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.
Native Instruments recently added an 88-key model to Komplete Kontrol. Along with that release was Komplete Kontrol 1.5 (software) which adds a slew of tasty new features like 3rd-party VST support.
Getting high quality mic pres & A/D conversion with pristine sound quality from an Audient desk in a rack-based unit is now possible thanks to the ASP800. Hollin Jones gives this an in-depth review.
Do we need another EQ plugin? Rob Papen think so, and has created something rather special in RP-EQ featuring note isolation, XY modulation pad, real-time analysis and very useful "Air Band".
When working with more than one MIDI device, like sequencers, keyboards and controllers, effects devices, etc., MIDI sync is hugely important. And that's where the Kenton THRU-25 comes into play.
What magic do you get when you combine the excellent sampled instruments of Soniccouture with the unbounded imaginative and creative musical approach of Imogen Heap? A veritable Box of Tricks!
The latest addition to the Master Sessions range from uber sample library makers Heavyocity is the Metal Ensemble Collection. So is it shiny and chrome or a rusty old piece of junk? Let's find out!
Don't put up with sibilance (extreme ssss hissing action) in your next vocal performance. Klevgrand have a new de-esser plug-in and iPad app, Esspresso, to help. G. W. Childs tries it out.
Editor's Keys have been creating their own music hardware for a while now. They already make microphones, so a vocal isolation booth seems like a good companion. Hollin Jones puts it to the test.
Microphone Parts say they've analysed the best vintage microphones and found a way to provide circuits and capsules that deliver the same tone at a fraction of the price. We check out the T-47 here.
Large sample-based instrument libraries are usually reserved for those with deep pockets but EastWest are now offering different levels of access via a subscription fee. The Sound Tutor checks it out.
Is Positive Grid's BIAS Pedal a must-buy for guitarists? Matt Vanacoro puts metal to the pedal to find out in this video review.
If you're considering purchasing a Focusrite Scarlett, Saffire or Clarett audio interface then this offer, in conjunction with Softube, might seal the deal. We review the Time & Tone plug-in bundle.