Toby Pitman digs into Native Instruments' Symphony Series Strings Ensemble for Kontakt 5 which allows users to build instruments with its high quality samples. But is this instrument a winner?
So you're looking for perfectly balanced, both sonically and physically, bluetooth headphones for studio applications? Hollin Jones finds out if the new Master & Dynamic MW60s fit the bill.
Comprising a DeClicker, DeBuzzer, and a DeNoiser, the Sonnox Restore suite is as handy for audio restoration as it is for mixing and other creative audio pursuits. Matt Vanacoro put them to the test.
Jordan Rudess' Wizdom Music and MoForte have partnered up to create something rather special: GeoShred. This app is super fun to play, highly-addictive and innovative. Find out why in the full review.
Just how complete is the Rhodope Bulgarian Choir Complete? Lynda Arnold finds out.
Steinberg scored a hit with the first-generation UR22. UR22mkII ups the ante with iPad-compatibility & software for Mac, Windows, & iPad. Matthew Loel T. Hepworth takes the new interface on a test run
Terra is the latest Max for Live polyphonic synthesizer from K-Devices... Joshua Casper puts it through its paces to see whether it'll send Ableton based sound designers and producers into a frenzy.
If you're looking for a capable iPad phrase looper that is Audiobus compatible and can be controlled via a MIDI controller, then Ostinator should be on your app shopping list. Watch the video demo!
Modular is at the buzz word in the music industry now, but wait... here's a modular, multiband effects plug-in, not hardware, which allows you to build your own effects chains quickly & easily.
If you're a "travel light" musician looking for a MIDI keyboard controller you may have taken note when Korg released the microKEY Air & microKEY2 recently. Here's the low-down on these controllers.
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.