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PSP develops high quality audio effect and processor plug-ins. Our products garner rave reviews and endorsements from every corner of the music production, engineering, composition, and post-production worlds. Our plug-ins have become staples in professional and home studios worldwide. Our credo explains our simple philosophy: It's The Sound That Counts.

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Latest reviews of PSPaudioware products

PSP 2445 EMT

Reviewed By Kozmyk [all]
April 13th, 2024
Version reviewed: 1.3.12 on Windows

All my PSP plugins are excellent and this EMT 2445 emulation is no exception.
Lots of variation available.
Very good plate, excellent value Reverb plugin.

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PSP MasterQ

Reviewed By kvrkvr [all]
February 27th, 2024
Version reviewed: 1.02 on Windows

old MasterQ v1.02 Cream Color, New v2 is Dark like the Photo, purchased from PSP store years ago... old version had dynamic Latency, when plugin is Oversampling 2x internally from 48kHz to 96kHz to 48Khz, plugin increase latency, when Not, has 0-sample latency, but CPUs in that era were Not Fast, DAWs freak out, Oversamplign needs perfect phase alignment, sometimes cannot do it, requires a Turn-Off/On. PSP decided to avoid that, next versions had Fixed latency. i prefer v1.02 vs. v1.6 vs. v2.0, PSP also changed the algorithm in v2.0, more Bits, according to .pdf manuals. MQ1 sound is very nice, my favorite EQ for x86 CPU. Mac version was PowerPC G3 G4, later intel, OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 has Rosetta to Emulate PPC on intel 2010 macs Not tested. Linux can load VST plugins with Carla, MQ2 ilok requires PC license method, No USB on Linux, MQ1 serial activation. for CPU MQ1 sound Very Analog... DX more transparent vs. VST, ffx4 from VB audio.fr can load DX in VST. EQs have 4 main Q shapes, Narrow to Wide, like GML/SSL/Neve, but... Not exactly, most EQs 0dB = +4dB in the Highs, PSP MQ 0dB = 0dB, sound darker, but has a knob to change that to all bands. i prefer MQ1 vs. many others in the same Vintage category. Linux requires to register Dx .Dll to regedit, easier VSThost or Carla for Windows when using DX plugins. There are many other EQ plugins, but 2 main categories: Digital/Clean or Analog/Vintage, some plugins have a Clean or Vintage switch, very nice feature, MQ1 lacks Clean Digital mode "2 EQs in 1", Not as touch screen friendly as others, but i like it, there is something about MQ1.02 that makes me wanna go back, also has different Limiter, Saturation, Soft & Hard clipping algorithms to stop peaks going over 0dB for mastering or recording.

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PSP SpringBox

Reviewed By CrystalWizard [all]
December 19th, 2022
Version reviewed: 2 on Windows

One star off for the almost unreadable display. 4 stars for the great sound and flexibility (as much as a spring reverb can be flexible). Hopefully will get a GUI update soon.

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Reviewed By Jumbomonkey [all]
December 19th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Mac

Very conflicted about this plugin, first of all the idea of the plugin itself and architecture are both great. But on the other hand, the GUI is tiny and doesn't hold up to modern plugins... so I'm not sure why this isn't being updated. It doesn't hold up in 2022 in design and usability, but the sound is still good. So I continue to use it now in the hopes that they will update the GUI and make it finally resizable at the very least. Implementing a FM8 like architecture for an effects plugin was absolutely a great idea either way...

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Reviewed By Jumbomonkey [all]
December 19th, 2022
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Mac

PSP doesn't update their GUI or plugins for a decade and I wish they did because they used to be good.

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PSP 2445 EMT

Reviewed By dlesaux [all]
May 17th, 2016
Version reviewed: 10 on Windows

I never owned the original hardware but I can say that this reverb sounds absolutely amazing. It is dense, colorful and rich but yet tucks itself away in the mix. It has a permanent place on my mix buss. Download the demo and try it, you'll be sold instantly.

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PSP MixTreble

Reviewed By Krakatau [all]
September 7th, 2014
Version reviewed: 2.1.0 on Mac

Let say that, despite the fact that it isn't a brand new product at the time these lines are written, it is undoubtedly of a brillant conception if, like me, you're into sound design (i would say even more precisely : sample design) as a skilled amateur or a professional, you will really love such a well-concieved tool to manipulate the details of the hi-end contour of any of your audio files (either master tracks or single samples inside a sound library) with an unsuspected flexibility, .

This involving four successive stages that, assuming you have downloaded the trial version, i won't detail all the included parameters that if needed, you might have studied though the user manual easily, so let me just describe the whole process chain here briefly.

First a hiss remover, noise reduction system working at the crucial frequency bandwidth (from hi-end to 500hz) to be then treated by the following stages. Second a, so to say « transient enhancer » ...a bit mysterious for me but very effective stage to determine and enhance the formant frequencies of a voice or any acoustic instruments and signals. Third a stereo enhancer and finally the harmonics section based on a classic but very cleverly conceived exciter, plus an « output saturation » switch at the very-end of the chain as an option to prevent signal peaks.

To be honest, in practice i had time after time the tendency to favour some stages and neglect some others, something that could be perfectly considered as a bad habit. not that these stage where useless (as the proverb goes « Bad workers always have bad tools »), just because there is one kind of process involving the combination of the two first sections, in where this plugin totally shines.

Indeed : suppose you've got for instance an afuche/cabasa (or a guiro) percussion on a track, depending the way you're adjusting both « hiss remover » and « transient » section, you can modify with a great flexibility the harmonic contour and textures of such instruments, making the sounding friction (of course) brighter but also smoother or sharper with a bunch of possible nuances, this mainly due to the combination of the threshold's opening/closing speed of the (improperly called in the case) hiss remover before overall formant frequencies enhancement.

...if you're into field soundtakes the same process can be applied for instance, with all possible locust and grasshopper's stridulations. independently of the brightness of the source, it can litterally smooth out any rubbing, creaking, warbling, gurgling, etc... or in the contrary increase such reliefs with many possible variations, keeping perfectly a natural feel to all these sound sources.

So in summary : a must have for high-end contour modeling, whatever is the purpose.

(complemented with both Mixbass2 and especially, Mixsaturator2, for low end polishing, all being part of the mix pack)

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PSP Xenon

Reviewed By RoomofWires [all]
December 30th, 2013
Version reviewed: 1.32 on Mac

Well designed, looks the business and a pleasure to use. Nice clear sound and used now on all my tracks.

Good presets too.

As with anything from PSP I highly recommended it.

Always look forward to those emails from Poland too.

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