The Line 6 Sonic Port is designed for guitarists to interface directly with iPad and GarageBand for iPad. However, Jay Asher found out it's just as good for keyboard players too.
You can find interesting sample libraries for any instrument you can name, and many that are beyond our imagination even. falls into the later category and here's why.
The sleek and sexy Apollo Twin brings the high-quality preamps and the UAD Powered Plug-Ins from the Apollo into a portable and affordable package. Matt Vanacoro puts it through its pace.
Native Instruments' Massive is capable of some big and gorgeous sounds. To help you make the most of its capabilities, ModeAudio have a number of preset packs. Mo Volans checks out AeroDynamics here.
Everyone's looking for a drum leakage suppression tool, right? Well, before you answer in haste check this one out and you might find out that it's exactly what you could use in your studio setup.
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.