Gear Of The Year: Best accessory of 2020
These are our favourite category-defying, insanely useful products from this year.
WINNER: Plugin Boutique Scaler 2
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Improving on the original Scaler’s compositional-assisting chops with a raft of new features, this sequel boasts fantastic additions such as Expressions, which captures the vibe of human playing and subtly adds it to your chords, breathing life into otherwise flat recordings. It can also detect chords via MIDI or audio, and suggest compatible alternatives. With Scaler 2, you have, in effect, a constantly-on-hand, intelligent musical assistant that can be tailored to whatever genre you’re working in.
Highly commended: Soyuz Launcher
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Injecting the vibrant analogue character of solid-state and high-end microphones into even the most basic of dynamic mics, the Launcher may look small and unassuming but run this high-powered weapon into your microphone and you’ll be catapulted to vintage heaven.
- GIK Acoustics VISO Booth
- IK Multimedia ARC System 3
- Producertech Advanced Bass Music Production Techniques 2
- FaderPro Drum Grooves and Vocal Production with Eddie Thoneick
- Musicforincome: An Introduction to Writing Music For Television
Check out all the Gear Of The Year 2020 here.
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