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Top Analog Compressor Plugins

Searching for the best analog-style compressor plugins out there? Look no further, Beat Lab is bringing you the list of the best compressors to use in your productions. Read Below. What Are Analog-Modeled Compressors? Analog-modeled or analog-style compressors are software plugins made to emulate the circuitry of their hardware counterparts. Hardware compressors are known for the musicality they add to signals run through them. Hardware dynamic processors are used to add character, depth, grit, presence, punch and/or warmth to your music. Those traits are what people are chasing when they talk about ‘analog’ sound. It’s a result of how the hardware is built. Physical circuitry is subject to degradation and over time certain processors develop sounds unique to their product line. Thanks to modern technology, developers are able to capture and recreate those characteristics found in classic analog hardware. This article will share with you the plugins recreating analog-style the …

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The Missing Link – Bringing Ableton Link to Hardware Devices

The Missing Link – Bringing Ableton Link to Hardware Devices Knobcon 2018 just happened recently in Chicago, Illinois where people gathered to share their latest and greatest in the world of hardware synthesis and experimental music-making tools. Ed Guild of Happy Circuit shared his incredible creation – The Missing Link which is a box that lets you connect your analog gear to other Ableton Link compatible devices. What’s especially useful about this device is that it operates over Wi-Fi so you no longer have to worry about all those cables clunking up your workflow. We were fortunate enough to get some questions answered by Ed, our interview is below! 1. Your website notes that you’ve DJ’d, VJ’d and been involved with bands since 2001, has any of that time been dedicated to working in Ableton Live? _ I started out VJing in a live electronic dance music band called Psylab. There …

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Analog Techno Drums – Character Filled Drums

Analog Techno Drums – Character Filled Drums Beatmaker recently released a VST/AU plugin filled to the brim with punchy drums. Analog Techno Drums is the name of the plugin and it comes packed with some awesome samples ready to insert into your tracks. From the Beatmaker website – Analog Techno Drums is a VST/AU Plugin for Windows and macOS, instantly providing 66 drum kits for Electro, Techno, Detroit, Minimal, Acid and Other styles that need punchy drums with character. The 1056 drum sounds are a compilation of the Drum Depot packs Analog 808, It’s Drums, It’s Drums II and Motor City by Marco Scherer. The kits come whit inspiring and ready to go patterns and are mapped in General Midi standard. The user interface is designed to look like a classic drum machine, a slick piece of hardware at that. Each drum has a sample pad that can switch between the included samples so you …

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Grandmother – Moog’s New Semi-Modular Synth

Grandmother – Moog’s New Semi-Modular Synth Gearheads rejoice! Legendary American synth builders at Moog have announced the release of a limited series synth called the Grandmother. The synth is a callback to the heyday of Bob Moog’s original lineup of synths from the 1960’s and 1970’s, it’s fully analog with no digital components for saving/recalling presets. The unit features modules for arpeggiation, sequencing, a spring reverb, an analog filter and an external audio input. External instruments can be routed through the Grandmother’s effects modules via that input. The synth has a relatively straightforward layout so those not typically inclined on pure analog won’t have too hard a time getting started right away. For all those sound explorers out there you’ll be pleased to interact with the 41 patch points on the synth, each of which can be routed to external Eurorack gear or Moog systems for further modulation. Moog’s Mother series …

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GrooveBox by Ampify: A Mobile Studio in the Palm of Your Hand

GrooveBox by Ampify: A Mobile Studio in the Palm of Your Hand   Ampify may be a name you’ve never heard before, but you know the products well. The development team Blocs grew out of Focusrite and Novation and gave us the Launchpad and Blocs Wave music-making apps. Now they have changed their name to Ampify for the release of GrooveBox; an all-in-one mobile studio for the iPad and iPhone. While still maintaining the user-friendly simplicity of Launchpad and Blocs Wave, GrooveBox offers more advanced synth parameters. Ampify’s intention is to create a program that is easy enough for beginners to start, and for the more experienced to master. From everything we’ve seen so far it looks as though GrooveBox does just that – blurs the line between ease of use and detailed control all with the user’s workflow in mind.     The free app is based around two dual-oscillator synthesizers and …

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IK Multimedia’s New Fender Collection 2 – Ultimate Fender Amps Emulation?

IK Multimedia’s New Fender Collection 2   Digital emulation of analog gear has become almost unbelievable in the past few years and falling in line with that trend is the new Fender Collection 2 from IK Multimedia – a collection of seven models of Fender’s most classic amplifiers made popular by rock n’ roll legends of the 50s and 60s. IK Multimedia uses their new Dynamic Interaction Modeling algorithm to recreate the intricacies of each amp’s sound with such accuracy Fender has given approval for official use of the certified amp models. The classic amp models available are the ’65 Super Reverb, ’53 Bassman, ’57 Bandmaster, ’57 Custom Champ, ’57 Custom Deluxe, ’57 Custom Pro-Amp, and the ’57 Custom Twin-Amp. Check out this overview video from IK Multimedia to get a taste of each amp model:   As you can see, each amp model comes with the original knobs of …

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Hello Samples Moog SUB37 – 2GB of Analog Samples and Presets (Free Download)

Hello Samples Moog SUB37 – 2GB of Analog Samples and Presets (Free Download) If you love using the rich sound of classic analog synths, but don’t have  $1600 for the Moog SUB 37 then theres good news! Hello Samples just released a free 2GB Moog SUB 37 sample pack. Now you don’t need to own the SUB37 to own the signature analog synth sound.  The sample library is a wide variety of audio samples from actual SUB 37 patches, with everything from basses, leads, drums, and effects. The samples are designed to work seamlessly in Ableton’s Sampler or Simpler. There are enough sounds in this pack to cater to pretty much any style of production. In total there are over 3900 audio samples all in WAV format, 91 presets ( including 6 drum kits, 15 basses, 17 leads, 6 plucks,11 FX, and 33 polyphonic sounds), making it an incredible addition to …

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Korg Minilogue – Powerful Analog Synth on a Budget

Korg Minilogue – Powerful Analog Synth on a Budget   Korg has been a front runner of the analog synthesizer world since the production of the Prototype No.1 in the 1970’s. Since then, they have continuously pioneered the scene by reinventing themselves, while sticking true to their roots. Korg may have just pushed the envelope again with the release of the Minilogue, a compact, powerful and affordable polyphonic synthesizer. The Minilogue provides you with a classic analog sound with a maximum of four voices. There are 200 programs, with 100 presets and 100 programmable slots. There is a 16 step polyphonic sequencer with a motion sequencer that can be assigned up to four different parameters. Korg provided you 41 control parameters which allows you to have immediate control over your sound. Some of the more noteworthy, the “standout,” features if we may, is the OLED oscilloscope and the voice mode option.     The oscilloscope …

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