Akai Professional's MPC Touch looks to combine the best of tactile controls and touch-screen worlds in one music making machine. Hollin Jones finds out whether this MPC has the golden touch.
So, you need a beautifully recorded solo clarinet software instrument with a lovely tone that is expressive with lots of control? Jay Asher puts the John Diamanti Fox Solo Clarinet to the test.
If you're looking for a pair of comfortable closed back studio headphones with nice stereo separation that are black and orange and under $200 the new Orange O Headphones are worth checking out.
When it comes to editing audio, there's times you'll want to manipulate the transients of the waveform to make the overall sound either more or less present. Flux Bittersweet V3 does that for free!
Better known for modular style instruments and an OSC controller, Madrona Labs are now entering the audio effect world with Virta. This plug-in takes the concept of vocoding and turns it on its head!
If you're in the market for a eurorack module that can convert noisy sounds into something musical, then the 4MS Spectral Multiband Resonator should be on your shopping list. Here's why.
Audified's MixChecker was a popular product announcement last month at AskAudio. In this review we dig deep to find out how effective it really is at simulating playback hardware when mixing.
With a collection of Max for Live devices ideal for the glitch sound designer and producer amongst us, we decided that Bit Voltage devices were worth reviewing. Here's what AfroDJMac discovered.
Based on its hardware namesake from the 1980s, Waves have resurrected the DPR-402 dynamics processor as software. Does the plug-in keep the punchy compression character and versatility? Find out here.
If you're looking for clip-on lavalier microphone, with a quality external signal converter, Apogee & Sennheiser's ClipMic digital brings pro mobile recording for iOS devices. Here's our video review.
Arturia's latest incarnation of V Collection includes a significant number of classic hardware synth emulations. How does version 5 of Arturia V Collection measure up? Hollin Jones finds out.
The Soulsby ODYTRON is a limited edition of the Atmegatron, an 8-bit hardware synthesizer built on the Arduino platform. It's versatile, lightweight, compact, sounds unique and is open source!
CinÃ©matique Instruments have come out with a marvellous Kontakt based synth in the form of Marble. It's got a novel approach to step sequencing too. G.W. Childs is on a roll reviewing it.
Version 5 of Garrison Personal Orchestra is a major update, with more than 500 instruments that aims to put a complete symphony orchestra in your DAW. Gary Hiebner puts it to the test.
Analog Candy is fairly new to the market with sample packs for musicians and producers. Sara Simms take a closer look and listen to Ice Choir and TR-LAX (6 classic processed TR drum machines).