Comprising of MIDI FX plug-ins, Environment tools, EXS24 articulation switching presets, Transform presets and Logic X templates, Jay Asher was straight in to test this toolkit out from Audio Grocery.
Will IK Multimedia come up trumps again for musicians with the new iKlip Xpand stand for Apple's tablet lineup? Will the iKlip Stage app make it easy to manage your live set? Andy Bowen finds out.
The good folks at iZotope update their flagship audio repair program, but will the new features entice current users to upgrade? Matt Hepworth repairs to the review to find out.
The new Roland AIRA series initially received a mixed response from critics. But having played with the System 1 Plug-Out Synth for quite a while, Rennie Foster delivers his in-depth verdict.
Tone-shaping near field studio monitors for under $250 each? Find out if Samson's Resolv RXA6 monitors hit the sweet spot at this price.
It used to be impossible to consider purchasing a good ribbon mic for $300 or less!. Hollin Jones sees whether sE Electronics' budget ribbon mic, the sE X1R, adds quality as well as value.
Finally, a ribbon microphone with a frequency response that extends to an unprecedented 20 kHz. But is that extra range all you get for your money? Matt Loel T Hepworth finds out.
If you're better at humming a melody than playing it on a keyboard or programming it into your DAW, then this innovative audio to MIDI tool, imitone, might transform your compositions.
Can you imagine Novation's Launch Control... only bigger, with more rotary encoders, buttons, faders, etc.? Launch Control XL is here and Tadhg Leonard puts it to the test.
If you're one of those producers who loves collecting compressors, then you're going to love this review/walk-through from Mike Watkinson on IK Multimedia's Precision Compressor/Limiter.
Suffering from writer's block, or bored of the same chord progressions you've used forever? Sundog Scale Studio could be what you've never dared dream about. Lynda Arnold gives it a reality check.
A sample slicer, TB-303 emulation, drum module, and effects sequencer... all in one plug-in! Egoist packs a lot of functionality and does it in true Sugar Bytes style as Darren Burgos discovers.
Getting a good matched pair of microphones when recording audio in stereo is crucial. sE Electronics' sE5 provides a solid base from which to start and at a price that won't hurt your wallet.
We've heard it all before, right? Innovative synth... Truly unique... something different... but RayBlaster from Tone2 Audio Software looks set to actually live up to the marketing hype!!
If you haven't heard of sE Microphones before then 1) where have you been the past 15 years? And 2) you need to visit AskAudioMag.com more often! Hollin checks out their USB X1 and is impressed.