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12 Essential Audio Filter Plug-Ins

There's audio filters and there's audio filters. G. W. Childs shares his top 12 audio effect filter tools for the modern musician and producer in this essential read of an article.

Review: Waves SSL 4000

We've given the Waves SSL 4000 plug-in a thorough review to see if lives up to its reputation of faithfully emulating the original SSL.

Komplete 10 Ultimate: A World Of FX

When we think of Native Instruments' Komplete 10, we may lust after the numerous synths and instruments… but what about the effects? Toby Pitman reviews the effects that make this a complete suite.

Top 5 Logic Pro Factory Plugins You Should Be Using

Here's five effect and utility plug-ins that come bundled with Logic Pro X that Matt Vanacoro feels you should not overlook. Do you agree?

Review: Glitchmachines Convex

Glitchmachines have made a name for themselves as creators of musically exciting plug-ins. And when reviewing their new multi-effect tool, Convex, we soon realized it's all about modulation. WOW!

Review: Steinberg UR12 Audio Interface

In the market for a 1-XLR mic, 1-1/4’ audio interface with 192 kHz support that works with iPad and Mac/PC and comes with Cubase AI 7... for under $100 dollars? The Steinberg UR12 aims to please.

Review: Capo 3 and Capo Touch

If you want to learn new music more quickly and more accurately than ever before and you have a Mac and/or iOS device, then Capo 3 and Capo Touch could be just what you didn't know you needed.

Review: Crypto Cipher’s Solo Tabla Instrument for Kontakt

There seems to be a high-quality Kontakt instrument for most instruments, and Crypto Cipher want to make sure the tabla is well represented too. Lynda Arnold put this library through its paces.

Review: Akai Professional Rhythm Wolf

Stories suggest Akai's analog drum machine, Rhythm Wolf, has divided user opinions to the extreme. Not one to shy away from controversy G.W. Childs reviews this drum machine from a neutral position.

Review: Livid Instruments DS-1

The DS-1 from Livid Instruments will likely appeal to both professional and home studio producers and DJs as a mixing console that has enough pots and buttons to hold its own. G.W. checks it out.

Review: Apogee Ensemble, Thunderbolt 2 Edition

The original Apogee Ensemble was a huge hit, so how will the Ensemble Thunderbolt 2 edition fare? Matt Vanacoro finds it quiet, with tons of features and plenty of gain. In short it's a WIN!

Review: ModeAudio Open Spaces R&B Patches for Massive

ModeAudio's latest collection of patches for Native Instruments' Massive synth focuses on R&B, both Nu electronic styles and old skool. Does this pack come up trumps? Read on to find out.

Review: Casio Trackformer XW-DJ1

Sara Simms is the first DJ to get hands-on with the Casio XW-DJ1, a scratchpad controller with a resemblance to the Millennium Falcon, and she puts it to the test in our exclusive review.

Review: Bloc & Roc Galvanize S2

Wishing your headphones had a gorgeous design, were lightweight, solidly built, comfortable to wear, with a great sound? Hollin Jones finds out if the Bloc & Roc Galvanize S2 hit the spot.

Best Ableton Live Packs of 2014

Noah Pred gives a nod in the direction of some of his favorite Ableton Live packs of 2014 in this feature review.