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Kazrog Amp Sims

Kazrog Releases New Thermionik Amp Sims and Pedal Plugins

Kazrog makes some of the best-sounding amp sim plugins on the market, and now some new gear has just dropped in the form of five amps and five effect pedals. This is the first time that Kazrog has offered stompbox simulations. The classic TS808 tube screamer is included in the mix, along with some rare […]

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DDMF IIEQ Pro

Free Version of DDMF IIEQ Pro EQ Plugin

SoundBytes magazine has teamed up with DDMF to offer a free version of their popular IIEQ Pro plugin. It’s a really nice free six-band parametric equalizer plugin with twenty-seven filter types, a built-in frequency analyzer, plus it’s really light on CPU and it doesn’t add any latency. You can download the free version of the […]

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Addictive Keys

Free Addictive Keys Instrument for Focusrite and Novation Owners

Focusrite has teamed up with XLN Audio to giveaway a free Addictive Keys virtual instrument to all owners of Focusrite audio interfaces and all Novation controller keyboards, including the Novation Launchpad Pro. The free Addictive Keys instrument is available for new customers as well as existing customers. If you have registered hardware, all you have […]

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MODO Bass

IK MODO Bass Reviews and Demos Roundup (Videos)

IK Multimedia’s MODO Bass software was released a couple months ago, and everyone seems to really like it—all the early reviews have been very positive. Watching some YouTube videos gives a pretty good idea of how it sounds and works, so I decided to put together this quick post with a roundup of video reviews […]

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sunrizer synth

Best iOS Synth Apps for iPad and iPhone

The iPad and iPhone have become popular audio production tools, and you’d be surprised by the quality of some music-making apps. There are a bunch of different synthesizer apps for iOS. Some people even claim they are better-sounding than what you can get as VST plugins. Among the best iOS synth apps are Animooog, Sunrizer […]

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Bitwig_Studio 2

Bitwig 2 Gets Released in February, But New License Model Sucks

The upcoming release of Bitwig Studio 2.0 was just announced and it comes with a number of cool upgrades and a bombshell of a new licensing model. Bitwig is a newer DAW released in 2014 that works with Windows, macOS, and Linux. It’s geared more toward electronic music production but of course it can be […]

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Focusrite USB Driver 4.15 Released for 2nd Gen Scarletts

Yesterday Focusrite issued another update for the Windows drivers on their 2nd gen Scarlett USB audio interfaces. This is like the fifth or sixth update since the new interfaces were released in June, so at least Focusrite’s developers are dedicated to improving things. The new driver version is 4.15. More specifically it’s 4.15.0.172. This is […]

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Steinberg Releases Cubase 9 (Video)

As they do every year around this time, Steinberg has officially announced a new updated version of Cubase. Cubase 9 comes in the form of the usual three versions with varying levels of features between Pro, Artist, and Elements. One of the main new features that Cubase 9 adds is a Lower Zone for the […]

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