Orchestral Tools Miroire film music plug-in review

Recorded on the Teldex Scoring Stage, Orchestral Tools’s collections of sampled instruments and orchestras are unparalleled for two reasons: the instruments are recorded with multiple microphones that you can select in the plug-in and the people playing the music scores are a selection of musicians from the Berlin Philharmonics, Radio Symphony Orchestra or DSO for your production. The company’s sample collections have been used in movies, TV series and even games (e.g. “It Takes Two”). I was given the opportunity to review one of their latest collections, Miroire, which is a collection of baroque instrumental and choir sounds.… Read More Orchestral Tools Miroire film music plug-in review

NUGEN Audio Paragon, the reverb plugin that blows all others out of the water

Paragon is a true convolution reverb with some algorithmic reverb control thrown in the mix. It offers the best of both worlds: the sound of real spaces and adjustments beyond your wildest imagination. Paragon offers full control of the decay, room size and brightness of the reverbs modelled on 3D recordings of real spaces, driven by re-synthesis. Paragon is conceived to do all that without time-stretching or artefacts, and support for Dolby Atmos as well as stereo tracks.… Read More NUGEN Audio Paragon, the reverb plugin that blows all others out of the water

NUGEN Audio: Visualizer shows what your audio sounds like

NUGEN Audio Visualizer is an audio analysis tool that provides detailed information and a high degree of customisation with every view individually selectable and customisable. Visualizer contains a level meter, spectrum analyser, stereo spectrum analyser, spectrogram, stereo spectrogram, vectorscope, correlation by frequency meter, and correlation meter. It also has the ability to compare two different sources in side-by-side views.… Read More NUGEN Audio: Visualizer shows what your audio sounds like

sE Electronics V7 Black dynamic mic review

Used by artists like Billie Eilish, Justin Timberlake and Sammi Doll, sE Electronics’s dynamic microphone, the V7, is now available in a full black version appropriately listed as the “V7 Black”. This mic has an all-metal housing and beveled spring steel grille with the handle in a black satin finish, and it just looks great. More importantly, this mic sounds great and can easily compete with more expensive mics.… Read More sE Electronics V7 Black dynamic mic review

Hear a difference a cable makes: the SOMMER Cable Epilogue

I am sort of a cable freak, so when I read claims that a cable sounds better because it has a very, very low wire-to-wire capacitance of 35 pF, I simply must know more about it and ideally try it out for myself. And that’s how I got to test a pair of the SOMMER Cable (in some countries sold under the brand name Hicon) microphone cable with the name Epilogue which is wrapped in a bright yellow sheath and fitted out with Neutrik “SATIN” XLR connectors, which have rotated, genuine gold-plated contacts in the male and female versions… Read More Hear a difference a cable makes: the SOMMER Cable Epilogue

NUGEN Audio Paragon, convolution reverb as you’ve rarely heard before

A few weeks back, NUGEN Audio announced its Paragon plug-in with a Youtube movie. It turned out the app the company have been working on is a convolution reverb. I was keen on reviewing Paragon as NUGEN Audio is one of only a handful companies in this industry that consistently develops high-quality, high-performance audio plug-ins. And Paragon doesn’t disappoint. It operates in up to 7.1.2 audio channels and it’s Dolby Atmos compatible.… Read More NUGEN Audio Paragon, convolution reverb as you’ve rarely heard before

iZotope Neoverb creates gorgeous reverb effects in an equally gorgeous UI

iZotope’s newest reverb plug-in, Neoverb, is powered by Exponential Audio technology, and it is the touted as the most intelligent reverb plug-in for music producers up to date. And indeed, in contrast to the many, many controls of Audio Exponential’s plug-ins that lets you tweak a reverb to the insanely great, Neoverb stands out with a sober UI that still lets you access the most beautiful sounding reverberation you can imagine.… Read More iZotope Neoverb creates gorgeous reverb effects in an equally gorgeous UI