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Review: Audified U73b 2.0 Compressor/Limiter Plug-in

Audified have updated their popular U73b compressor plug-in to add several new features, including external side-chaining. Will the enhancements entice current and new users to jump onboard?

Review: Vermona Mono Lancet 15 Monophonic Synthesizer

So you want an analog monophonic synthesizer for lead, bass and effect sounds for around $500 USD? Vermona's Mono Lancet '15 is a portable, upgradeable great sounding synth with lots of personality.

Review: iSymphonic Orchestra

A professional orchestra sound module/sample library with effects for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch? Matt Vanacoro finds out if Crude Byte's iSymphonic Orchestra app delivers.

Review: BAE 1066DL 500 Series Module Preamp & EQ

The BAE 1066DL is a 500 series module that does the work of 2 processors, providing both a 1073 style mic preamp and a vintage EQ. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test.

Review: Gothic Instruments DRONAR Guitarscapes

Following on from their successfully DRONAR Kontakt Instruments, Gothic Instruments' Guitarscapes provides an excellent sound design platform for scores and much more.

Review: Audio Ease Indoor Reverb

Audio Ease's Indoor is a convolution reverb designed to take understated or over-done studio recordings and make them sound more real than you'll believe possible. Rich Tozzoli gives it a spin.

Review: Quantiloop, The Ultimate Looper for iOS?

Is Quantiloop one of the most powerful and comprehensive loop pedal apps for iOS ever? Before we downloaded and it had promise, but how did it fare after we tested it extensively?

Review: Irrupt Flashback Forward

Getting inspiration from old school producers for contemporary music is what Irrupt's Flashback: Forward sample and loop pack is all about. There's musical riffs, FX, beats, percussion and more.

Review: M-Audio M-Track 2X2M

M-Audio are one of the most popular audio interface manufacturers. Their latest 2X2 and 2X2M (with MIDI I/O) look set to continue that trend for those running a simple, portable setup on a budget.

Review: fluXpad Sequencer & Groovebox for iPad

fluXpad from MoMinstruments does things differently to other sequencers and groove boxes for iOS. You essentially draw sounds onto the interface. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test.

Review: Spectrasonics Keyscape

Following on from their award-winning Stylus RMX, Trilian and Omnisphere, Spectrasonics have set their sights on making the ultimate instrument for keyboard players. Is Keyscape better than expected?

Review: Accusonus Regroover Pro

So you want to split a mixed down track to either remix or re-groove different sounds and instruments? But are finding it impossible? The Regroover plug-in is here to help you do the impossible.

Review: Korg volca Kick - More Than a Kick Drum Machine

Korg is back at it again with another volca that is already blowing my mind. In this review, show you my new friend, volca kick, and see what’s thumpin’ with this new offering from our pals at Korg.

Review: The Audio Hunt

Wouldn't it be cool to process your drums with a 670 Fairchild tube compressor, vocals through a Rupert Neve 542 Tape, or synth through a Firelight CMI for a fraction of the cost of owning the gear?

Review: 4MS Noise Swash & Atoner Eurorack Synth Modules

4MS Noise Swash is a chaotic random noise-maker & CV generator eurorack synth module that generates sounds or can process audio & the Atoner module creates quantised melodies. Both are reviewed here.