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IK Multimedia UNO Synth

The UNO Synth is a monophonic, true analogue synthesiser and IK Multimedia’s entry in the hardware synthesiser world. It’s a combination of IK Multimedia’s experience, the knowledge of synth expert Erik Norlander and the expertise of synth-maker Sound Machines.

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Audio

Modify audio signals more efficiently with NUGEN Audio SigMod

SigMod is a NUGEN Audio plug-in that lets you modify stereo signals that you normally wouldn’t be able to change in the many different ways SigMod allows you to.

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Plugable adds small, portable, and extremely fast NVMe Thunderbolt 3 drive to its portfolio

Plugable, a developer of USB, Thunderbolt, Bluetooth and power-related devices, islaunching the Plugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe External SSD, a solid state drive that offers creators up to 1 TB or 2TB of storage and speeds of up to 2800 MB/sec read and 1800 MB/sec write, all without the need for an external power connection. The 1TB model will be yours for $299 and the 2TB model for $499, the company says.

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iZotope launches tool for audio post-production, dialogue match

otope launched Dialogue Match, a tool to automatically learn and match the sonic character of dialogue recordings. It is also the first product to combine machine learning algorithms from iZotope with the reverb technology from Exponential Audio’s product line, which iZotope acquired earlier this year.

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Audio Editor's Choice 2019

Ozone 9 delivers effortless, perfect audio mastering control

Ozone 9, iZotope’s audio mastering plug-in, builds further on its predecessor’s strengths. New features assist newcomers at the art and science of mastering while speeding up the workflow for experienced sound engineers. With services and products that automate the mastering process to a more or less acceptable result breathing down their neck, iZotope has chosen the path of assisted mastering with Ozone which does not exclude the real sound engineer’s personal touch.

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iZotope has news!

As iZotope is preparing for its release of Ozone 9, you can now get Ozone 8 Elements for free until October 2!

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Audio

SoundSource 4 Review

Want to have a different sound volume for each app you use? Perhaps some more oomph when you’re in Safari and a reverb while listening to iTunes? In that case, SoundSource 4 is your friend. It’s Rogue Amoeba’s fourth version of this unobtrusive tool and it’s the most advanced Mac audio access and control panel on the market.

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Audio

iZotope Neutron 3’s new features review

iZotope today launches Neutron 3, the mix workflow plug-in. Thanks to advances in machine learning, Neutron 3 Advanced is the first-ever plug-in that listens to the entire session, communicating with every track in the mix.

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Audio Pentacles

How to make a 300 EUR S-Mic 2 sound like a 1800 EUR microphone

Many professionals use the d:dicate series microphones because of their accuracy and their silky smooth sound quality. This characteristic is hard to describe but very discernible when you hear it – certainly when you compare recordings done with an MKH 416, an S-Mic 2 and the d:dicate 4017.

Because the price of the d:dicate 4017 is way out of my league, I thought it would be nice to try make the cheapest of the three, the S-Mic 2, closer to the 4017 in post-production, for example by adjusting the EQ.

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Pentacles

Sounds for video, presentations, timelapses and FX

Foley is the name we give to sounds that are created and recorded for usage in movies and other motion picture projects such as TV series, etc. For example, when a scene demands the sound of a galloping horse off-screen, you can suggest it by adding the recorded sound of – you guessed it! – a horse galloping or by recording or creating something that resembles a horse galloping. Those sounds can be created by recording them or creating them with apps such as Logic Pro X, ProTools, etc.