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    TC Works Spark FX Machine

    SE Mac VST Wrapper Utility

    TC Works' neat Mac utility allows you to turn VST plug-ins into sophisticated multi-effects combinations.

    Reviews Dec 2001
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    Native Instruments Absynth

    Stand-alone/Plug-in Software Synth For Mac

    Released last year as a web-only download from Rhizomatic, the ground-breaking Absynth is now part of Native Instruments' product line, and can be used as a VST instrument plug-in.

    Reviews Dec 2001
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    EMAGIC EXSP24 & EVP73

    Emagic EXSP24 & EVP73 VST Instruments For Mac & PC

    EXS24 and EVP88, two of Emagic's dedicated plug-ins for Logic, are now available in scaled-down form for VST-compatible sequencers. But what has been lost in order to make the instruments work as VST plug-ins?

    Reviews Dec 2001
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    EMAGIC LOGIC AUDIO V5 & LOGIC CONTROL

    Emagic Logic Audio v5 & Logic Control MIDI Audio Sequencer & Hardware Control Surface

    An exclusive first look at Emagic's new Logic Control hardware control surface, and the eagerly awaited Version 5 of Logic - a powerful combination that takes the system to a new level of functionality

    Reviews Dec 2001
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    SOUND FORGE V5AUDIO EDITOR FOR PC

    Sonic Foundry Sound Forge v5 Audio Editor For PC

    Sound Forge is a very popular PC audio editor, but users have waited a long time for 24-bit support. Now it's here in version 5, along with a bundle of new features and plug-ins.

    Reviews Nov 2001
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    AKAI AK.SYS

    Akai AKsys v1.7 S5000/S6000 Sampler Management Software For Mac & PC

    Akai introduced AKsys some months ago, providing a USB-driven, computer-based control interface for recent S-series samplers. Now at v1.7, it is becoming indispensible for anyone fed up with managing their samplers via an LCD...

    Reviews Nov 2001
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    Celemony Melodyne

    Audio Manipulation Software For Mac

    Few recent software products have stirred as much interest as Melodyne - a program offering unique pitch, time and formant-processing features, which was created not by one of the major music developers but by a maverick Bavarian musician and his software-designer friend.

    Reviews Nov 2001
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    MOTU DIGITAL PERFORMER V3

    MOTU Digital Performer v3: MIDI Audio Sequencer For Mac

    The latest and greatest incarnation of MOTU's flagship Mac sequencer adds full surround mixing support among many other new features.

    Reviews Nov 2001
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    Steinberg Nuendo v1.5.2

    Multitrack Recording Software [Mac]

    Can Steinberg's professional recording package make an impact in the Pro Tools-dominated Macintosh market? Sam Inglis finds out.

    Reviews Oct 2001
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    Chordwizard

    Guitar Chord-finding Software For PC

    If you constantly find yourself playing the same old chord shapes, then the rather nifty Australian Chordwizard...

    Reviews Oct 2001
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    Arturia Storm v1.5

    Mac/PC Software Music Studio

    Software instruments are now becoming commonplace, but it's still an ambitious software developer who attempts to model an entire studio.

    Reviews Oct 2001
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    IK Multimedia Sampletank XL

    Virtual Sound Module VST Instrument [Mac & PC]

    All sorts of weird and wonderful instruments have been recreated in software, but IK Multimedia's Sampletank is the first serious attempt to make a high-quality workhorse sound module available in virtual form.

    Reviews Aug 2001
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    BRIGHT SPARK?

    TC Works Spark XL v2 Mac Audio Editor

    Version 2 of TC Works' Spark XL stereo audio editing software offers several unique new features and a very fast new Virtual File Engine that should speed up the operation of the program with large files. Paul White fires it up...

    Reviews Jul 2001
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    ELECTRIC AVENUE

    Emagic EVP88 Electric Piano Virtual Instrument Plug-In For Logic Audio

    More and more vintage hardware instruments are now being modelled as virtual instrument plug-ins. With EVP88, Emagic have turned their attention to electric pianos, producing a Logic-only plug-in which models several different piano types. Paul White discovers that the tines they are a-changin'...

    Reviews Jul 2001
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    SUPER SONAR

    Cakewalk Sonar digital multitrack recording system for PC

    Cakewalk's Pro Audio range is one of the most widely used sequencers in the PC world, but their latest package has a new name and a new image, as well as lots of new features. Martin Walker tries out Sonar.

    Reviews Jun 2001
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    Emagic Waveburner Pro

    Audio CD-writing Software For Mac

    Emagic's Waveburner CD-writing package has grown to incorporate new editing features and powerful plug-in support, but retains its intuitive user interface. Paul White tests the new, improved version.

    Reviews Jun 2001
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    Ahead Software Feurio!

    Audio CD-Burning Software

    Martin Walker evaluates a program that bridges the gap between the limitations of typical bundled CD-writing packages and fully fledged audio editors.

    Reviews May 2001
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    Emagic Sound Diver 3

    Universal MIDI Editor/Librarian

    Paul White looks beneath the surface of Sound Diver 3 to discover an immensely powerful and flexible patch editor and librarian system.

    Reviews May 2001
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    Native Instruments Dynamo

    Virtual Instrument

    Paul White explores Dynamo, a remarkable suite of virtual synths and drum machines from Native Instruments, offering all the tonality of their acclaimed Reaktor software, but without the complexity.

    Reviews Apr 2001
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    Bitheadz Phrazer

    Loop Composition Tool

    With its on-the-fly tempo-matching for sample loops, Acid put a new spin on an old way of making music on the PC. Now, at last, there's a similar Mac program. Derek Johnson and Debbie Poyser try out Bitheadz' Phrazer.

    Reviews Apr 2001
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    PC MP3 Software For Musicians

    Buyer's Guide

    Paul Sellars offers some advice on what musicians should look for when choosing Internet audio software, and introduces the best of the current slew of Windows applications.

    Reviews Mar 2001

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