Imagine a Kontakt instrument where all samples are struck, scraped and bowed while immersed in water. That's what ModWheel's The Bends is. Sara Simms dives in to review this intriguing instrument.
So you want to process your sounds through an aggressive metal-style software amp plug-in? Well, you're in luck. Toneforge Menace from Joey Sturgis Tones does just that. But how does it perform/
With yesterday's release of Live 9.6 including Ableton Link, AfroDJMac (also known as Brian Funk) explains why this might be the biggest advancement for mobile musicians since the original iPad.
IRCAMAX 2 is a collection of Max for Live tools based on physical modelling, spectral analysis and harmonic re-synthesis. Noah Pred put the whole collection through its paces in this review.
A software emulation of two classic EMT reverb units, the PSP 2445 is inexpensive, CPU efficient, and easy to use. Jay Asher finds out if it sounds impressive too.
D16's Devastor 2 is a multiband distortion processor plugin that provides lots of control over how the signal is affected, and all in a retro-style GUI. Hollin Jones finds out just how flexible it is.
Whether these 6 new features in GarageBand 2.1 for iOS blow your mind or not there's no denying that Apple are raising the bar for music making apps on the iOS platform. We predict good times ahead.
Lynda Arnold, author and musician, often takes the alternative (more interesting?) path... and NAMM 2016 was no exception. Here are 5 of her favorite new innovations straight from the show floor.
KV331's Synthmaster 2 plugin for Mac and PC is a popular synth for modern musicians and producers. So, how does Synthmaster 2 for iOS fare? G.W. Childs puts it to the test.
Now that Deckadance is part of the Stanton DJ brand we took a fresh look at the latest update of this DJ app designed to satisfy pro and bedroom DJs alike. Sara Simms looks under the hood.
In no particular order, here are 10 of our favourite music technology announcements / releases / overviews from NAMM 2016. Thank you for watching!
Mixed In Key aren't content to sit on their laurels. And Odesi is an app that allows users to create melodic and rhythmic parts quickly and easily that will be in key with the song you're working on.
Sine vibes are well-known for their creative effects and Inertia 2.0 takes their already successful sequencer effect & gating plugin and gives it real-time analysis and modulation with DAW sync.
The Casio CZ series of vintage classic synths have inspired UVI to create Cameo, a phase distortion suite of three tasty instrument plug-ins. Do they measure up to GW Childs' expectations?
So, Logic Pro X 10.2.1 has arrived. Although an incremental update, there's tons of bug fixes and new workflow features. Jay Asher casts an eye and ear and roundup his favorite 10 Logic Pro additions.