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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
What if you could have an infinite number of ways to generate sound? NI's Form sample tracking synthesizer might just hold the key'¦
G.W. Childs finds out if MIDIShaper really adds versatile and powerful modulation to your tracks like Cableguys promise it does. Spoiler alert: It does.
iZotope's Neutron promises a leap forward in how we use software when mixing music and audio. There's been plenty of buzz about it since its announcement, but does it live up to expectations?
Featuring a 16 pad sampler & step sequencer & Dave Smith Instruments analog filters, Pioneer DJ's TORAIZ-SP-16 is aimed at forward thinking DJs & producers. Sara Simms finds out if they hit the mark.
NI has come up with whole new way to perform and produce with Maschine and it's got some clever tricks up its sleeve. We couldn't wait to unwrap Maschine Jam'¦
Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 is a mixing and hosting application for making a multiple computer network for serious cross-platform audio production workflows. It also comes with a 9GB Orchestra VSL library!
Neat Microphones can be traced to some well-known transducers. There's quite a buzz about their King Bee & Worker Bee mics so Matthew Loel T. Hepworth finds out if they're as sweet as they say.