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United Plugins Quick AG Review
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United Plugins Quick AG Review

August 8, 2020
United Plugins has just released Quick AG, an all-in-one acoustic instrument mixing plugin. Today I’ll decide if it’s a good choice for your home studio.
MeldaProduction MSuperLooper Review
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MeldaProduction MSuperLooper Review

August 5, 2020
Today I’m checking out MSuperLooper, the newest plugin from MeldaProduction. How does this looper plugin stack up against the others? Find out in my review.
XILS-lab X-201 Vocoder Review
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XILS-lab X-201 Vocoder Review

July 10, 2020
I checked out the new XILS-lab X-201 Vocoder, an emulation of the classic Sennheiser VSM-201. Let’s find out more about this interesting vintage recreation!
Loopcloud Review
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Loopcloud Review

July 5, 2020
I took an in-depth look at Loopcloud, a desktop/web sample browser and DAW plugin suite designed to help producers find good-quality samples in short order.
MeldaProduction MSoundFactory Review
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MeldaProduction MSoundFactory Review

July 1, 2020
Today I’m looking at MSoundFactory by MeldaProduction, a synth and sampler suite that now includes the free Monastery Grand sample library. Let’s check it out!
Audified Sphene Pro Review
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Audified Sphene Pro Review

June 28, 2020
Audified’s newest addition, Sphene Pro, is a high-gain bass amp sim and distortion pedal. Let’s check it out!
Youlean Loudness Meter Review
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Youlean Loudness Meter Review

June 26, 2020
Today we’re getting loud with Youlean Loudness Meter. Let’s review the features of the Free and Pro versions and help decide which is the best for you.
Fuse Audio Labs F-59 Review
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Fuse Audio Labs F-59 Review

June 19, 2020
I spent a week playing with Fuse Audio Labs’ F-59 Fender Bassman amp sim. Did Fuse Audio Labs hit another home run with F-59? Let’s find out in my review.
Fuse Audio Labs VPB Bundle Review
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Fuse Audio Labs VPB Bundle Review

June 19, 2020
Fuse Audio Labs has released VPB Bundle, their Virtual Pedal Board plugin, featuring five throwback stomp box emulations. Let’s check it out!
Black Rooster Audio KH-COMP1 Review
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Black Rooster Audio KH-COMP1 Review

June 10, 2020
Black Rooster Audio has partnered with multi-platinum mixing engineer Koen Heldens to create a unique new compressor plugin, KH-COMP1. Here’s my review.
Plugin Boutique Scaler 2 Review
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Plugin Boutique Scaler 2 Review

June 1, 2020
How well does Scaler 2 do as both a music theory tool and an audio detection tool in one? Find out in our PluginBoutique Scaler 2 review!
FabFilter Saturn 2 Review
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FabFilter Saturn 2 Review

May 27, 2020
One of the most popular plugins for distortion and saturation just got a complete overhaul. Let’s take a look at FabFilter Saturn 2.
Sonarworks Reference 4 Review
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Sonarworks Reference 4 Review

May 9, 2020
Is Sonarworks Reference 4 worth the price? Is it difficult to use like some other studio calibration options? Let’s find out in our review!
How to Calibrate Your Studio Monitors with Sonarworks Reference 4 Studio
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How to Calibrate Your Studio Monitors with Sonarworks Reference 4 Studio

May 7, 2020
Today we’re learning how to calibrate your studio monitors with a popular all-in-one monitor and headphone calibration solution, Sonarworks Reference 4 Studio.
Rob Papen QUAD Review
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Rob Papen QUAD Review

May 2, 2020
I took a look at Rob Papen’s QUAD, an expansive synth virtual instrument originally created for Reason Rack that is now available in all popular DAW formats.
Audified VocalMint Saturator Review
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Audified VocalMint Saturator Review

April 28, 2020
What uses did I find for a one-knob saturation plugin, and where does it really shine? Find out in my Audified VocalMint Saturator review.
Kali Audio MV-BT Review
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Kali Audio MV-BT Review

