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

Expressive E Imagine software synth review

In the last half 2021, Expressive E released Imagine, a physical model based software synthesiser that works in Logic Pro X. I purchased a copy when the plug-in was still available at an introductory price of 83 EUR. Its normal sales price is 55% more, so I was very interested to experience whether the list price would be worth it.… Read More Expressive E Imagine software synth review

iodyne launches Pro Data, a 12 NVMe SSD solution with 8 Thunderbolt ports

iodyne’s Pro Data is a storage device that holds 12 NVMe SSDs and has eight Thunderbolt ports for video editors, photographers, audio engineers, and workgroup users who need massive storage space combined with the highest possible throughput. Pro Data works with any computer that has a Thunderbolt port, but is the most useful when paired with M1 Macs.… Read More iodyne launches Pro Data, a 12 NVMe SSD solution with 8 Thunderbolt ports

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 SEQ-S, the high-res, linear phase spline and match Equaliser

SEQ-S is a high-resolution, linear phase spline and match EQ that allows for sonic sculpting and EQ matching in up to 7.1 channels. There’s an SEQ-ST as well, which is stereo only. This article covers SEQ-S and its power features. Except for its sonic sculpting capabilities, SEQ-S sets itself apart by offering a direct-draw interface and its computational algorithm being based upon FFT (Fast Fourier Transform).… Read More NUGEN Audio SEQ-S, the high-res, linear phase spline and match Equaliser

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

Test: sE Electronics DM2 “T.N.T.” inline microphone pre-amp

The sE Electronics DM2 TNT inline pre-amp lets you choose between a moderate +15dB or generous +30dB of gain with an ultra-high impedance input and eight load settings to match any passive microphone. It suits all your dynamic mics like the V7 and your passive ribbon microphones and it’s perfect for podcasting, recording, live sound, etc. I had the pleasure of reviewing the DM1 Dynamite when it came out and that one was a winner, so how did the DM2 perform?… Read More Test: sE Electronics DM2 “T.N.T.” inline microphone pre-amp

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

iZotope RX 9 Advanced review

Audio processing has fallen victim to the idea that AI is always going to be better than the human touch. Yet, many AI-based solutions spit out results that are worse than a human expert is capable of achieving. Some aspects of AI combine well with human expertise, though, especially in the audio processing field. Using machine learning algorithms in audio, video and photo processing applications is a good thing, mainly because they leave the editor in charge and increase efficiency. Since a good few versions back, iZotope has relied on machine learning excellence for their RX Audio Editor and the newest version takes it to the next level. I tested RX 9 Advanced to see if it lives up to its promise.… Read More iZotope RX 9 Advanced review