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New Software Review: Masterclass Mastering & Loudness Tools from RTW
Gear Reviews

New Software Review: Masterclass Mastering & Loudness Tools from RTW

RTW’s “Masterclass Mastering” and “Loudness” tools bring all of the power and flexibility of their acclaimed hardware meters to a cost-effective software package.

RTW, an audio company based in Cologne, Germany, has been designing and manufacturing broadcast-quality metering tools and other devices since 1965.

This year, two new software releases Read more...

SupaPass: The “Fair Trade” Music Streaming Startup?
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SupaPass: The “Fair Trade” Music Streaming Startup?

New streaming startup SupaPass has branded itself as a “Fair Trade” music subscription service.

Ah, music streaming. We all know that musicians have a love/hate relationship with it. It’s the dark addiction that opens a battle between good and evil in our very hearts.

Like so many listeners, I want Read more...

Review: Online Audio Education from Nail The Mix
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Review: Online Audio Education from Nail The Mix

As many large-scale recording studios across the country continue to close, the once quintessential path of an up-and-coming audio engineer is changing. Opportunities to “rise up the ranks”—from scrubbing toilets to helming an SSL in a traditional multi-room studio—are fading fast.

Over the past 15 years or so, shrinking budgets Read more...

New Gear Review: Dizengoff D864 Varimu Tube Compressor
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New Gear Review: Dizengoff D864 Varimu Tube Compressor

The Dizengoff D865 Varimu compressor.

Chicago-based Dizengoff Audio has created quite a buzz for itself by by making shockingly affordable recreations of classic gear with mostly locally­-sourced components.

You could think of it as something like “farm-to-table” audio, and the care taken by this new outfit’s designers and builders really Read more...

New Software Review: Wilkinson Audio DeBleeder
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New Software Review: Wilkinson Audio DeBleeder

The Wilkinson Audio DeBleeder offers an innovative and effective take on noise-gating, designed specifically for drum tracks.

When it comes to recording and mixing acoustic drums in the context of modern, punchy record production, a key difficulty is sufficiently isolating individual drums for processing and beefing up.

Bleed (or “spill”) Read more...

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