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Review: Joey Sturgis Tones Finality: One Limiter to Rule Them All?

When it comes to mixing plug-ins, Joey Sturgis Tones is becoming a popular maker. So, we were curious to see how his new limiter, Finality, performs. Is this the final word for mastering audio?

Review: Melodyne Studio 4

So you want to edit and manipulate audio as easily as you can MIDI? Multiple tracks? Polyphonic material? Hollin Jones finds out if Ceremony's Melodyne Studio 4 is the best app for your audio jobs.

Review: Toontrack: The Progressive Foundry SDX

During Metal Month 2015 Toontrack released a whopper! It comes in the form of a new SDX expansion for Superior Drummer called The Progressive Foundry. Toby Pitman checks it out.

Review: BioTek: Organic Synthesizer Virtual Instrument

The new BioTek virtual instrument from Tracktion is not your run of hybrid synth and sample-based software offering. It's truly unique as Timo Preece discovers in this in-depth review.

Why Crates.co Is The Beatport Update You Didn't Know You Needed

Full-length track previews? Multiple crates? Public playlist sharing? Crates.co has brought all this & more to Beatport's database, delivering a crisp new digital digging experience for power users.

Review: Teenage Engineering PO-20, PO-24, PO-28 Pocket Operators

The original Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator synths were fun to use and not much bigger than a credit card. In this video review we explore the new PO-20 Arcade, PO-24 Office & PO-28 Robot synths.

Review: Waves Greg Wells Pianocentric

Getting pianos to fit nicely in the mix isn't always the easiest of tasks. Waves Audio's Greg Wells PianoCentric aims to quickly and effortlessly help you mix acoustic pianos. But how does it perform?

Kontakt Roundup: 5 Excellent Instruments to Add to Your Collection

We've all got our favorite software instruments. And when it comes to the Kontakt platform we're often spoiled for choice. To help, Matt Vanacoro shares his top 5 Kontakt instruments of all time.

Review: Isotonik LaunchSync Series 2 Max for Live Plugins for LaunchControl XL, Push, MIDIMix & More

If you want your Push, LaunchControl, MIDIMix, etc to be the controllers of your dreams in Ableton Live, then Isotonik Studios are here to ensure that is the case with LaunchSync Series 2.

In-Depth Review: Arturia iSpark - Much More Than A Beatbox

Arturia's Spark for desktop computers was a big hit, so how does iSpark for iPad fare? We got fully hands-onbefore release and gave it an in-depth spin. Watch the video and read the review below.

Review: Vir2 Apollo Cinematic Guitars

If you're looking for a massive Kontakt library with lush, ambient guitars with lots of character aimed at sound designers and media composers, then you must check out Vir2's Apollo Cinematic Guitars.

Review: Toontrack Traditional Country EZX

Country music is growing in popularity and having an influence on mainstream pop. Happily, Toontrack now offer a Country drum expansion for EZDrummer & Superior Drummer. Hollin Jones takes a look.

Review: Palette, A Modular MIDI Controller

So you’d like to be able to build your own modular MIDI controller which is as easy to configure with extra buttons, faders and knobs as simply snapping them together? Welcome to Palette.

Review: Pioneer DJM-S9

Pioneer DJ's DJM-S9 is designed and built for turntablists and especially those who use Serato. Sara Simms puts this DJ scratch mixer to the test to find out what good things it offers.

Review: Soundiron Symphony Series Brass

Looking for a great-sounding orchestral brass library (Kontakt instrument format) with many useful performance articulations and features? Toby Pitman sees if Soundiron Symphony Brass fits the bill.