Arturia has long made some of the best-value MIDI controllers. Now, the company is back with another -- the Arturia KeyLab Essential 88.
IK Multimedia is back with another portable interface -- the IK Multimedia iRig Pro Duo I/O. Is it a worthy upgrade to the original? We put it to the test.
IK Multimedia is a driving force in the portable and iOS recording world. Now, the company is back with another device -- the IK Multimedia iRig Pro Duo.
IK Multimedia is back again, this time with the IK Multimedia Fender Collection 2 for its AmpliTube plugin. But is the collection worth the money?
Propellerhead‘s release of Reason 8 comes as a fresh new look to the DAW and keeps everything users love about the intuitive routing and design capabilities of a limitless amount of sounds, while adding a few new items to keep users moving quickly and efficiently throughout the interface. With a new streamlined setup, users familiar with Reason won’t have any trouble using version 8, a...[Read More]
Brainworx bx_saturator is a mid and side saturator that allows for separate adjustment of distortion in the center and sides of the mix. A lot of control is packed into this compact plugin and there’s plenty of power in it to, interestingly enough, cleanly increase how loud the mix is perceived to be without clipping, as well as do harsher things, if intended. bx_saturator V2 includes your t...[Read More]
SPL DrumXchanger is drum sound replacer, but delivers a lot more than just basic sample replacement – with plenty of intuitive control within, it’s simple to gain total control over precise designing and blending of drum tones. Easy to understand controls make replacement a breeze and give great control over dynamics and allow samples to feel like a real part of a performance. DrumXcha...[Read More]
XILS-lab has once again released another great version of the XILS synth, the XILS 4. The XILS 4 emulates the EMS VCS4, which was never released but quite sought after. Based on two integrated, interlinked and interacting VCS 3 cores, it could create a wide variety of new sounds. The ability to do this as well as have the freedom of the pin matrix for processing allows for unparalleled freedom in ...[Read More]
XILS 3 v2.0, by XILS-lab brings the EMS VCS3 look back to life in an extensive multi-platform virtual instrument, keeping some of its best features while creating a whole new synth that pleases the ear and will leave you with tons of creative options to manipulate your sound. Although quite different in sound from the VCS3, XILS 3 and VCS3 do have a lot of similarities on first sight – which...[Read More]