So, you want a hardware synthesizer, preferably subtractive, but it needs to be extremely affordable and able to fit in even the smallest pocket? Ploytec's PL2 aims to please as Timo Preece discovers.
TB Pro Audio's dEQ6 is a 6 band stereo/MS dynamic equalizer with high quality oversampling and accurate spectrum analyser. Hollin Jones finds it powerful and easy to use, with great visual feedback.
You want epic cinematic sounds for film scores and trailer music, but also lots of control over the sounds? This. Is. It. Orchestral Tools Metropolis Ark 1 is simply stunning. Jay Asher delves deeper.
If you'd like to quickly create melodic parts without ever playing a bad note again then MelodicFlow MIDI plugin is designed for you. G.W. Childs find out if it's really as error free as it says.
Our Livid Instruments Minim arrived... and GW Childs eagerly put this pocket-sized Bluetooth MIDI controller with expressive pads, 3D motion control & touch-sensitive tech through its paces and some.
If you'd like a diverse range of pre-programmed loops and playable patches to hook into Heavyocity Gravity, or use stand alone, you're luck is here in the form of Heavyocity's Scoring Guitars.
There's a new powerful plug-in synth on the streets that claims to have a modern, clean sound, good for all genres and producers. Darren Burgos goes in-depth with the excellent sounding Lethal.
Soulful House straight from the Detroit in your DAW. ModeAudio's Detroit Chords brings the best chord patches to Reason, Ableton, Logic and audio samples. GW Childs checks out this 1.3 GB pack.
Mixfader is the world's first wireless crossfader. It claims to reinvent the way you mix and scratch and open new creative possibilities using the dedicated app. Hollin Jones puts it to the test.
Following on from their hardware compressor, Distressor, some 20 years ago, Empirical Labs have released a great, smooth sounding compressor plug-in with some clever features in Arouser.
The Reason platform from Propellerhead continues to be popular amongst music makers, performers and sound designers. GW Childs finds out what's new in Reason 9 that'll convince you to try it out.
Building on their reputation with the 1073 preamp, BAE Audio have come out with the impressive 10DC compressor/limiter. Matt Vanacoro discovers if this compressor sounds as good as it looks.
Sinevibes latest synth plug-in, Altenator, is rather unique. Every control of this monophonic synth plug-in is sequencer controlled. Noah Pred puts this synth through its paces step by step.
If you're shooting video using a smart phone or a DSLR and want better shots, less camera shake, mic phantom power and much more in an easy to use and clever device, then you need to check this out.
Today UVI announced their latest audio effect plug-in, Thorus, a polyphase modulation effect. In this world-first review Joshua Casper discovers whether this truly is next evolution of chorus effects.