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Rocksolid Audio Control Strip 2

This article reviews the Control Strip 2 from Rocksolid Audio - a new type of midi controller dedicated to SSL channel strip plugins only. What makes this particular device compelling is its price tag, ability to operate across DAWs fluently, and support for third-party Native and otherwise SSL channel strip plugins. Before we dive deep

2021-09-17T17:50:58+03:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Gear Reviews, Hardware, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

De-Essing Basics and Beyond – Techivation T-De-Esser Review

My name is Ron Bates. I’m a freelance audio engineer and producer based out of Nashville, TN. As Techivation just released the T-De-Esser, I thought it might be cool to experiment with some not-so-typical uses for De-Essing.  Before we jump into some mixing scenarios, let’s first cover the basics of De-Essing. Let’s ask ourselves what

2021-07-22T03:46:34+03:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Smart Research Audio – C1LA

The C1LA is a stereo VCA compressor inspired by the now renowned SSL Quad Comp from the G-series consoles. It is designed for the API 500-series format and is packed with features and functionality found only on high-end devices, often twice its price. In this article, we'll put the C1LA to the test. We'll explore

2021-06-06T04:19:43+03:00June 6th, 2021|Categories: Gear Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , |0 Comments

Baby Audio Comeback Kid Review

BabyAudio is a new plug-in developer company, that creates high-quality sounding plug-ins, that can be very useful for both music production and audio engineering. Today we wanna review one of their plug-ins we had the chance to try out in a few mixes, while we will consider reviewing their latest plug-in which has just got

Could you make it a bit more Spiff-y?

Intro Having used oeksound Soothe and the updated Soothe2, it didn't take much for me to have a gander at Spiff plugin when asked. oeksound is a relatively new plug-in company from Helsinki, Finland, founded in 2016 by Olli Keskinen. Their goals are simple as stated on their website, "instead of crowding the marketplace with

2021-02-08T00:52:26+03:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: Plugin Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Vollume Control

A surprisingly large portion of an audio engineer’s day is consumed by transferring files for clients. Keeping track of file versions that are uploaded, maintaining organized folders, and ensuring you’re following up on notes provided by the client can often be a headache. Well, now you have the option to save yourself the headache along

SOUND SKULPTOR MP573

The MP573 is yet another modern reincarnation of the legendary 1073 mic-pre circuit in a 500-series API format. It is made by the French company Sound Skulptor, led by Jean-Pierre Kuhn. The company was established as a manufacturing facility for the French recording studio and now school - Synchronia. Sound Skulptor have been manufacturing their

2021-01-31T05:01:02+03:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Gear Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Our 5 Favorite Stylish Home Studios

When talk about home studios, first thing that comes to our mind is the audio gear and equipment it requires to get built up. However, there's more than that. Besides the technical equipment, knowledge and of course, the acoustic treatment, here comes the art of creating a vibe that makes you feel so comfortable spending

2020-12-22T03:49:07+03:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Gear Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , |0 Comments

TEGELER AUDIO MANUFAKTUR – MAGNETISMUS 2

Intro The Berlin-based analog gear-maker Tegeler Audio Manufaktur are carving their own vision for analog processing rather than copying older proven designs. Earlier this year we reviewed their Creme and Tube Summing Mixer, which were both exceptional devices. Now it’s time for their Magnetismus 2. As its name suggests this device draws inspiration from magnetic

2020-12-18T16:53:57+03:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Gear Reviews, Hardware, Reviews|0 Comments

iZotope Ozone 9 Mastering Plugin Review

By Ivo Sotirov As the world embraces AI and machine learning so does iZotope with their 9th edition of Ozone. In September 2019 this mastering suite introduced new features like Tonal Rebalance as well as a Low-End Focus module yet efficiency went up with lower power consumption and faster loading times. Now, a year later,

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