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Waves MetaFilter Review at Resident Advisor
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Waves MetaFilter Review at Resident Advisor

As synthesizer enthusiasts know all too well, filters control the tone of a sound. However, tone control is useful for a much wider range of sound sources than synths alone, so it's no surprise that a crop of filter plug-ins have sprung up ...
iZotope Break Tweaker Review at Resident Advisor
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iZotope Break Tweaker Review at Resident Advisor

iZotope and producer BT's first collaboration yielded Stutter Edit, an effects suite which allows you to channel individual instruments or audio tracks—or an entire mix—through a series of processors designed to chop audio into ...
Samplephonics Nevo Analogue Machines Review at Resident Advisor
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Samplephonics Nevo Analogue Machines Review at Resident Advisor

It's likely that the majority of your instrument plug-in list is made up of emulations of or homages to classic synthesisers. Whether unaffordable, unstable, unreliable or unattainable, many classics and rarities have been immortalised in t...
iZotope RX 3 Review At Music Radar
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iZotope RX 3 Review At Music Radar

Masterful Restoration Plugin Reborn We can hardly believe it's been six years since iZotope first stunned us with the original RX, its innovative audio restoration package comprising a beautiful, spectrogram-based audio editor and a tid...
Waves Kramer Master-Tape Review At Music Radar
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Waves Kramer Master-Tape Review At Music Radar

Despite the relentless march of futuristic-sounding plug-ins, it's fair to say that we're currently experiencing a renaissance as concerns replicating the sound of yesteryear.   Suddenly, the marketplace is awash with plug-...
Waves Reel ADT Review At Ask Audio Mag
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Waves Reel ADT Review At Ask Audio Mag

Abbey Road Studios is famous amongst other things for the sweet double-tracking vocals effects on The Beatles records. Now Waves bring that feel to your studio with Reel ADT. GW Childs checks it out. Reel ADT is an amazing new plug-in from ...
Waves CLA-76 Compressor / Limiter Review At Sonic Scoop
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Waves CLA-76 Compressor / Limiter Review At Sonic Scoop

Waves offers two flavors of the same compressor topology in this plug-in: “Bluey,” based on an earlier (blue-stripe revision b) version of the 1176, and “Blackie,” based on the later revision D-LN iteration of the same m...
Cableguys FilterShaper 3 Review at Music Radar
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Cableguys FilterShaper 3 Review at Music Radar

In this, its third incarnation, the name FilterShaper almost feels like a misnomer for Cableguys' sound-shaping plugin (VST/AU). Sure, with its prominent pair of identical, multimode filters - which can run parallel or in series - it's ...
Dope VST's Beat Machine review at DJ Mag
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Dope VST's Beat Machine review at DJ Mag

Cheap doesn't have to mean nasty, and this proved in Dope VST's Beat Machine. As the name suggests the Beat Machine is an authentic, raw-sounding hip hop VSTi/AU plug-in for MAC or PC formats and can be used in DAWs or any other softwar...
Waves Bass Rider Review at Sound On Sound
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Waves Bass Rider Review at Sound On Sound

One of the more innovative plug-ins of recent years is Waves' Vocal Rider, which can analyse the contents of a vocal track while 'listening' to a cue mix, then generate automation to keep that vocal part at a constant level. The new...
Waves Maxx Volume Review At Sound On Sound
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Waves Maxx Volume Review At Sound On Sound

Waves Maxx Volume provides a convenient and very effective way of making mixes sound louder and punchier without the need for any sophisticated mastering knowledge or specialist equipment. Using just a few intuitive controls you can make a mix ...
Waves HLS Kramer Channel Strip Review At Music Radar
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Waves HLS Kramer Channel Strip Review At Music Radar

The Helios mixing desk is a rare classic studio console from the late '60s and '70s with an idiosyncratic upright and sometimes wrap-around design. These custom-built consoles were used by The Rolling Stones for their mobile studio, and...
MSG MasterMix Buss Compressor Review At EDMProd
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MSG MasterMix Buss Compressor Review At EDMProd

Minimal System have done it again with MasterMix Buss Compressor, a recent addition to their wide range of high-quality, competitively priced products.   The MasterMix Buss Compressor is a straightforward analog modelled buss compr...
MSG Tri-Comp Multiband Compressor Review At EDMProd
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MSG Tri-Comp Multiband Compressor Review At EDMProd

The Tri-Comp is a simple and effective mixing and mastering tool. The problem with having a bad mastering plugin is that it affects your whole mix! If you’re using a nasty reverb on a single instrument, it’s still going to sound bad...
MSG Dreamscape Space Generator Review at EDMProd
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MSG Dreamscape Space Generator Review at EDMProd

Every now and then I’ll come across a good reverb, but it’s almost like trying to find a needle in a haystack, many either suffer quality wise, are redundant, and if they sound good then they’ve got a sub-par user interface (a...
Rob Papen Blue II Virtual Synthesizer Plugin Review at Producer Spot
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Rob Papen Blue II Virtual Synthesizer Plugin Review at Producer Spot

