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2014-11-17 10.28.35 pm

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

Eiosis AirEQ

The illusive plugin we’ve been obsessively refreshing the webpage of has arrived! Slate co-founder is back with his vision of the ultimate in EQ plugins. AirEQ is guaranteed to add a whole new creative workflow to your mixed with several elemental attributes to inject the utmost in musical quality to your tracks. Now if I can just track down his de-esser plugin ported to AAX, my life will be complete. With its unprecedented Character and Strength parameters, Air and Earth bands, ease of use, intuitive and musical features, AirEQ is trulyRead More
2014-11-17 10.14.50 pm

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

Slate Virtual Mix Rack

The day has finally come people. Slate’s 500 series plugin vision is complete. We all know Slate products sometimes get a little prematurely announced but I’m very sure it is just out of the sheer excitement over the new product he’s about to release. Nonetheless, SLATE VIRTUAL MIX RACK is here. I’ve been waiting on this one since the day it came out and I couldn’t be more thrilled. The surprise alongside the release is a free Slate Plugin. You heard right a FREE plugin. Revival is an easy toRead More
2014-11-17 10.00.16 pm

Posted On November 18, 2014By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

SSL XL 9000 K for Softube Console 1

Console 1 is Softube’s answer for an easy-to-use tactile counterpart for in-the-box engineers who want a more tactile response. You also get emulations of famous consoles which they already have the SSL 4000 console. All knobs for controls are accessible without having to mouse of dig through menus. Now Softube has added the famous SSL XL9000 K console emulation. This console is known for its clean crisp sound and thunderous tight low end. Although this is a very transparent board, used for hip hop and R&B records the world over,Read More

Posted On October 28, 2014By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News, Reviews

Review: Meris 440

Another day, another preamp based on a staple in classic American recording, right? Well, not so fast. The folks at Meris understand the market is fairly saturated (unintentional pun) and have set themselves apart with their own rendition, stocked with quite a few more bells and whistles than your run-of-the-mill 500 series preamp.   The Meris 440 comes equipped with Cinemag input and output transformers, giving you that classic punch, with both weight and open top end. It features both an input and output knob, allowing you to push thatRead More
2014-10-22 01.17.14 pm

Posted On October 22, 2014By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Kush Audio Clariphonic 500 Series

The piece of gear that mix engineers such as Michael Brauer and Joe Chiccarelli claim they use on every mix, is now available in single channel, 500 series goodness. This one stop shop midrange and high shelf EQ does all of the hard work. With the same sonics that landed the rack unit in such exotic places as Electric Lady, Warner Bros. Archiving, and Sunset Sound, the Clariphonic 500 Series Module brings all the legendary magic within the reach of everyday musicians, producers, and recordists.  A fiendishly clever new approachRead More
2014-10-22 01.04.18 pm

Posted On October 22, 2014By BryanIn Latest News, Software

HOFA: iQ Limiter

I’m actually really excited about this limiter. HOFA made one of the most flexible EQs I’ve ever used (review HERE) with the iQ-EQ and now they have released a limiter. HOFA is the one stop shop for powerful plugins that are extremely easy to use. The limiter is extremely minimalist in appearance but behind the knob and meters lies an algorithm that will bring a wall of sound to your mixes. If you’re looking for the (mastering) limiter, that simply makes your productions maximally loud, you’ve finally found it. WhereRead More

Posted On October 22, 2014By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Blue Yeti Studio

  Blue keeps raising the bar on one stop microphone solutions with the Yeti Studio. This USB mic comes with a professional grade capsule, great A/D conversion and even software to record and process your tracks. The Yeti can handle it all. Not only does it work for podcasting and voiceover work; Yeti can handle tracking of instruments of all sorts. You have a choice of selectable patterns, giving you endless applications for your recording needs. Blue, a 20-year leading innovator in audio technology and design, today announces Yeti Studio,Read More
2014-10-13 08.32.06 am

Posted On October 13, 2014By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Kush Audio Tweaker

FINALLY… A company sends me a hardware posting. Usually it’s all software and I get it… software is easier to make and produce but C’mon companies, I dare you to send me some more hardware posts. I doubt any of them could come close to this little ditty right here though. Kush Audio makes great software (Pusher review HERE) but there’s something about physical knobs that just feel better than clicking and dragging. These guys have created a new compressor called “Tweaker.” Apparently you can have your compressor cake andRead More
IK Multimedia is back again with more modeled EQs! This time they’re going for the classic American sound with 3 new EQs that are similar to the API EQs that have shaped American music in the 70’s and today. Of course, these have the IK Twist. Lets just hope they don’t use as much DSP as the other T-Racks plugins. September 18, 2014 – IK Multimedia is proud to announce the addition of the EQ P50A, EQ P50B and EQ P60G to the T-RackS Custom Shop lineup. With them in the mix, the Custom Shop now features overRead More

Posted On September 2, 2014By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Focusrite iTrack Pocket

It seems like YouTube is flooded with horrible covers of already horrible songs. Internet has somehow convinced everyone that they’re all stars and most of them sound like they were recorded using tin cans and string attached to a cassette recorder and somehow precariously dangling from their knees in a horrible angle. Don’t be one of those people, get an iTrack Pocket. This solves both of the attention-hungry star’s obstacles by allowing optimal camera angle due to the dock position and a stereo mic. You even get an app to editRead More