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Review: Sony UWP-D16 Wireless System

The Sony UWP-D16 is an integrated wireless microphone and lavalier system that we were hoping would provide good audio quality in a small, rugged package. Here's what we discovered...

Review: Cubasis 2 for iPad

Steinberg's iPad DAW Cubasis had a major shot in the arm to bring it up to version 2. Deeper than GarageBand and more accessible than Auria, does Cubasis 2 make the iPad a serious production platform?

Review: Roland System 8 AIRA Plug-Out Synthesizer

The Roland System 8 plug-out synthesizer promises a vast palette of sounds, improved ACB, 8-voices & 3-oscillators with filters and effects. Is it the powerhouse synth you are hoping for?

Review: Waves NX Head Tracker Gives All Headphones 3D Audio

If 3D audio is the next step for music consumers and producers then Waves Audio have jumped ahead with NX Head Tracker and NX Virtual Mix Room. Matt Vanacoro explores all the dimensions in our review.

Review: M-Audio CTRL49 MIDI Controller Keyboard

M-Audio brings control of your VST collection to its latest multi-talented USB MIDI controller keyboard, CTRL 49…

Review: Aviram Arabic Strings

Aviary Arabic Strings Kontakt instrument is the culmination of six years working with professional Israeli Arabic musicians. It includes meticulously sampled classical instruments and synth keyboards!

Review: Prism Sound, Callia Hi-Fi DAC

While digital music has often resulted in less than optimum sample rates and quality, Prism Sound's Callia is a high-end digital to analog converter designed for pristine audio quality for your ears.

Review: Reverbical: Truly Clever Reverb

Reverbical is an inspiring sounding reverb with some innovative features like morphing between presets. Noah Pred puts it to the test in this shimmering review.

Review: Phantom Voice and V Alto Choir

Bela D's Phantom Voice and V Alto Choir for Kontakt provide clean and polished sounds for anyone wanting interesting ways to recreate the human voice in their productions.

Review: Audified U73b 2.0 Compressor/Limiter Plug-in

Audified have updated their popular U73b compressor plug-in to add several new features, including external side-chaining. Will the enhancements entice current and new users to jump onboard?

Review: Vermona Mono Lancet 15 Monophonic Synthesizer

So you want an analog monophonic synthesizer for lead, bass and effect sounds for around $500 USD? Vermona's Mono Lancet '15 is a portable, upgradeable great sounding synth with lots of personality.

Review: iSymphonic Orchestra

A professional orchestra sound module/sample library with effects for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch? Matt Vanacoro finds out if Crude Byte's iSymphonic Orchestra app delivers.

Review: BAE 1066DL 500 Series Module Preamp & EQ

The BAE 1066DL is a 500 series module that does the work of 2 processors, providing both a 1073 style mic preamp and a vintage EQ. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test.

Review: Gothic Instruments DRONAR Guitarscapes

Following on from their successfully DRONAR Kontakt Instruments, Gothic Instruments' Guitarscapes provides an excellent sound design platform for scores and much more.

Review: Audio Ease Indoor Reverb

Audio Ease's Indoor is a convolution reverb designed to take understated or over-done studio recordings and make them sound more real than you'll believe possible. Rich Tozzoli gives it a spin.