Acuma Labs have dropped off their DSR-1 plug-in for Mackie’s Digital 8 Bus console. It’s a cool single-channel 3-band de-esser that offers remarkable user control. Best of all, the DSR-1 comes with great features like presets for specific applications – male and female vocals, spoken word, and other instruments. Though it’s called a de-esser, it actually does more than just “de-ess”; it’s actually a great tool for reducing a range of extraneous instrument and equipment noise that can slip into a recording.
The Sweetwater Web Prize for March is online and waiting for you to register to win. We are giving away a set of Audix microphones optimized for drum mic’ing. The complete kit of four mics with flexible drum mounts comes in a flight case and is valued at almost $1200. You can win yours by registering online at our Contests page.
Electronisounds has released their new Junebugs Drum Tools library. The SoundFont library consists of 36 kits all sampled at 96 kHz.