Rob Papen brings Blue II, a brand new virtual synthesizer software who comes to complete the first version of BLUE released in 2005. Blue II was first introduced at beginning of this year at NAMM 2014 and features many innovations. Ro...
Sinevibes Release The Latest Spectral Effect..... Hexonator
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Sinevibes Release The Latest Spectral Effect..... Hexonator

The latest edition to the Sinevibes family is the spectral effect Hexonator. As quoted "it is built upon six melodically tuned resonators which isolate and emphasise matching frequency components in the incoming signal". This plugin a...
WaveDNA Liquid Rhythm Review At Keys Magazine
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WaveDNA Liquid Rhythm Review At Keys Magazine

Liquid Rhythm is a MIDI sequencer with a focus on beat programming. The Mac/PC compatible software works in standalone, as a plug-in, or with direct integration in Ableton Live. A goal of the software is to put the meticulous and complex editin...
WaveDNA Liquid Rhythm Review At MusicTech Mag
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WaveDNA Liquid Rhythm Review At MusicTech Mag

Can WaveDNA’s new beat-creation tool set the cat among the pigeons? Hollin Jones pours over Liquid Rhythm…   There’s no shortage of tools on the market for making beats, but few of them will actually help you mak...
iZotope Break Tweaker Review at Ask Audio Mag
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iZotope Break Tweaker Review at Ask Audio Mag

The latest collaboration between famous Trance artist, BT, and iZotope has caused quite a stir since its release. BreakTweaker was also featured in our NAMM 2014 Top 10 products and with good reason.   If iZotope wasn’t alrea...
Dope VST Beat Machine Review At Produccion Hip Hop Blog
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Dope VST Beat Machine Review At Produccion Hip Hop Blog

I recently discovered a new piece for my team of musical production that combines the best of Sound Libraries and immediacy of virtual instruments and, curiously, specializes in this type of Drums. Do not let its name fool you unoriginal it hid...
Rob Papen SubBoomBass Review at Absolute Music
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Rob Papen SubBoomBass Review at Absolute Music

I think that Rob Papen’s SubBoomBass has one of the most descriptive product names I have ever come across… it pretty much does exactly what it says on the tin! If you want light, floaty, angelic pad sounds, then SubBoomBass probab...
PSP Audioware Xenon Review at Music Radar
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PSP Audioware Xenon Review at Music Radar

  If the overall level of your tracks needs beefing up, this could be the solution.   PSP Audioware’s range of signal processors has long been popular, with its VintageWarmer plug-in being a particular favourite for ...
PSP Audioware Xenon Review at Sound On Sound
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PSP Audioware Xenon Review at Sound On Sound

The market for mastering limiters is crowded, but PSP's new plug-in claims to offer higher levels of naturalness and transparency. PSP are best known for the various 'analogue flavours' offered by products like the Vintage Warme...
PSP Audioware Vintage Warmer 2 Review at Music Radar
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PSP Audioware Vintage Warmer 2 Review at Music Radar

It shouldn't be possible to improve on perfection, but PSP aren't about to let that deter them from delivering a successor to their classic plug-in... The VintageWarmer concept is based around a single- or multiband limiter/compress...
Dope VST's Beat Machine review at Bboy Tech Report
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Dope VST's Beat Machine review at Bboy Tech Report

Dope VST presents their first product, Beat Machine, the authentic “hip-hop” vst/au drum machine. Dope VST describes Beat Machine as “specifically designed for  Hip Hop producers who require that gritty 90′s Boom Ba...
iZotope Break Tweaker Review at Music Tech
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iZotope Break Tweaker Review at Music Tech

Every couple of years a product comes along that seems to take a whole bunch of complex musical tricks and bundle them into a single box. That description could be applied to the much-loved Stutter Edit It’s also true of this second colla...
Arturia Moog Modular V Review at Vintage Synth Explorer
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Arturia Moog Modular V Review at Vintage Synth Explorer

Arturia's Moog Modular V is an excellent and affordable way to experience the classic Modular Synthesizer. In short, modular synthesis was the birth of analog (and eventually digital) synthesis in which various task specific "modules&q...
iZotope Nectar 2 Review At Resident Advisor
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iZotope Nectar 2 Review At Resident Advisor

No matter how much time, effort and skill you put into synth drops, beat patterns or whatever else, if your productions feature vocals they will command the majority of your listeners' attention. Singing resonates with us emotionally and ca...
Arturia Mini V Review At Vintage Synth Explorer
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Arturia Mini V Review At Vintage Synth Explorer

The Minimoog V is everything the original could have been and more, at a fraction of the price! The Minimoog V looks like the original Minimoog, and yes, it sounds like it too - minus the noise, instability and other problems associated with an...

