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Spitfire makes incredible string libraries. Bernard Herrmann makes impactful scores. Together (courtesy of the Bernard Estate) a sample library has been made to commemorate the unique approach Bernard made to scores as well as push the envelope with current scores. LONDON, UK: Spitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of BERNARD HERRMANN COMPOSER TOOLKIT — taking inspiration from the electric genius of its iconic composer namesake (noted for his lengthy legacy of fresh film scores suchRead More
The Waves Nx  system was released a while back and featured head tracking to better immerse engineers and performers into headphone mixes while either tracking or mixing. Now, one of the things we at Everything Recording wanted to see in the system is finally released… kind of. Nx now supports EQ curves to balance out certain brands of headphones. KNOXVILLE, TN, July 5, 2017 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions and digital music production tools, announces an update to the Waves Nx Virtual Mix RoomRead More

Posted On July 8, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Reviews, Software

Review: Sonible Smart:EQ+

We’ve all been here. A track presents itself with problematic frequencies and resonances but no matter how much tweaking is done, just won’t fit in a mix. Maybe you’re a professional in a fast-paced audio environment who needs precision on the go. Maybe you’re new to the mixing game and need a little help learning what to look for when EQing tracks. Or… maybe you’re just a lazy engineer. There’s no shame in any of that; Sonible Smart:EQ+ has you covered. This EQ uses intelligent algorithms in its “smart” bandsRead More
The Omega Preamp and Transformers are the perfect combination (Review HERE) and I think the 458a is quickly becoming my favorite go-to transformer. The 458a adds a distinct smooth but aggressive bite, perfect for electric guitars and vocals. Now the 458a has been upgraded with better CPU performance and an oversampling on / off switch. As of version 1.0.5, Omega 458a uses as little as 25% as much CPU as previous versions, and can also be run as a zero-latency plugin. We added a session-wide ‘oversampling OFF’ mode that lets you easilyRead More
Welcome to the final section of the Pro Tools 12 Review. For previous parts, visit the review section HERE. This section details the overall review for Pro Tools 12. Part 5: Review During the course of these Pro Tools 12.7 Explained series, a lot of ground has been covered. What started out as just a review of Pro Tools changes since version 11 became so big that it had to be broken into parts just to go over all of the major bells and whistles. This in itself should demonstrateRead More
This is Part 4 of a 5 part series reviewing Pro Tools 12. For previous parts, visit the Reviews section HERE. This section lays out new features only available in Pro Tools HD. Part 4: HD only Features Of course, all of the new features that both Standard and HD Pro Tools carry in version 12.6 is a long and impressive list, but what’s the point of upgrading to HD. No worries folks, Avid have that department covered with a few features that may or may not have you pullingRead More
In our previous Reason review (HERE) we mentioned that we would like to see Reason break out of their shell and allow for VST plugins. Well all of our prayers have been answered. Reason 9.5 now adds the ability to use VST. Stockholm, Sweden, April 28, 2017 – Propellerhead Software today announced Reason 9.5, the newest update to the award-winning Reason music production software. Reason 9.5 is a free update for Reason 9 owners that introduces VST support – the number-one feature request by both Reason and non-Reason owners alike. Read More
Transient shapers are all the rage. Waves have stepped in the ring with their own iteration. Smack Attack gives their own spin and extended controls to add more pop, sustain, and punch to your tracks. KNOXVILLE, TN, May 1, 2017 — Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, is now shipping the Smack Attack transient shaper plugin. The Waves Smack Attack plugin adds smack and bite to drums, loops, synth hits and all percussive sounds, by designing the level, shape and duration of their transients’ attack andRead More

Posted On May 5, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Review: Tone2 Electra2

We’ve reviewed quite a few of Tone2’s products, (link to reviews for Nemesis, and Saurus,) and for the most part, they are great tools. Each bring their own flavor to the table and fit right into almost any style of music. So when we were given the chance to peek under the hood and kick the tires of Electra2, we jumped at the opportunity.   Electra2 is the second incarnation of Tone2’s ElectraX, a multi-layer software synthesizer with countless features. It comes in VST and AU varieties but is still leaving outRead More
Welcome to Part 3 of a 5 part Everything Recording Review or Pro Tools 12. For Part 1, click HERE. For Part 2, click HERE. This Section explains all of the new feature updates for both Pro Tools Standard and HD. Part 3: Features for Standard and HD All of these visual bells and whistles make life much easier and are great but functionality is king when it comes to making audio sound the best it can in the shortest amount of time. Don’t worry, Avid has you covered. First,Read More