Posts in category Review

Video: Slate Digital VMR Demo with ED...

Slate Digital just released the Virtual Mix Rack plugin and while I was trying it out I made a quick demo video. I’m using presets from VMR on each channel, with free DEADMAU5 style loops from LoopPort.   My first impressions review: Lots of fun. Really intuitive to use. Very useable presets. The modules sound […]

Video: Toontrack EZDrummer 2 Review P...

Video: Toontrack EZDrummer 2 Review Part 2: First Impressions

For part 2 of my EZ Drummer 2 review I’m exploring the interface and demonstrating some of the presets. Gotta say, so far this is pretty damned intuitive and I’ve barely dug into it yet. The plugin is out next month, check out the video below for a preview. Are you already an EZDrummer user? […]

Video: EZdrummer 2 Review Part 1: Ins...

Toontrack sent me EZ Drummer 2 this week to try out and make some videos. Prior to this I had never used EZDrummer but I could usually identify it in indie releases. It’s pretty exciting to be one of the first reviewers of this product. My first impressions of it are very positive. The first […]

Review: iZotope RX3 Standard

Review: iZotope RX3 Standard

RX3 is the latest version of the magic audio repair software from iZotope. I’ve had a few weeks to play with RX3 standard and I’m pretty impressed with the new features. RX is a suite of audio repair tools made by iZotope, who also make several popular plugins such as Ozone 5, Nectar, Alloy, Trash, […]

Review: Music Production Se...

Review: Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Recording

Last night I saw the announcement of Larry Crane’s (TapeOp Magazine, Jackpot! Studio) video tutorial at and I immediately signed up for a free trial to watch. I was pretty excited about this short course because of Larry’s extensive experience in recording and mixing, plus it’s filmed in his really fun studio. That’s right […]

Review: Auralex Mudguard

Review: Auralex Mudguard

Way back in July 2012 I was told about a pricing mistake at Musicians Friend for the Auralex MudGuard. It was actually a 4-pack of them for $110, just $11 more than a single unit. I don’t know if it was an error or just clearance but it seemed like a pretty good deal. I […]

Review – Soniccouture Crowd Cho...

Review – Soniccouture Crowd Choir for Kontakt

A while ago James at Soniccouture contacted me about their new crowd-sourced sampling project called Crowd Choir. 1000 participants from all over the world contributed 4000 voice recordings to the project. The result is a 500MB sampled choir spanning 3 octaves. 1000 voices in 1000 different mics in 10000 different rooms. Pretty cool idea and […]