April 24, 2020
In my Kali Audio MV-BT review, I’m taking a look at this professional Bluetooth input module. How does it work, and what various applications did I discover?
Fuse Audio Labs VCL-515 Review
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Fuse Audio Labs VCL-515 Review

April 23, 2020
Does Fuse Audio Labs’ new creation VCL-515 continue their trend of creating awesome vintage hardware emulations with modern features? Find out in our review!
United Plugins Autoformer Review
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United Plugins Autoformer Review

April 3, 2020
Today we’re looking at United Plugins’ Autoformer, a multi-model preamp, compressor, and volume rider in one.
How To Build a Studio Guitar with 48 Tones
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How To Build a Studio Guitar with 48 Tones

March 21, 2020
In this build guide, I walk step-by-step through modding an old Les Paul copy to build the ultimate studio tone monster!
Positive Grid Bias FX 2 Review
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Positive Grid Bias FX 2 Review

March 6, 2020
In our Positive Grid BIAS FX 2 Review, we’ll find out if this plugin is really the “New Era of Tone” that the developer claims.
United Plugins FirePresser Review
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United Plugins FirePresser Review

February 28, 2020
What do four legendary compressors chained together and blended at will sound like? Find out in our review of FireSonic’s FirePresser from United Plugins.
Fuse Audio Labs VPRE-2C Review
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Fuse Audio Labs VPRE-2C Review

February 12, 2020
Today we’ll be checking out the newest plugin from Fuse Audio Labs, VPRE-2C, which is an emulation of a 1950s tube preamp of the same name.
How to Use Youlean Loudness Meter
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How to Use Youlean Loudness Meter

February 7, 2020
Today we’re going to learn how to use Youlean Loudness Meter to optimize your tracks for sharing online, and compare the features in the Free and Pro versions.
How to Use Sidechain Compression
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How to Use Sidechain Compression

February 1, 2020
Having problems getting vocals or instruments to sit in your mixes? Heard of sidechain compression but don’t know what it is or how to use it? Find out here!
6 Best Piano Plugins 2020
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6 Best Piano Plugins 2020

January 22, 2020
In this best piano plugins roundup, we’ll be weighing the results from five in-depth reviews and crown the champions in each category!
SONiVOX Eighty Eight Ensemble Review
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SONiVOX Eighty Eight Ensemble Review

January 19, 2020
At the most affordable retail price of the bunch, how will the piano plugin offering from SONiVOX fare in our best piano plugin review series? Let’s explore.
Waves Grand Rhapsody Piano Review
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Waves Grand Rhapsody Piano Review

January 17, 2020
Next up in our best virtual piano review roundup is Waves Grand Rhapsody Piano. Will Grand Rhapsody Piano stand up against the competition? Let’s find out.
Audified ToneSpot Voice Pro Review
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Audified ToneSpot Voice Pro Review

January 14, 2020
Today we’re looking at a new plugin that promises to deliver character, saturation, distortion, de-essing, multi-level compression and EQ all in one plugin.
Arturia Piano V2 Review
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Arturia Piano V2 Review

January 12, 2020
In this third installment of our piano VST review series is the most expensive offering, Arturia Piano V2. Is it still a value at the much higher price point? Find out here.
AIR Mini Grand Review
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AIR Mini Grand Review

December 19, 2019
In our second installment in this review series, I take a look at AIR Mini Grand. I’m looking for the best piano virtual instrument plugin. Check it out!
Toontrack EZKeys Grand Piano Review
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Toontrack EZKeys Grand Piano Review

December 18, 2019
In the first review in our piano plugin round-up series, we take a look at Toontrack’s EZKeys Grand Piano. Get the scoop on EZKeys Grand Piano!
AAS Lounge Lizard Session Review
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AAS Lounge Lizard Session Review

November 30, 2019
Does Lounge Lizard by Applied Acoustic Systems bring that iconic Rhodes sound to your DAW? Find out in the HomeStudioToday review!
How To Use a Compressor Plugin
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How To Use a Compressor Plugin

November 29, 2019
In this in-depth guide, we explain exactly what compression is, how each of the individual controls on a compressor plugin works and how to use them.

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