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A History of Audio Plug Ins: Invasion of the “Sound Snatchers”

Do you remember the movie “The Crow”? The one where Brandon Lee, after dying (for real) while the film was being shot, was replaced by a computer generated, perfectly realistic image of himself? Something similar happened in the...

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Plugin Review: Massey CT5 Compressor

Following the success of the popular CT4 compressor, Massey Plugins has released the CT5 ($75) - an updated version with some tweaks under the hood and useful new features. Available in TDM, RTAS and Audiosuite, it’s even more powerful and enjoyable...

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New Compressor from Massey Plugins: The CT5

Today, Massey Plugins Inc. released the CT5, an update on their workhorse compressor, the CT4. According to Steve Massey, "The core sound remains 99% the same; I'm tweaking one of the internal filters for the better and...

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DRT v2.0: Massey beefs up their Drum Replacer

Fans of Massey Plugins will be happy to see some additional features added to the DRT: Drum Replacement Tool. The original plugin detected drum hits and exported MIDI notes, allowing you to choose your preferred third-party plugin to trigger the audio. The new DRT v2.0...

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Production Corner: Lo-Fi Plug Ins & Pedals

As we all know, rockers enjoy going against trends, and lo-fi is a perfect “genre answer” to these high definition days. As a matter of fact, in most cases the poor quality of the recordings – rather than the result of disgraceful engineering – is created intentionally as a way to add character to the...

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Production Corner: Randomness & Happy Accidents

From the 20th century on, experimental artists of all kinds have been fascinated by the concept of randomness applied to art — it all started with Dadaism. In music, the element of chance was already present in Jazz before it officially appeared in the mid century “Aleatory Music” movement. The Beatles managed to recycle it...

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McDSP Retro Pack Review

Earlier this year, veteran plugin manufacturer, McDSP released an important upgrade to its flagship bundle, the Emerald Pack. This robust collection of “bread-and-butter” effects combines a whopping twelve bundles, including muti-band compressors, channel strips, analog tape emulations, brick-wall limiters, de-essers and much more. Version 5 brings functional and cosmetic changes to all and also includes a brand...

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Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter Review on SonicScoop

Zach McNees has a detailed review on SonicScoop of the Waves Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter, a collaboration between Waves and Aphex to bring the original tube unit back to life in plugin form. Like all the Aural Exciter units, it’s designed to add brightness and presence without a perceived increase in overall sound levels. Here’s...

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Massey Plugins DRT: Drum Replacement Tool

If you’ve been struggling with poorly-recorded drum tracks recently, you may be interested in checking out DRT: the new drum replacement plugin from Massey Plugins. The DRT is easy to use, and its intelligent parameters allow you to select the drum hits you want to replace in seconds, exporting them as a MIDI track that you...

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OneKnob Plugins by Waves

Waves has just announced the release of their OneKnob line of plugins: comprised of seven different effects with just one control knob each. While these are not the first set of plugins with extremely simplified controls (see the Abbey Road Brilliance Pack), it is interesting nonetheless to see a series of plugins devoted to having...

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Review: Adding warmth to your tracks with Magnetic

Magnetic, the latest plugin from Nomad Factory, is a versatile addition to the growing list of tools that recreate the classic sounds of analog tape warmth and saturation. Useful for sweetening up tracks or as a vintage effect, this plugin works well on a variety of sources and also functions as a respectable master buss...

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Tone2 ElectraX Soft Synth Review on SonicScoop

David Weiss from Sonic Scoop took a look at the latest soft synth from the makers of FilterBank, and he likes what he sees. The ElectraX ($199) combines four synthesizers into one interface with a hefty portion of features piled on top. 18 effects, 23 filters, 18 oscillators per voice, 64X4 voices, and a low...

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Getting Robotic with Bitspeek

The folks at Swedish-based Sonic Charge have introduced a new plugin that creates some unique voice effects, and it’s based on technology we all use daily. Bitspeek ($29) utilizes “linear predictive coding,” which is used by your phone company as a form of voice compression, and was crucial to creating the Speak & Spell (which...

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