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Review – McDSP EC 300 Echo Collection

a screenshot of the McDSP EC 300 Echo Collection plugin

Before you ask, this is a “character” plug-in. Yes, you can generate interesting and complex delays with Logic Pro X’s Delay Designer, Tape Delay, and Stereo Delay. But the new EC 300 Echo Collection plug-in from McDSP has so much character, colour, and vibe; that to me, it’s in a class of its own.

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Poll – Which Mac Do You Use to Run Logic Pro ?

logic pro x macbook

Apple’s Logic Pro developers have been hard at work. The recent 10.3 (and 10.3.1) updates are fantastic. However, as with their other “single dot” releases, the minimum OS requirements were updated. Apple’s (unofficial) policy seems to be to support one Mac OS version previous to the current one, but nothing earlier. So, with Sierra being the current Mac OS, El Capitan became the minimum OS required for Logic Pro X 10.3, just as Yosemite became the minimum OS required to run Logic Pro X 10.2.

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Review – Eventide Fission

a screenshot of the Eventide Fission plugin

Every once in a while a new plug-in comes out that really does something, well, new! And Eventide Fission is one of them. I have had the great pleasure of being able to give it a spin, and it is fantastic. The only thing that comes even a little bit close to doing what it does within Logic Pro X’s suite of built-in plug-ins is the Enveloper.

And only just barely.

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NAMM 2017 – Singing in the Rain

a screenshot of logic pro x 10.3

I’ve just returned from a productive and invigorating edition of the NAMM 2017 show. For me, NAMM serves two functions. On the one hand is the business end of it. It is my annual opportunity to meet with colleagues and friends, visit with audio plug-in developers I deal with doing my Groove3 videos throughout the year, and get the scoop on new and upcoming releases and developments in our little corner of the world.

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Video – Using the Waves Eddie Kramer Vocal Channel

a screenshot of the waves eddie kramer vocal plugin in logic pro x

Logic Pro X contains a plethora of great sounding EQ, compressor, delay, reverb, and other plug-ins useful for vocal processing. A great deal of control and creative possibility is available in shaping the sound of a track. It can however be time consuming experimenting and zeroing in on the optimal signal flow and settings. The idea behind Waves’ signature series vocal processing plug-ins is to do a lot of the work in advance for you, while still offering a degree of creative control.

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Review: iLoud Micro Monitors from IK Multimedia

a picture of the iLoud Micro Monitors by IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia creates products we need and want before we know that we need and want them. Their now ubiquitous iOS hardware and software broke new ground. The subject of this review is IK Multimedia’s new iLoud Micro Monitor system. They’re a fresh take on near field monitors, designed for use on the go as well as in the studio.

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Review – iRig HD 2

the all new iRig HD2

I’m not a guitar player, and I’m blown away with the new iRig HD 2 from IK Multimedia! They’ve always been great at straddling that line between consumer, prosumer and professional. And this new I/O wins on all three levels.

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Review – McDSP 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip

a screenshot of the mcdsp 6050 ultimate channel strip plugin in logic pro x

In the following video, Eli Krantzberg takes a look at the new McDSP 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip plugin. The 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip includes all the modules from the 6020 Ultimate EQ and 6030 Ultimate Compressor plug-ins, with new modules including saturation, overdrive, distortion, gate, expansion, and new EQ effects.

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