Every digital musician has a tool box of plug-ins they depend on. Could iZotope's Alloy 2 be the go-to dynamics and sound shaping plug-in you'll reach for no matter what? Hollin Jones sizes it up.
The announcement of the Permut8 plug-in by Sonic Charge brought with it both adoring comments and head scratching. G.W. Childs gets to the core of this glitchy audio plug-in in this excellent review.
Many DAWs come with a bundled Multi-band compressor… David Earl puts the McDSP ML4000 ML4 through its paces and discovers there's more to this plug-in than meets the eye.
Heard of iSequence HD for iPad? Yes, it is related to iSequence for iPhone… but has a whole lot more about it, including excellent sounds, recording and editing features. Hollin Jones checks it out.
Does the world need another sample library of another classic synth? When it's as well done Mighty M5 for Kontakt by Boxedear.com then the answer is a resounding YES! G. W. Childs puts it to the test.
Once Propellerhead announced Rack Extensions in Reason 6.5 it was incredible how quickly the best audio developers released their plug-ins for this new format. Mo Volans checks out iZotope's offering.
Looking for a drum machine? Arturia are well known for software emulations of classic hardware instruments. Hollin Jones plugs-in to the Spark Creative Drum Machine for a user-friendly experience.
Do you need an incredibly realistic and flexible virtual drummer to run in Pro Tools? Mike Watkinson checks out the superb Strike RTAS virtual instruments in this in depth review.
The famous Slash hairdo may be unobtainable, but his signature guitar tones are within reach for iOS users thanks to IK Multimedia. Mike Watkinson steps forward to test the shred power of this app!
When it comes to road testing a glitch rack extension for Reason, there's no one better placed than G. W. Childs! He's so enthused by its potential he's also created a video tutorial on it for MPV!
MPVHub was fortunate enough to get hold of the first copy of FXpansion's new DCAM Dynamics pack. Find out why Hollin Jones finds this to be an excellent suite for the studio musician.
The Korg Kronos is a true beast of a synth workstation. Peter Schwartz provides an insider's experience in this massively in-depth Kronos review for MPVHub. Get ready to have your mind blown!
Although drum synths & samplers have become standard fare within most modern DAWs there’s still a huge appetite for 3rd party offerings. Hollin Jones trembles not and puts Tremor through its paces.
Twisted Tool create some tasty Reaktor ensembles… so you can imagine our excitement when we received an early copy of their new S-Layer to review! Did it live up to our high expectations? Read on...
Native Instruments' latest instrument is perfectly described by its title. This is a behemoth, titan… a Giant of a sampled piano instrument. Toby Pitman lifts the lid and discovers size does matter.