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.
Looking to spice up your digital sessions with unusual organic content? Paper Stone is here to help with a 1 GB Kontakt library including 20 instruments. Noah Pred puts it through its paces.
For less than $150 (at time of writing it's on sale for just $99!) you can get the lush, expressive vocal library of a pro in Kontakt! Jay Asher gives Realitone's RealiVox Blue an in depth test.
Curious to try out the Waves plug-ins most used and loved by Dave Audé? Well, now you can with the Waves Dave Audé Electronic Music Producer bundle. And all for a very reasonable price.
Don't settle on another boring DJ MIDI controller, check out what DJTech Tools' Midi Fighter is capable of. Sara Simms finds its step sequencer for Traktor and other creative features very appealing.
What makes Waves' MetaFilter stand out from the already saturated filter plug-in marketplace? Mo Volans got hands-on and found its analog style sound, amongst other qualities, especially alluring.
Being a regular audio interface is only half of what Tascam's UH-7000 offers. It’s also a high-quality dual mic preamp, with Phantom Power. Joe Albano discovers how well it performs on both counts.
If you're looking for a tidy bundle of audio, MIDI and REX samples and loops for the Trap genre then ModeAudio have you covered. GW Childs puts their latest pack, Trailblaze, to the test.
Lights? Check. MIDI? Check? MPC pads? Check. Studio and live performance Ableton Live controller you won't be able to keep your hands off? GW Childs finds out in our in-depth review.
Wave Alchemy are well-known for their beautifully sampled and constructed Kontakt instruments. Digital Revolution, a vintage style drum machine, is no exception as G. W. Childs discovers.
Algoriddim's djay 2.5 has received an interesting update for any Spotify subscribers out there. And there's more that just full integration of this music streaming service as Tadhg Leonard discovers.
Matt Vanacoro, recording musician, live performer, trainer and writer, takes us on a tour of 4 exceptional audio interfaces we ALL need to know about.