There are plug-ins which can destroy the sonic integrity or sample bit rate of your audio signal, but Meris' Ottobit 500 series unit takes your audio into the 8-bit realm in a really pleasing way.
Sound designers and advanced synthesists are going to love the new generative synth from Sugar Bytes. It's a deep, deep instrument that mimics the complexity of a modular system. Find out more below.
Combining 8 acclaimed Unison preamps and onboard DSP for plug-ins, we tested the new Universal Audio Apollo 8p. Matt Vanacoro finds out if it can be a worthy addition to your studio.
Headphones designed for DJing are usually different to those for studio use, and for good reason. In this review, Hollin Jones dons a pair of the AKG K181 cans and puts them to the test.
Positive Grid's BIAS FX guitar FX processor has been a hit on iPad, so we were happy to see it come over to Desktop too. Toby Pitman plugs in and finds out if BIAS FX is a worthy desktop equivalent.
NAAFI, a collective & label from Mexico, is having an influence on the Mexican music scene. Native Instruments' new 5 minute documentary film with its label bosses seeks to understand the scene.
At first glance, the Yamaha AG06 looks like a small, simple mixer. But there are a lot of unique features under the hood. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth climbs under the bonnet to reveal those secrets.
If you crave for deep bass sound vibrations when listening to music sitting in a chair, then the SubPac S2 is going to appeal. Sara Simms puts this new tactile technology to the test.
If you want to recharge your Ableton Live sets and inject them with a house vibe? ModeAudio's House Generator for Ableton racks include beat, bass & lead lines with MIDI & audio. How does it perform?
Strezov Sampling has recently released Macabre Solo Strings, an expressive and lyrical first chair Violin, Viola and Cello software instrument for NI Kontakt. Lynda Arnold discovers how emotive it is.
A wireless, handheld microphone designed for live performance is essential even in the studio. DPA's d:facto II vocal supercardiod microphone is given a full workout by Matt Vanacoro in this review.
TKFX 2, from Imaginando, now runs on phones as well as tablets, making it easier than ever to control Traktor. With a nice GUI, memory banks and easy controller assignment, Hollin Jones tests it out.
Does UVI's new Relayer delay plug-in make delay effects interesting and creative again? Matt Vanacoro taps away to find out just how good this "shapeable" delay effect can be.
If you make audio or music for games, then you may be aware of Wwise by Audiokinetic. It's a middleware solution and Gary Hiebner explores how it can enhance your game audio productions.
Based on the M1 workstation keyboard, Korg's latest iM1 app brings the workstation to your iPad. How does this reproduction of a classic synth work out for mobile musicians? G.W. Childs find out.