A Peek at the January issue:



Home Studio Practitioner

Tight budget? Get creative and then get tracking.
More… Luka Sraka

Music for Tablets – DHALANG MG

An app that does many things … really, really well.
More… Warren Burt

Six Libraries from Synth Magic

Synth Magic conjures up some of just that.
More… David Baer

Freebie Of The Month – Jan. 2017

We guarantee you don’t already have an effect like this one.
More… David Baer

Cinemania – Maximo by Sonokinetic

Compelling orchestral phrases at the touch of a key or two.
More… Alex Arsov

Essentials – Strummed Acoustic 2

Strummed Acoustic 2: an indispensable guitar for Kontakt.
More… Alex Arsov

Arturia Minilab Mk II

When the sum is far more than its parts. A rock solid keyboard with perfectly integrated software.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (01-2017)

Review – Pro-R from Fab Filter

Fab Filter extends its line of “Pro“ plug-ins with Pro-R, a reverb that will live up to your high expectations of software from that company.

Read More by David Baer (01-2017)

Cinematique Instruments Marble from Bestservice

A Full Kontakt instrument with over 900 presets ideal for cinematic and pop music in general that can add a beautiful, mellow atmosphere to your production.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (01-2017)

Review – World Suite from UVI

Interested in the sound of instruments from around the world or in expanding your timbral palette by an amazing amount? Then this one is definitely for you!

Read More by Warren Burt (01-2017)

Review – Predator 2 from Rob Papen

Predator 2 is latest synth offering from the prolific Rob Papen; following the original Predator almost ten years later, we think you’ll find it was worth the wait.

Read More by David Baer (01-2017)

Review - Modo Bass from IK Multimedia

Modo Bass – IK Multimedia for the first time tries its hand at a physically modelled electric instrument – this one an electric bass.

Read More by Luka Sraka (01-2017)

Review - Synth Anthology II by UVI

If you long for the actual sounds of keyboards that are both legendary and on the leading edge, this may just be the definitive collection for you.

Read More by Rob Mitchell (01-2017)

Review – Wavelab Pro 9 and Wavelab Elements 9 from Steinberg

Steinberg’s audio editors for the professional and the home studio have new versions, both of them sporting impressive new features which merit your attention.

Read More by David Baer (01-2017)

Review - Embertone Intimate Strings Solo

Embertone Intimate Strings – a bundle of solo strings that is both flexible and allows virtuosic sounding performance.

Read More by Per Lichtman (01-2017)

Review - CineSamples CineStrings SOLO

Packed with articulation options and other features, yet very easy to learn and use, Cinestrings SOLO merits your attention for sampled solo string performance.

Read More by Per Lichtman (01-2017)

Review - Rapid by Parawave Audio

Parawave Audio's new software synth is a deceptively powerful, and easy to use polyphonic synthesizer. We take it for a test drive in this review.

Read More by Rob Mitchell (01-2017)

uBeat Drum Bundle from Umlaut

Kontakt-based drum beat library bundle with easy to use interface and great pile of trendy sounding kits and MIDI drum loops. Enough beats to make you happy for a long time.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (01-2017)

Review – Crafter’s Pack from Blue Cat Audio Part 3

Blue Cat’s Crafter’s Pack has a wide assortment of useful tools. Here we wrap up our coverage with three analytical tools and a signal router of MIDI and automation.

Read More by David Baer (01-2017)

Review - Mercury from Wavesfactory

Wavesfactory’s Mercury is a Kontakt Player piano sound library that features the Fiazoli Grand Piano that was owned by no other than the great Freddie Mercury.

Read More by Luka Sraka (01-2017)

Review - C. Bechstein Digital Grand

What do you get when you combine pristine sampling of an exquisite grand piano with a wealth of editing controls? The C. Bechstein Digital Grand is here, so find out in this review.

Read More by Rob Mitchell (01-2017)

Review - Spitfire Audio Albion V Tundra

Spitfire Audio’s Albion V Tundra is a Kontakt Player sound library with instrument articulations like nothing you’ve likely seen before.

Read More by Luka Sraka (01-2017)

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