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5 Best Spectral Shaping Audio Plugins in 2023

In the world of audio production, achieving the perfect sound is both an art and a science. Musicians, sound engineers, and producers constantly seek ways to shape, mold, and refine audio signals to create captivating and unique sonic experiences. One of the powerful tools in their arsenal is spectral shaping, a technique that allows them

2023-09-21T19:35:48+03:00September 21st, 2023|Categories: Plugin Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

7 Best FREE EQ Plug-ins to Download in 2023

We have picked 7 inspiring EQ plug-ins that are great tools for audio mixing, or even mastering, and they're all free to download and use. Check out our list of the 7 best free EQ plug-ins to download in 2023. 1. Analog Obsession FIVE The FIVER EQ by Analog Obsession is a superb emulation of

2023-02-09T21:35:50+03:00February 7th, 2023|Categories: Plugin Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Free Plug-in Alert – Techivation releases T-Puncher FREE

Audio software developer, Techivation, announces the release of their new free plug-in, T-Puncher FREE. The company’s goal in developing T-Puncher (Premium) which was released a while ago was an innovative & quick solution for controlling and shaping transients, especially in drums, guitars, and keys. Now, this new free version of T-Puncher allows users to control

2022-10-16T23:07:28+03:00October 16th, 2022|Categories: News, Reviews|Tags: , , |0 Comments

808XD: Free 808 bass VST instrument by Audiolatry

Audiolatry has introduced a free virtual instrument for Windows and macOS that delivers the sounds of 808 bass. The 808XD plugin contains 31 instrument presets ranging from saturated, distorted, modulated, experimental, and (fairly) clean versions. 808XD’s main theme is dirty, detuned, deep and hard-hitting 808s, which make it suitable for any styles where these types of bass

2023-02-09T03:41:11+03:00October 7th, 2022|Categories: News, Plugin Reviews, Reviews|Tags: |0 Comments

The CXM 1978

The CXM1978 is a hardware reverb made by Chase Bliss in collaboration with Meris. Although the device is presented in a guitar pedal format and is widely accepted as one, today, we are reviewing it as a professional studio reverb. The CXM features stereo I/O that can be configured as unbalanced (for use with other

2022-05-15T18:01:19+03:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: Gear Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Techivation Released The T-Compressor – A Serial Compressor with Unique Features

Techivation has launched T-Compressor, their second major release since the T-De-Esser Pro. Here is what they are saying: The team has focused to create an authentic, versatile, and easy-to-use audio compressor plug-in for modern productions. It offers an innovative and brand-new serial compression chain workflow for audio dynamic processing. The T-Compressor follows a similar goal

2023-02-09T03:43:00+03:00April 23rd, 2022|Categories: News, Reviews|Tags: , |0 Comments

Techivation T-De-Esser Pro Review

T-De-Esser Pro is an improved version of Techivation's freeware T-De-Esser and T-De-Esser Plus de-esser effect in VST, VST3, AU, and AAX plugin formats. Because of the distinctive natural and melodic sound it produces, the Free T-De-Esser Plugin immediately gained popularity following its introduction. Their objective was to produce a de-esser plugin that would smooth

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

2021-09-18T21:54:56+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
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