Dynamics Tag

Posted On October 25, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Review: iZotope Ozone 8 Advanced

The Ozone mastering suite has been through many iterations. This version may be the most ambitious.   Ozone is the premiere mastering software, with a bundle of plugins that can even venture into mixing applications. Like Neutron 2 (review here), Ozone 8 comes in several versions to cater to different price points and applications for artists and engineers.   Ozone Imager: Similar to Neutron’s Neutrino plugin, the Ozone Imager is a free stereo enhancing plugin. Imager is based off of the very imaging built into Ozone 8 and loaded intoRead More
Unfiltered Audio is on a roll lately, releasing plugin after plugin that think way outside the box. I can’t wait to get my hands on Zip, their new dynamics tool that can go from compressor to full on effect. SANTA CRUZ, CA, USA: Plugin Alliance, a new ‘Über-standard’ supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof, is proud to announce availability of Zip — further cementing Californian coding masterminds Unfiltered Audio’s Plugin Alliance partnership with a powerful, unconventional plugin that bravely breaks the compressor/expander moldRead More

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

iZotope Ozone 8

We reviewed Ozone 7 a while back and really liked it. Now iZotope has taken their flagship mastering program to the next level with version 8. iZotope Inc., Cambridge, MA (October 5, 2017) – Today, iZotope, Inc., the experts in intelligent audio technology, announced the release of Ozone 8, Neutron 2, and Music Production Suite. The Advanced versions of Ozone 8 and Neutron 2 feature ground-breaking technology, including the ability to communicate with each other through the new Tonal Balance Control plug-in. This new level of inter-plugin communication puts moreRead More

Posted On October 2, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Reviews, Software

Review Kush Novatron

The UBK-1 is a mainstay plugin since its introduction into the digital world. Countless professionals and bedroom engineers rely on this Swiss Army compressor for more than just a tool to tame dynamics. This plugin changed the way many thought of a compressor plugin by incorporating multiple stages of compression with individual mix controls all in one interface. UBK-1 inspired movement in mixes, not just a way to level the dynamic playing field. Now, Kush have released Novatron, a compressor that claims to have the versatility of three different typesRead More

Posted On October 2, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Slate Digital FG Stress Plugin

After almost a year of not hearing anything, Slate Digital’s version of the Empirical Lab’s Distressor is available. Originally called the FG-Swiss, the FG-Stress is perfect for drum busses and guitars alike. I’m pleased to announce that the FG-Stress, a licensed digital replication of the Empirical Labs Distressor, is finally available! The FG-Stress replicates every aspect of the famous hardware including its unique capabilities to model other famous hardware compressors. Many call it the most versatile ‘desert island’ compressor ever made, and for good reason… it’s incredible sounding! Everything BundleRead More

Posted On October 1, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Plugin Alliance Releases bx_console G

We loved the bx_console plugin (review HERE) so it was very exciting then Brainworx announced the new Console G version based on a certain G Series console. This plugin uses the same TMT technology to deliver unique variations of different channels of this mixer that behave slightly different. LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: industry-leading pro audio plugins developer Brainworx is proud to announce availability of bx_console G — an accurate channel strip model of the renowned British G Series large-format mixing console, including both ‘Pink’ and ‘Orange’ EQ revisions, and featuring 72 distinctRead More

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
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
Dynamics can be used to tame transient material but also can be used as a creative tool to shape tone and create movement. Impact Soundworks have updated their transient side-chain shaping tool with PEAK RIDER 2. FULTON, MD, USA: audio software creator Impact Soundworks is proud to announce availability of PEAK RIDER 2 — advancing the creative scope of its popular PEAK RIDER release as a dynamic processing plug-in for any AU-, AAX-, RTAS-, and VST-compatible DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) host supporting sidechaining — as of April 13… As an advanced sidechain dynamic processor that is asRead More
Plugin Alliance makes incredibly useful tools for mixing and processing. Just look at bx_Console (Review HERE). Now low end can be tamed and shaped easily in just one easy tool. I’ve already installed it and threw it on bass and kick drum and the results are surprisingly quick and DEEP. SANTA CRUZ, CA, USA: Plugin Alliance, a new ‘Über-standard’ supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one virtual roof, is proud to announce availability of bx_subfilter — an AAX Native and DSP-, AU-, VST2-, andRead More