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.
Building your own MIDI controller just got a whole lot easier thanks to Livid Instruments' Builder Box kit (powered by the Brain Jnr.) G.W. Childs makes his own in this video & text review.
Ozone 7 adds many features to iZotope's popular audio mastering program. But are those features what you'll need to take your audio finalizing to the next level? Matt Loel T Hepworth investigates.
The new Roland JX-03 claims to take the sound and control of the popular JX-3P and brings it to a new age in the portable form of the JX-03 Boutique synth. Darren Burgos explores what it can do.
We took ROland's System-1 Plug-Out synth VST for a spin to find out if it has that classic Roland sound and how well it integrates with the hardware version of the System-1.
Seems like everyone wants the perfect floor-shaking 808 kick these days... and Producers Choice want to help in the form of 808 Warfare, their Kontakt instrument and sample pack also in WAV format.