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Liquid Rhythm beat generator plugin user guide – with Rob Jones

Liquid Rhythm beat generator plugin user guide – with Rob Jones Rob Jones tutorial guide to the new ’Liquid Rhythm’ beat generator plugin from Wave DNA, covers GUI layout and features through to applications within your DAW. Liquid Rhythm beat gen...
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Cinematic Loops – Loopmasters Sample Releases 21.02.14

Cinematic Loops – Loopmasters Sample Releases 21.02.14 Loopmasters releases for the week of 21.02.14 Cinematic Loops – Loopmasters Sample Releases 21.02.14
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Introducing Niche Audio – Maschine Expansions & Custom Ableton Kits

Introducing Niche Audio – Maschine Expansions & Custom Ableton Kits Loopmasters announce the launch of new label Niche Audio, which specialises in one-shot sounds arranged into kits of 16 samples. Available in Maschine & Ableton form...
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Izotope Nectar Elements Sale – Save BIG At Plugin Boutique!

Izotope Nectar Elements Sale – Save BIG At Plugin Boutique! Save over 70% on Izotope's excellent vocal processing software Nectar Elements for a limited time at Plugin Boutique! Izotope Nectar Elements Sale – Save BIG At Plugin Boutique!
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Dodge and Fuski Samples – Loopmasters Sample Releases 14.02.2014

Dodge and Fuski Samples – Loopmasters Sample Releases 14.02.2014 Dodge and Fuski Samples – Loopmasters Sample Releases 14.02.2014 Dodge and Fuski Dubstep Wobble [by Loopmasters] Loopmasters proudly welcome Dodge and Fuski to our Artist series with...
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Plugin Boutique Flash Friday: Applied Acoustics Sale (CLOSED)

Plugin Boutique Flash Friday: Applied Acoustics Sale (CLOSED) Plugin Boutique Flash Friday: Applied Acoustics Sale Continuing our Exclusive Flash Friday Sale promotion. This week we bring you 50% off the Chomaphone +3 Free Sound Banks in our Appli...
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Histibe Remix & Production Challenge – Win Great Prizes!

Histibe Remix & Production Challenge – Win Great Prizes! To celebrate the release of Histibe's killer new album "Millennium Drum & Bass" Loopmasters have teamed up with Ukraine's finest to give you guys the chance to remix Histibe's ...
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Mixing vocals & editing tips – Producing vocals part 2 – from Production Bytes

Mixing vocals & editing tips – Producing vocals part 2 – from Production Bytes Production Bytes tutor Nick Lucas shows tips for editing & mixing vocals in your DAW explaining how to EQ, compress and mix them into your productio...
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Save 50% On D16 Sigmund – Plugin Boutique Group Deal!

Save 50% On D16 Sigmund – Plugin Boutique Group Deal! Sign up for our group deal & tell your friends to save 50% on D16 Sigmund. Once 100 people have entered into the group deal, the special offer will become active and you’ll be e...
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Matteo Dimarr Samples – Loopmasters Sample Releases 07.02.2014

Matteo Dimarr Samples – Loopmasters Sample Releases 07.02.2014 Matteo Dimarr Samples – Loopmasters Sample Releases 07.02.2014 Matteo Dimarr Big House Drums [by Loopmasters] Loopmasters bring you this exclusive collection of Matteo DiMa...
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Tuning vocals in Melodyne – Producing vocals part 1 – from Production Bytes

Tuning vocals in Melodyne – Producing vocals part 1 – from Production Bytes Production Bytes tutor Nick Lucas shows tips for tuning contemporary vocals in Melodyne, explaining how to use each tool in Melodyne for manual corrections. Tu...
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Sigmund Flexible Delay Plugin – Tour & review by Dom Kane

Sigmund Flexible Delay Plugin – Tour & review by Dom Kane Pluginboutique.com presents this video tour and review of the D16 Sigmund flexible delay plugin, presented here by veteran producer Dom Kane. Sigmund Flexible Delay Plugin –...
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Plugin Boutique Flash Friday: Dope VST Sale (CLOSED)

Plugin Boutique Flash Friday: Dope VST Sale (CLOSED) Plugin Boutique Flash Friday: Dope VST Sale Launching today is our Exclusive 24 hour Flash Friday Sale promotion. We will be running a new Flash Friday each & every Friday moving forward. Fo...
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Ultimate Samples – Loopmasters Sample Releases 03.02.2014

Ultimate Samples – Loopmasters Sample Releases 03.02.2014 Ultimate Samples – Loopmasters Sample Releases 03.02.2014 Ultimate Loopmasters – 2013 [by Loopmasters] Loopmasters proudly announce The Ultimate Samples Bundle, a collecti...
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Create A Pitch Build Effect In Ableton – with DJ Tech Tools

Create A Pitch Build Effect In Ableton – with DJ Tech Tools DJ Tech Tools tutorial for creating a pitch build effect using the Ableton Simple Delay, with Ableton Certified Trainer Lenny Kiser. Create A Pitch Build Effect In Ableton – with DJ Tech ...