Make your music less robotic with Naturaliser

Naturaliser from Rast Sound is a plug-in that is designed to make productions sound more like a performance. The effect applies subtle variations over time to prevent ear fatigue when listening back to a track, altering spectral, transient and colouring dimensions. It can also be used for extreme variations. This plug-in could be especially useful…

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Is Sequential reviving the Oberheim OB-X?

Sequential, formerly Dave Smith Instruments, has applied for the trademark of ‘OB-X’, the name of one of Oberheim’s most iconic polyphonic synthesizers. The intention behind this is not immediately clear, but we’d wager that it means a new crossover synth is in the works from the two brands. This wouldn’t be the first time the…

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Heat up your sounds with BPB’s free Saturator plug-in

Bedroom Producers Blog has released Saturator, a new free plug-in that can colour your sounds with analogue-style saturation. It’s a follow-up to the brand’s recent Dirty Filter plug-in, sporting a similar GUI. Saturator can apply tube-style and tape-style saturation, either combined or separately. Your audio will be routed through a virtual tube preamp, with a…

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Roland’s Verselab MV-1 could be a worthy competitor to MPC and Maschine

Renowned music technology brand Roland has released the Verselab MV-1, an all-in-one music production tool that packs in 3,000 ZEN-Core sounds, mixing and mastering effects, an intriguing vocal processor and much more. The Verselab MV-1 seems primed for beatmakers crafting hip-hop, trap and other beat-based genres. Roland’s combined its familiar TR-SEC step sequencer, famously found…

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Reverb.com’s Sites feature to shut down on 30 April 2021

Reverb.com will be shutting down its website-building tool, Sites, on 30 April 2021. The gear marketplace announced the service’s closure yesterday (7 January), in an email addressed to Reverb Sellers. The decision came after it “became clear that better, more robust website services already exist.” “We launched Reverb Sites in 2017, hopeful that it would…

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SampleScience drops Four EP, another free virtual instrument

Independent software developer SampleScience has released Four EP, a free virtual instrument featuring four electric piano sounds. Four EP’s sounds were created using additive and FM synthesis, with each tone being sampled at multiple velocities. As shown in the video below, this plug-in is incredibly easy to use, with parameters to control the amplitude envelope,…

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