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    Audiomodern Opacity II

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars.  This Kontakt‑based library comes with the subtitle Boutique Cinematic Guitars, and that captures the essence of what’s provided in the 6GB of sample content.

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    Sample Logic Symphonic AI

    Virtual Instrument

    Sample Logic have teamed up with Red Room Audio to deliver a highly animated orchestral instrument.

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    Apple iPad Air

    Tablet Computer

    Is Apple’s new iPad Air the pick of the bunch?

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    Arturia V Collection 8

    Software Instruments

    V Collection 8 introduces new instruments and completely reworks some old favourites.

    Reviews Mar 2021
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    HD Instruments ZoneMatrix

    Kontakt Performance Tool

    ZoneMatrix transforms a single instance of Kontakt into a multi‑instrument performance environment.

    Reviews . Mar 2021
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    Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 7

    Spectral Editing Software

    Steinberg’s clever use of AI has made spectral editing and unmixing more accessible than ever.

    Reviews . Feb 2021
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    Zero-G Ethera Gold 2.5

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: 5/5 Stars. This update features some brand‑new content with all the features and content of v2.0: an impressive collection of synth, pad, sound effect and drum options sitting alongside the vocals of Clara Sorace.

    Reviews Feb 2021
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    Access Analog

    Remote Outboard Processing

    Love the sound of high‑end analogue kit, but don’t have the space or the money to buy it? No problem...

    Reviews Jan 2021
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    OWC Docks & Storage

    Computer Peripherals

    OWC make high‑quality computer accessories with musicians in mind.

    Reviews . Jan 2021
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    Apple iMac 27-inch 2020 model in all its glory.

    Apple 27-inch iMac (2020)

    Desktop Computer

    BONUS WEB EXTRA REVIEW! Could Apple’s latest 27-inch iMac be the perfect all-in-one at the right price for musicians and audio engineers?

    Reviews Jan 2021
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    Native Instruments Stradivari Violin

    Virtual Instrument

    NI’s new instrument makes owning and playing a Stradivarius easier than ever before!

    Reviews . Jan 2021
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    iZotope RX8

    Audio Restoration Software 
[Mac & Windows]

    Once again, iZotope have raised the benchmark for affordable audio restoration.

    Reviews . Dec 2020
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    Apple Silicon

    What Does It Mean For You?

    Apple recently announced a transition in the Mac’s hardware architecture that promises to be the most significant in the product’s history. But how will this affect musicians and audio engineers?

    Sound Advice . Dec 2020
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    TC Electronic Finalizer

    Mastering Software [Mac OS / Windows]

    The processor that revolutionised home mastering is at last available in software form.

    Reviews . Dec 2020
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    Zoom 5.2.2

    The Musicians’ Update

    The hugely successful teleconferencing platform Zoom has had some small but significant updates, making it even more useful to musicians in lockdown.

    Reviews Dec 2020
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    UJAM Virtual Bassist 2 Royal, Mellow & Rowdy

    Plug-in Instrument

    Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars

    As with the original versions, Royal, Mellow and Rowdy provide three style‑based variants in terms of bass tones and performances, and the three titles share the same engine.

    Reviews Nov 2020
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MacBook Pro 13 (2020)

    Laptop Computer

    If the 16‑inch MacBook Pro was too much and the MacBook Air too little, is this latest 13‑inch MacBook Pro just right?

    Reviews . Nov 2020
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    UJAM Virtual Guitarist Carbon

    VST, AU & AAX plug-in

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. Built around a virtual eight-string guitar, Carbon offers a stylistic take on modern metal and rock.

    Reviews Oct 2020
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    Setting Up & Using Jamulus

    Play With Other Musicians Over The Internet In Real Time

    The free and open-source Jamulus app lets you play along with other musicians over the Internet in real time. We guide you through it.

    Techniques Sep 2020
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    Retro Jungle Production With Pete Cannon

    Video Feature: Retro Akai, Atari & Amiga

    In this exclusive SOS Video Feature, we talk to jungle producer Pete Cannon about how and why he’s still using Akais, Ataris and Amigas.

    Techniques Aug 2020
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    Core Wars! AMD & Intel CPUs Tested

    Which Is Best For Your Music PC?

    AMD's third-generation Ryzen chips have reignited the CPU arms race with Intel — but which is best for a music-production PC?

    Sound Advice Aug 2020


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