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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 as

2022-04-23T23:50:29+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. https://techivation.com/t-de-esser-pro/ 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

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
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