Recorded at the legendary Blackbird Studio in Nashville (home to an extraordinary array of mics and classic outboard), the latest addition to the SDX series of Superior Drummer 2 expansions comprises two related libraries – Roots: Sticks, and Roots: Rods, Mallets and Brushes.
They’re available separately (£127 a pop) or as a bundle, with the [...]
Kush Audio’s UBK-1 generated quite a buzz among those in the know prior to its recent launch.
Kush is known primarily for its modified version of Empirical Labs’ Fatso compressor/saturator, known as the UBK Fatso. It’s a fabulous boutique ‘betteriser’ box that’s found its way into the studios of numerous high-calibre producers. The announcement that [...]
Having made its name with a series of drum ROMplers and sample-based drum sequencers, FXpansion made the move into modelling synthesis with Synth Squad.
This stunning trio of synthesisers is built on the company’s Discrete Component Analogue Modelling (DCAM) technology, the idea of which is to model every component in a circuit, resulting in a [...]
Swedish developer Softube has established itself as a hardware emulating class act with its TubeTech range of compressors and EQs, developed in association with TubeTech themselves.
Now the company has teamed up with Summit Audio to ‘virtualise’ the classic TLA-100A Tube Levelling Amplifier, and rather than just making a straight-up model of the original, has [...]
Eventide has only ever made TDM plug-ins, which put it off the map for your average computer musician. Now the company is making steps towards the mainstream by releasing some of their existing plug-ins in native format.
The first two are Omnipressor and 2016 Stereo Room. We’re looking at Omnipressor here, and it’s in AU [...]
French developer Flux produces a range of impressive plug-ins including Solera II and Alchemist, which are single- and multiband dynamics processors respectively.
Both are powerful and complex devices, handling a range of tasks, including M/S processing and decompression, with features such as multiple release modes and A/B preset morphing. Elixir aims at a more focused [...]
EastWest’s shift from straight-up sample libraries to its own ROMpler-style playback instrument (Play, now at v3) was a significant undertaking, and with teething problems resolved and 64-bit operation now in place, its grand scheme seems to have come to fruition.
The company has also started supplying its libraries on hard drives, enabling not only simple [...]