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Photosounder review at Wired
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Photosounder review at Wired

Photosounder lets you tweak sounds like images and vice versa     For a few years, a French coder named Michel Rouzic, living in Ireland, has been tinkering with the relationship between images and sound. The result is an ...
Photosounder SplineEQ review at MusicRadar
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Photosounder SplineEQ review at MusicRadar

SplineEQ is a powerful and very affordable tool, and we understand that the developers, Photosounder (yes, the same peeps who make the amazing Photosounder visual audio editing app), have further enhancements such as M/S processing and screen s...
Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ Review at Sound Bytes Magazine
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Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ Review at Sound Bytes Magazine

The Casio CZ line of synthesizers had a great sound in the 1980s. Our reviewer checks out VirtualCZ, and it puts a new spin on the classic sounds from yesterday.  by Rob Mitchell, Jan. 2015     Back in the late ...
iZotope Ozone 6 / Ozone 6 Advanced Review at MusicTech
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iZotope Ozone 6 / Ozone 6 Advanced Review at MusicTech

Has iZotope managed to improve on the already excellent Ozone 5 Mastering software with its latest release?   Ozone from iZotope has become a staple of many a producer’s plug-in collection, offering mastering tools in...
Sinevibes Molecule Review at Music Radar
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Sinevibes Molecule Review at Music Radar

Sinevibes specialises in affordable, easy-to-use, creative plugins for Mac (AU). Its recent efforts have largely focused on rhythmic effects generated by clever combinations of sequenced waveform modulators and gating, but its latest, Molecule,...
iZotope Ozone 6 Review at Computer Music
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iZotope Ozone 6 Review at Computer Music

Izoptopes hugely popular all-in one mastering package (VST/VST3/AAX/AU) comprises a chain of multiband dynamics, EQ and other processors with integrated spectrum analysis and iZotope’s MBIT+ dither. It comes in Standard and Advanced versi...
MusicTech Magazine's Gear of the Year: VirtualCZ Best Software Synthesizer!
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MusicTech Magazine's Gear of the Year: VirtualCZ Best Software Synthesizer!

MusicTech Magazine have awarded their prestigious Platinum Award to Plugin Boutique's VirtualCZ for Best Software Synthesizer 2014! VirtualCZ is a real gem of a synth in a world that has become obsessed with analogue. A must-buy to...
Sugar Bytes Looperator Review at Audio News Room
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Sugar Bytes Looperator Review at Audio News Room

Sugar Bytes has raised the bar for pattern based playable effect instruments with their latest release, Looperator. Following in the footsteps of their earlier works, Artillery and Effectrix, Looperator provides significant improvements in effe...
Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack Review at Matte Black Audio
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Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack Review at Matte Black Audio

The Virtual Mix Rack is the culmination of 2 years of development for Slate Digital after a number of public and private statements from Steven Slate to his consumers, announcing a halt to all other product development and hiring new staff memb...
Overloud Breverb Review at Music Radar
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Overloud Breverb Review at Music Radar

A few years ago, it would've been easy to assume that algorithm-based digital reverbs faced certain death. Convolution models, which sample real spaces and therefore feel like a natural reverb solution, were suddenly everywhere, and formerl...
Overloud TH2 Review at Music Radar
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Overloud TH2 Review at Music Radar

Italian developer Overloud made a stunning debut with the TH1 software amp simulator, prompting us to brand it "a serious contender for best all-round guitar amp package". The tones on offer were impressive and expressive, coping part...
Overloud Mark Studio 2 Review at Music Radar
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Overloud Mark Studio 2 Review at Music Radar

Italian manufacturer Markbass produces an impressive range of bass heads, combos and cabinets, including the user-configurable modular MoMark system. Overloud's original Mark Studio plug-in, designed in collaboration with Markbass, incl...
Kush Audio Pusher Review at GearJunkies.com
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Kush Audio Pusher Review at GearJunkies.com

GUI:   Lets start of with GUI. The GUI is available in 2 versions, one that has absolutely no info on what the knobs and meters do, the philosophy behind it being that you have to use your ears to tweak this forward thinking colorb...
Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP Review at  ProtoolerBlog.com
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Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP Review at ProtoolerBlog.com

Alongside the recently released UAD Shadow Hills Master Compressor (review coming), I can’t remember when I had this high expectations for a plugin. After having killed off many of my compressors with the UBK-1, Kush Audio has a lot to li...
Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP Review at The Pro Audio Files
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Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP Review at The Pro Audio Files

Clariphonic EQ is a unique twist on EQ. Rather than taking a source, targeting a frequency band, and adjusting that, the Clariphonic takes a source and creates a filtered version which is then blended back in to the original source in parallel....
Sugar Bytes Looperator Review at Ask Audio Magazine
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Sugar Bytes Looperator Review at Ask Audio Magazine

