Check this video review of Devil-Loc Deluxe from Air Users Blog. Trying the “devil” on a rock track and hitting drums, bass, guitar and even synths to add “energy” to the sounds. “Absolutely brilliant”. “Welcome addition to any set of tools” . It’s a nice comprehensive review and happens to be the first one posted after the introduction of Devil-Loc Deluxe.
Mike Bauer writes a nice review of Decapitator for Delicious Audio/The Deli. Check out this snip and read the full article with the link. “This plugin is easy to use, and much more versatile than it seems. As opposed to simple tape saturation or distortion plugins, Decapitator recreates the effect of overdriving high quality studio equipment – the way engineers push mic preamps past their limits, or use ‘all button mode’ on an 1176. Depending on the settings, it can add some grit and warmth to overly clean synth tracks, or cook a snare track until it’s extra crispy.”
Decapitator & PanMan surprise SOS
Sound On Sound Review of Decapitator and PanMan additions to SoundToys Native Effects
“I was expecting Decapitator to be great, and it is. The wonderfulness of PanMan was more of a surprise, and if there was ever any doubt, it confirms that Sound Toys are still at the top of the heap as far as plug-in development goes. I would go so far as to say that the Native Effects bundle is almost certainly the best collection of plug-in effects you can buy, and that anyone who finds their existing effects packages unsatisfying should download the demo immediately.” Sam Ingils
Resident Adviser writes of the new SoundToys Native Effects V4 “Overall, the SoundToys bundle is nothing short of phenomenal. ” and rates it 4.5 or 5 stars. The review gives a nice overview of the plug-in line-up and goes into detail for the two new plug-ins Decapitator and PanMan. Once again, PanMan proves that there’s more to auto-panning than most people think, and Decapitator keeps going strong for high-end analog saturation.
Music Radar checks out the new additions to SoundToys Native Effects V4 and comes up with 5 stars, and no cons at all. Wow! They say “If you’ve toyed with the idea of picking up this terrific bundle, then now’s the perfect time to take the plunge.” and go into detail on the new Decapitator and PanMan plug-ins including some audio examples.
“Any veteran engineer will tell you that delays are often best if the echo part doesn’t sound exactly like the dry signal. It is here that EchoBoy strikes gold, with its attention turned to being modernly retro rather than just another digital delay. Its power, of course, lies in being able to mix and match echo styles with echo modes, creating everything from the real to the surreal. The SoundToys coders may come from an audiophile background, creating the legendary H3000 and DSP4000 when they worked at Eventide, but EchoBoy sheds that nicey-nice forensic appeal and carves a beautiful new niche for itself as a decidedly funky remixing tool filled with organically rich, lush echoes and attitude to spare.” Jason Scott Alexander for Remix.
Barry Cleveland writes a great review in Guitar Player for EchoBoy. Check out this clip then read the full review.
“Although EchoBoy is capable of producing nearly any delay sound imaginable, its greatest claim to fame may be its uncanny ability to simulate classic analog and digital units. The SoundToys team examined dozens of vintage devices, but rather than literally modeling them, they instead created an effects architecture with enough essential building blocks and programming flexibility to not only mimic those sounds, but to mix and match them in various ways, and even warp them into entirely new creations.”
Eli Crews for Electronic Musican says in his review “All in all, with SoundToys Native Effects you have a ridiculous amount of control over six excellent-sounding plug-ins. I especially love the fact that you can get cool sounds with minimal hassle, but if you’re willing to put in the time, you can get ultradeep into the nitty-gritty. The street price of around $400 would arguably be a fair price for EchoBoy alone, but add in five other killer effects, and this is truly one screaming deal.” Plus our great friend and user Omar Hakim is on the front cover. Double win.
SoundToys Native Effects Review in Recording Magazine
“SoundToys has packaged a suite of tools that can accomplish a lot of audio processing tasks that involve classic tried-and-true sounds. The designers have taken the extra step to update our idea of what can be accomplished with those familiar sounds by introducing new features and added the ability to manipulate parameters that aren’t available in the emulated products. It’s that extra step that truly makes these plug-ins sing. Well done.”
“EchoBoy destined to become a classic.” SOS Magazine
Simon Price for Sound On Sound write s fantastic review of EchoBoy. Check out a piece then read the whole thing.
“Unusually for a plug-in, Echoboy is one of those effects you develop a real fondness for. As well as being a really useful mixing tool for adding vintage effects and heaps of warmth, it’s an addictive add-on to any instrument you play through Pro Tools. Paradoxically, as well as offering the best emulations of classic delay effects, it has its own character, and is destined to become a classic in its own right. I highly recommend you try it.”