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Review: Heavyocity Punish

Review: FL Studio Transistor Bass

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?

Review: contortDistort Echoes in the Aether Creative Sound Library For Absynth

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.

Review: Erica Synths Fusion VCO

The Fusion Drone system sounds incredible and at its heart is the powerful Fusion VCO synthesizer module. We took it for a test drive…

Review: Refractor Audio Transport: Beyond the Realm of Sound

Whether you're a fan of Celldweller or not, there's no denying the quality and inspiration in the samples from his new Kontakt instrument, Transport. Sounds designers and EDM artist take note.

Review: Korg Module

Designed to bring high-quality keyboard sounds to your mobile device for live performance or studio work, we find out if the Korg Module app for iOS sets the standard or falls by the wayside.

Review: Bastl Instruments bitRanger

A synth with over 100 patch ports is a cool enough concept, but imagine if you could also use it on the beach, or the bus. The future is here, and it’s called bitRanger…

Review: Umlaut Audio uBEAT Bundle

uBEAT from Umlaut Audio combines a MIDI file library with an 8 pad drum machine interface in a Kontakt instrument. uBeat Bundle contains 3 massive sound libraries, effects and is highly recommend.

Review: Squarp Instruments Pyramid MIDI Sequencer on Steroids

The Squarp Instruments Pyramid is a unique hardware MIDI sequencer capable of multitimbral MIDI sequencing. MIDI effects, Euclidian sequencing, and polyrhythmic programming and performing. Wow...

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!