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Posted On January 18, 2014By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Rob Papen Predator PL

If you’re looking for a great quality synth but are on a budget, or are not the synth tweaking type, look no further. Rob Papen has generously taken some of the great presets from the renown Predator soft synth and have spawned a new affordable version. You get all of the quality out of the Predator synth, in a more scaled back version. You get over 4000 presets to keep you very entertained for a very long time. Virtual instrument and plug-in developer Rob Papen Soundware is proud to announce availability of Predator-PL —Read More
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Posted On January 9, 2014By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Waves Scheps 73

There’s always room in the world for more Neve emulations. Nomad Factory has done a great job, Slate is coming out with a version in their new Virtual Mix Rack and now Waves pairs up with none other that the great Andrew Scheps to create a plugin that represents a piece of gear Scheps really knows a lot about… The Neve 1073. The Waves Scheps 73 is a colorful 3-band EQ modeled on the classic 1073 console’s EQ and mic preamp module and developed in association with world-renowned mixing engineerRead More
Nemesis is one of the most groundbreaking FM Style Softsynths out on the market and Tone2 has just added even more of what you want with the ChartBreaker expansion pack. Pop music is very hard to keep up with and finding the right sound is paramount in keeping up with trends. ChartBreaker makes this easy with over 200 modern club style presets to help you climb to number one. Taking you on a unique journey into uncharted sonic territory, the ChartBreaker set is filled with intricate sound impressions that willRead More

Posted On January 3, 2014By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Franke Music Stroke Machine

Yes the name sounds dirty but it actually serves a cool purchase. Most iOS loop sequencers are a little lackluster, leaving you with too many restrictions and less than ideal sounds. Franke Music is founded by former Waldorf software developer Wolfram Franke and seems very appealing. Not only can you program drum loops but you can program your own sounds with your choice of a lot of effects and features. Freshly-founded high-end musical instrument and effects software developer Franke Music proudly presents its debut product, Stroke Machine, a professional drumRead More
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Posted On December 28, 2013By BryanIn Latest News, Reviews

Review: FabFilter Pro-MB

A lot of big Plugin manufacturers are really starting to take the reigns of multiband dynamics. Last review we took a look at HOFA IQ-EQ, which incorporated multiband dynamics, so why not keep the ball rolling with FabFilter’s latest creation, Pro-MB. So far, FabFilter have proven an incredible track record with other plugins such as their Pro-Q, Pro-DS, and extremely fun to use, Saturn (Review Here); so I set out to see if they can hit another home run with their latest multiband dynamics tool.   Multiband Compression seems toRead More

Posted On December 21, 2013By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Rob Papen Punch BD Rack Extension

Rob Papen has been very good to the folks at Propellerhead by providing rack extensions for Reason pretty much since the introduction of the Rack Extension format. Now Rob has cleverly taken modules from a few of his effects programs as well as facets from some of his award winning synths to beef up Punch’s already stellar bass drum patches. Enter Punch BD RE. Virtual instrument and effects plug-in developer Rob Papen Soundware is proud to announce availability of PunchBD-RE, a versatile and easy-to-use bass drum synthesizer Rack Extension forRead More
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Posted On December 19, 2013By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Dave Smith Prophet 12

The Prophet 12 has just gotten a little smaller. Synth giant Dave Smith has made the popular Prophet 12 in module form to accommodate rack mounting and carrying around. How could you lose having more in your arsenal in a small package? Add on you probably already have a keyboard that you can hook up to the module… win/win. On top of all of that you get the world famous Dave Smith sounds that have been used on countless hit songs. Premier polyphonic synthesizer manufacturer Dave Smith Instruments is proud to announceRead More
I run Analog Lab on just about every session that I use a virtual instrument. The sounds fit right in the mix on just about any genre of music. One thing I always wanted was to be able to edit presets in depth, but to do that you need the V Collection. Now Arturia is offering the V Collection 3.0 at a 50% discount. That ALL of the vintage recreations of the ultimate in analog synthesizers for just $199.00 Music software and hardware company Arturia is proud to announce that it isRead More
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Posted On December 6, 2013By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Warm Audio WA76

I’ve been wanting to post about this for a LONG time. A couple of days ago, Bryce posted this pic on his Facebook page, blew Gearslutz collective minds, and shot me an email letting me reveal this info. You have NO clue how hard is was to not shout this from the rooftop because this is a really big deal. I mean… how many companies are releasing a full fledged version of an 1176 at the price point that Warm Audio is planning to sell this bad boy at. WhereRead More
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Posted On December 5, 2013By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Audioease Altiverb Adds AAX Support

If you’ve read any interviews from big name engineers, odds are you’ve heard the name Altiverb show up in almost all of them, and now that powerful space modeling plugin has made it to the realm of Pro Tools 11. The upgrade is free for current users and seamlessly replaces your old version. - Altiverb 7.1 is a Mac only plug-in, available in 64 bit and 32 bit as AAX Native, VST, MAS and Audio Unit. - Like Pro Tools 11, Altiverb 7.1 now requires an iLok 2 USB key.Read More