Mixed in Key just made the next version of their popular DJing software, Mashup 2, even easier to use than before. Full marks for its low price point too. But, did Sara Simms find it performs well?
It's dark, moody and downright dangerous. It's Ghostwriter from EastWest and is the brainchild of Steven Wilson (Yes, Porcupine Tree, Jethro Tull). G. W. kept the lights on for this review.
If you need exceptional sound design tools for NI's Reaktor then the Twisted Tools collection may be your first port of call. Noah Pred explores Vortex & Scapes.
Apogee are no strangers to creating high-quality interfaces and gear for traditional studios and for the iOS wielding musician. Hollin Jones sees if MiC 96k continues the trend.
Mo Volans is back with another 'top 10 series'. This time he shares his favorite effects and synth plug-ins to help you make amazing EDM mixes.
If you already own some of the excellent plug-ins from Rob Papen you need to check out this free AMOD plug-in. G. W. Childs explores it more detail.
If you're looking for a loop and sample-based sequencer for your favorite iOS device, then you need to check out triqtraq. G. W. Childs gives it a complete testing in this review.
Vocal processing can be tricky to get right, but Roland might just have cracked it with the new VT-3…
Embertone have released some impressive instruments of late. Lynda Arnold picks up their Friedlander Violin Kontakt instrument and explores its wide range of dynamic and expressive controls.
We all know the usual suspects for music making on iPad: GarageBand, Auria, etc. If you're looking for apps that bring something new to the table, Toby Pitman shares 5 of the coolest.
Roland has done quite a job of teasing its new AIRA series of instruments, but it’s finally here and we got our hands on some of the first hardware units in the country, starting with the TB-3.
The name 'Hans Zimmer' is enough to get most producers interested, but has Spitfire Audio created an equally high-quality percussion library? Toby Pitman puts it to the test.
A guitar that can tune itself? It's something many guitarists have dreamed of. TronicalTune, a clever bit of auto tuning kit, is designed for the pro & amateur crowd and Andy Bowen gives it spin.
Getting Dub Delay to sound right with standard digital plug-ins can be tricky. Fortunately, there's some delay units designed just for this and Sara Simms is on hand to explore 3 of her favorite ones.
There's lot of software and hardware tools perfect for sound designers, but with so many choices it can be hard to find what you need. Mo Volans outlines his 10 favourite studio tools for the job.