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24 Days Of Xmas – Day 3: Fab Filter Pro-Q 3 my favorite EQ!

3rd December 2018 - Review

Wow, seems to be like Christmas begins earlier this year. A new version of Fab Filter’s Pro Q means a new version of my favorite EQ is OUT, loaded with awesome new features and to be honest the sound and new possibilities exceeded my expectations…

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iZotope Ozone 8: The Best Mastering PlugIN or Futuristic New Features?!

4th April 2018 - General, Review, Uncategorized

As you know we have always been big fans of all the iZotope products and Ozone stood out for me forever. So what’s the latest with Ozone 8? Can you take your Imaging and Music Production to the next level with the Ozone 8 Advanced? I…

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Control the Decay: UVI Relayer

12th February 2018 - Review

There aren’t much delay plugins which really impressed in the last years, so I mostly used Waves H-Delay. I mean, a delay plugin is not that spectacular, right?! Nevertheless delays play an important role in my session. Then, back in August, Paris based Plugin company UVI…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #52 – Special Edition – Hardware vs Plugin… UAD vs Outboard: THE Manley VOXBOX!

25th August 2017 - Fiver Friday, Review

As I promised last week, this week’s Fiver Friday is a bit different. We took a closer look at the Manley VOXBOX. We are lucky enough to have both versions, the original outboard and the UAD version. Oli and I have been always massive fans…

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Control the space: Fabfilter Pro-R

14th June 2017 - Review

You know fabfilter. And they are doing cool stuff like their EQ and compressor. The newest addition to their catalogue is a reverb. The first look was nice, but I wanted to know how it sounds.

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Oeksound soothe: control the peaks!

24th May 2017 - Review

Working with session templates is a way to maximize your output without setting up tracks and routing every time you want to produce a new piece. So it’s an essential way to go. But theoretically this means that every material has always to be equal. At…

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Surfer EQ. Stick to frequencies!

1st December 2016 - Review

I recently heard about a new equalizer called ‘Surfer EQ’ by Sound Radix. At first glance it seemed to be pretty interesting. It has a new approach which names this EQ: Bands sticking to tonal information and surfing if needed. Let’s give you a short overview of this special…

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Using specialized MS tech in your production! Secret Weapon: DrMS!

16th November 2016 - Review

I’m sure you already heard about MS processing. We found a plugin which picks up this idea, but expands it in its own way. DrMS by Mathew Lane has an interesting approach to process busses, tracks or even your master. And this kind of processing does not exist…

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iZotope Neutrino: Is subtle processing enough for Radio Imaging?

28th September 2016 - Review

Plugins get simpler. That’s an evolution I am noticing since a few years now. Especially Waves is known for their One Knob series. Now iZotope joins this trend and released a plugin which is meant to improve your mix: Neutrino. And it’s free. Let’s see…

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Pitch correct your tunes in real time: zplane’s reTune!

7th September 2016 - Review

There are several manufacturers who develop time and pitch shifting algorithms. A small, berlin-based company, called zplane, is involved in this game since 2000. I got to know their algorithm, called elastique, as they implemented it in Studio One. They recently released a plugin called reTune. It’s a small…

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Andy’s Fiver Friday #52 – Special Edition – Hardware vs Plugin… UAD vs Outboard: THE Manley VOXBOX!

12th August 2016 - Fiver Friday, Review

As I promised last week, this week’s Fiver Friday is a bit different. We took a closer look at the Manley VOXBOX. We are lucky enough to have both versions, the original outboard and the UAD version. Oli and I have been always massive fans…

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The best Reverb on Vocals? You choose!

3rd August 2016 - Review

Finding the right reverb is sometimes like searching for gold. You need to get the right sound for the right application. Otherwise it will sound too harsh, muddy or cavy. However, there is no blueprint for this. You have to try different devices and check how…

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Sonnox Pro-Codec. First class encoded files!

20th July 2016 - Review

We often use .mp3. Maybe too often? Mp3 has some benefits over .wav – especially file size. But beside that there are some cons when it comes to audio quality. Sonnox created a tool, which makes these codec problems audible and help you to prevent from bad…

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Audified MixChecker! How to playback a mix in your car while sitting in the studio!

6th July 2016 - Review

Radio is consumed on a wide range of speakers – from iPads, Laptops, mobile Phones, Headphones and of course radio.. But most of the time we produce just on our own systems, without really checking for other ones. For this case, I used to listen to my…

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A shift in creative Vocal Processing? iZotope’s VocalSynth!

15th June 2016 - Review

iZotope’s VocalSynth was well discussed on different forums, especially on Facebook. The iZotope developers dropped a multi tasking vocoder which could be an answer to the right vocoder and the sound of now. I had a look at it for you.

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Do you remember Ohm Force?

11th May 2016 - Review

I recently stumbled upon some Ohm Force plugins, I used to use some time ago… Somehow they got into the background as new stuff is released fast. So today I give you a short overview of these French plugins!

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Waves MixCentric – A all in ONE KNOB tool for balancing your mix?

27th April 2016 - Review

I already had a look on Voice Centric, which Waves produced in collaboration with Greg Wells. I liked the concept and the sound behind this little plugin. MixCentric continues this series, so let’s see whether it can keep up with the sound.

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Waves NX – next level mobile production?

10th February 2016 - Review

These days I often stumble upon the question which mobile production setup is usable. I also asked this question myself when doing some production while being not in the studio: The computer should have enough resources for lag-free production and the tools should not be too complex…

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Ozone 7 Advanced Upgrade. Do you need it?

4th February 2016 - Review

We’ve been using Ozone for years and have become raving fans of it. Luckily iZotope keeps updating this plugin. The latest version is 7.0.1, but we had stayed on 6 for some time now. But now I wanted to find out what’s different and new…

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Control the Decay: UVI Relayer

14th January 2016 - Review

There aren’t much delay plugins which really impressed in the last years, so I mostly used Waves H-Delay. I mean, a delay plugin is not that spectacular, right?! Nevertheless delays play an important role in my session. Then, back in August, Paris based Plugin company UVI…

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