British virtual instrument expert, Spitfire Audio, has released Cinematic Soft Piano, a plug-in that is built on the extremely successful LABS Soft Piano. The same felted upright Yamaha U3 piano from the LABS instrument has been used on Cinematic Soft Piano. It’s been re-recorded in AIR Studios, a space with rich acoustics and home to … Continue reading Cinematic Soft Piano builds on the world’s most popular piano plug-in
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 processor simulates the effect of high-frequency absorption in air.
The fine plug-in-smith of Valhalla gives us another free plug-in. And this time, it’s a gorgeous flanger / doubling effect, perfect for thickening up your tracks. The post Freebie: Valhalla’s SpaceModulator is a luscious flanger/doubler plug-in appeared first on CDM Create Digital Music.
We all take parametric equalizers for granted these days but the fact of the matter was that it was a rather radical departure in EQ design when George Massenburg first proposed it in his AES paper in 1972. Since then the parametric has become a standard tool in most recording studios (certainly in plugins). Besides … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: Massenburg Design Works MDWEQ6 Equalizer Plugin
If you’re mixing in a suboptimal environment, you won’t be able to completely trust your ears. Hope is not lost, though. Thankfully, Logic’s built-in Multimeter can give you a graphical representation of those areas of the audio spectrum you can’t hear, so you can make better mixing decisions. In this episode of Logic Tips, learn … Continue reading Understand Logic Pro X’s Multimeter plug-in
Make eerie, modulating drones like it’s a disco in the Exclusion Zone. Or delve into the sound tools of Stockhausen. But for anyone who loves finding shifting, nuanced colors in oscillators – Hainbach and Sinan Bökesoy have created something for you. The post Fundamental puts a rich, vintage tube oscillator studio in a plug-in, from … Continue reading Fundamental puts a rich, vintage tube oscillator studio in a plug-in, from sonicLAB and Hainbach
What if I told you you could take a KORG keyboard – or even the ultra-cheap NTS-1 – and add a bass and drum machine, just by downloading a file? Sinevibes’ Artemiy Pavlov has been raving about the possibility of KORG’s platform. Now he’s realizing it. The post A bass and drum machine, inside your … Continue reading A bass and drum machine, inside your KORG hardware, with Sinevibes’ Groove plugin
Clearmountain’s Spaces by Apogee lets music-makers reproduce Bob Clearmountain’s personalised reverb workflow, with three impulse response room and chamber profiles based on the “spaces, dimensions and atmosphere” that the legendary engineer’s mixes are known for. Each profile – known as a ‘space’ within the plug-in – was recorded and processed by Clearmountain himself. The spaces, … Continue reading Get Bob Clearmountain’s reverbs with new Apogee plug-in
When I first started to mix in 5.1 back in the early 90s, there were no tools available. We had to jury rig a multichannel monitor controller and panners, and linking outboard gear together was a real pain. Reverb was especially tough because even with identical units, we never could get the feeling of a … Continue reading New Music Gear Monday: LiquidSonics Cinematic Rooms Atmos Reverb Plugin