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Review: Weiss DS1 Mk3 Mastering Plugin by Softube

We are pleased to present you a new plug-in that we tested and excited us with all of its capabilities. More specifically, we are talking about the Weiss DS1 MK3 plugins launched by Softube. Weiss DS1 MK3 it’s all in one mastering solution, an emulation of the legendary Weiss DS1 MK3...

Review: NOIR Kontakt Instrument by Sonokinetic

What’s up producers? Today I want to take a look at something really cool with you. NOIR, the latest release from Sonokinetic, that is quite a bit different from what they are known for so far. NOIR comes as a NI Kontakt virtual instrument with over 60.100+ SAMPLES! Some of you might...

Review: Reformer Pro & Total Bundle from Krotos

“The NEW Reformer Pro & Total Bundle 1” by Krotos Audio & Boom Libraries, Coll Anderson, and SoundBits What’s up, everyone! Today I want to show a total gem for all of the Sound Design freaks out there. If you read some of my reviews before, you know I’m really into...

Review: ALK2 Sequenced Looper by Zenaud.io

The ALK2 by ZenAud.io is a looper/sequencer hybrid, which in my opinion, is an excellent live performance loop sequencer with the potential to become the go-to tool for many musicians, songwriters, and producers. Meet the ALK2 The new ALK2 looper/sequencer software must have been the user-friendliest music software that I’ve used...

Review: Harmor FL Studio VST Synth by Image-Line

Harmor is the flagship VST synth for Image-line, the same people who brought us FL studio. For this review, I had the chance to play with the synth and learn a whole lot about sound design in the process. Early on one thing became very clear, Harmor is...

Review: Brainworx bx_masterdesk Mastering Plugin

Mastering, a world where every morning just before dawn grey bearded audio wizards get into their Hi-tech squiggly air driven speaker spaceships and collect the magical rainbow unicorn dust that falls across the spectrumlands each night as it is this dust that powers their magical analog mastering desks...

Review: Movement Multi-Effect Plugin by Output

Output’s Movement Review Today I have something exciting! Output – the creator of Exhale, Signal & Rev X – has introduced Movement – a powerful real-time processor, designed for both studios and live performance. This is a little unexpected, since it’s their first pure effects plugin, even if...

Review: ELZ_1 Portable Synthesizer by Sonicware

It’s always a pleasure to test new equipment like headphones, controllers, synthesizers or speakers. Recently I put my hands on the ELZ_1, a synthesizer built by the Japanese company Sonicware. Initially presented at NAMM 2019 in January, ELZ_1 has attracted a lot of interest among the sound design...

Sift and separate with Infinity

Native processing application promises flexible source separation Hit'n'Mix's new source separation software, Infinity. Source separation is a technology that’s constantly evolving, and the latest company to promise a breakthrough are British developers Hit’n’Mix. The Infinity audio editor is a showcase for their TrueSource algorithm, which is said to go well beyond what’s possible with other [...]

New from Waves: Abbey Road Studio 3

Representatives of the world's tech press — not just the recording and music technology media, although we were all there too — gathered in Studio 3 at Abbey Road studios in North London late on July 10th to see and hear a most interesting new mixing-related product in action. For the 79th time today, grown-ups [...]