Twisted Tool create some tasty Reaktor ensembles… so you can imagine our excitement when we received an early copy of their new S-Layer to review! Did it live up to our high expectations? Read on...
Native Instruments' latest instrument is perfectly described by its title. This is a behemoth, titan… a Giant of a sampled piano instrument. Toby Pitman lifts the lid and discovers size does matter.
There are Ableton controller for iOS to suit most needs and budgets. Liine's Lemur app is already an extraordinarily excellent choice. Gary Hiebner checks out a simpler alternative in LIVKONTROL.
Suddenly there's many drum pad apps out there for the iOS platform. With so many good ones available how does Rhythm Pad fare against the more established kings of the pack?
The iRig Mix has turned a few heads in the DJ world. Is this dual-channel hardware mixer the perfect companion for iOS DJs? Rounik Sethi spins some tunes… and investigates.
FXpansion, (BFD2, GEIST and Tremor), have released their first Rack Extension: Etch Red - the awesome filtering effect. Now Reason 6.5 users can get in on the action and scratch that itch (sic) Etch.
Apogee have risen to the challenge to create an affordable studio quality interface for the discerning iPad & iPhone wielding guitarist. Rounik Sethi put JAM to the test!
One of the most popular requests by Reason users over the years has been for 3rd-party plug-in hosting. The 6.5 update has delivered just that with a focus on elegance, stability and performance.
IK Multimedia have been busy behind the scenes cooking up something guitarists and Slash fans will love: AmpliTube Slash for iPhone, iPad and Mac/PC. Read on to find out more...
The original hardware Oberheim SEM was a much loved subtractive synth in its day. Arturia have recreated the SEM as a soft synth… so how does it measure it to past glories and present day competition?
Liine and Livid announce Hybrid Control – Liine's Griid, now Core MIDI compatible, and Livid's Code join forces to present powerful Hybrid Control for Ableton Live…
You can never have too many options for creating distortion effects. Toby Pitman crushes, crumples, squeezes and mangles sounds using McDSP's Futzbox plug-in.
With hundreds of great music making apps for iOS, including those by Propellerhead, IK Multimedia & Moog the bar is set pretty high. So with all this action how is iKaossilator standing up?
Cubase, one of the most widely used cross-platform DAWs, recently received a rather tasty update. Now at 6.5, there are new synths, effects and features which Hollin Jones explores in this review.
The biggest instrument release of the year so far has been from the clever people at iZotope. Ozone and RX have been lauded for their mixing & restoration abilities. So, how does Iris fare as a synth?