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eaReckon TransReckon review at MusicRadar
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eaReckon TransReckon review at MusicRadar

TransReckon is described by eaReckon as a "transient processor", and it falls into the category of dynamics processor that you will have previously seen referred to as a transient or envelope designer, shaper or modulator.   ...
Syntorial Review at MusicTech Magazine
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Syntorial Review at MusicTech Magazine

There are countless books and videos on the topic of synthesis that aim to explain the theory and give you tips for programming your own sounds. However, it takes a certain amount of discipline to pause at a given point and then load up a synth...
Waves OneKnob Series review at Sound On Sound
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Waves OneKnob Series review at Sound On Sound

Effects and processors don't get much more simple than Waves' new OneKnob range. But is this a case of one knob to rule them all, or are these plug‑ins simply nobbled?     Waves have spent the last few years puttin...
Acon Digital Restoration Suite Review at MusicTech Magazine
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Acon Digital Restoration Suite Review at MusicTech Magazine

This has recently been updated to v1.5, and includes four plug-ins for cleaning up digital audio. DeNoise offers adaptive noise reduction for stationary noise such as broadband, hiss, wind and buzz, whilst DeHum deals with mains hum and other t...
Eisenberg Audio Vier Review at MusicTech Magazine
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Eisenberg Audio Vier Review at MusicTech Magazine

Vier is a new instrument that emulates the Doepfer MS-404 analogue mono synth, with a clear GUI that gives you the access to four units. These can be linked in a variety of ways, from simple unison, to key-splits and a revolver mode, and each o...
Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ Review at MusicTech Magazine
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Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ Review at MusicTech Magazine

All classic synths deserve a software emulation. ARP, Moog, Prophet and now...er...Casio. Andy Jones sees (or Cz) why... I've interviewed many hundreds of musicians over the last two or three decades and each one of them has a favo...
Garritan Classic Pipe Organ Review at MusicRadar
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Garritan Classic Pipe Organ Review at MusicRadar

The 'King Of Instruments', Sampled... Described by Mozart as "the king of instruments", the pipe organ isn't something that gets emulated in software too often. Garritan have multisampled six of the things and a total ...
Garritan CFX Concert Grand Review at MusicTech Magazine
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Garritan CFX Concert Grand Review at MusicTech Magazine

There’s been a gap in the Garritan range of virtual instruments since its highly acclaimed Steinway piano disappeared into the sunset in 2012. As a replacement the company has just released the Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert Gran...
Garritan Instant Orchestra Review at Sound On Sound
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Garritan Instant Orchestra Review at Sound On Sound

Instant Orchestra aims to take the pain out of creating orchestral parts — but can such an affordable library still produce the goods? Back in 2004, Garritan Personal Orchestra enabled impecunious musicians to engage in the noble art ...
Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ Review at Datatransmission
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Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ Review at Datatransmission

It’s modest in the world of soft synths - in keeping with the online store’s theme of simple-but-effective own-brand synths, it appears to be have been built with emerging producers in mind, and it’s here that it utterly excel...
Melda Production MTransient  at MusicRadar
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Melda Production MTransient at MusicRadar

Four years ago, MeldaProduction released MMultiBandTransient, a powerful transient designer plugin that made good use of their multiband processing engine.   We liked it a lot, but it could be pretty hard on the ol' CPU, so the...
Waves Abbey Road Reel ADT Review at MusicRadar
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Waves Abbey Road Reel ADT Review at MusicRadar

We're surprised it's taken so long for Abbey Road's signature artificial double tracking sound to be worked into a plugin, but then a similar effect can be achieved using modulated short delays, because that's essentially what W...
Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ Review at ProducerSpot.com
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Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ Review at ProducerSpot.com

Think of a poly synth that’s purely beautifully digital and shows with pride its condition… Think again… Now you’ve got it!   The guys from Plugin Boutique have recreated this digital wonder from mid 80s, ...
Samplephonics Dirty Modular Review at Producer Spot
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Samplephonics Dirty Modular Review at Producer Spot

Dirty Modular from Samplephonics is a virtual instrument (Kontakt-based modular instrument) which attracted the attention of many music producers from the first day of release. Built using Kontakt platform, Modular Dirty brings some noteworthy ...
Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter Review at MusicRadar
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Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter Review at MusicRadar

This rare valve-based design first gained popularity among pro users as a rental-only unit, prompting further developments through the late 1970s. This included a shift to fully solid-state electronics, ultimately culminating in the off-the-she...
Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter Review at SonicScoop
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Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter Review at SonicScoop

