Free digital audio workstation: Tracktion T7

Tracktion is excellent software for those looking to get into home recording. Everything you need is here: a simple drag and drop interface, full mixer functionality (with plugins) and an unlimited number of tracks available for creating that rock opera epic. Here’s the spiel from Tracktion: “This is no ‘Lite’ version, we do not impose…

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Interview: Alex from Audio Assault

The cool cats at Audio Assault are pretty good at making kick-ass plugins that don’t break the bank. From smashing metal amps to distortion and compression effects – to the recent release of the mighty HellBeast – we like their style, so we thought it was time to interview them. We’re in New Zealand however…

Free: Isol8 advanced mix monitoring tool

Here’s something awesome from the cool cats at TBProAudio. The Isol8 is an “advanced mix monitoring tool” which provides a range of functionality to help you achieve better mixes. It’s good stuff that lets you divide the frequency range into 5 bands. “These 5 bands can be soloed or muted individually. This will help you…

Free: Limiter plugin from D16

Who wants a free limiter? Everyone, I assume, and here’s a kick-ass one available from D16, 100% free. Here’s the spiel: “Quality and performance makes Frontier a perfect tool for almost any studio situation. Its simple and clear interface in combination with excellent sound quality will surely be appreciated by any engineer looking for efficient…

Free: ZETA guitar cabinet impulses

Everyone loves guitar impulses. After all, there’s nothing better than avoiding songwriting and recording by auditioning guitar cabinets for hours on end. So here’s a couple of freebies from Italian studio, Zeta Factory. Cabinets included: Orange PPC 212 Closed Back Bogner 212 CB Closed Back Stack Diezel 412 FC (V30) Mesa 412 Recto Slant Bogner…