Boss' latest multi-effects processor for guitarists gets the SOS review treatment...
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Although all-valve mixers can really warm up sounds prior to digital recording, they're usually too large and expensive for the project studio. However, TL Audio's hybrid M3 now brings valve mixing within the reach of the home musician.
The unique C-Loops from Red Sound Systems can automatically detect the tempo of incoming audio, sample it and chop it to length ready for re‑triggering, as well as automatically timestretching all its on‑board loops to match any new tempo it receives.
Sonic Foundry were the pioneers of loop-based PC sequencing with the initial release of Acid. More than three years on it's more popular than ever, and the latest version includes MIDI and video support among other new features.
**** Score = 4/5 stars. Vinyl Frontier 2 focuses on urban breakbeat styles such as hip-hop and drum and bass.
Ever found yourself really needing a particular sample CD-ROM, only to find that it's not available for your sampler? Or perhaps you want to back up your sample programs in proprietary CD formats? Chicken Systems' PC utility Translator may be able to help.
The new AG Stomp physically models a miked-up acoustic guitar sound using the DI signal from an acoustic guitar piezo pickup, and also offers a variety of useful effects processors.
***** Score = 5/5. This is the first Dan Dean library to feature up to eight velocity layers for the smoothest ever transitions of timbre from soft to loud...
Apogee have an enviable reputation for their state-of-the-art digital converters, but their new Trak 2 also includes sophisticated mic preamplification.
Samson's latest dynamics processors deliver quality sound and features that belie their affordable price tag.
Swedish manufacturer Elektron claim that their SPS1 rhythm synth is the most sophisticated drum machine ever built, with a stunning specification that includes no less than four different types of percussion synthesis.
If the Crumar Spirit is one of the best analogue monosynths the world has ever known, how come you've never heard of it? Gordon Reid explains...
Paul White tests Mark Of The Unicorn's new FireWire-based multi-channel audio interface for Mac or PC.
Quested have addressed the negative points of our previous F11 review, and incorporated a few small but significant improvements along the way. In the process, they've updated the original F11, and introduced a new passive version, the F11P.
The Samson Q1 is a dual-purpose live/project studio mic that looks similar to many hand-held dynamic stage mics and, indeed, it's this type of mic that it is designed to replace.
We check out the new hardware incarnation of Antares' award-winning microphone-modelling software.
Looking like a star cruiser, or something from the film 2001 (rather than just the year), Alesis' Andromeda is the first analogue polysynth that approaches the complexity of a digital workstation. But does analogue necessarily equate to quality?
If sparkling analogue drum sounds are what you need to turn your tracks to gold, Germany's Touched By Sound company may have the answer in the form of the DRM1 eight-piece analogue drum module.
Paul White tries out TLA's combination of front end and parametric equaliser.