FREE: MAX1 Compressor from BeatSkillz

Compression can seem baffling when you don’t know how to do it, and even when you do know how to do it, there’s always more to learn. And that’s what makes the MAX1 Compressor from BeatSkillz so cool. It’s an intelligent compressor that does a bunch of the thinking for you. “This is an automatic…

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FREE: Knobs from Abeltunes

Sometimes the single twist of a knob is all that’s required to take a mix from good to great. If some clever cookies have gone to the trouble of making that single knob adjust several key parameters simultaneously, even better. Well that’s what Abletunes have done with their Knobs collection – DRIVE, SPACE and ATTACK –…

The 9 Most Useful Metallica Isolated Tracks

Isolated tracks. They’re great for figuring out parts, getting inspired, getting a sense of what techniques have gone into the recording and mixing of a track, as well as showing just what your favorite musicians are capable (or not capable ) of. Here we take a look at the best of the best isolated Metallica…

FREE: Fetish Compressor from Analog Obsession

Who wants a free compressor? Everyone, especially visitors to this site. Here’s a cracker from Analog Obsession. The deets: Classic Fet Compressor/Limiter Discrete design Super-fast attack time Input and output stage distortion Improved input control Selectable ratio Available for Windows and Mac 100% free from here: http://analogobsession.com/product/fetish/  

TCE’s Vintage Pedal Bundle (Launch Special)

If you’re looking to drop a little cash upgrading your stock pedal plugins, here’s a pretty good option. With chorus/flanger, boost/distortion, phaser, EQ and sustainer, the Vintage Pedal Bundle looks a lot like what a well appointed pedal board might typically look like. The spiel: “40 years ago our 5-pack of power, the SCF, Booster, Dual…

Huge IK Multimedia/Pensado giveaway

Here’s a sweet competition from IK Multimedia and Dave Pensado and it’s open worldwide. The spiel: “This Spring, IK Multimedia has teamed up with Pensado’s Place for six weeks of exciting prizes in an amazing Pro Audio Giveaway! Each week a new winner will receive a power bundle of award-winning mixing and mastering software from…