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Should I Buy It? – Sugarbytes Looperator Review

Should I Buy It? – Sugarbytes Looperator Review In this week’s edition of Should I Buy It? Yeuda takes a look at Sugarbytes’ Looperator plugin. It’s an older “effects sequencer” plugin but has always been a classic so we wanted to dive in and give you our opinion. Watch the video review below, and read the score breakdown below that.       Overview     As we mentioned above, Looperator is an “effects sequencer” plugin. That means that it will trigger internal effects based on notes in a sequencer. It’s a simple concept that always yields interesting results for productions. We’ve covered glitch machines before so we were excited to get back onto the topic. Effects sequencers are awesome. They’ll make a boring loop into something unique with the click of a button, it almost feels like cheating! Regardless of work ethics, we were proud to review Looperator. Looperator …

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Should I Buy It? – D16 Audio Effects Review

Should I Buy It? – D16 Audio Effects Review This week Yeuda reviews the effects plugins made by an amazing company, D16 Group Audio. In the video, he goes over eight different effects which we then breakdown below. D16 makes some really great stuff that comes at a great price point, there are a few favorites that stuck out but all in all, we love what we saw. Watch below, then read our score breakdowns below that.     Breakdowns     Decimort 2 is the updated version of the original Decimort, a bit crusher with major attitude. D16’s plugins all share a similar aesthetic which is really nice. We’ve said it before and will maintain that we like that move. It makes using multiple plugins from the same company easier. Decimort 2 has quite a bit of flexibility without adding on any dead weight. There’s an input filter, a …

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Should I Buy It? – VPS Avenger Review

Should I Buy It? – VPS Avenger Review This week Yeuda covers the VPS Avenger, also known as the Vengeance Producer Suite Avenger. This plugin is by and large he most comprehensive production tool ever created. Of the products we’ve covered, it’s the first to receive a full 10 out of 10 rating. It’s a synthesizer, it’s a production suite, it’s everything you’ve ever wanted. Watch the video below to hear Yeuda’s stance on it, and read below that for a quick tutorial.       Overview VPS Avenger is built in a similar fashion to some of the previous synthesizers we’ve covered. It is built around a series of modules that control the sound generation, filtering, effects, modulation, and any extra features. We’ve seen this style more and more as the newest generation of plugins emerges that attempt to do it all. We can confidently say that Avenger does …

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Should I Buy It? – United Plugins Review

Should I Buy It? – United Plugins Review In this week’s episode of “Should I Buy It?” Yeuda takes a look at five plugins under the United Plugins umbrella. United Plugins is a cohort oof plugin developers that banded together, they are – FireSonic, Sounddevice Digital, JMG Sound, and MeldaProduction. We’ve covered MeldaProduction’s products in the past on the blog, so this time we’re going at it with a new perspective. Watch the review video below, and read the breakdown below that.     Breakdowns     The first plugin we’ll break down is FrontDAW by Soundevice Digital. This plugin emulates analog channel strips with the intention being to put it in the FRONT of your effects chain. It adds a subtle saturation to your audio signal, which sounds pretty good. There are three different saturation models – US, British, German. Each model recreates the classic sounds from each country’s …

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Should I Buy It? – House of Kush Review

Should I Buy It? – House of Kush Review This week we’ve got a real treat for you, we’ll be covering more than half of Kush Audio’s entire lineup of audio plugins. Kush Audio has been in the game awhile and they have always created high-quality products, so, we decided to try out as much as of the product line as we could. In the video below Yeuda goes over NINE plugins that range from mixing tools like EQs and compressors to Harmonic sweeteners and a Reverb. He gives you realtime examples on a track he’s been producing. Watch below, and read our breakdown below that.         The Novatron is a Varitone Tube Compressor that models a combination of classic analog compressors. It features a straightforward interface that puts your focus on the Attack, Compress (this is also the Threshold), and Release knobs. Those are the heart …

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Top 12 Free Synths Every Producer Should Know

Top 12 Free Synths Every Producer Should Know With the endless new software and hardware synths out it’s hard to keep some money in our pocket. So we figured we’ll make a list of all the free synths every producer should check out. You can make entire albums with great-sounding synths just with this list alone. There are many more free synths out there that are exclusive to windows or Mac machines but we only included the multi-platform (Windows, Mac and some supporting Linux for all you nerds out there) beasts so everyone can download today and start making some awesome sounds for free! If you find yourself using these synths a lot please consider donating to the developer who put hours on top of hours of writing code, designing and developing. Surge   Surge is an open-source synth developed by Kurasu (Claes Johanson) and maintained by a group of …

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