Category: Plug-In Reviews

Native Instruments FM-7

I remember just how blown away I was the first time that I got to use the newly introduced Yamaha DX-7. I was an intern at a NYC recording studio, and like interns everywhere, when there was downtime (and I had no critical tasks such as cleaning the bathroom to attend to) I was using anything and everything in the… Read more →

See you at the show!

Looking forward to seeing many of you (manufacturers, distributors, producers, and fellow journalists) at theĀ  Musikmesse 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany. I will be there for all 4 days of the show, and will be updating this blog with the skinny on the latest and greatest from the 1.5 million square foot Frankfurt Messe. See you there! -Rich Read more →

PSP Xenon Mastering Limiter/Leveler Plug-In

Traditionally, mastering has been the domain of professionals, and for good reason! Back in the days of vinyl, an improperly mastered record could definitely sound terrible, and could possibly not even by playable on some turntables. Mastering grade consoles, processors, amplifiers, and monitors remain expensive. I don’t think this will be changing any time in the future, but what has… Read more →

Breverb Digital Reverb Plug-In

I may as well just get this out of the way right now, I really really love convolution reverbs! Since I often work with unplugged artists like opera singers and folk/rock performers, the ability to put an instrument or a vocalist in a truly real sounding space has to rank as one of the biggest advances in audio technology during… Read more →