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UAD Software Update Adds New Unison Enabled Neve 1084 Preamp

UAD Software Update Adds New Unison Enabled Neve 1084 Preamp

Universal Audio have updated their UAD software to version 9.12 adding a new Unison-enabled Neve 1084 Preamp and EQ Plugin as well as a host of updates and fixes to their entire software line including Console and Luna. People love recording with UA interfaces for

My Gear Lisa Salvo

My Gear: Lisa Salvo [On Diamond]

Whether they’re a gear nerd or a gear noob, the type of gear an artist uses has a huge impact on their signature sound. In this regular series called My Gear, Noisegate picks the brains of exciting and diverse artists for a behind-the-scenes scoop on their

Universal Audio Luna – First Look [Part 2]: Luna Extensions and Instruments

In our last article looking at Universal Audio’s new recording program Luna, we focused on what was included with the free software download, at no extra cost. This time we’re examining the optional Luna Extensions currently available as additional in-app purchases.  There are already 5 of these available. Four are produced entirely by

Just Sounds: Can the Korg Volca Bass Chill?

Back in 2013, Korg released the first of their now extensive Volca line, the Bass, Keys and Beats. People went crazy for them, and they’re still very popular today. Back then I was making a lot of techno, so the Volca Bass was super appealing

A Weekend of Music Making with Ableton Loop

Last month we learned that everyone’s favourite Ableton love-fest ‘Loop Summit 2020’ has been postponed until April 2021, but that doesn’t mean you need to cancel your Loop Weekend plans. Ableton have used the opportunity to take a different, more pandemically appropriate approach with ‘A

Free Download: Baby Audio Magic Switch

Free Download: Baby Audio Magic Switch Micro-Plugin Chorus Effect

BABY Audio is offering their micro-plugin “Magic Switch’” from their Super VHS plugin as a free stand-alone effect. Magic Switch plugin offers a lush one-button chorus effect loosely inspired by classic 1980s Japanese designs, but developed with modern-day users in mind: Quote from Baby Audio:

Free Download: Ableton Live Generative MIDI Racks by Sonic Bloom

Berlin-based certified Ableton Live trainer Madeleine Bloom is a constant source of inspiration to the Ableton Live users in the team here at Noisegate, and her latest free download is a doozy. 3 fully macro’d MIDI effect racks that will take a simple one-note midi