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Add instant analogue character in your DAW with Excite Audio Lifeline Console Lite • Download the modular mixing plugin worth $49 with our exclusive coupon
DAACI: More than an AI composer • DAACI is an innovative new ‘meta-composition’ tool that its creators say will revolutionise producer workflows across the board. But unlike other models, they claim, this one will put human beings right back at the centre. We found out more…
15 questions with… Galen Tipton • Galen Tipton’s wildly imaginative approach to electronic music treats sound like silly putty. We find out how MPE, spectral plugins and AI speech-enhancement software shaped the mind-boggling brain scratch
MASTERING IN THE BOX • Budget won’t stretch to a trip to a mastering engineer? Or fancy some DIY? Get started here…
#30 Creating an ethereal glass pad • If you need a pad that shimmers but doesn’t get in the way of your mix, the ZebraCM is on hand, and it’s sounding ethereal!
#10 De-essing vocal tracks • Unresolved sibilance can cause problems later. Here are various ways to get it sorted in a snap
CHRIS LAKE • Landing in the UK still buzzing from an extraordinary Coachella set, and the recent release of the pumping, Aluna-guesting Beggin’, we seized the rare opportunity to speak with DJ and modern house titan Chris Lake, and find out more about his epic 20+ year journey as a music-maker, his label Black Book Recordings and get his viewpoint on the industry’s latest innovations…
EastWest Hollywood Fantasy Orchestra – String and Brass Sections $399/$149 • Magic awaits us in this new orchestral library, as we prepare to be transported to another world via the back of a wardrobe, or Platform 9¾!
Brainworx AMEK Mastering Compressor $399 • If it transpired that God’s own compressor was the basis of Brainworx’ latest AMEK-branded plugin, we wouldn’t be surprised
ROLI Seaboard Rise 2 £1,099 • ROLI’s new Rise 2 is a big improvement over the original MPE controller, but are its added extras and dimensions worth over a grand?
Toontrack EZKeys 2 €179 • We can all use a little pianistic virtuosity in our productions, and Toontrack’s much anticipated update keeps you right on the EZ track
Cherry Audio Novachord + Solovox $59 • It doesn’t get much more vintage than Cherry Audio’s latest, as virtual valves are warmed up, and two legacy synths unite in one package
United Plugins Pluralis €79 • A delay with a difference? We’ve heard that before, but Pluralis could well be one of the most creative plugins out there, with twice the appeal
D16 Lush 2 £145 • One of the most hotly-anticipated softsynths of a decade ago gets an update. But after ten years, is D16’s Lush 2 still relevant in 2023? Oh yes
Orchestral Tools Peteris Vasks Strings €549 • Proving the point that it’s not the size of the orchestra, it’s what you do with it, OT’s new suite shrinks the string section to chamber size
Google MusicLM FREE • Google’s AI-powered, browser-based tool uses machine learning to generate an infinite variety of sounds. Is this the future or just a gimmick?
CAELUM AUDIO CHORIC QUARTET • Chorus is a classic effect, and with...