With iPad software becoming more powerful all the time, Focusrite reckons it might have the studio hardware to complete the package… Hollin Jones checks it out.
There's normally two camps at music school: guitars and keyboards. But what happens when the two worlds collide? Alesis feel this would bring reason for a keytar, and a wireless one at that!
Knobs are the "in thing" right now. Tuna Knobs have recently smashed their Kickstarter goal after just 21 hours and DJ Tech Tools' Chroma Caps have caught the attention of our resident DJ, Sara Simms.
7 years since sE released their popular portable reflection filter which made recording audio clean and dry in almost any space, sE are back with SPACE. Hollin Jones gives it a thorough workout.
There's a growing numbers of classic, hardware modeled delay plug-ins to satisfy most tastebuds. Noah Pred finds out how Ableton's Dub Machines device fares and, more importantly, how good it sounds.
Looking for an amp simulation that'll blow you away with its pristine audio quality, modelled amps and cabinets and excellent presets? Matt Vanacoro finds out if Kemper's offering does the trick.
Music hardware is officially back in fashion. If you're looking for your next (or first) hardware synth, but want to go easy on your wallet or purse, check out these 4 synths for under $500 USD.
Perhaps not considered as one of the top DAWs available, Tracktion holds its own on many levels… Weighing in at sub $60 USD Tracktion is easy to use thanks to its single screen interface.
You’ll see more inputs than its smaller sibling, the UR22, but the real power of the Steinberg UR44 is found in what you don’t see. Matt Hepworth puts the UR44 to the test.
French company XILS, in what must truly be a labor of love, has resurrected the VCS 3 modular synth, as the XILS 3, Joe Albano takes a deep look at their recent v2 update, now the XILS 3.2.
Weighing in at a mere $16 USD, Glitchee is a cool Kontakt instrument that'll get your tracks glitching out in style. G. W. Childs gives it a spin to see exactly what it's capable of.
It's light, metal, portable with full-sized keys and polyphonic aftertouch. But how does the CME Xkey MIDI controller keyboard really perform in the studio and on the road? Andy Bowen finds out.
Will Waldorf's 2 Pole analog filter give you more warmth than your average plug-in? Are its modulation options flexible for any studio integration? Mo Volans finds out in this review with video.
Handcrafted by Jason Cushing and Yan Doiron of SoundMorph, this 2.9 GB library from Twisted Tools is sure to add some darkness to your edgy cinematic tracks in Reaktor, Live, Logic, NI formats
One of the most legendary concert grand pianos ever, the Yamaha CFX Concert Grand, has been sampled by one of the most reputable software instrument makers, Garritan. Hollin Jones checks it out.