For lo-fi, unique-character recordings, Wasaphone's Maroc microphone may be the alternative mic you've always wanted but didn't realise. Hollin Jones finds himself under its influence.
Amazing Machines are amongst the first to support the new Reaktor Blocks format. Their AM102 is a programmable wavetable oscillator which Toby Pitman explains is pretty easy to like a lot.
If you want the most desired and respected emulations of outboard music hardware in native software plugin format, then Anthology X from Eventide is going to turn your head as Noah Pred discovers.
UVI describe Falcon as the most complete hybrid instrument available. With 15 oscillators, the ability to mix and modulate samples and plenty of synthesis models. Hollin Jones finds how it shapes up.
With an emphasis on workflow, collaboration and a new synth, Steinberg's Cubase Pro 8.5 packs in more new features than meets the eye as Matthew Loel. T. Hepworth discovers.
Building your own MIDI controller just got a whole lot easier thanks to Livid Instruments' Builder Box kit (powered by the Brain Jnr.) G.W. Childs makes his own in this video & text review.
Ozone 7 adds many features to iZotope's popular audio mastering program. But are those features what you'll need to take your audio finalizing to the next level? Matt Loel T Hepworth investigates.
The new Roland JX-03 claims to take the sound and control of the popular JX-3P and brings it to a new age in the portable form of the JX-03 Boutique synth. Darren Burgos explores what it can do.
We took ROland's System-1 Plug-Out synth VST for a spin to find out if it has that classic Roland sound and how well it integrates with the hardware version of the System-1.
Seems like everyone wants the perfect floor-shaking 808 kick these days... and Producers Choice want to help in the form of 808 Warfare, their Kontakt instrument and sample pack also in WAV format.
Native Instruments recently added an 88-key model to Komplete Kontrol. Along with that release was Komplete Kontrol 1.5 (software) which adds a slew of tasty new features like 3rd-party VST support.
Getting high quality mic pres & A/D conversion with pristine sound quality from an Audient desk in a rack-based unit is now possible thanks to the ASP800. Hollin Jones gives this an in-depth review.
Do we need another EQ plugin? Rob Papen think so, and has created something rather special in RP-EQ featuring note isolation, XY modulation pad, real-time analysis and very useful "Air Band".
When working with more than one MIDI device, like sequencers, keyboards and controllers, effects devices, etc., MIDI sync is hugely important. And that's where the Kenton THRU-25 comes into play.
What magic do you get when you combine the excellent sampled instruments of Soniccouture with the unbounded imaginative and creative musical approach of Imogen Heap? A veritable Box of Tricks!