The Cloudlifter X adds a Cinemag transformer to the popular in-line mic preamp design, giving you up to 36 dB of additional gain.
Do you actually need a separate microphone preamp? We take a look at some of the best mic preamps for home recording and find out.
We briefly explore the history of the iconic Neve 1073 channel strip and check out some of the different formats and designs available.
The Vanguard Audio Labs V13 Gen2 tube condenser microphone improves its predecessor in various places while embodying its decisive qualities.
Transformer replicates the sonic impact of the 600-ohm, 1:1-wound under-damped output transformer found in the SSL Fusion processor.
Core Compressor takes on a "world-class compressor" with transformer modeling and parameters for both precision and character processing.
This week, we’re celebrating the return of a freeware classic. We’ve also got a spring reverb and an experimental synth. Here’s TesslaSE MkII, Dirty Spring and NANDroid.
Maji works like a kind of transformer that is "pushed" beyond its natural limit to generate analog compression and saturation. In a plug-in!
A boutique stereo compressor, Velox is a reworking of a 1999 optical unit, available in two versions with an optional Lundahl output transformer.
Kelvin combines tube, diode, and transformer zing with detailed tone shaping from its EQ bands and stereo widening through harmonic distortion.
Rast Sound Transformer lets you turn your audio signals into something completely different using a set of four modulated resonators.
Here's a posh new way to get 2 channels of analog audio into your DAW: Rupert Neve Designs has launched the MBC Master Buss Converter with selectable analog drive paths and limiters.
Kush Audio says that its new Silika compressor plug-in sounds just as good as analog hardware. What does Silika have to offer, and can it live up to these claims?
Ever wanted to experiment with different tubes, transformers and transistors in a compressor? Pawn Shop Comp 2.0 by Korneff Audio lets you do just that. The plug-in has just received a major update.
Lightning Boy Audio says its new 1:1 passive 2020 Instrument Transformer can add some studio grade sparkle to your guitar tone, but could also be useful on bass and synth.
With its transformer-based saturation and built-in Opto compressor, the new Radial HDI is both a tone box as well as a high-end DI box, rolled into one!
This week's collection of free plug-ins includes two new releases by Analog Obsession and an experimental wavetable synthesizer. That's three new freeware plug-ins to keep you busy this Sunday!
To celebrate the 10,000th Cali76 Compact Deluxe pedal, Origin Effects is re-releasing the Cali76 large-format stompbox in two versions - that lack one useful feature of its smaller sibling...
Heritage Audio has introduced the HA-609A diode bridge compressor/limiter. The dual mono/stereo compressor/limiter offers two linkable channels with an entirely discrete class A circuit design.
Sknote has announced AnyTesla, an input and output transformer modelling plug-in. If you mix "in the box", AnyTesla could be a great way to add analogue warmth and saturation to your tracks.
Can't afford an expensive microphone and preamp, but want to sound like the big guys? The Soyuz Microphones Launcher makes any dynamic mic sound like it was run through a vintage console.
The AES goodness has officially began with the announcement of RND's 5211 Two Channel Microphone Preamplifier. Each channel has a generous 72dB of gain on tap, enough to cover even gain-hungry microphones.
Fusion contains 5 "completely new" analogue colouration tools and looks like liquid studio gold! We love how SSL has applied plug-in like thinking, especially in terms of versatility, to actual studio hardware.
With convolution processing, Transformer is able to load samples, microphone and virtual instrument inputs; and morph them into sounds unexpected and unknown. It adds new sound layers to existing audio this ...