A plug-in simulates your music being played in a club – even by a trash DJ

From perfectly tuned, powerful sound systems to blown-out speakers and DJs playing in the red, G-Sonique’s PA Club plug-in emulates nightlife sound. I’ve been testing it, and the results are impressively realistic.

LANDR, AI-powered mastering, all grown-up: plug-in test

LANDR’s machine learning-powered mastering service is now more than a simple web tool. The quality of the results has matured over years of development, and you can opt for a plug-in version with a complete set of tweakable controls. So, is the current offering worth considering, even if you know what you’re doing with mastering tools?

Peter Kirn - December 30, 2023

Field system, completed: Teenage Engineering TP-7 recorder test

Teenage Engineering’s fecund design imagination has yielded inventions wonderful, ambitious, sometimes prohibitively expensive, odd… but can the company reinvent the lowly field recorder? And was the “field system” just marketing vision or pipe dream – or does it bring those pieces together for something genuinely musical and productive? We turn again to CDM’s at-large Swedish gear tester (and tester of Swedish gear) Andreas Roman for a proper review. -Ed.

Andreas Roman - December 27, 2023

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