Offered through June 18, 2017, Metric Halo’s “Gear of Your Dreams” software sale provides special pricing on the complete Metric Halo Production Bundle, Individual Plug-ins such as MH ChannelStrip 3 (pictured) and MH Character analog circuit modeler, and SpectraFoo high-resolution metering tools. Regular prices on all Metric Halo software packages resume on Monday, June 19.
PreSonus has released version 3.5 software for its Studio One DAW, ready for Mac or Windows OS operation. The update, which the company calls “extensive,” featuring 60 new features and enhancements, including several of the most requested features from Studio One users. The update is free for registered Studio One 3 owners.
Waves Audio is now shipping its Waves Grand Rhapsody piano plug-in, a significant addition to its expanding line of virtual instruments. Grand Rhapsody was sampled from the Fazioli F228 grand piano housed at London’s Metropolis Studios, a piano contributing to many successful productions (such as Adele’s “Hello”).
Joey Sturgis Tones (JST) has released its latest plug-in, SOAR tape delay. Offering a “hybrid approach to using tape delay in the box,” explains JST promotional materials, it combines features from both analog and digital delays plus new, unique-sounding parameters such as Health & Contour.
Plugin Alliance is now offering the bx_subsynth plug-in, modeled on the dbx 120XP Subharmonic Synthesizer. Using founding Plugin Alliance development partner Brainworx’s M/S (Mid-Side) matrix technology to control stereo field content, the bx_subsynth add subharmonic punch and saturation to any sound source.
Joey Sturgis Tones has added to its Toneforge line of plug-ins with Toneforge Jason Richardson, a guitar tone processor featuring three new amp designs, two custom cabinets, three effect pedals and a post-processing section. All aspects of Toneforge Jason Richardson are derived from the tones created with producer Taylor Larson by Richardson (All Shall Perish, Born Of Osiris, Chelsea Grin) for his debut solo album entitled I.
Audified is now offering its U78 Saturator, an effects plug-in based on the careful modeling of the 1960s-era U73b, a German broadcast compressor/limiter. Audified’s plug-in features tube saturation circuitry with added high-pass and low-pass filters and a unique tone filter “for some seriously satisfying saturation,” explains promotional materials.
Tegeler Audio Manufaktur founder Michael Krusch has unveiled his Schwerkraftmaschine, a unique stereo analog vari-tube compressor that is remote-controllable by plug-in. As such, the Schwerkraftmaschine allows for a wide range of compression techniques and tones.
Arturia’s MiniLab MkII is a space-saving controller combining a two-octave and velocity-sensitive keyboard, RGB backlit performance pads, 16 rotary knobs and suite of included software. Priced affordably at $119, MiniLab MkII offers hundreds of classic keyboard presets in its Analog Lab Lite and Ableton Live Live suites, touchstrip controls for pitch bend and modulation, sustain pedal input, and more.
Locomotive Audio’s Weight Tank sub-brand of professional audio hardware is official with the debut of the “colored, vari-mu style” Weight Tank Compressor, an all-tube, single channel compressor featuring 6BC8 and 12AU7 tubes, three all-steel audio transformers (at input, inter-stage and output points), and an super impressive initial presale price of $899.
JBL Professional’s EON ONE is an all-in-one personal PA featuring Bluetooth audio connectivity, a six-channel mixer and one-hand portability, thanks to its unique design and an approximately 40 lb. total weight
There are few studio monitor manufacturers with proprietary technology quite as striking, both visually and sonically, as ADAM Audio.
Rich Tozzoli covers his 3rd recording/review retreat in St. John USVI.