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    A review of the Universal Audio Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe plug-in

    06-16-2016 11:00 AM
    Universal Audio has released plug-ins for quite a few guitar amps in the last couple of years, but its new Fender ’55 Tweed Deluxe is its first foray into the Fender amp world, and it’s a doozy. The plug-in, which is officially endorsed by Fender, recreates a mid-‘50s-era Deluxe model 5E3, a vaunted amp that could deliver everything from warm clean tones to creamy smooth distortion. As with any UAD-2 plug-in you need either an Apollo interface or other UAD-2 hardware to run it. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Auratone 5C Super Sound Cube

    06-13-2016 11:00 AM
    You just got your main monitor speakers and are already looking for a second pair? Boy are you a compulsive buyer! What's that you said? Auratone is back with its famous 5Cs? Okay, well maybe just this once I'll turn a blind eye..... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Review of the Lauten Audio LA-320 tube-condenser microphone

    06-09-2016 11:00 AM
    The LA-320 is the first mic in Lauten Audio’s new "Series Black" line. Lauten, whose product line features many high-end mics as well, have put out a large-diaphragm tube condenser with a price point ($499) aimed at the home and project studio market. Not only that, they’ve hit it out of the park. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the PSP 2445 Digital Reverberator plug-in

    06-06-2016 11:00 AM
    With the release of version 1.2 of its 2445 reverb, PSP now has the official blessing of EMT, the company that made the outboard reverb units modeled in this plug-in. We figured that was a good reason to take this baby for a test drive... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Video review of Audified MixChecker

    05-31-2016 11:00 AM
    The MixChecker plug-in from Audified makes it possible to reference your mix on a wide range of simulated speaker types to see how it translates. How well does it work? Find out in this video review... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A video review of the new synth from Lethal Audio

    05-21-2016 11:00 AM
    Lethal Audio recently released Lethal, a crisp-sounding "rompler"-style software instrument with a heavy emphasis on EDM, but which will also be useful for pop, rock, hip-hop, and film scoring. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Keeley Mod Workstation pedal

    04-28-2016 11:00 AM
    At this year’s NAMM show, Keeley Electronics showed off their new Workstation line of pedals, which combine the functionality of several Keeley pedals in one. Although recently released, the pedals are in short supply, but we were fortunate enough to get our hands on the Mod Workstation. It’s an analog multi-effects pedal with three independent effect sections: Mod, featuring eight different modulation effects; Drive, with two varieties of overdrive, and Drive/Boost, which offers clean boost or a third flavor of overdrive, and all three sections can be run together... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of IK Multimedia's Lurssen Mastering Console

    04-21-2016 11:00 AM
    The Lurssen Mastering Console is new mastering software from IK Multimedia that was created in conjunction with Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering in Los Angeles, a high-profile facility that’s responsible for mastering multiple Grammy-award-winning albums, and Oscar-winning film scores and more. The product lets you access a software emulation of Lurssen’s mastering chain, incorporating some of the studio’s techniques and “tricks.” .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Review of the Electro-Harmonix Lester G Deluxe Rotary Speaker pedal

    04-10-2016 11:00 AM
    One of the new pedals Electro-Harmonix debuted the 2016 NAMM show was a Leslie-speaker simulator called Lester G. Not only does it offer rotating speaker sounds, but also an overdrive circuit and a compressor. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A video review of Eventide Anthology X

    03-21-2016 11:00 AM
    The Eventide Anthology X bundle ($999 street) offers users a large collection of effects processing plug-ins. Although there's an emphasis on the harmonizer/delay type effects that Eventide is famous for, you also get EQs, channel strips, a reverb, phase alignment plug-ins, and more. Many of the processors are digital recreations of analog hardware units, and the sound quality is excellent throughout... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of Cakewalk Rapture Session

