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Cableguys VolumeShaper 4 Review at BedroomProducerBlog.com
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Cableguys VolumeShaper 4 Review at BedroomProducerBlog.com

Cableguys have announced the release of VolumeShaper 4, the latest version of their highly acclaimed volume shaping and faux side-chaining audio processor for Windows and Mac OS. Read the article below for a closer look at the new version of th...
Cableguys VolumeShaper 4 Review at Computer Music Magazine
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Cableguys VolumeShaper 4 Review at Computer Music Magazine

The newest version of this LFO-centred plugin for the makers of Curve and FilterShaper gives you hand-drawn amplitude modulation.     The latest release from German developers Cableguys is an LFO-driven volume modulation p...
WaveDNA Liquid Rhythm review at Electronicmusician.com
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WaveDNA Liquid Rhythm review at Electronicmusician.com

   When one small music software company obsesses over building and refining a single product for more than four years, you get something as simultaneously unique and familiar as Liquid Rhythm, a drum-programming plug-in/standalon...
Rob Papen Punch-BD Review at AskAudioMag
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Rob Papen Punch-BD Review at AskAudioMag

We dare you to play a Rob Papen synth and not be inspired! Noah Pred puts Punch-BD virtual drum synth through its paces and finds it punches above its weight in our in-depth review.     With the abundance of marketing hype...
Cableguys VolumeShaper 4 Review at Rekkerd.Org
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Cableguys VolumeShaper 4 Review at Rekkerd.Org

Cableguys has just launched version 4 of its VolumeShaper effect plug-in for Windows and MacVolumeShaper is a plugin for shaping and automating the levels of any audio signal.     From sidechain compression effects to extr...
Cableguys VolumeShaper 4 Review at Music Radar
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Cableguys VolumeShaper 4 Review at Music Radar

The latest release from German developer Cableguys is an LFO-driven volume modulation plugin that improves upon its v3 predecessor with multiband functionality, a simple spectrogram, online preset library, more preset waveshapes and a redesigne...
Bitwig Studio Review at Music Radar
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Bitwig Studio Review at Music Radar

We can't remember the last time a music application generated the level of pre-release buzz that Bitwig Studio has - a major factor, of course, being its extraordinarily lengthy beta testing period.   It was first broug...
Bitwig Studio Review at Resident Advisor
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Bitwig Studio Review at Resident Advisor

It's hard to believe that it's been over two years since Bitwig Studio was originally announced. The development team was rumored to include more than one former Ableton programmer, and Bitwig appeared to improve on many of the core con...
Bitwig Studio Review at MusicTech
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Bitwig Studio Review at MusicTech

Bitwig Studio Review – A Bit Good?   Brand new DAWs don’t come along every day and we’ve been waiting for this one for what seems like years. Liam O’Mullane gets hands on with Bitwig Studio…  ...
Bitwig Studio Review at Keyboard Mag
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Bitwig Studio Review at Keyboard Mag

For years, producers had grown accustomed to digital audio workstations being variations on a theme. For all the significant differences, these tools could be expected to work in the same basic ways. Then came Ableton Live. While adopting some ...
FabFilter Pro-Q review at Gearjunkies.com
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FabFilter Pro-Q review at Gearjunkies.com

Today we are gonna take a look at the new Pro-Q2 EQ, the successor of the populair Pro-Q by masterminds FabFilter. The original Pro-Q was already a big hit with producers and studios all over the world but with Pro-Q2 the Fabfilter team knocked...
iZotope Ozone 6 Review at AskAudioMag.com
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iZotope Ozone 6 Review at AskAudioMag.com

Ozone has long been a favourite of mastering engineers both novice and professional. Will iZotope's Ozone 6 be as compelling as its predecessors? Historically, Ozone has been a collection of modules that for many have been the go-to sol...
BigKick Review at Data Transmission
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BigKick Review at Data Transmission

Whether it’s astrophysics, astroturfing or ass-clapping, the key always lies in getting the basics right. In production, getting your ideas down as quickly as possible in a slick, workable format is the underlying intention behind all mod...
Bitwig Studio Review at SoundOnSound
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Bitwig Studio Review at SoundOnSound

Is Bitwig Studio's fresh take on clip-based music production different enough to tempt users away from established rivals?   Bitwig Studio is the first, and the flagship, product of Bitwig GmbH, a small music software house bas...
Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ Review at Sonic State
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Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ Review at Sonic State

Classic phase distortion from Plug-in Boutique    Lagrange Audio Writes: You might have noticed from my previous blogs that I don't do reviews. The main reason for this is that there are plenty of other people out there do...
VirtualCZ Review at Amazona.de
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VirtualCZ Review at Amazona.de

CZ NEVER DIES... Once again a software developer provides us with a clone of cult acquaintances from the 80s - The Casio CZ... Casio CZ-1 in good company The CZ-series was once Casio's answer to the successful series o...
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 ...

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