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Review: Flintpope 36 Pads for Ableton Live

Flintpope's 36 Pads holds the promise of dark, eerie, complex and inspiring pad sounds from inside Ableton Live. G. W. Childs puts all 36 of these pads to the test to see if they come up trumps.

5 Standout Features From 5 Excellent MIDI Controllers

If you're tired of the "my MIDI controller is better than yours" studio talk, it's time for more mature read. Matt Vanacoro presents 5 cool features that 5 different MIDI controllers can be proud of.

Review: Mode Audio Resonate, An Analog Drum Mode

So you want analog drum sounds with the convenience of your favorite DAW? How about 400 excellent sounding analog drum samples with 10 Ableton Drum Racks? Read our review now!

Review: Waves Abbey Road EMT Reverb Plates

The new Reverb Plates plugin from Waves uses state-of-the-art modeling of the 4 legendary EMT 140 reverb plates housed at Abbey Road Studios used on recordings by the Beatles. We put it to the test.

Review: Air Music Tech DB-33

The tone wheel organ simulator, DB-33 from Air Music Tech, aims to provide you with a Hammond instrument in your DAW. Hollin Jones finds out just how good this organ really sounds.

Review: Polyverse Music & Infected Mushroom's I Wish Plug-In

The I Wish plugin is a Granular Note Freezer. It creates tiny loops from any audio waveforms. Those loops have discernable pitches and can be played like you'd play an instrument. We were intrigued...

Review: SPC ArcSyn

So you want a software synth with flexible modulation options that, for change, isn't trying to emulate an old vintage hardware synthesizer but has an analog layout? Welcome to SPC's ArcSyn.

Review: Indiginus Renegade Guitar

OK, Jay, we know you like Indiginus’ guitars, but a review of another one? Yep! Their new Fender Telecaster library is terrific, and Telecaster libraries are less common than the Stratocasters.

Review: AudioFile Myriad, Impressive Batch Audio File Editor For Mac OS X Users

AudioFile have created one of the most impressive audio batch processors we've ever seen. Although it was only recently released, we've been putting Myriad through its paces for some weeks now...

Review: Slate Digital Virtual Preamp Collection

The Slate Digital Virtual Preamp Collection aims to bring authentic tones of two vintage microphones to your DAW using Slate's modelling tech. Sara Simms puts this collection to the test.

Review: LooperSonic for iOS

LooperSonic is a multitrack audio looper and recorder for iPhone and iPad. It emulates the best functions of the humble loop pedal with an eight-track recorder. G.W. Childs checks it out.

Review: Sound Particles, A New medium for Sound Designers

Sound Particles is a very new and unique way to design soundscapes by virtually making clouds of particles that represent sound sources. Intrigued? Read our in-depth review here.

Review: Sample Logic Morphestra 2

Following on from Sample Logic's acclaimed CinemorphX & Cinematic Guitars, Morphestra 2 is a stunning instrument for composers & sound designers. We got exclusive hands-on before release for review.

Review: Erica Synths Acidbox II

If you're looking for an attractive synth module that emulates an old Soviet synth, is affordable and sounds amazing, then the Erica Synths Acidbox II is worth considering. Check out our video review.

Review: M6 Pro In-Ear Monitors

These M6 Pro in-ear headphones are inexpensive and have lots of inter changeable parts and are designed for the pro audience. Hollin Jones gives them a thorough test in this review.