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.
The 6.1 update adds brand-new features, as well as some old favorites. And since it's free, who wouldn't update? Matthew Loel T. Hepworth reviews the newest 6.1 update.
Need a good gate? Not a garden gate... or your regular noise gate/trance gate. We're talking an audio gate that does it all: ducking, rhythmic and dynamics. G.W. hopes Unfiltered's G8 is up to it.
The new Cakewalk SONAR is out and comes with some extremely useful tools and effects, a new interface, vocal sync and mix recall modes. Gary Hiebner discovers how this PC DAW stacks up.
If you're looking for a great sounding, easy to use, CPU efficient filter plug-in that recreates an historic piece of gear, then Softube's Mutronics Mutator is for you! Matt Vanacoro checks it out.
Enter a world of beautiful and terrifying sonic soundscapes with Siren Audio's granular synth, Generative 2. Does this atmospheric synth press all of G. W. Childs' buttons? Find out in our review.
If you're after some insanely fun to use, great sounding, portable synths with excellent onboard effects that can sync together or to your DAW and are affordable, read this review now!
One of the biggest announcements at NAMM 2015 was Universal Audio's UAD v8.0, featuring Apollo Expanded & Console 2.0. There's lots inside and Matt Vanacoro got down and dirty with the update.
If you need to make gentle fixes to the timing of your vocal tracks, severely tighten the timing or pitch, or create realistic double tracks from one performance, then Revoice Pro 3 is for you.
Live electronica duo Skinnerbox's collection of Max for Live devices encourage experimentation with drum sound-design and pattern creation. The Sound Tutor gets his groove on to explore it in depth.
In no particular order, here are seven "workhorse" (also known as 'essential') virtual synths every self-respecting producer and musician should have, or consider having in the opinion of GW Childs.