Looking for an easy to use loop randomizing, processing, slicing effects plug-in? With great effects included, Sugar Bytes Looperator seems to have it all covered. Noah Pred takes a closer look.     Looperator is the lates...
Zero-G Whoosh Designer Review at Computer Music Magazine
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Zero-G Whoosh Designer Review at Computer Music Magazine

The follow-up to Impact Designer (cm208, 9/10) is a 743MB Kontact 5 instrument for the creation of ‘whoosh’ and ‘rush’ sounds. A patch comprises of three cross faded stages – Attack, Peak and Decay – each bas...
Syntorial Review at Keyboard Mag.com
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Syntorial Review at Keyboard Mag.com

Syntorial: The Most Fun Way To Learn Synth Programming     How do you learn to program a synthesizer? The owner’s manual is a good place to start, but it’s not always clear what a particular adjustment is reall...
iZotope RX 4 Review at ComputerMusic
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iZotope RX 4 Review at ComputerMusic

It's been about a year since we reviewed the amazing RX 3, so how much can it really have been improved? A great deal, it turns out...   iZotope's RX series has been impressing us since its inception in 2007. Since then, it...
Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack Review at Ask Audio Magazine
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Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack Review at Ask Audio Magazine

Slate Digital's new Virtual Mix Rack looks set to really shake up the mixing plug-ins industry and this is just the beginning. Rishabh Rajan explores VMR in immense depth with audio examples. The Virtual Mix Rack could be the most anti...
Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack Review at Gear Gods
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Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack Review at Gear Gods

Slate Digital has been around for a while now. They are known for making plugins that are faithful to the analog gear they are emulating, and recently released a new plugin emulating some more of that sweet analog goodness. It’s called &l...
Toontrack Reggae EZX Review at ComputerMusic
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Toontrack Reggae EZX Review at ComputerMusic

This rootsy expansion for EZdrummer 2 features 70's Premier Club and Yamaha Stage Custom kits, with four snares, cymbals from a range of manufacturers, and a selection of percussion on the side. The Yamaha's toms come in damped and unda...
Blue Cats Patchwork Review at Logic-Pro-Expert.com
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Blue Cats Patchwork Review at Logic-Pro-Expert.com

I’ve never been much into wrapping VST plug-ins in Logic Pro until I heard about Blue Cat’s Patchwork plug-in last week. Patchwork can host up to 64 VST plug-ins (audio effects and virtual instruments) in a single instance, while gi...
Kush Audio UBK1 Review at Sound On Sound
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Kush Audio UBK1 Review at Sound On Sound

Does Kush Audio's expertise in designing analogue equipment translate into the plug-in realm? With quality offerings on the market from Universal Audio, Waves, Slate Digital and IK Multimedia, to name but a few, we're now spoil...
Kush Audio UBK1 Review at Music Radar
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Kush Audio UBK1 Review at Music Radar

Kush Audio's UBK-1 generated quite a buzz among those in the know prior to its recent launch. Kush is known primarily for its modified version of Empirical Labs' Fatso compressor/saturator, known as the UBK Fatso. It's a fabulou...
Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP Review at GearJunkies.com
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Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP Review at GearJunkies.com

Kush Audio's Clariphonic DSP is a parallel high shelving eq, which in itself it's a quite unique proces. The DSP code behind this plugin is made by Studio Devil. It's an emulation of the hardware Clariphonic made by Kush Audio thems...
Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP Review at Music Radar
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Kush Audio Clariphonic DSP Review at Music Radar

Kush Audio first forged a reputation in the hardware domain, only recently breaking into the native plugin market with the excellent UBK-1 character compressor. Clariphonic DSP is a parallel high- shelving equaliser plugin (VST/AU/RTAS) coded b...
Kush Audio Pusher Review at Music Radar
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Kush Audio Pusher Review at Music Radar

Kush Audio Pusher - 'Magnetic' Saturation Plugin Kush Audio's small but intriguing range of plugins focuses on innovative methods of signal processing for general mixing purposes Pusher (a "Magnetic DSP Colorbox&q...
Kush Audio Pusher Review at Everything Recording.com
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Kush Audio Pusher Review at Everything Recording.com

Saturation plugins are a dime a dozen. Most of them just increase the input signal in a few stages, throw a few different EQ curves and there you go… “Color”. Kush Audio eschews the norm and has developed a whole new monster ...
Sinevibes Molecule Review at Musictech
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Sinevibes Molecule Review at Musictech

Molecule is a multiband effect that splits the incoming signal into three bands, each of which has its own effect processor with a choice of 16 algorithms. These include a tasty array of analogue, clipping and digital distortions, plus great so...

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