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Fuse Audio Labs Dozer Drive Review

Fuse Audio Labs has released another plugin for guitar, their new Dozer Drive, a blendable version of a Tube Screamer and a Fuzz Face. Let’s take it for a spin!

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Empirical Labs Arousor Review

Empirical Labs just released V3 of the Arousor, the plugin version of their Distressor. I was excited to try it out in the box and run it through its paces.

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Audified AmpLion 2 Rock Essentials Review

Audified’s AmpLion has been a mainstay budget amp sim for years, and just got a refresh. I ran Amplion 2 Rock Essentials through its paces to see what’s new.

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United Plugins QuickBass Review

United Plugins just released QuickBass, the second in their series of quick mix plugins, and I took it for a spin. Check out the video and samples in my review.

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United Plugins Orbitron Review

Boasting four modulators with twelve selectable effects and multi-function oscillator, how does United Plugins’ Orbitron fare? Find out in my review.

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Black Rooster Audio RO-140 Review

Black Rooster Audio’s new RO-140 is a late 50s vintage plate reverb emulation with six different material options and a built-in EQ. Let’s see how it sounds!

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Aston Element Review

I just unboxed my Aston Element and checked out all the goodies. But how does it sound? In this review, I compare the Element to another mic at the same price.

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Aston Element Unboxing

It’s finally here! My new Aston Element mic just came in the mail, so I did a quick unboxing video to check out the new mic.

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Fuse Audio Labs VPRE-31A Review

I took a look at the newest in Fuse Audio Labs’ vintage hardware recreations, VPRE-31A, which reimagines the ultra-rare RCA BA-31a with more control.

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8 Best Drum Plugins 2021

After nearly a month of reviews, I’m crowning the winners in my best drum plugins roundup. Which plugin should you get? Listen to these samples and decide!

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