and legato modes work in modern instruments.
The sound of tape can lend warmth and authenticity to your tracks. Here's how to get the analog effect using digital tools.
Get a great retro sound without the hassle of owning a hulking beast of a keyboard - go virtual!
Advanced audio analysis for your Mac or PC, and also your iOS device courtesy of IRCAM.
So you want to split a mixed down track to either remix or re-groove different sounds and instruments? But are finding it impossible? The Regroover plug-in is here to help you do the impossible.
We're not going to beat around the bush with this one. If you're looking for a stereo widening mixing plugin then Stereo Savage from Plugin Boutique is well worth your time and money. Here's why.
SampleScience are back with a sampler library and instrument plugin (in AU/VST) called Cinematika with a focus on soft pads and ambient strings.
The new Tverb from Eventide uses three virtual microphones with the aim to simulate the reverb of a space. Each mic position can be adjusted and mixed. Joe Albano finds out how well this performs.
The good folks at Sinevibes have a rather novel approach to their latest new synth plug-in, Altenator. Every control of this monophonic synth plug-in is sequenced. Yes, as in "step sequencers".
When Apple released a rather large free update for Logic Pro to bring it to 10.2.1 they included new features and plug-in designs. Joe Albano reveals these re-designs are more than just skin deep!
The Slate Digital Virtual Preamp Collection aims to bring authentic tones of two vintage microphones to your DAW using Slate's modelling tech. Sara Simms puts this collection to the test.
The new Extended FX Chains feature in PreSonus Studio One 3 allows you to route audio effects in serial, in parallel, by channel, or by frequency bands... and it's intuitive to use once you know how.
Sonnox describe Envolution as a frequency-dependent envelope shaper with separate transient & sustain sections. In short it allows you to radically re-shape the envelope of your audio. It is powerful!