Notetracks enables musicians, producers and composers to sketch out musical ideas on their iPad or iPhone and make notes on any imported audio file. Lynda Arnold finds out how useful it really is.
Everyone knows the familiar sound of Auto-Tune used "creatively" on pop vocals. Love it or hate it, Auto-Tune can be used to correct music performances too. Hollin Jones checks out version 8.
Mobile devices, for most of us, haven't replaced our desktop/laptop DAWs, but they can still be useful tools to help us control them. Andy Bowen highlights 10 of his favorite DAW controller apps.
If you're looking for a microphone to attach to a pair of Master & Dynamic headphones, then your first port of call will probably be their Boom Mic. Hollin Jones finds out just how well it performs.
The latest DJ player from Pioneer looks similar to the popular CDJ-2000s. However, the XDJ-1000 does away with the CD drive and focuses to future-looking, rekordbox users and more.
Hot on the heels of the hugely popular ISA One, Focusrite has now released the two-channel ISA Two. I used it for a week in my studio and was not surprised at all that I loved the results.
Future Audio Workshop's original Circle synth introduced a fresh take on synth sounds and a futuristic interface. Noah Pred finds out how version 2 is an improvement, both for sound and usability.
If anyone can take high-quality, organically sampled world instruments and give them a cutting-edge breathe of new sonic life, it's Sample Logic. Lynda Arnold explores Bohemian and is impressed.
If you're looking for a slick and minimal DAW controller app for iPhone that's easy to set up and works with three major DAWs then this might be the app for you. Hollin Jones gets touchy with it.
If you want to custom build your own controller, DIY style, where should you start? Liam Lacey explores 5 budget platforms that will take your MIDI controller idea from zero to hero.
Fresh of the back of their unique and successful REV Kontakt instrument, Output have released Signal, an incredible "pulse" synth with an equally impressive GUI and sound palette.
There's some truly excellent guitar amp emulation apps available for your iPhone or iPad that deserve a mention... and some have special hardware too. Here's 3 chosen ones for iOS.
The MONO Guitar Sleeve is the latest addition to the MONO family. Featuring modern, minimalist design for those who only want to take the bare essentials with them on the road safely.
Capriccio from Sonokinetic is their largest cinematic sample library to date. Lynda Arnold delves into this unique product that provides high-quality orchestral sounds to composers of all levels.
Black Lion Audio's Sparrow MKII is a snug-sized analog to digital converter with Word Clock and great sound quality. Sara Simms finds out there's lots to like here.