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New Gear Alert: Universal Audio’s LUNA v1.0.8, ShimmerVerb from Eventide, Damage 2 by Heavyocity & More.

Universal Audio releases LUNA v1.0.8. LUNA is constantly evolving to meet the needs of music producers. Thanks to user feedback, LUNA currently boasts features and improvements from over 2,000 user requests. LUNA v1.0.8 features the following new improvements: The “My UA Plug‑Ins Folder”, showing only owned and active demo Read more… The post New Gear … Continue reading New Gear Alert: Universal Audio’s LUNA v1.0.8, ShimmerVerb from Eventide, Damage 2 by Heavyocity & More.

New Music Gear Monday: Aston Element Microphone That’s Crowd-Designed

It’s difficult to be surprised by a new microphone these days. After all, the basic designs haven’t changed in more than a hundred years, and for the most part, we just get tiny evolutions with each new model that’s introduced. The new Aston Element microphone is breaking that trend though, as it has a couple … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Aston Element Microphone That’s Crowd-Designed

New Gear Review: Zen Tour Synergy Core by Antelope Audio

With more and more kitchen tables, practice spaces, hotel rooms, and other non-studio spaces becoming professional production facilities, the market is demanding more from its smaller-format recording solutions. Musicians need high-end performance and power that is compact, so inspiration can be easily captured anywhere, anytime. The early desktop interfaces were Read more… The post New … Continue reading New Gear Review: Zen Tour Synergy Core by Antelope Audio

Overcoming Analog Audio Gear Envy

This week Justin Colletti answers a listener’s question about his analog audio envy, and how to deal with it in a digital audio world. The subtitle of this episode is “Of Apples and Audio“. Don’t worry. You’ll find out why. Whether you’re mixing or mastering or recording, it’s easy to Read more… The post Overcoming … Continue reading Overcoming Analog Audio Gear Envy

New Gear Alert: Sound Explorers Box Set by Arturia, Acustica’s Green4 Suite, Parallel Aggressor from BABY Audio & More

Arturia launches the limited edition Sound Explorers Collection box set. This package offers the best of Arturia’s 20 years of software development and products that have enabled them to grow alongside their dedicated and demanding fans. The Sound Explorers box set includes: a 250GB hard drive, featuring a selection of Read more… The post New … Continue reading New Gear Alert: Sound Explorers Box Set by Arturia, Acustica’s Green4 Suite, Parallel Aggressor from BABY Audio & More

New Gear Review: Kick by Avantone Pro

Most producers and engineers would probably agree that low end is the most difficult part of the frequency spectrum to get right. Muddy, indistinct bottom end is a tell-tale sign of inexperience in an engineer or mixer, and a demo reel filled with examples of this kind could be a Read more… The post New … Continue reading New Gear Review: Kick by Avantone Pro

New Music Gear Monday: 2gether Audio Space Duck Ducking Delay And Reverb Plugin

Audio ducking, or the process of automatically lowering a sound when another one is introduced, has been around for a long time and you’ve probably never noticed it. How about at an airport when the background music is automatically attenuated when an announcement is made? Or a boardroom where all the other members mics are … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: 2gether Audio Space Duck Ducking Delay And Reverb Plugin

New Gear Alert: Reference-Grade Cans from Avantone Pro, Legendary Audio’s Gold Channel, Stereo Looper by EHX & More

Avantone Pro releases the reference-grade Planar headphones. Featuring Planar drivers for extreme detail, and supreme comfort for long sessions, Avantone’s Planars are a perfect solution for mix engineers, musicians, podcasters, live-streamers, and hi-fi enthusiasts. The Planar cans are perfectly weighted for long listening sessions, and provide additional comfort with their Read more… The post New … Continue reading New Gear Alert: Reference-Grade Cans from Avantone Pro, Legendary Audio’s Gold Channel, Stereo Looper by EHX & More

New Gear Review: Sabre Electric Guitar by Ernie Ball Music Man

A prominent force in the industry since its emergence in the early ‘70s, Music Man guitars and basses are still among the most respected, high-end musical instruments on the market. Originally started by Forrest White, Tom Walker, and industry legend Leo Fender (as a silent partner), the Music Man brand Read more… The post New Gear Review: … Continue reading New Gear Review: Sabre Electric Guitar by Ernie Ball Music Man

New Music Gear Monday: SamSystems Integral Close Cab Miking System

Mic stands can be a pain because they’re always in the way. Whether in the studio or on stage, you can bet that the stand is going to be hit at some point and the mic will soon be pointing where it’s not supposed to be. That’s especially true for a guitar or bass amp, … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: SamSystems Integral Close Cab Miking System