In this head to head shootout, Matt Vanacoro pits his native plugs against DSP-powered models to see how the sound quality and CPU requirements compare.
With an impeccable sound, well designed presets and great choice of timbres, could this be the ultimate soul vocal instrument? Matt Vanacoro found out.
The new 9-fader MIDI and DAW controller, Studiologic SL Mixface, is making its debut at NAMM 2019 in Anaheim in just a few days time. There's plenty of reasons to get excited by this $249 controller.
The next generation of MIDI 2.0 prototyping has begun and has been announced by The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and the Association of Music Electronics Industry (AMEI).
This new hardware unit from FX developer Strymon has many more tricks up its sleeve than you might expect. Delay, looping and MIDI control are just a few.
Well, well, well. Teenage Engineering have pulled the synth out of the bag with their new Pocket Operators... and these 3 machines are billed as affordable modular synths.
Korg's Electribe Wave is the latest version of the company's powerful synth for iPad and iPhone, with a ton of features and an amazing sound. It's also rather fun, as Matt Vanacoro discovered...
If you have ever wondered what those extra ports on your audio interface are for, look no further for an explanation. Joe Albano reveals how you could get more I/O without lifting a finger.
This collection of over 30 virtual modules from plugin specialists McDSP could be the answer to your prayers - and it's more affordable than you might expect.
Process very large numbers of audio files through multiple FX stages with this server-based system, ideal for games development and production.
Wanna go DAWless? Akai's standalone music production/DJ performance Force has clip launching, step sequencing, sampling, synths and a 7-in touch display and captures the modern clip-based workflow.
Denon DJ introduces Prime 4, a 4-Channel Standalone DJ System with 10-inch Multi-Touch Display and Dedicated Zone Output. Could it be the most powerful DJ system ever?
IK's latest hardware interface for guitarists is an all-in-one solution for recording, routing and tone shaping. Here's everything you need to know about its specs and software bundle.
Avid has bundled almost all its virtual instruments and effects into Pro Tools Ultimate, and other Pro Tools users can get it fairly affordably too. But should you take the plunge?
The Grid is a brand new routing and processing system built right into the heart of Bitwig Studio 3 and it's going to change the way you make music. Here's what you need to know.