The JD‑800 is the latest instrument to join the Roland Cloud.
So far, monitor and headphone calibration systems have targeted music makers exclusively. Sonarworks’ SoundID aims to solve the problem of mix translation from the consumer end too.
Arturia’s soft synth gets bigger and better.
The World’s not short of LA‑2A plug‑ins, but some are more convincing than others...
Pipa is a wavetable and granular synth with a voice of its own.
Can GForce capture the character of the legendary Oberheim 8‑Voice in software?
Rating ***** 5/5 Stars. DEEP’s drum sample content and collections of drum pattern style sets give it a distinct musical flavour within the UJAM drum line‑up.
Newfangled Audio’s Generate soft synth embraces chaos...
Does Roland’s software Juno 60 capture the magic of the original?
UJAM and Hans Zimmer attempt to make creating professional string parts possible for everyone with Striiiings.
Pianoteq 7 introduces new morphing features and an even more realistic modelling engine.
Sample Logic have teamed up with Red Room Audio to deliver a highly animated orchestral 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.
ZoneMatrix transforms a single instance of Kontakt into a multi‑instrument performance environment.
Is Apple’s new iPad Air the pick of the bunch?
V Collection 8 introduces new instruments and completely reworks some old favourites.
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.
Steinberg’s clever use of AI has made spectral editing and unmixing more accessible than ever.
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?
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