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FREE TRANCE LOOPS 06/13 - Israel based trance loops outfit Functionloops are giving away their up to date trance collection - "Summer Trance." More free stuff on same page.   read more

BEAT THE LOOP 05/11 - It's the No. 1 Ableton problem: being stuck in the loop. Dutch producer Patrice Baumel is going to help you out with a set of templates to finish your tracks quicker.   read more

IPAD MASTERING APP: FINAL… 03/31 - Final Touch is a complete mastering system for iPad that combines a maximizer, equalizer, dynamics processor, stereo imager and reverb into one integrated app. Dithering is also included for proper sample rate…   read more

THOR FOR IPAD 02/05 - Reason's flagship synth Thor was made to deliver a thunderous sound combined with groundbreaking sound sculpting capabilities. The iPad version features an innovative keyboard especially designed for iPad. Thor…   read more

Sonimus TuCo
SONIMUS TUCO Wed, June 21, 2017  

Back in 2011 Satson was Sonimus' first effort to bring that sweet analog desk sound to your DAW, allowing you to emulate analog summing in the digital domain. Although Sonimus's never made such claim Satson can be seen as a successful effort to mimic that famous SSL sound. Since then Sonimus have released several other quality plugins, and all of them carry that warm signature of subtle saturation. Great! Being fans of the first hour, we gladly embraced the opportunity to check out Sonimus' compressor plugin, simply dubbed TuCo.

Don't let TuCo's simple looks fool you. Based on a tube Vari-Mu design TuCo is a nifty little compressor/limiter with plenty options to tweak. Vari-Mu? Well "Mu" is tube-speak for gain. Check this article for an in-depth explanation of what a Vari-Mu compressor actually is (and learn about Opto, VCA and FET designs at the same time). Also check this video that explains all dials, switches and menu's available on TuCo. For this review we'd like to focus on how TuCo behaves as a glue compressor…

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