4 Powerful Reaper Features with Adam Steel
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11 Weird Musical Instruments You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
11 Weird Musical Instruments You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Human ingenuity seems never in short supply, as witnessed here in 11 weird instruments. Some…

Cato Zane’s Favourite Plugins
Cato Zane is a full time audio engineer providing services in Southern California. Cato is…
The Best Automatic Tuner? Slate Digital Metatune
Slate Digital has released the MetaTune, which is a “Pitch-Correction” tool primarily for vocal tuning…
Universal Audio’s Feature-Packed Audio Interface: Volt 276
Universal Audio created Volt 276 for collaborators, from musicians and producers to livestreamers and content…
What Is a Preamp & Why Is It So Important?
What Is a Preamp & Why Is It So Important?

People who are brand new to recording should ask the fundamental question, “What is a…

Ecoplate ULTIMATE Plug In Review Feat. Hot Pole Studios & Paul Third
The Ecoplate Plug In is a BRAND NEW plug in modeled after the original Ecoplate…
Artists Who Changed Music: Charlie Christian
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The Best Pitch Shifter VSTs in 2021 [Free & Paid]

A pitch shifter is a versatile tool for both fine pitch correction as well as heavy-handed effects. Auto-Tune is one of the most well known pitch shifters in history; it’s also a perfect example of how correction can be subtle…

How The Rolling Stones Turned Record Company Pressure Into a Rock Classic: “Get Off of My Cloud”
In the fall of 1965, The Rolling Stones found themselves overwhelmed by the immense popularity of their hit single, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and the pressure to follow that accomplishment with another great track was mounting.  In a remarkable…
How to Use Arpeggiators: 5 Tips to Instantly Enhance Melody & Rhythm

An arpeggiator is a common synthesizer feature. It’s an easy way to quickly add interest and movement to a chord progression. We’ll explore what an arpeggiator is, as well as offer some tips on using them in your own music!…

5 Best FREE VU Meter Plugins in 2021

Before people started working in-the-box, VU meters measured the average level of a signal. You’d see them on consoles and outboard gear for measuring input or output level as well as gain reduction on compressors. The default digital meter is…

HUGE sound from SMALL speakers! EVE Audio SC205 Speakers
The SC205 is a two-way system with a 5" woofer. It might seem like a small speaker, but it definitely packs a punch. With an extended bass frequency response and an astounding output level, the SC205 will easily fill your…
Neve Summing Review | Inside UA’s LUNA

Neve summing is an optional extension that integrates seamlessly into Universal Audio’s proprietary recording system/DAW, LUNA. The emulation intends to provide the width and dimension of analog summing for individual channels or whole mixes; currently, it’s the only authentic emulation…

How To Recreate The Beatles ‘Let It Be’ Recording Process with Clay Blair
The Beatles are arguably the most influential band in music history: With over one billion records sold and fans camping outside of their concert venues days in advance just to get a front row seat, The Beatles have shaped the…
12 Best Analog Summing Mixers in 2021

A summing mixer is a very interesting, if not often overlooked or misunderstood, piece of gear. Like most pieces of hardware, summing mixers vary in mileage; some have no more than a few knobs, while others have a slew of…

Bias FX 2 Review by Positive Grid: The Best Virtual Guitar Rig?

Bias FX 2 by Positive Grid transforms your computer into a virtual rig. Premium amp models, effects, and even guitar emulations make it one of the most comprehensive amp sims out there. We’ll have a closer look at all Positive…

Best UAD Plugins for Vocals

Over 20 years ago, Universal Audio ushered in a new standard for plugins and interfaces. UAD’s plugin catalog is a huge collection of some of the best analog emulations out there. Most importantly, the software runs on dedicated DSP supplied by…

The 12 Best UAD Plugins in 2021

Universal Audio has a decades-long reputation as one of the premier manufacturers of pro audio equipment. Bill Putnam started the company in 1958 and was a pioneer his entire life. Putnam designed many products under different companies throughout the course…

Gullfoss EQ Plugin Review | Smart Software at Its Best

The Gullfoss EQ plugin by Soundtheory promises to be a better-maker. The adaptive EQ, which does not rely on AI but rather a new form of technology altogether, serves to balance your mixes in the most pleasing way possible. If…

Neumann TLM 102 vs Neumann TLM 103: Comparison

Neumann is synonymous with exceptional recording quality. Founded by Georg Neumann in Berlin, Germany in 1928, the company has been making the world’s preeminent microphones for decades. It all started with the CMV 3, or the ‘Neumann Bottle,’ which was…

Audio-Technica AT2020 Review: Big Sound, Small Price Tag

Audio-Technica is very popular in the project studio. Its superb line of affordable 20 series microphones includes large and small diaphragm condensers, handheld dynamics, and even an X/Y stereo microphone. Amongst them, the priciest offering weighs in at just $250.…

9 Best Mellotron Plugins / 2021 [Free & Paid]

When the original Mellotron debuted in 1963, it was a groundbreaking new instrument. The range of sounds you could get from a keyboard were limited in the days before digital synthesizers, but the Mellotron introduced impressive new technology. Today, we’re…

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