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Price £179 upgrade from Stradivari Violin, Regular £359Contact Native Instruments Antonio Stradivari may be the most famous name to come out of the lutherie industry that centred on 16th Century Cremona, Italy, but is perhaps not the most important. For that accolade, most experts would point to Andrea Amati, who is widely credited as having […]

Have you found yourself a Black Friday deal yet? You may want to check Slate Digital’s offerings before you decide on your next purchase. The brand is hosting its biggest Black Friday sale ever, giving away two plug-ins, six free sample packs and big savings on its range of microphones and its Virtual Recording Studio […]

Slate Digital has revealed a brand new free exciter plug-in based on the Dolby-A trick called Fresh Air. Watch for an overview of its uses. Fresh Air has a sleek and modern interface that lets you add in two bands of high-passed, compressed signal back into your audio path. This isn’t an exciter that’s going […]

Price $99/£75Contact Waves Some effects refuse to go out of fashion. Classic reverbs, compressors and EQs have found a way to write themselves into record production folklore and never lose their lustre. For those of us who work ‘in the box’, this means we’ve never had it so good; the competition between rival plug-in developers […]

Cherry Audio’s latest Surrealistic MG-1 Plus is a software rendition of a classic 80s Moog synth. The plug-in launched yesterday (25 November) and, for the time-being, is available to download for free. The software instrument is based on the Moog Concertmate MG-1, an entry-level synth originally developed for Radio Shack (then known as Realistic). Because […]

Price Seventh Heaven: £50, Seventh Heaven Professional: £230Contact LiquidSonics LiquidSonics’ Cinematic Rooms and Lustrous Plates reverb plug-ins have appeared in our previous two issues, respectively. This month, we’re going back to the plug-in that has perhaps done the most to put the UK company’s name on everyone’s lips when it comes to high-quality spatial treatments: […]

Valhalla‘s free Supermassive has gotten even larger with its latest 1.2 update. The free creative reverb plug-in adds two new modes that call back to modulated 80s digital verbs. Continuing its cosmic naming theme, the news modes, Cirrus Major and Cirrus Minor are said to offer “bumpy” and “rough” reverberations – plus loads to explore […]

With Black Friday deals taking over the airwaves this month, software developer denise audio has stepped up to the plate. Sub Generator is the newest new plug-in from the Berlin-based brand, which is available for free when purchased with any other plug-in. There is also a 30 per cent discount off any purchase, plus 35 […]

Price £63Contact United Plugins Away from the world of classic outboard gear emulations there is a whole host of innovative tools for the innumerable tasks that face producers, artists, mixers, sound designers and DJs. Transmutator has been developed by JMG Sound, under the United Plugins umbrella, to provide a crossfade and transition tool. Aside from […]

Price £47Contact Baby Audio Baby Audio’s inaugural plug-in, I<3NY, was created whilst the company was finding its feet in the Big Apple. It’s fitting, then, that after relocating to LA, it revisits the Five Boroughs-inspired spanking machine and turns up the heat. The brand’s fourth multi-effects unit splits your signal three ways to deploy saturation […]