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