VST Tag

Posted On September 23, 2017By BryanIn Latest News, Software

Embertone Joshua Bell Violin

Let’s face it, You probably can’t afford or play as good as Joshua Bell. So instead of hiring out a difficult string player who has “opinions” of the “voice” his instrument has in relation to the track, why not just play it yourself in Kontakt? RALEIGH, NC, USA: virtual instrument sampling company Embertone is proud to announce availability of Joshua Bell Violin — a creative collaboration with Grammy® Award-winning violin virtuoso Joshua Bell that enables composers, hobbyists, musicians, and performers alike to harness his celebrated sound as an advanced virtualRead More

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

Waves Torque Drum Tone Shifter

Sometimes songs transpose. It’s life… Sometimes you recorded your drums in the original key and need them changed. Torque does this The key to a great-sounding mix is rooted in the tonal balance of the drums, yet mixers don’t always get tasked with mixing tracks that were perfectly tuned or recorded. Waves Torque can enhance and re-pitch the tone of snares, toms, kicks or an entire kit, all with natural-sounding results that no traditional pitch shifter will allow.  The Waves Torque plugin is a precision drum tone shifter that willRead 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
Continuing on the CLA line of easy-to-use plugins, the MixDown Plugin is the perfect one-stop shop for your stereo mix bus. This plugin features EQ, Saturation, and Compression. Waves Audio, a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, is now shipping the CLA MixDown plugin, the ultimate mix buss plugin, developed together with GRAMMY®-winning mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Urban, Muse).  For over 30 years, Chris Lord-Alge has been the mixer of choice for rock royalty, from Aerosmith to U2, Foo Fighters to Muse. One ofRead More
Kush Audio has been working on a top secret project for months and I’ve been bothering them to tell me… Then this announcement showed up! 2 years of researching the initial 100 microseconds of analog compression is about to pay off. Reactions from our veteran testers: “How on earth did you do this??” – Alexi C. “Unreal… has more glue than half my hardware.” – Michael V. “Ridiculously easy to use, and the sound… I’m truly amazed.” – Moilim Y. Stay tuned to the Museletter, all will be revealed. 09.05.17Read 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
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