In this review Paul Drew checks out the British Class A emulation for Softube Console One and awards it Editors Choice.
Russ takes a look at the McDSP Ultimate Channel Strip Plugin.
Russ takes a look and listen to the new Brainworx bx_panEQ. Find out how it works and hear it in action then find out what he thinks.
Brainworx, the pioneering company that created the first Mid/Side equalizer plugin, has once again launched a game changer: bx_panEQ. This revolutionary panoramic equalizer will forever change the way you sculpt stereo tracks
Any regular readers of this blog will know I'm a huge fan of Maag Audio gear, it's an affair that started with the Maag EQ4 plugin, then the 500 series hardware and was furthered cemented after meeting the Maag team, all super talented and some of the nicest people in the business. Since then we've become good friends who I'm delighted and honoured to know.
So when I found out that they were making a new rack mount 6 band mastering EQ I was excited to get hold of one to try. I was even more excited when they told me I was getting one of the first units in the world... Christmas came early in my house.
OverTone DSP have started to release their catalog of plug-ins in AAX Native 64 format for Pro Tools. To begin with, they have released their PTC-2A Vintage Pultec EQ plug-in as well as their FC70 vintage Fairchild limiter plug-in.
Watch as Marcus Huyskens shows what the OverTone DSP PTC 2a Pultec EQ Emulation Plug-in can do. Hear it do the classic Pultec boost and cut trick and more.
In this video James shows off more of a recent session with Lara Sa and Luis Correia. In this video James talks about his use of the Eiosis Air EQ and how he uses it to sculpt the vocal and acoustic guitar. He also talks about some of his other go to plug-ins.
Russ takes a look and listen to the new Kush Electra DSP EQ plug-in.
The Electra DSP is arguably the punchiest, tightest, most vibey eq to ever be found in digital form. Meticulously modeled by UBK himself, this plugin is as close as it gets to the critically acclaimed and incredibly popular hardware of the same name.
The midrange filters automatically adjust their bandwidth as you vary the gain, and have an uncanny ability to find magical 'pockets of soul' inside the music and draw them forward, effortlessly. This eq's low end is absurdly tight and hits hard, your kicks and and bass will come alive. The high shelf is electric and sparkling, and will wake up the sleepiest vocal or mix. And if you thought all high-pass filters were the same (and boring), wait until you hear this one's smooth magic.
Only Kush could do justice to their own hardware, and much like the Clariphonic before, they've done it again.
In this video James takes a look and listen to the new Focusrite Red 2 EQ and Red 3 Compressor. Can you mix using nothing else? He tries this approach on a guitar led rock track with vocals. Watch as James takes you on a tour of the GUI and shows off some go the plug-in presets.
In this video James takes a look at the Waves SSL 4000 Collection of plug-ins. While mixing a funk rock style track he uses all 4 plug-ins in the pack to see if you can get that classic SSL sounds from software alone.
Check out Mike's review of the new Acon Digital Equalize plug-in and find out if it stands out from the other EQ plug-ins.
Russ from ProTools Expert takes a look and listen to the new Eiosis AIR EQ from Fabrice Gabriel. He gives a full show and tell of the features and some of the things he likes about it. Is it just another EQ plug-in or is there something special about this EQ? Find out by watching this extended review.
Russ from Pro Tools Expert takes the new Slate Virtual Mix Rack plug-in for a spin. Find out what he thinks of it and see it in action.
Russ takes a look at the new Massenburg DesignWorks® MDWEQ5 Parametric Equalizer Plug In For The UAD Platform.
Described as "A unique, ultra-powerful EQ, the Massenburg DesignWorks MDWEQ5 plug-in for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces provides crystal clear processing at the highest resolutions. The MDWEQ5 plug-in is accurate, precise, and ear-tuned by the man who invented the term, “parametric EQ,” George Massenburg."
See it in action and find out what Russ thinks of it.
Russ takes a look and listen to the new Waves Abbey Road TG12345 plug-in model of a vintage Abbey Road mixing console. He gives a full overview of features and then shows it in action on drums, bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and vocals.
See what he thinks and check out the examples before downloading it yourself and giving it a spin.
iZotope claim "iZotope's audio mastering software, Ozone 6, makes it easier than ever to master your audio simply and efficiently in one elegant standalone application." In this video review Russ takes a look at the iZotope Ozone 6 Mastering Plug-in. He takes a look at the new features in Ozone 6 Advanced and also gives his thoughts on those features.