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XILS-lab X-201 Vocoder Review

I checked out the new XILS-lab X-201 Vocoder, an emulation of the classic Sennheiser VSM-201. Let’s find out more about this interesting vintage recreation!
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PluginFox Deals

HomeStudioToday presents an updated list of my favorite plugin deals going on right now at PluginFox! Don’t pay more – always get the best deal!
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PluginBoutique Deals

HomeStudioToday presents an up-to-date list of my favorite plugin deals available at PluginBoutique right now! Don’t pay more – always get the best deal!
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Loopcloud Review

I took an in-depth look at Loopcloud, a desktop/web sample browser and DAW plugin suite designed to help producers find good-quality samples in short order.
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MeldaProduction MSoundFactory Review

Today I’m looking at MSoundFactory by MeldaProduction, a synth and sampler suite that now includes the free Monastery Grand sample library. Let’s check it out!
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Audified Sphene Pro Review

Audified’s newest addition, Sphene Pro, is a high-gain bass amp sim and distortion pedal. Let’s check it out!
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Youlean Loudness Meter Review

Today we’re getting loud with Youlean Loudness Meter. Let’s review the features of the Free and Pro versions and help decide which is the best for you.
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Fuse Audio Labs F-59 Review

As a lifelong guitar player I’m constantly on the hunt for new tones – or, in some cases, for very old ones. Fuse Audio Labs’ F-59, a recreation and reimagining of the iconic 1959 Fender Bassman for the modern DAW, is one such tone that has been sought after by…
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Fuse Audio Labs VPB Bundle Review

Fuse Audio Labs has released VPB Bundle, their Virtual Pedal Board plugin, featuring five throwback stomp box emulations. Let’s check it out!
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Black Rooster Audio KH-COMP1 Review

Black Rooster Audio has partnered with multi-platinum mixing engineer Koen Heldens to create a unique new compressor plugin, KH-COMP1. Here’s my review.
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Plugin Boutique Scaler 2 Review

How well does Scaler 2 do as both a music theory tool and an audio detection tool in one? Find out in our PluginBoutique Scaler 2 review!
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FabFilter Saturn 2 Review

One of the most popular plugins for distortion and saturation just got a complete overhaul. Let’s take a look at FabFilter Saturn 2.
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Sonarworks Reference 4 Review

Is Sonarworks Reference 4 worth the price? Is it difficult to use like some other studio calibration options? Let’s find out in our review!
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Rob Papen QUAD Review

I took a look at Rob Papen’s QUAD, an expansive synth virtual instrument originally created for Reason Rack that is now available in all popular DAW formats.
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Audified VocalMint Saturator Review

What uses did I find for a one-knob saturation plugin, and where does it really shine? Find out in my Audified VocalMint Saturator review.
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Kali Audio MV-BT Review

In my Kali Audio MV-BT review, I’m taking a look at this professional Bluetooth input module. How does it work, and what various applications did I discover?
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Fuse Audio Labs VCL-515 Review

Does Fuse Audio Labs’ new creation VCL-515 continue their trend of creating awesome vintage hardware emulations with modern features? Find out in our review!
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United Plugins Autoformer Review

Today we’re looking at United Plugins’ Autoformer, a multi-model preamp, compressor, and volume rider in one.
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Positive Grid Bias FX 2 Review

In our Positive Grid BIAS FX 2 Review, we’ll find out if this plugin is really the “New Era of Tone” that the developer claims.
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United Plugins FirePresser Review

What do four legendary compressors chained together and blended at will sound like? Find out in our review of FireSonic’s FirePresser from United Plugins.
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Fuse Audio Labs VPRE-2C Review

Today we’ll be checking out the newest plugin from Fuse Audio Labs, VPRE-2C, which is an emulation of a 1950s tube preamp of the same name.
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How to Use Youlean Loudness Meter

Today we’re going to learn how to use Youlean Loudness Meter to optimize your tracks for sharing online, and compare the features in the Free and Pro versions.
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How to Use Sidechain Compression

Having problems getting vocals or instruments to sit in your mixes? Heard of sidechain compression but don’t know what it is or how to use it? Find out here!
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6 Best Piano Plugins 2020

In this best piano plugins roundup, we’ll be weighing the results from five in-depth reviews and crown the champions in each category!
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SONiVOX Eighty Eight Ensemble Review

At the most affordable retail price of the bunch, how will the piano plugin offering from SONiVOX fare in our best piano plugin review series? Let’s explore.
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Waves Grand Rhapsody Piano Review

Next up in our best virtual piano review roundup is Waves Grand Rhapsody Piano. Will Grand Rhapsody Piano stand up against the competition? Let’s find out.
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Audified ToneSpot Voice Pro Review

Today we’re looking at a new plugin that promises to deliver character, saturation, distortion, de-essing, multi-level compression and EQ all in one plugin.
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Arturia Piano V2 Review

In this third installment of our piano VST review series is the most expensive offering, Arturia Piano V2. Is it still a value at the much higher price point? Find out here.
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AIR Mini Grand Review

In our second installment in this review series, I take a look at AIR Mini Grand. I’m looking for the best piano virtual instrument plugin. Check it out!
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Toontrack EZKeys Grand Piano Review

In the first review in our piano plugin round-up series, we take a look at Toontrack’s EZKeys Grand Piano. Get the scoop on EZKeys Grand Piano!
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AAS Lounge Lizard Session Review

Does Lounge Lizard by Applied Acoustic Systems bring that iconic Rhodes sound to your DAW? Find out in the HomeStudioToday review!
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How To Use a Compressor Plugin

In this in-depth guide, we explain exactly what compression is, how each of the individual controls on a compressor plugin works and how to use them.

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