For many electronic musician and producers will know the name Sonic Academy through their huge amount of online tutorials. But some months ago they came up with something new – ANA. Their first synthesizer plugin, which is very focused on edm sounds and maded a good impression on the first look. But how will it be after a deeper view?1
Today we have a special guest in our review corner – Slate Digital RC Tube, the little brother of the Virtual Console Collection(VCC). Many will be aware of the name of both, especially after the big hype around of the VCC, and for sure many wonder if the hype is justified, so lets take a look on it.
The RC-Tube is in itself a single emulation within the VCC, which contains five emulations (API, Neve, SSL, Trident aswell as RC-Tube itselfs).0
For sure you’ve been reading the very interesting Interview – FabFilter we had some time ago with Floris Klinkert from FabFilter – and again for sure you are familiar with their products being high-quality filter plugins… but not only that. This time we take a close look on Twin 2, their latest synthesizer plugin, which appears more than tempting to us – so we got our hands on it. Let`s see, what comes out…0
Since the rise of dance music and the infamous Roland JP product line, there’s one magic word making producers go crazy: Supersaw. Especially people who missed the JP8000 era have always been looking for a good replacement – and there were very few promising tries, like the Superwave P8 plugin. Since the love still goes strong for a Supersaw synthesizer, especially a workflow-friendly plugin, the well-known Adam Szabo kicked off “JP6K”, probably the best Supersaw-emulating plugin so far.0
It’s been quite a while since “Phoscyon” came out and a small coder team named d16 got loads of attention by music producers. While first being critical about just another TB-303 clone it became clear those guys know what they are doing – so no surprise there the plugin’s successors, being emulations of famous drum synthesizers, were a huge success as well. The next big deal to be announced was the effect series “SilverLine” – enough reason for us at pro|tone to have a close look at these. Enjoy!0
Since years discoDSP Discovery has been many producers’ favorite softsynth. Initially thought to be kind of a Nordlead-inspired product it can nowadays be found in manifold music genres, proving its versatility once more. People love the low cpu-consumption, the fact that it’s a synth with no need for effects to make it sound good, and the possibility to use third party effects: who doubts a production gets its magic touch by applying a separate high-end reverb like ArtsAcoustic or Lexicon? Despite all the features the plugin already had, discoDSP intended to advance – Discovery Pro was born. We”ll give you an impression of the latest Discovery plugin so far – what it can do, what you can expect, what kinds of creativity you can persue with it, pros and contras and quite some more…2