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Lightning Boy Audio introduces the Rectified Leveler

Lightning Boy Audio introduces the Rectified Leveler

Lightning Boy Audio (LBA) recently announced their return to building quality studio gear with the impending release of their new vacuum tube optical compressor named, the “Rectified Leveler”.

The Rectified Leveler is based on the electro-optical technology of the revered LA2A optical compressor. Through the use of paper in oil capacitors, low noise resistors, NOS tubes, and the addition of a selectable vacuum tube or solid state rectifier stage, this compressor takes this fabled technology to a whole new level of high fidelity and tonal flexibility.


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Vanad 500, Alter 500 and Rubber Bands 500, 3 new 500 modules from IGS Audio

Vanad 500, Alter 500 and Rubber Bands 500, 3 new 500 modules from IGS Audio

IGS Audio, one of the most known studio equipment polish manufacturer has announced the immediate availability of 3 new IGS Audio 500s modules, a transformer balanced mic/line/HiZ preamp – Vanad 500, a FET typecompressor with stepped control – Alter 500 and a transformer balanced Pultec style Eq with discrete op-amp – Rubber Bands 500. Each module is Carnhill transformer balanced and costs 475 EUR.


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Satur-8, the new 8ch Summing Mixer from Looptrotter Audio Engineering

Satur-8, the new 8ch Summing Mixer from Looptrotter Audio Engineering

Looptrotter Audio Engineering, the creators of Monster Compressor unveils Satur-8 their new addition to the audio pro products family. Looptrotter Audio Engineering Satur-8 offers 8 separate channels of saturation blocks referencing the sound of vintage valve consoles and tape recorders.

Looptrotter Audio Engineering Satur-8 works as an analogue soft limiter as well. It slightly aligns the signal and adds low-order harmonics in a smart way. It can be used either during recording or mixing stages. The unit gives a solid and fat sound in the recording, processing and mixing stages.


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Analog Elemental Series, 13 new products, one concept from Sound Performance Lab

Analog Elemental Series, 13 new products, one concept from Sound Performance Lab

“The Analog Elemental Series enhances our product line in two different ways,” says SPL CEO Hermann Gier. “First of all, we now have the exceptional preamps of the RackPack modular series in the traditional 19-inch format. Secondly, this series offers perfect front end and processing combinations for any situation ranging from pure preamplification to specific processing needs for vocals and instruments. This allows for any possible configuration to come true.”


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Sound Magic releases Neo Dynamic – 10 Vintage Compressors/Limiters in 1

Sound Magic releases Neo Dynamic – 10 Vintage Compressors/Limiters in 1

Sound Magic releases Neo Dynamic. They says that this is a new concept in dynamic processing technology. Neo Dynamic is based on Sound Magic Award Winning Modeling Technology. This makes Neo Dynamic more like a sampler than typical compressors and limiters. Item bodies several algorithms (such as sample sets) that make this plug-in easy to expand and extend with new compressors/limiters models in the future. Neo Dynamic starts with 10 compressors/limiters, modelled after famous brand names such as SSL, API and TubeTech. Each of these has their own famous “flavors” ready to use.


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SKNote announces CutterTone – The Vinyl Cutting Pre-Processor

SKNote announces CutterTone – The Vinyl Cutting Pre-Processor

SKNote today has announced CutterTone, their new “Vinyl Cutting Pre-Processor” plug-in. The top features of CutterTone are:

# Acceleration Limiter (high frequency compressor)
# Bass Stereo Width Management with variable Cross Frequency
# General Dynamics Control
# Peak and RMS Level Meter


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Softube announces Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor Plug-in

Softube announces Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor Plug-in

Softube today has announced the immediate availability of Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor plug-in for native platforms (VST/VST3/AU/RTAS; both 32 & 64-bit). Softube Summit Audio TLA-100A is the “set-and-forget” compressor. Its ease of use and smooth, program-dependent sound is why, after more than 25 years, the TLA-100A is still an industry-standard compressor for mixing, tracking and live sound. Both tube and solid-state technologies are combined in its innovative design, making the TLA-100A a tried-and-true choice for vocals, bass, drums and guitar.


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DNR Collaborative releases MixControl Pro

DNR Collaborative releases MixControl Pro

DNR Collaborative MixControl Pro is a complete high-quality, professional channelstrip with a unique sound that offers flexible module processing, pristine audio quality and a combination of useful new features. MixControl Pro has 2 separate professionally designed interface layouts, created by Anders Hedstrom (aka LimeFlavour) to allow users of different screen sizes and workflows to benefit from.

MixControl Pro builds on the solid foundation known in the original MixControl by adding many useful aesthetic and functional enhancements such as extremely high-quality oversampling, 2 new professional UI layouts, 3
unique analog-style saturation modes, and a much more responsive FFT analyzer. Gate mixing, sub-preset loading modules and quick mouse controls round out the new workflow enhancements to enable you to work faster and smarter to get the perfect mix for your project.


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New High-End Studio Effects from Native Instruments | Solid Mix Series

New High-End Studio Effects from Native Instruments | Solid Mix Series

Now you have the possibility to get high-end studio sound with the Solid Mix Series from Native Instruments. Solid Dynamics, Solid Eq and Solid Bus Comp recreate the most important components of a legendary mixing desk, famous for its precise, transparent, and platinum-selling sound. Yo can get complete control over the entire signal chain, powered by cutting-edge Native Instruments wizardry and seamlessly integrated into the world of Komplete.


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Universal Audio released bx_digital V2 Eq and SPL Vitalizer MK2-T on UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins Platform

Universal Audio released bx_digital V2 Eq and SPL Vitalizer MK2-T on UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins Platform

Universal Audio (UA) announced the release of the first new Direct Developer plug-ins for the UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins platform: the Brainworx® bx_digital V2 EQ plug-in and the legendary SPL® Vitalizer MK2-T plug-in.

The Brainworx® bx_digital V2 EQ from UAD is an award-winning mastering EQ, named as the “Gear of the Decade” by Future Music Magazine. Universal Audio bx_digital V2 EQ offers three modes — M/S Mastering, M/S Recording, and L/R Stereo – with a unique “SixPack” Master Section, 11-band EQ with Shifter EQs to 22 kHz, and built-in M/S De-Esser, Dynamic EQ, and extensive metering options. An included bx_digital V2 Mono plug-in provides the same Mastering EQ – quality sound for mixing applications.

The SPL® Vitalizer MK2-T is an authentic emulation of the popular tube-based Vitalizer hardware unit, a longtime staple of top mixing and post-production engineers. Offering a patented technology for greater perceived loudness and clarity without unnatural artifacts, the Vitalizer provides independent Bass and Mid-Hi processing that works in both the time and frequency domains to effectively unmask overlapping sounds. As both a fixative and an enhancement tool, the Vitalizer MK2-T is a mixing must-have.