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Review: IRCAMAX 2: Spectral Bugaloo

IRCAMAX 2 is a collection of Max for Live tools based on physical modelling, spectral analysis and harmonic re-synthesis. Noah Pred put the whole collection through its paces in this review.

Review: PSP 2445, Plug-In Reverb Emulation of EMT 244 / 245

A software emulation of two classic EMT reverb units, the PSP 2445 is inexpensive, CPU efficient, and easy to use. Jay Asher finds out if it sounds impressive too.

Review: D16 Devastor 2 Multiband Distortion Unit

D16's Devastor 2 is a multiband distortion processor plugin that provides lots of control over how the signal is affected, and all in a retro-style GUI. Hollin Jones finds out just how flexible it is.

6 Features in GarageBand 2.1 for iOS That Will Blow Your Mind

Whether these 6 new features in GarageBand 2.1 for iOS blow your mind or not there's no denying that Apple are raising the bar for music making apps on the iOS platform. We predict good times ahead.

NAMM 2016: 5 New Inspiring & Innovative Music & Audio Products

Lynda Arnold, author and musician, often takes the alternative (more interesting?) path... and NAMM 2016 was no exception. Here are 5 of her favorite new innovations straight from the show floor.

Review: KV331 SynthMaster 1.1 for iOS

KV331's Synthmaster 2 plugin for Mac and PC is a popular synth for modern musicians and producers. So, how does Synthmaster 2 for iOS fare? G.W. Childs puts it to the test.

Review: Deckadance 2.51

Now that Deckadance is part of the Stanton DJ brand we took a fresh look at the latest update of this DJ app designed to satisfy pro and bedroom DJs alike. Sara Simms looks under the hood.

NAMM 2016: 10 Best of Show Highlights

In no particular order, here are 10 of our favourite music technology announcements / releases / overviews from NAMM 2016. Thank you for watching!

Review: Odesi from Mixed In Key

Mixed In Key aren't content to sit on their laurels. And Odesi is an app that allows users to create melodic and rhythmic parts quickly and easily that will be in key with the song you're working on.

Review: Sinevibes Inertia

Sine vibes are well-known for their creative effects and Inertia 2.0 takes their already successful sequencer effect & gating plugin and gives it real-time analysis and modulation with DAW sync.

Review: UVI Cameo, 3 Instruments Inspired By Classic Casio CZ Vintage Synths

The Casio CZ series of vintage classic synths have inspired UVI to create Cameo, a phase distortion suite of three tasty instrument plug-ins. Do they measure up to GW Childs' expectations?

10 Logic Pro X 10.2.1 Features You Will Love

So, Logic Pro X 10.2.1 has arrived. Although an incremental update, there's tons of bug fixes and new workflow features. Jay Asher casts an eye and ear and roundup his favorite 10 Logic Pro additions.

Review: Sonnox Envolution, A Special Transient Shaping Plug-In

Sonnox describe Envolution as a frequency-dependent envelope shaper with separate transient & sustain sections. In short it allows you to radically re-shape the envelope of your audio. It is powerful!

Review: Wave Alchemy Mutate, Eurorack Multi-Samples For Kontakt

Want eurorack synth sounds with the convenience of a plugin? Wave Alchemy's 3.7 GB Mutate is made up of eurorack bass-oriented synths for Kontakt! Noah Pred uncovers its inspirational sonunds.

Review: MyNoise for iOS

Many studies have shown certain sounds and music to have profound health benefits for the listener. With this in mind, Lynda Arnold put the relaxation powers of MyNoise for iOS to the test.