Is the new virtual analog engine powered Yamaha reface CS synth as small, fast, portable, and excellent sounding a synth as Yamaha hope it will be? Matt Vanacoro finds out in this video review.
Smaller than your average cat, the Blackstar FLY 3 mini amp is designed to be highly portable but also packs a punch in terms of sound. Sara Simms takes one out and about to give it a thorough test.
As the iPad continues to evolve, so do its apps. And this is a good thing for iPad producers and musicians in particular. Hollin Jones highlights 10 excellent apps for iPad designed for making beats.
The Launchpad became THE controller for Ableton Live. Now the Novation Launchpad Pro aims to become THE grid instrument for expressive performance in Live & other DAWs. Hollin Jones follows the lights
With many realistic orchestral libraries available, Garritan's Instant Orchestra aims to do what its name suggests: provide easy access to creating great sounding orchestras quickly and without fuss.
Rich Tozzoli puts the latest Eventide H9 Harmonizer effects processor pedal to the test in this extensive review. Just how good is this multi-effects pedal? Find out in the review.
Imagine mini synth or effect modules you can program and connect to each other and you may be getting closer to understanding how awesome Patchblocks are. G.W. Childs discovers something truly unique.
Focusrite are well known for their high-end, professional audio interfaces. The new Clarett range promises clarity, virtually no noise, and AIR preamp modeling settings. Matt Vanacoro tests the 8pre.
If you’re looking for something to bring order to all of those control voltage based synths and drum machines, Spektro Audio may have just the thing for you in the form of the CV Toolkit 2.
Modulation plug-ins can help provide movement and interest in your mixes. Matt Vanacoro looks at 3 UAD options: Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, Roland RE-201 Space Echo Tape Delay & MXR Flanger/Doubler.
As good as analog music hardware is, it's not simple or convenient to integrate in a studio setup. Elektron's aims to change this with the free Overbridge software for its Analog series machines.
MOTU's Digital Performer is one of the big players in the world of Digital Audio Workstations. Matt Vanacoro puts version 9’s many useful, new features to the test and discovers there's lots to like.
C-Tools from Heavyocity is a collection of three vintage style synths for Reaktor: a drum synth, hybrid mono & hybrid organ and string synth. G.W. Childs puts great sounding synths to the test.
The new Carbon Electra synth plug-in from Plug-In Boutique is a digital beast perfect easy to approach, yet complex for your sound design needs.
The Roadie is both a guitar and bass string winder and tuner. It's rechargeable and automatic and syncs with smart phones... but just how useful is it? Andy Bowen puts it through a tight test.