Sound on sound and music tech awards
October 10, 2017

Sound on Sound & Music Tech awards nominations announced!

The nominations for both the Sound on Sound Awards, and the Music Tech Awards for Gear of the Year have now been announced, and we’re delighted to reveal that fourteen of our brands’ products have been nominated for awards! Every year Sound on Sound gives it’s readers the chance to decide who will get the coveted top slot in each of the dozens of major product-group categories. Voting takes place through…

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iZotope Neutron Press Verdict
February 15, 2017

iZotope Neutron Mixing Console – The Press Verdict

Released in the Autumn last year, iZotope’s Neutron plug-in is like having a virtual assistant that can listen to your audio, identify instruments, and offer tailored starting points for creating powerful mixes with focus and clarity while leaving all the creative control to you. Whilst initially met with some skepticism, (after all, surely such software will just have a one-size-fits-all approach to mixing, which would show its limitations rather quickly?),…

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July 29, 2015

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2: The Critics’ Perspective

At Winter NAMM 2015, Spectrasonics made what was arguably the most exciting announcement of the show – the imminent release of Omnisphere 2. Vimeo crashed, it was trending on Twitter and audiophiles world wide were chomping at the bit to get their hands on it. Among the many new features is audio import so you can use your own soundsources within the Omnisphere engine, lots of new waveforms, wavetable and…

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November 22, 2013

iZotope RX 3 – The press give their verdict…

Back in September, audio specialists iZotope whose other products include the powerful Ozone, Alloy, Iris and Nectar software, released the third reincarnation of their audio repair and restoration plugin – RX. RX transforms troubled recordings (noise, clipping, hum, buzz, crackles, unwanted reverb etc) into professional-grade material. Furthermore, the Advanced version of RX 3 delivers even more specialised features  including the ability to remove or reduce reverb from instruments, vocals and…

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February 20, 2013

iZotope Trash 2 – the press give their verdict

Originally released ten years ago, iZotope’s Trash steadily became a cult favourite of many well-known artists such as Noisia, Garbage, Sigur Rós and Nine Inch Nails who loved the plugin’s ability to add plenty of dirt, grit, grime and character to their tracks. In November last year, iZotope released Trash 2 which saw the original version rewritten from the ground up incorporating new features, optimised performance, better sound quality and…

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November 27, 2012

iZotope Alloy 2 Essential Mixing Tools – the press give their verdict

Back in August, iZotope released Alloy 2 – a complete mixing software featuring six powerful mixing tools including Equalizer, Dynamics, Exciter, De-Esser, Transient Shaper and Limiter. Version 2 brought a completely updated interface, more efficient control, a new transient shaper, a redesigned Exciter module, new EQ filters and more making it one of the most advanced mixing plugins on the market. Since then, the UK press have been trying out…

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July 9, 2012

Rob Papen Blade – in the words of the press

Back in April we asked our customers to give their verdict on Rob Papen’s newest virtual synth – Blade – and the positive response we received showed just how quickly the synth had found a firm place in producers’ sonic toolboxes. Now we’ve received the verdicts of the main UK music production press and it turns out they’ve been just as blown away by Rob Papen’s unique foray into additive…

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