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Review: Umlaut Audio ARPS

ARPS is an arpeggiator instrument for Kontakt that uses 4 separate layers of sampled percussive sounds to provide rhythmic patterns. GW Childs discovers why big name composers rave about it.

Review: UAD 8.7 Release

Matt Vanacoro got hands on with the new UAD 8.7 software and put the two new plugins, plus the re-introduction of the Roland emulators too.

Review: Color Bots for Ableton Live by Diego Stocco

If you're looking for something a little different to add to your arsenal of tools, and are tired of just another VST effect or instrument, I’d like to introduce you to Color Bots for Ableton Live.

Review: Levels by 29Palms, Mixing & Mastering Just Got Easier?

29Palms have come up with an ingenious plugin. Levels is designed to analyse what's wrong with your mix and help you fix it in a very visually attractive way. Joshua Casper puts it to the test.

Review: Moog Minimoog Model D Reissue

The Minimoog Model D Reissue has received a lot of attention and brief, hands-on demos across the web. But we've decided to give this powerful classic analog synthesizer a real-world review & video.

Review: BlinkSonic Duoz Reaktor Ensembles: Aetonz and Ruidoz 2

BlinkSonic has two innovative Reaktor ensembles, Aetonz and Ruidoz 2, bundled together as Duoz, for use with Native Instruments' Reaktor 5 and 6. But, how inspiring are they?

Review: Acousticsamples B-5 Organ

Jay Asher (the reviewer) told us that becoming familiar with Acousticsamples B-5 organ was a case of not knowing that he was unhappy with what he had until he found something better. Read on...

Review: Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres

Want an inspiring sound library for sound design, film & game scores and effects and useful for music productions with a lot of customisation options? Welcome to Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres.

Review: Avantone Pro MP1 Mixphone Headphones

Mixing on headphones? Most mixing engineers will laugh at the idea. So how do Avantone's Pro MP1 Mixphone headphones, designed for mixing, fare? We put them to the test with interesting results.

Review: Canyons Nature Recording Library

Review: AGNT, Suddenly DJ Booking Process Just Got Easy

Imagine being able to book and pay for a DJ using an app on your phone... AGNT does that and a whole lot more. Whether you need to book a DJ for club, disco or wedding, AGNT can make life easier.

Review: Apogee One for Mac

The 3rd version of Apogee's popular ONE audio interface with built-in microphone is now available and with a few extra cables removed, the price has come down nicely too. Matt Vanacoro checks it out.

Review: FXpansion Geist2

Positioned as a creative beat-making, rhythm production environment featuring deep sample manipulation, arrangement and modulation capabilities, we investigate how well FXpansions' Geist2 performs.

Review: Sugar Bytes Factory

A safari ticket to the wilderness of sound..? This is how Sugar Bytes describe their new modular synth plug-in, Factory. Darren Burgos is on the hunt for powerful sounds and Factory comes up trumps.

Review: Sculptor Live Impacts for Kontakt

If you're designing sounds for action movies, game soundtracks, or want that blockbuster movie sound in you music productions, Sculptor Live Impacts is calling your name. Hollin Jones gets stuck in.