If you're running a DAW or Audio Unit host and you haven't yet checked out SineVibes effects, then now may be a good time. Darren Burgos puts 7 of their effects plug-ins through their paces.
Are you in the market for a compact MIDI controller with a built-in step sequencer and a few tricks up its sleeve, at a budget price? The Arturia BeatStep may fit the bill. (Watch the video demo too).
If you can't help but tap your foot when listening to funk (let's face it, who can resist funk grooves??) then this library from Freshtone will be right up your street.
Is Waldorf's Nave the most advanced wavetable synth available for iPad? Quite possibly so. But the real question is how good and musical this app really is. Mo Volans gets hands on.
So, what exactly is the OFD Guitar microModeler? This baby has 12 classic tones in one box, is easy to use and supposedly sounds awesome! We put Toby Pitman on the case to find out more.
Do you need to get a bigger picture or idea of your songs with arrangements and progressions? Then Synfire might be what you're looking for. t explains how it works.
How could Numark improve upon the original NS7? The NS7 II builds on great craftsmanship, intuitive design features and good audio quality, but do Numark have a hit on their hands? We find out.
Abbey Road Studios is famous amongst other things for the sweet double-tracking vocals effects on The Beatles records. Now Waves bring that feel to your studio with Reel ADT. GW Childs checks it out.
If you're in need of some quick inspiration to help you get bigger beats from Native Instruments' Massive, ModeAudio can help. Critical Mass has drums a-plenty and G. W. Childs finds them banging.
You're on the lookout for gear to add subtle but serious sonic warmth to audio in your production studio? Need to enhance the depth and presence? SBS new SP-1 tube processor might be for you
You want portable? We've come up with four excellent audio interfaces designed for the on-the-go musician, producer or DJ. Sara Simms shares her personal top-quality picks for audio interfaces here.
So, you want your tracks louder, fatter, beefier? Well, maybe not all the above'"but if you're looking for a loudness meter, MeterPlugs' L-Cast is under the microscope in this review by Mo Volans.
You might think you know about hands-on mixing systems, but Softube has come up with something that might change your mind. Hollin Jones unwraps Console 1'¦
In the quest for a great looking and sounding preamp for his studio, Matt Vanacoro picked up the Focusrite Red 1 500 series... And doesn't want to let it go. Find out why.
Rob Papen continues to raise the bar with his software synths and effects, from Predator to SubBoomBass, RP-Verb to RP-Delay. But how does the highly anticipated Blue II measure up?