Whether you're primarily a recording sound designer, or an in-studio, behind a computer or synth kind, here's nine types of software every self-respecting sound designer should own.
Three new sampled pianos were included in the recent Native Instruments Komplete 10 upgrade, and a fine collection they are indeed as Lynda Arnold discovers in our feature review.
Is Eiosis AirEQ just another parametric bell EQ? Jay Asher gives this audio plug-in's filters , curves and slopes a real good listen in our in-depth review.
Looking for a library of unique, well-sampled, leftfield percussive sounds? Chriss Ons' new Perc+ looks to fill that niche as Matt Vanacoro discovers in this review.
Never before have we been excited by the arrival of a new music cable! Find out what makes Iconic Sound's LightLead a game changer and something musicians are going to love in our review.
Waves recently updated their excellent Abbey Road bundle with a modeled version of the EMI TG solid state console, the TG12345. Joe Albano gives this plug-in version a thorough examination.
With the UAD 7.11 software update, Universal Audio plug-in users were treated to 4 new plug-ins that are quite unique. I ran them through the gauntlet on my latest project and here's what I found.
Is Sample Logic XOSPHERE the new king of creating impressive sonic and musical atmospheres? Hollin Jones puts it to the test in our world first, in-depth review.
When the original Gobbler was released, it soon became apparent it would be an incredibly useful too for online and remote musical collaboration. So new treats what does Gobbler 2.0 have for us?
u-he are at it again with another excellent sounding synth at a great price. Noah Pred puts their digital modular beast, Bazille, to the test and finds lots and lots to like in this in-depth review.
Who doesn't enjoy banging out beats on pads? While these were once expensive, the cost of pad controllers has dropped and IK Multimedia's new iRig Pads brings pad control to iOS, Mac & PC.
We dare you to play a Rob Papen synth and not be inspired! Noah Pred puts Punch-BD virtual drum synth through its paces and finds it punches above its weight in our in-depth review.
USB microphones often get bad press for being... well USB. So Matt Vanacoro was pleased to discover how the SL6000 USB proved to be versatile and good-sounding for voice over applications.
Where can you find a beautifully recorded acoustic guitar sample library, in an easy-to-use interface and is light on the ol' CPU? Jay Asher finds out if Sunbird from Acousticsamples makes the grade.
In the market for a pair of well-built, comfortable headphones with a good extended frequency range, deep bass and ideal for monitoring rock and electronic music styles? Hello Audio Technica ATH-50x.