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Review: Komplete Kontrol 1.5

Native Instruments recently added an 88-key model to Komplete Kontrol. Along with that release was Komplete Kontrol 1.5 (software) which adds a slew of tasty new features like 3rd-party VST support.

Review: Audient ASP800 8-Channel Mic PreAmp ADC

Getting high quality mic pres & A/D conversion with pristine sound quality from an Audient desk in a rack-based unit is now possible thanks to the ASP800. Hollin Jones gives this an in-depth review.

Review: RP EQ: Equalize to Hypnotize

Do we need another EQ plugin? Rob Papen think so, and has created something rather special in RP-EQ featuring note isolation, XY modulation pad, real-time analysis and very useful "Air Band".

Review: Kenton THRU-25 (1x MIDI In / 25x MIDI Thru)

When working with more than one MIDI device, like sequencers, keyboards and controllers, effects devices, etc., MIDI sync is hugely important. And that's where the Kenton THRU-25 comes into play.

Review: Soniccouture & Imogen Heap’s Box of Tricks

What magic do you get when you combine the excellent sampled instruments of Soniccouture with the unbounded imaginative and creative musical approach of Imogen Heap? A veritable Box of Tricks!

Review: Heavyocity Master Sessions: Metal Ensemble Collection

The latest addition to the Master Sessions range from uber sample library makers Heavyocity is the Metal Ensemble Collection. So is it shiny and chrome or a rusty old piece of junk? Let’s find out!

Review: Klevgrand Esspresso De-Esser for VST, AU & iPad

Don't put up with sibilance (extreme ssss hissing action) in your next vocal performance. Klevgrand have a new de-esser plug-in and iPad app, Esspresso, to help. G. W. Childs tries it out.

Review: Editor’s Keys Vocal Booth

Editor's Keys have been creating their own music hardware for a while now. They already make microphones, so a vocal isolation booth seems like a good companion. Hollin Jones puts it to the test.

Review: T-47 Microphone Kit

Microphone Parts say they've analysed the best vintage microphones and found a way to provide circuits and capsules that deliver the same tone at a fraction of the price. We check out the T-47 here.

Review: EastWest Composer Cloud

Large sample-based instrument libraries are usually reserved for those with deep pockets but EastWest are now offering different levels of access via a subscription fee. The Sound Tutor checks it out.

Review: Positive Grid Bias Pedal

Is Positive Grid's BIAS Pedal a must-buy for guitarists? Matt Vanacoro puts metal to the pedal to find out in this video review.

Review: Softube Time & Tone

If you're considering purchasing a Focusrite Scarlett, Saffire or Clarett audio interface then this offer, in conjunction with Softube, might seal the deal. We review the Time & Tone plug-in bundle.

Review: Korg Electribe Sampler

Bringing together sampling and sequencing is something only a handful of companies can do successfully. Korg's Electribe Sampler includes some power features in an easy-to-use machine.

Review: Sample Logic CINEMORPHX

CINEMORPHX from Sample Logic promises big things. We've been hands-on with it through the final weeks of its development and are mightily impressed with its sound design capabilities and flexibility.

Review: Komplete Kontrol S88

The new Komplete Kontrol S88 isn't merely a larger version of the S61, it features very expressive and playable keys, making this ideal for players who want the full Komplete Kontrol experience.