Analog Tag

Posted On September 21, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Kush Audio Releases Novatron Compressor

The newest compressor from Kush Audio has arrived. Novatron takes all of the goodness from different compressors and places them in one interface. This allows Novatron to mimic the sound of very expensive analog in only ways a plugin can. Novatron is an analog-modeled compressor that borrows so many sonic properties from so many different classic hardware units that, ironically, it could only exist in the world of dsp. It has separate input and output transformer Saturations, two optional Tone circuits, and a monstrous Compressor with groundbreaking attack and releaseRead 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

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

Posted On April 22, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

KV331 SynthMaster One Soft Synth

When creating pop and EDM music, variety is a must. Having as many Soft Synths as you can grab is essential. For $79.00, how can you avoid getting this wavetable synth? The interface looks great and features many effects to make your tracks stand out. ANKARA, TURKEY: high-quality virtual instrument provider KV331 Audio is proud to announce availability of SynthMaster One — an easy-to-use wavetable soft synth with an intuitive workflow available in AU and VST formats for Mac OS X and Windows — as of February 27… SynthMaster One shares the same sound engine asRead More
Orange amps have recently ventured into audiophile areas like the O-Edition Headphones (Review HERE). Now they have moved into even more geeky areas with a new Op-Amp Orange Amplification has launched the new Dual Discrete Op-Amp which has been specifically designed for audio use. It is one of the most musically sounding of its kind on the market today. Built to a high specification, the Dual Discrete Op-Amp has been constructed for superior musical audio performance purposes. Unlike existing products, it only contains the gain blocks that are needed toRead More

Posted On February 11, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

McDSP EC-300 Echo Collection Plugin

McDSP is long overdue for a delay plugin. After having a reverb and filter plugin, EC-300 combines different types of delays in one easy to use interface. McDSP is proud to announce the debut of the EC-300 Echo Collection plug-in. The EC-300 brings the sound of dozens of echo and chorus effects into a single plug-in. The three delay types – Magnetic, Digital, and Analog – come with a generous collection of user controls, plenty of character modes, highly stylized visual feedback, and McDSP’s nearly two decades of gear modelingRead More

Posted On February 10, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Kush Audio Omega Model 458A

Just as promised and foretold in the Omega review (link HERE), more transformer models are showing up. The latest is Kush’s venture in tube and iron with the Omega Model 458a. The Model 458A has a fat tone that breaks up in a delicious way, growing increasingly crusty but never harsh, turning cymbals from brass to gold, and gluing bass into a molten fiery blob of love. Model 458a represents Kush’s first foray into tube modeling and generates a truly next-level distortion, far and away the warmest, smoothest, and most ‘alive’ distortionRead More

Posted On July 28, 2016By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Nomad Factory Analog Studio Rack

Bernie Torelli was the mastermind and founder of Nomad Factory. Sadly he passed away but the brand lives on with one of his most prized creations he started: Analog Studio Rack. Today we are very, I mean VERY, VERY, VERY proud and excited to announce the launch of Nomad Factory’s HOT NEW PRODUCT, “Analog Studio Rack”. This one is the third Nomad Factory plug-in launched, since we acquired the brand following Bernie Torelli’s sad passing in January 2016. Analog Studio Rack was Bernie’s baby and he would have been soRead More
What if you could have the power to decide what type of preamp you want to track with long after you’ve recorded the audio? Who wouldn’t want to be able to choose between, a transformerless preamp, a Neve, or API weeks after the guitar player left? This has long been the dream of engineers who have “recorders remorse” after using the flavor of the month pre and weeks later regretting it all together. Those days can now be behind you.   Kush has returned with a new piece of hardwareRead More

Posted On June 16, 2016By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Elysia Expands Karacter Rack

In case you don’t have a 500 series rack, Elysia has made a rack version of the coloring box Karacter, complete with CV control. Each channel can be used as dual mono, stereo, or mid side. You just can’t beat analog. NETTETAL, GERMANY: high-end audio processing manufacturer elysia is proud to announce availability of its karacter coloring box in a single rack space 19-inch unit as of May 23…  In addition to the complete feature set of the existing karacter 500 series module, an amazing feature of the karacter rack version is its CV capability. External control voltages routedRead More