Software & Plugins
Installing and Setting Up ASIO4All on Windows 10

Installing and Setting Up ASIO4All on Windows 10

ASIO4All is a free Windows tool that provides a generic high-performance audio driver for professional audio production in the absence of an audio interface with a dedicated driver. If you are a Windows user and you are not using a dedicated audio interface (such as a Focusrite Scarlett 4i4), then you should ...

ValhallaDSP VintageVerb Review

ValhallaDSP VintageVerb Review

VintageVerb continues ValhallaDSP’s excellent streak of ambiance plugins, with a rich, lush dreamy reverb emulating the hardware from the 80s. Excellent, lush sound right out the box Elegant, simple GUI Creative algorithm additions apart from standard ones ‘Color’ setting quickly imparts ...

The Differences Between VST 2 and VST 3

The Differences Between VST 2 and VST 3

The VST standard, developed by Steinberg in 1996, revolutionized music production. VST3 is a free open-source development kit that any developer may utilize. VST3 plugins are supported by almost all current DAWs. The VST3 adds several useful new features compared to VST2. The VST standard has gone through a few ...

The Glue by Cytomic Review

The Glue by Cytomic Review

Cytomic’s The Glue compressor delivers exactly what its name suggests: gluing a multitude of sources into a coherent, balanced mix, while also being surprisingly useful on a variety of individual elements. What is The Glue? The Glue by Cytomic is an analog-modeled compressor plugin based on the ubiquitous SSL G ...

Positive Grid BIAS FX 2 Review (2022)

Positive Grid BIAS FX 2 Review (2022)

BIAS FX 2 is an excellent, sleek looking guitar and bass amp modeling and effects powerhouse providing high-quality tones and a unique Guitar Match feature, but with a bit of a ‘quantity over quality’ issue in places. At first glance, two things about Bias FX2 grab your attention: the gorgeous GUI and the sheer ...

The Best Rent-to-own Plugins (VST, AU) (2022)

The Best Rent-to-own Plugins (VST, AU) (2022)

Rent-to-own plugins have started to greatly increase in popularity as customers can get access to quality plugins right away, while paying a small monthly fee. Once the payment term is completed, you get a full licence for the software. You can decide to stop paying at any time, in which case your licence is put on ...

What are VST Plugins? (And How to Use Them)

What are VST Plugins? (And How to Use Them)

VST (Virtual Studio Technology) Plugins act as an extension to your digital audio workstation (DAW). They can be in the form of Virtual Instruments (e.g. Synths, Drum Machines), Effects (e.g. Distortion, Reverb), or MIDI effects. Virtual Studio Technology or “VST” is a software standard that extends the ...

Loopmasters Khords Review – Is It Worth It? (2022)

Loopmasters Khords Review – Is It Worth It? (2022)

Khords is a sample-based virtual instrument plugin that uses a large bank of sounds and presets. It has an easy interface and workflow that allows you to quickly create quality sounds that are suitable for many genres. There are 550 presets, which are well put together. Different types of sounds in this plugin ...

UJam Carbon and iZotope Trash 2 Giveaway!

UJam Carbon and iZotope Trash 2 Giveaway!

Plugin Boutique has a mega giveaway this month with UJam Carbon and iZotope Trash 2 being offered free with any purchase. UJam Carbon is a great distorted guitar virtual instrument, while iZotope trash two is a very versatile audio mangling, distortion, and experimentation plugin. Click here to view the deal. ...

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