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Two weeks ago, Musikmesse in Frankfurt took place. It’s the biggest music technology fair at least in Europe. Last year the Stuttgart guys went there and checked out new stuff. Beside other things they came back with a stick full of demos by a company called Zynaptiq. That’s basically how I became aware of them. We did not visit […]

For all the guys who love Effectrix and Filter Freak, this might be the newest tool in your box! Plugin factory Cableguys is developing stuff which looks a bit common at the first view, but they are adding their own style to give their products a nice and unique twist. Here’s an overview of ‘ShaperBox’, which combines nearly all of their shaping tools […]

I recently heard about a new equalizer called ‘Surfer EQ’ by Sound Radix. At first glance it seemed to be pretty interesting. It has a new approach which names this EQ: Bands sticking to tonal information and surfing if needed. Let’s give you a short overview of this special tool.

I’m sure you already heard about MS processing. We found a plugin which picks up this idea, but expands it in its own way. DrMS by Mathew Lane has an interesting approach to process busses, tracks or even your master. And this kind of processing does not exist in any other plugin yet. Let’s have a look at this pioneer […]

Plugins get simpler. That’s an evolution I am noticing since a few years now. Especially Waves is known for their One Knob series. Now iZotope joins this trend and released a plugin which is meant to improve your mix: Neutrino. And it’s free. Let’s see how it works.

There are several manufacturers who develop time and pitch shifting algorithms. A small, berlin-based company, called zplane, is involved in this game since 2000. I got to know their algorithm, called elastique, as they implemented it in Studio One. They recently released a plugin called reTune. It’s a small tool which seemed to be a for real-time pitch and scale modification. So […]

As I promised last week, this week’s Fiver Friday is a bit different. We took a closer look at the Manley VOXBOX. We are lucky enough to have both versions, the original outboard and the UAD version. Oli and I have been always massive fans and it was literally the first output gear we ever […]

Finding the right reverb is sometimes like searching for gold. You need to get the right sound for the right application. Otherwise it will sound too harsh, muddy or cavy. However, there is no blueprint for this. You have to try different devices and check how they affect the sound.

We often use .mp3. Maybe too often? Mp3 has some benefits over .wav – especially file size. But beside that there are some cons when it comes to audio quality. Sonnox created a tool, which makes these codec problems audible and help you to prevent from bad encoding.

Radio is consumed on a wide range of speakers – from iPads, Laptops, mobile Phones, Headphones and of course radio.. But most of the time we produce just on our own systems, without really checking for other ones. For this case, I used to listen to my stuff on different devices like my mobile phone or laptop. […]