Tag Archives: Monday

New Music Gear Monday: denise audio Dragon Fire Tonal Compressor Plugin

Let’s face it, by now there are so many compressor plugins available that the world doesn’t really need another one. Unless, of course, it takes a completely different approach to something that’s been done more or less the same way for nearly a hundred years now. denise audio’s entry into the compressor world with its … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: denise audio Dragon Fire Tonal Compressor Plugin

New Music Gear Monday: Acustica Audio Sienna Headphone Mixing Plugin

Headphone room simulation plugins are all the rage these days and for good reason – they really do help provide a reasonable simulation of a good playback environment so you can get better mixes using just headphones. While most of the plugins in this category focus on simulating one particular studio environment, Acustica Audio has … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Acustica Audio Sienna Headphone Mixing Plugin

New Music Gear Monday: CEntrance DACport Pro Laptop To Console Interface

If you’ve ever tried to connect your laptop to a console, monitor speakers, or other outboard gear you know that you need some sort of computer interface to do so. The problem is that almost all of the ones available come with mic inputs as well, so the box is larger than might be convenient … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: CEntrance DACport Pro Laptop To Console Interface

New Music Gear Monday: Neold BIG AL Power Saturator Plugin

There are times when a standard EQ just doesn’t get it and the mix element doesn’t sit in the mix the right way. Saturators can be very effective, but many times you don’t want to add distortion, just some edge. When that happens, Neold’s BIG AL dual-stage tube saturator might be just the thing you … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Neold BIG AL Power Saturator Plugin

New Music Gear Monday: SPL Hawkeye Audio Analyzer Plugin

You don’t need it often, but when it’s time to track down an audio anomaly having an audio analyzer at hand is a must. There are many really good analyzer plugins available, but most are single or dual function, or only provide a view of one analysis instrument at a time. SPL’s new Hawkeye plugin … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: SPL Hawkeye Audio Analyzer Plugin

New Music Gear Monday: Pulsar 1178 Compressor Plugin

One of the most iconic and most copied hardware compressors is the UREI 1176. It’s been used successfully in so many applications over the years, but one limitation was that it was mono. When you tried to use 2 of them in a stereo application, the sound would lean to one side because you could … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Pulsar 1178 Compressor Plugin

New Music Gear Monday: Trident Digital EQ Plugins

Perhaps the greatest rock and roll console ever built was the Trident 80B. The desk just had an edge that couldn’t be beat, with a sound that was especially particularly symbiotic with that style of music. While the entire desk as a whole was responsible for the sonics, the EQ in particular was the centerpiece … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Trident Digital EQ Plugins

New Music Gear Monday: Leapwing Al Schmitt Signature Plugin

Al Schmitt is one of the most accomplished recording engineers on the planet, a giant among men that almost everyone in the industry looks up to. Just a few of his credits include Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Miles Davis; to Johnny Cash, Toto and Steely Dan. Add to that Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Leapwing Al Schmitt Signature Plugin

New Music Gear Monday: SSL UF8 DAW Controller

It’s fair to say that any time SSL comes out with a new control surface, there will be a lot of interest. When it’s affordable almost everyone in the industry picks their head up a bit, and there’s good reason to with the new UF8 DAW controller. If you feel the need to push faders … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: SSL UF8 DAW Controller

New Music Gear Monday: Rast Sound Naturaliser Humanizer Plugin

Samples and loops have become a part of everyday production, but a common complaint is “How can I make this sound like a human played it.” This is especially true for drum samples, which are now front and center in many home studio productions. Besides getting a real human to play for you, the next … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Rast Sound Naturaliser Humanizer Plugin