It’s been quite a year for music performers and producers, with all kinds of new gear hitting the shelves. Here’s our guide to some of the best – and most affordable – music kit around this Christmas.
ROLI has entered a new phase with its acquisition of FXPansion. First out of the blocks are, well, Blocks! But what exactly are they? Read on to find out…
Waves promise their new plugin will give you vintage warmth of vinyl records played on classic turntables and needles. It's a precise model of Abbey Road Studios’ vinyl cutting and playback gear.
So, you want real-time scale mapping & keyswitching that's independent from the virtual instrument plugin you're using? AutoTonic allows you to play any mode or scale on the diatonic C notes!
If you're looking for a sample library for the classic eastern Shakuhachi instrument with tonal articulation control that sounds authentic then Impact Soundworks have a treat for you.
Where most synth emulation virtual instruments focus on the classics, UVI Synth Anthology 2 embraces the vintage variety and some modern monsters too. Matt Vanacoro finds out if the sounds match up.
Master Reference headphones are the gold standard for mixing and mastering music. Can AKG’s new flagship models do the business?
So, you want a mobile analog synthesizer for iPad and iPhone that reproduces the legendary ARP synth sound? Korg feel they've got something lined up just for you. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test.
Universal Audio's UAD 9.0 software brings to the table (or studio) a lot to love. Here to explain what and why is UAD veteran user, Matt Vanacoro.
An unashamedly digital hardware synthesizer, the Modor NF-1, captured our attention with its beautiful, minimal, sleek design and left us curious whether its sounds would live up to its aesthetics.
Image Line's FL Studio 12.3 includes a new addition to the already excellent arsenal of plugins. Transistor Bass is based on the classic Roland TB-303 bass synth. But is it faithful to the original?
The aim behind Echoes in the Aether was to create fun, creative, interactive, rhythmic, and playable sounds for Absynth users. Timo Preece finds out if ContortDistort achieved their objective.