Tag Archives: Monday

The best music makers’ deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

We’ve got the season of the virus lockdown to get through – stocking up on some music-making joy seems a very good idea. To try to cut through the noise, here are some of the most appealing deals in one place. This post will be updated continuously through the week. And yeah, there’s actually too … Continue reading The best music makers’ deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The best motion and VJ deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Live visual software makers have made Black Friday a kind of ritual, too – which means now is probably the best time to get that VJ license you’ve been wanting. (Bonus: in 2020, you alone may stand between a viewer and an abyss of boredom in a livestream.) The post The best motion and VJ … Continue reading The best motion and VJ deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

New Music Gear Monday: Audified Klangfilm RZ062 EQ Plugin

There’s nothing like an old vintage equalizer. New digital plugins are surgical and can do things that no analog unit can duplicate, but you just can’t beat the sweetness of those old analog pieces. It seems like the older they are and the fewer features they have, the more we seem to like them as … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Audified Klangfilm RZ062 EQ Plugin

New Music Gear Monday: AudioThing Wires Wire Recorder Plugin

Magnetic recording has been around for a lot longer than you think. Before tape, recording was done on thin magnetic steel wires, an idea that goes back as far as 1898. The technology really came into its own during WWII when the military used it extensively, and its use peaked between 1946 and 1954, after … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: AudioThing Wires Wire Recorder Plugin

New Music Gear Monday: RJ Studios MB3X Multi-Band Mastering Compressor Plugin

Multi-band compressors are falling into disuse these days thanks to the rise of dynamic EQs, but there’s always room for a combination processor with a new approach. The RJ Studios MB3X mastering compressor plugin is a combination of a multi-band compressor combined with simple EQ and a peak limiter in one package that could be … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: RJ Studios MB3X Multi-Band Mastering Compressor Plugin

New Music Gear Monday: Leapwing RootOne Subharmonics Plugin

Subharmonic generators have been around for years, going way back to the original hardware – the dbx 120A. The problem with this and many plugins that followed is that they generated a sub signal that was out-of-phase so that it sometimes felt detached from the original signal. Modern subharmonic plugins are much better at this, … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Leapwing RootOne Subharmonics Plugin

New Music Gear Monday: IsoVox IsoMic Voice-Over Microphone

If you’ve ever longed for an area in your home or apartment where you can sing your brains out without bothering the family or neighbors or them bothering you, then you might already be familiar with the very cool IsoVox portable Vocal Booth. Even if you’re not in the market for a vocal booth, the … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: IsoVox IsoMic Voice-Over Microphone

New Music Gear Monday: Wavesfactory Echo Cat Tape Echo Plugin

There’s nothing like a good delay on most instruments and it’s even better when it sounds like old-fashioned tape. The very first portable echo delay unit was created in 1958 by Charlie Watkins and called the Copicat delay, and as you’d expect, it was an instant hit. Featured in countless albums from the 60s and 70s … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Wavesfactory Echo Cat Tape Echo Plugin

New Music Gear Monday: iZotope Neoverb AI-Powered Reverb

One of the things I’m most frequently asked is how to get reverb to blend into the mix. One of the problems that beginning mixers have is that there’s usually either too much reverb or not enough. What mixers have done forever to alleviate this is to tailor the reverb to the track with their … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: iZotope Neoverb AI-Powered Reverb

New Music Gear Monday: A.O.M. Nu Compressor – 52 Compressors In One Plugin

We all have a lot of plugins, usually far more than we can use, so when a new one comes out it has to be especially interesting to get our attention. What if there was one compressor plugin that literally gave you everything you ever could need? Interesting enough for ya? A.O.M’s Nu Compressor might … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: A.O.M. Nu Compressor – 52 Compressors In One Plugin