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New Music Gear Monday: Baby Audio Parallel Aggressor Plugin

Parallel compression is a trick that everyone loves once they try it. The problem is that it takes a little time to set up if you use the classic technique of a separate buss and return with various processors on the insert. Thankfully we’ve been seeing blend controls on many new compressors which almost gets … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Baby Audio Parallel Aggressor Plugin

NAMM 2021: The best synths and music tech gear releases this year

NAMM 2021: January is normally a month reserved for an insane number of gear launches. Last year, we visited Anaheim in California to check out all the latest and greatest synths, plug-ins, studio hardware and more from big brands and boutique makers. However, the Winter NAMM Show in 2021 is a little different. Has NAMM … Continue reading NAMM 2021: The best synths and music tech gear releases this year

New Gear Review: PASSEQ Passive Mastering Equalizer by SPL

There was only one good thing about 2020, at least for me: SPL didn’t put a hard time limit on how long I could use their PASSEQ before I had to send it back. This worked out to our mutual benefit. The more time I had with the EQ, the Read more… The post New Gear Review: PASSEQ Passive … Continue reading New Gear Review: PASSEQ Passive Mastering Equalizer by SPL

New Gear Alert: Gainlab’s Dictator Comp & Empress EQ, Yamaha’s MSP3A Reference Monitor, VerseLab MV-1 by Roland & More

Gainlab Audio unleashes the Dictator dual pentode vari-mu compressor and Empress tube EQ. The Dictator is a tube-based dynamic controller which is designed after classic vari-mu compressors. It is theoretically similar to the legendary Fairchild 670 and Gates STA-Level, in addition to other contemporary solutions, in order to have a Read more… The post New … Continue reading New Gear Alert: Gainlab’s Dictator Comp & Empress EQ, Yamaha’s MSP3A Reference Monitor, VerseLab MV-1 by Roland & More

New Music Gear Monday: Waves CLA Epic Delay/Reverb Plugin

One of the reasons why mixers prefer to use aux sends and return channels is the ability to send effects into one another. This gives your overall effects sound a thickness that you just can’t get from a single standalone effects plugin. Until now, thanks to the release of the Waves CLA Epic delay and … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Waves CLA Epic Delay/Reverb Plugin

New Gear Alert: Black Lion Power Solutions, JST Toneforge Jeff Loomis, EarthMoments’ Handmade Instrument Samples & More

Black Lion Audio announces the PG-XLM and PG-X power conditioners. The Black Lion Audio PG-XLM and PG-X deliver best-in-class quality, thanks to PG-90 Filtering Technology. In testing, this has provided an average of 90% of noise filtering, as opposed to the typical average of 76% found in other power conditioners Read more… The post New … Continue reading New Gear Alert: Black Lion Power Solutions, JST Toneforge Jeff Loomis, EarthMoments’ Handmade Instrument Samples & More

Podcast Powerup: How Gear and Experience Brought This Show a Boost

That elusive next level. Sometimes we get there gradually, other times it arrives with a jolt. For Jarika Johnson, the experience of levelling up has been a hybrid of those two possibilities. In May, 2019 she fused her dual loves of podcasting and travel to launch Blackpacking, a podcast that Read more… The post Podcast … Continue reading Podcast Powerup: How Gear and Experience Brought This Show a Boost

New Music Gear Monday: Korneff Audio Amplified Instrument Processor Plugin

There are a lot of channel strips plugins available but I’d venture to say that none of them are like Korneff Audio’s Amplified Instrument Processor (AIP for short). It borders on the one-of-a-kind and is quickly becoming one of my personal favorites. Let me tell you why. The Standard Modules Let’s face it, what differentiates … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Korneff Audio Amplified Instrument Processor Plugin

SonicScoop’s Top 15 Articles of 2020! Better Mixing, Great Gear, Studio Improvements and More

Actions speak loud in the audio world. Over the course of the last year, you spoke loud and clear to SonicScoop by collectively selecting your favorite articles of 2020. It was a wholly unexpected year, and you responded by amping up your sonic knowhow in all directions. Mixing, mastering, software, Read more… The post SonicScoop’s … Continue reading SonicScoop’s Top 15 Articles of 2020! Better Mixing, Great Gear, Studio Improvements and More

New Gear Alert: Nano Metal Muff by EHX, Zero-G’s Ethera Gold Intimate Vocals, Fuse Audio Labs Germanium & More

EHX unleashes the Nano Metal Muff. The EHX Nano Metal Muff was built for the player who demands nothing less than hard-hitting distortion and an intense, aggressive sound. It’s a combination of weaponized distortion and an extremely powerful EQ section that provides all the flexibility and tone-shaping needed to Read more… The post New Gear … Continue reading New Gear Alert: Nano Metal Muff by EHX, Zero-G’s Ethera Gold Intimate Vocals, Fuse Audio Labs Germanium & More