Looking for a great-sounding orchestral brass library (Kontakt instrument format) with many useful performance articulations and features? Toby Pitman sees if Soundiron Symphony Brass fits the bill.
IK Multimedia have a new member in the iRig family. This time it's aimed at acoustic instruments. Let's check out the iRig Acoustic Mic and App.
The Genelec 8351A SAM studio monitors winners of a NAMM 2016 TEC award have some innovative features designed for accurate monitoring. Sara Simms gave them a good listen to in this in-depth review.
The Korg iDS-10 has found its way from the Nintendo DS to iPhone. And it comes with improvements which Korg claim make it the synth studio for iPhone users. G.W. Childs puts it to the test...
With 8.5 just round the corner retake a close look at the goodies inside the Universal Audio UAD 8.4 software update which includes three rather tasty plug-ins.
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.