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Spotlight Round-ups

These are typically feature guides that put the spotlight/focus on a non-exhaustive collection of products under a stated topic, eg. digital mixers, secondary monitors, audio interfaces, and so on.

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    Accentize DeRoom Pro

    Reverb Removal Plug-in

    Removing ‘baked in’ room sound is no longer the stuff of dreams, and this clever plug‑in does it better than most.

    Reviews . Jan 2023
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    Arturia MiniLab 3

    Controller Keyboard

    Anyone fancy a versatile controller keyboard with the tip of the Arturia software iceberg included free?

    Reviews . Jan 2023
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    Avid MBox Studio

    USB Audio & MIDI Interface

    The MBox is back and it’s much better and certainly much bigger than it was before.

    Reviews . Jan 2023
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    Cong Burn Strokes

    MIDI Sequencer Plug-in

    Strokes brings unconventional Eurorack‑style sequencing to your DAW.

    Reviews . Jan 2023
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    Electro-Voice Everse 8

    Portable PA Speaker

    With its powerful built‑in battery and water­‑resistant cabinet, E‑V’s new compact PA will deliver the goods whatever the weather.

    Reviews . Jan 2023
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    IK Multimedia AmpliTube Tonex

    Amp Profiling Software

    Tonex lets you capture and share the sound of your guitar amps, pedals and miking setups.

    Reviews . Jan 2023
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    IK Multimedia iLoud Precision MTM

    Active Monitors

    IK’s affordable iLoud range has grown into a serious monitoring tool. We put their new flagship to the test.

    Reviews . Jan 2023
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    Ingram Engineering EQ52

    500-series EQ

    Its combination of ‘See‑Saw’ band and filters make this classy EQ really versatile.

    Reviews . Jan 2023
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    Interphase Audio EQ Modules

    Analogue Equalisers

    Compatible with both the 500‑series and the 51X modular formats, these classy Allan Bradford‑designed modules offer up analogue magic in spades.

    Reviews . Jan 2023
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    iZotope RX10

    Audio Repair Software

    What’s new in the latest version of iZotope’s market‑leading audio restoration app?

    Reviews . Jan 2023
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    Massenburg Design Works MDWDRC2-Native

    Dynamic Range Controller Plug-in

    George Massenburg’s new plug‑in promises a different approach to dynamic control.

    Reviews Jan 2023
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    NovoNotes Ambience Enhancer

    Multichannel Ambience Plug-in

    Ambience Enhancer is a clever plug‑in for Mac OS 11.0 or above that allows you to control ambience in a mix.

    Reviews Jan 2023
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    Warm Audio Centavo

    Overdrive Pedal

    Launched in 1994, the original Klon Centaur Professional Overdrive pedal was surely the product that paved the way for today’s vibrant ‘boutique’ guitar‑pedal market.

    Reviews Jan 2023
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    Warm Audio Warmdrive

    Overdrive Pedal

    Warmdrive replicates the sound of the original, ‘classic’ version of the pedal design that helped create the whole ‘Dumble‑in‑a‑box’ concept.

    Reviews Jan 2023
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    Modular Round‑up: Cases

    They may seem like an unromantic part of modular, but having the right case can make all the difference to your system.

    Reviews Jan 2023
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    Rockruepel Sidechain.one

    VCA Compressor

    This quality analogue processor offers precise and intuitive control over your compression.

    Reviews . Jan 2023
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    Roland Fantom-0

    Workstation Synthesizer

    The Fantom‑0 squeezes the soul of its flagship big brother into a compact and affordable package.

    Reviews . Jan 2023
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    Heavyocity Vocalise 3

    Heavyocity Vocalise 3

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. Vocalise 3 provides 7GB of vocal‑inspired sample data and runs in a dedicated front‑end within Kontakt 6.7.1.

    Reviews Jan 2023
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    Vegas Audio Drumslot

    Plug-in Instrument

    Rating: 4.5 Stars. Fledgling company Vegas Audio’s new drum plug-in tempts you to take a chance on a roll of the fruit machine...

    Reviews Jan 2023
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    Fluffy Audio Timedrops

    Fluffy Audio Timedrops

    Kontakt Instrument

    Rating **** 4/5 Stars. If you need something to help you cook up dynamic drones, creepy cues or surreal synths, Timedrops has a lot to offer.

    Reviews Jan 2023
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    Sampleson Alienize ambient cinematic soundscape VST virtual instrument

    Sampleson Alienize

    Plug-in Instrument

    Rating: **** 4/5 Stars. Sampleson describe their latest release, Alienize, as a cinematic sci‑fi instrument with mouse gesture‑based modulation.

    Reviews Jan 2023

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