Featuring 300+ percussions samples, the new ModeAudio Raw Material is a collection of diverse and interesting found sound samples. G.W. Childs finds out how well-recorded and mapped they really are.
MIDI Sequencers. The more 'veteran' music producer or musician among us probably has at least one. But with hardware sequencers becoming more popular and accessible, which one is best for your needs?
Push 2 is the new incarnation of Ableton's Live controller and instrument. There's improvements all round and Noah Pred dives in to discover what's changed and how it'll improve your Live workflow.
The original Strobe from FXpansion was a very capable analog-modeled software synth with an eye on accessible and powerful programming. Does the new Strobe 2 come up trumps? Hollin Jones finds out.
iZotope RX5 is out. So how does the fifth iteration of the incredibly useful post-production, audio-clean up tool measure up to past versions? Joe Albano finds out in this in-depth review.
edjing 5 (free) and edjing Pro have been on our radar for some time. DJ Sara Sims puts both these mobile DJing app solutions to the test and looks at how viable iPad is as a DJing platform.
Got lots of MIDI gear that needs syncing via DIN, MIDI or USB? The E-RM Multiclock is designed to do just that. G.W. Childs puts it to the test with vintage and modern MIDI hardware in this review.
Korg's latest app interpretation of a hardware machine is the iElectribe drum machine. With a great sound, pattern editing, and the ability to be used as a sound module, this one comes up trumps.
frei:raum from Sonible is NOT just another EQ plugin. It is a completely fresh take on what EQs can do with automated '˜smart' EQ and entropy EQ which is a control freak's dream too. Read more...
Who doesn't want a Moog synthesizer? Exactly! We all want one... Rishabh Rajan got his hands on the new Moog Mother 32 which captures the imagination even more than we expected and is eurorack ready.
When you think of a drum sequencer you probably see a linear left to right grid? Patterning for iPad looks to shake up that metaphor. This is no conventional beat sequencer as Hollin Jones finds out.
When choosing the right headset microphone, one of the most important aspects is capturing the voice well without noisy environments. This video review pits DPA, Countryman & Shure against each other.
Keyswitching in Logic Pro X just got a whole lot easier thanks to Peter Schwartz's Logic Environment, SkiSwitcher 2. Jay Asher finds out if this is an essential tool for MIDI scoring Logic Pro users.
Spitfire Audio's Symphonic Strings Vol. 1 and 2 hit all the right notes with their exploration of lesser sampled orchestral music articulations. Toby Pitman finds out if Volume 3 deserves an encore.
If you'd like a studio condenser microphone with a raft of interchangeable capsules for a multitude of possible sounds when recording, then Blue Mic's Bottle Rocket Mic Locker might be for you.