    03-09-2016 11:00 AM
    Recently, Cakewalk announced Rapture Session, a new member of its Rapture software-instrument family. It offers less sounds and no programmability, but it has the same synth engine as the flagship Rapture Pro and comes with almost 4GB of content. What makes it most notable, however, is its super-low price tag: $29.95. So is Rapture Session a great bargain or just a waste of time? We tested it recently to find out. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Waves NX Virtual Mix Room plug-in

    03-01-2016 05:00 AM
    Headphones are great for checking details when you’re mixing, but to mix on them exclusively has always been a challenge — at least until now. Thanks to a revolutionary new Waves plug-in called NX (Mac/PC), you can put on your headphones and mix in a virtual control room with perfect acoustics no matter where you are. What’s more, NX also makes it possible to mix in surround, through stereo headphones!.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the UAD Marshall JMP 2203 Plug-In

    02-17-2016 11:00 AM
    Universal Audio has an ongoing partnership with the software whizzes at Softube to develop plug-ins for its UAD platform. This collaboration has resulted in many different plug-ins, including models of several Marshall guitar amps. The latest is the Marshall JMP 2203 Plug-In, which was released recently along with UAD 8.5 software. We took it for a test drive... Read more on Audiofanzine

    LiquidSonics Reverberate 2 Review

    02-17-2016 11:00 AM
    There are two clearly distinguishable schools in the software reverb world: algorithmic and convolution... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of Joey Sturgis Tones Finality Advanced limiter plug-in

    02-03-2016 05:00 AM
    A track with too wide a dynamic range can cause problems when mixing. Rather than using automation to smooth out the levels, which is very time consuming, a compressor or limiter can do it for you automatically. The Finality Advanced limiter plug-in from Joey Sturgis Tones gives you a versatile tool set for taming dynamics, and it adds some pleasing sonic coloration, as well. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Electro-Harmonix Cock Fight pedal

    01-13-2016 11:00 AM
    Wah pedals are useful for more than just the standard “wah wah” effect. Sweeping the pedal’s filter to find a cool tone and then leaving it static as you play is also very effective. Known as the “cocked wah” effect, that’s the basis of Electro-Harmonix’s Cock Fight pedal, along with built in fuzz and a talking wah... Read more on Audiofanzine

    Klangfreund LUFS Meter Review

    01-11-2016 11:00 AM
    Let me introduce you to LUFS Meter, a downright clever plug-in that can make life easier to anyone taking the "Loudness War" seriously. And I hope there are many of you out there, considering the pains Audiofanzine goes to trying to make you aware of the issue..... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of iZotope Ozone 7 Advanced and Ozone 7

    01-07-2016 11:00 AM
    The Ozone mastering suite from iZotope has gotten better with each major update. The latest, Ozone 7, adds vintage modules to its processing arsenal, which allow you to add warm, analog-like sounds. All but one of the new modules are exclusive to Ozone 7 Advanced, which is more costly than the standard version of Ozone 7. Both versions have seen a number of additional improvements, as well. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Valhalla DSP ValhallaPlate reverb plug-in

    12-21-2015 11:00 AM
    Most software reverbs offer a choice of halls, plates, rooms and other types of virtual spaces, but Valhalla DSP takes a different approach. The company has separated its reverb offerings into individual plug-ins for different reverb flavors, and sells each for only $50. As a result, you can get a high-quality reverb, albeit of a single type, for a very low price. So let’s take a closer look at ValhallaPlate, the latest module and fourth in the series... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Electro-Harmonix Key9 Electric Piano Machine

    12-16-2015 11:00 AM
    Electro-Harmonix has followed its B9 and C9 Organ Machine pedals with the logical next step: the Key9 Electric-Piano Machine. This new stompbox uses the same technology as those organ pedals, and offers nine different emulations of electric keyboards and more... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of SampleMagic Magic AB Version 2