Who couldn’t use some clarity these days? Honestly. When I was first asked to review the Waves Vintage Aural Exciter, I remembered my first days in the recording studio using the modern hardware version of the Aphex Aural Exciter – ...
Waves NLS Non-Linear Summer Review at Sound On Sound
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Waves NLS Non-Linear Summer Review at Sound On Sound

Console Emulation Plug-in For Mac & PC   Waves are the latest manufacturers to try to package the sound of large-format mixing consoles in plug-in form.   In recent years, a flood of distortion and saturation plug-...
Eisenberg Einklang Review at DJMag
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Eisenberg Einklang Review at DJMag

Berlin-based audio company Eisenberg have delivered a fresh, fast and intuitive synthesiser — Einklang, which approaches music production in a way that avoids all the complexities of many alternative synth-oriented VSTs. Appropriate for b...
Sugar Bytes Review at Computer Music Magazine
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Sugar Bytes Review at Computer Music Magazine

An unexpected new release from the performance effects specialists aims to make Egoist maniacs of us all     Every now and then, a virtual instrument comes along that straddles categories and carves a new niche, and Egoist...
MDrummer 5 Review at Computer Music Magazine
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MDrummer 5 Review at Computer Music Magazine

You might associate them with effects plugins, but Melda's sole instrument is a serious contender in the virtual drum kit arena     Prague-based developers MeldaProduction are best known for their extensive roster of d...
Eisenberg VIER Review at Nueko Music Magazine
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Eisenberg VIER Review at Nueko Music Magazine

Eisenberg VIER, when the sound evolves!     As soon as we opened this powerful VST / Stand-alone our eyes are illuminated by seeing all these knobs ready to be used, our mind immediately started thinking about the endless ...
Sugar Bytes Egoist Review at MusicTech Magazine
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Sugar Bytes Egoist Review at MusicTech Magazine

Egoist is a user-friendly groove instrument with a slick GUI that's divided into three sections: the slicer, for arranging and manipulating a sample into 16 slices; a Bass & Beat page for sequencing basic ideas using the built -in beat ...
Blue Cat MB-7 Mixer Review at MusicTech Magazine
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Blue Cat MB-7 Mixer Review at MusicTech Magazine

Why take five plug-ins into the studio when you could do it all with one? Hollin Jones uncovers the time-saving secrets of Blue Cat Audio's shiny new MB-7 Mixer...      Blue Cat Audio makes a range of advanced aud...
Melda Production MTransient
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Melda Production MTransient

If you need to really take control of the attack in your tracks, you need a transient processor. Hollih Jones takes on MeldaProduction's MTransient...      Czech developer MeldaProduction makes a wide range of aud...
Sugar Bytes Egoist Review at Resident Advisor
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Sugar Bytes Egoist Review at Resident Advisor

Sugar Bytes has built a solid reputation for designing plug-ins aimed at sonic manipulation on the fly, whether you favour instruments like its bass-oriented Cyclop or the modular effects suite Turnado. Its latest instrument plug-in is Egoist, ...
Garritan Personal Orchestra 4 Review at Sound On Sound
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Garritan Personal Orchestra 4 Review at Sound On Sound

The small but mighty orchestral package continues to square up to the big guys.     When orchestral sample companies began selling their wares 20 years ago, the numbers were stacked against the user: though some ...
Garritan Personal Orchestra 4 Review at MusicRadar
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Garritan Personal Orchestra 4 Review at MusicRadar

It's been over five years since the first edition of the Garritan Personal Orchestra. In the intervening time, the rather clunky shift to Kontakt Player 2 (and Universal Binary support) caused much frustration for users - and for Garritan, ...
Garritan Instant Orchestra Review at MusicRadar
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Garritan Instant Orchestra Review at MusicRadar

If there's one criticism that could be levelled at Garritan's amazing range of orchestral ROMplers, it's that they can be tricky for non-arrangers to use.   Instant Orchestra (which runs standalone or as a plug-in) aims...
Garritan Instant Orchestra Review at EMusician
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Garritan Instant Orchestra Review at EMusician

Creating orchestral cues can be a time-consuming task. Even with templates loaded into your DAW or scoring program, it still takes time just to get a sound out of the machine. Such deliberation is tolerable when working without a pressing deadl...
Samplephonics Dirty Modular review at MusicRadar
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Samplephonics Dirty Modular review at MusicRadar

Samplephonics Dirty Modular We're constantly amazed by the feats of instrument design that developers manage to pull off using interface scripting in Kontakt, but Dirty Modular raises the bar - in terms of ambition, at least.  ...

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