The Sontronics range of phantom‑powered ribbon mics have just been given a major overhaul. We put them to work in a real-world recording session.
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This surprisingly sophisticated reverb pedal from Laney's BCC brand includes features that may even win over the ambient musicians amongst us.
Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. What Toontrack are presenting us with here is more a collection of atmospheric sound-design patches than a virtual Bösendorfer.
Described as 'compact Eurorack enclosures' by 4MS, Pods are a set of small boxes to put just a handful of modules in...
The description 'boost pedal' actually does the Steelpark something of a disservice, since it's also a very sophisticated and flexible low-gain overdrive that works with your amp to recreate a variety of classic tones.
'Good enough' is rarely good enough for SPL, as this thoroughly over-engineered preamp testifies!
As rare and expensive as it is desirable, Roland's celebrated modular system has always been out of reach for most of us, but now the company have recreated it for Eurorack.
Described as an 'organismic synthesizer', the Lyra-8 doesn't merely produce wailing sirens, it excels at screams, drones and a great many flavours of crunchy dissonance.
Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. The source instrument for this library is a 21-string West African harp called a Kora.
In the world of microphones, Neumann's reputation is unmatched. Does their first‑ever pair of headphones live up to the name?
Jimmy Page used Supro's small amps during Led Zeppelin's early recording career — and this Blues King 12 combo amplifier has been engineered to recreate those classic sounds.
Featuring four-track recording, overdubbing and mixing facilities, this handy recorder promises more than most...
Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. This solo violin virtual instrument will easily compete with and even surpass products emerging from much larger competitors.
Hardware controller specialists Nektar turn their attention to software with the versatile and capable Bolt synthesizer.
The Joué offers a highly configurable modular MIDI control system.
Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars. Producer Eduardo Tarilonte's library provides a collection of instruments and soundscapes inspired by the sounds of Vikings and the dark ages.
Robaux are a relatively new German company making Eurorack modules. Their latest is the SWT16+, a 16‑track trigger sequencer...
Having been impressed with how both microphones performed on a number of sources, our reviewer produced these WAV audio examples so you can hear the results for yourself.
Two new libraries see Orchestral Tools extend their Metropolis series and take a bold leap into the world of big band jazz.