    12-10-2015 11:00 AM
    When the original Magic A/B came out a couple of years ago, I was pretty blown away by it, because it made the important process of A/B-ing a mix a lot easier. Now SampleMagic has rewritten the application from the ground up, and what was already an excellent plug-in has gotten significantly better... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Boss SY-300 guitar synthesizer

    12-03-2015 11:00 AM
    In the past, trying to find a guitar synth that tracked accurately was akin to searching for the Holy Grail. No product, whether it was a guitar synth or MIDI guitar controller was able to accurately reproduce guitar playing down to its nuances. Heck, most couldn’t even handle a string bend very well. But Boss has changed all that with the SY-300, a synthesizer that is triggered by a guitar (or other instrument’s) incoming audio signal, no special pickup required. It’s a revolutionary idea, and from a tracking standpoint it succeeds brilliantly. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the PreSonus R80 studio monitors

    11-24-2015 11:00 AM
    PreSonus recently added to its growing line of studio monitors with its new R-Series, active near-field monitors that feature AMT tweeters, and come in two sizes, the R80 (8” woofer) and the R65 (6.5” woofer). We got our hands on a pair of R80s for this review. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Soundtoys 5 native effects bundle

    11-12-2015 11:00 AM
    From EchoBoy to FilterFreak to Crystallizer, Decapitator and more, Soundtoys plug-ins are super-creative tools that offer users the potential to take their music to new sonic places The new Soundtoys 5 native bundle (Mac/PC) offers that and then some, with the addition of all the plug-ins the company developed subsequent to the release of the previous bundle, Soundtoys Native Effects 4, plus a brand new plug-in, Primal Tap. What’s more, the company has added the Effect Rack, a container plug-in that can host multiple Soundtoys plugs simultaneously... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Sonible Frei:raum EQ plug-in

    11-01-2015 05:00 AM
    Life as a writer for Audiofanzine has its pros and cons...Granted, if you're into audio, spending most of your days testing and reviewing the latest gear from the audio world can be really gratifying to the geek in you. However, after the umpteenth review of the umpteenth virtual version of a legendary hardware unit, it can get really tiresome... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Audient ASP800 8-channel mic pre and ADC

    10-15-2015 11:00 AM
    Not long ago we reviewed iD14, a two-channel audio interface from the British console maker Audient, which features the same type of mic preamps that are in its mixers. Audient recently started shipping the ASP800, an eight-channel mic preamp and analog-to-digital converter that connects to the optical input of the iD14 or any other interface with optical I/O... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the FabFilter Pro-C 2 compressor plug-in

    09-27-2015 11:00 AM
    Do you know what ice cream and compressors have in common? Both are better when you have a choice of flavors. FabFilter’s new Pro C-2 is a veritable ice cream store of compression, offering eight different types, and just about every kind of parameter control you’ve ever seen in a compressor, and some you probably haven’t... Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the U-He Hive virtual synth

    09-14-2015 11:00 AM
    Hive, the latest instrument from u-he, does not claim the precision of Diva the richness of Zebra 2, or the modularity of Bazille or Ace. No. Hive looks and feels simple, is easy to use, and provides a fat sound. Mission accomplished?.. Read more on Audiofanzine

    A review of the Splice Sounds sample subscription service

    09-10-2015 11:00 AM
    Do you use a lot of samples in your music production? Do you pay for individual samples or sample packs on a regular basis? If so, you might want to check out Splice Sounds, a recently launched service from Splice, the online collaboration and cloud-backup site for recording musicians and producers. .. Read more on Audiofanzine

    Review of the Audient iD14 USB audio interface

    09-07-2015 05:00 AM
    A little over two years ago we reviewed the iD22, the first ever audio interface manufactured by Audient, an English brand well-known for its consoles and mic preamps. Considering the crossover to the digital world went fairly smoothly, these Brits have now decided to take another step in the same direction with a smaller and less pricey second interface. But does the iD14 retain the same qualities as its big brother? .. Read more on Audiofanzine
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