A Peek at the November Issue:



Home Studio Practitioner

Recording guitars with impulse responses.
More… Luka Sraka

Music for Tablets – Droneo

The return of an oldie-but-goodie app.
More… Warren Burt

Una Corda by Native Instruments

A contender for “World’s Most Delicate Piano” title.
More… David Baer

Sound Investments – Nov. 2016

Thirteen new libraries for your consideration.
More… Ginno Legaspi

Cinemania – Sounds Of Gaia by Soundiron

The magic possible with a superb single human voice.
More… Alex Arsov

Essentials – iZotope Neutron

Mixing on autopilot just became a possibility.
More… Alex Arsov

Review – Analog Lab 2 from Arturia

Sixteen quality instruments (synths, pianos and organs) with a massive library of factory presets for well under a hundred bucks? Not impossible, not with Analog Lab 2!

Read More by David Baer (11-2016)

Review - Keyscape Keyboard Sample-based Virtual Instrument from Spectrasonics

OK, you know it’s probably going to be good, it’s from Spectrasonics! But you’ve already got gigabytes of piano libraries on your disk so do you really need another one? Find out here.

Read More by David Townsend (11-2016)

Review - bx_rooMS by Brainworx

Brainworx has released its first reverb in a crowded playing field. We check it out to see how it holds up to the competition.

Read More by Rob Mitchell (11-2016)

Review – Destructor by Blue Cat Audio

Blue Cat has a brand new plug in: a distortion and amp sim module that amply demonstrates Blue Cat’s typical flair for depth, elegance and flexibility in their software design.

Read More by David Baer (11-2016)

Review - North 7 Vintage Keys from Spitfire Audio

Spitfire Audio applies their sampling philosophy to four classic electro-mechanical instruments.

Read More by David Keenum (11-2016)

Freebie of the Month – MUtility from Melda Production

Here’s another priceless plug-in gem from Melda Production that has innumerable practical uses – and we literally mean “priceless”.

Read More by David Baer (11-2016)

iRig Keys 37 by IK Multimedia

What can help you decide between the many different mini MIDI keyboards available? Maybe IK Multimedia has something for us, so let's see what iRig Keys 37 can offer with its three octaves of little keys.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (11-2016)

Review - Light and Sound Chamber Strings 1.6

A string library with great sound that is arguably the easiest chamber strings library to learn and quickest to use. So if you’re looking for a chamber string library, read this.

Read More by Per Lichtman (11-2016)

Oldies but Goodies - Analog Signature Pack from Nomad Factory

Here are three lovely vintage-sounding devices that you should definitely check out – especially since you might already have them on your DAW machine and not even realize it.

Read More by David Baer (11-2016)

Review - Capriccio from Sonokinetic

Sonokinetic delivers another unique orchestral offering - a symphonic orchestral phrase library that also includes a playable percussion option.

Read More by Per Lichtman (11-2016)

Review: - Substance by Output

The low end can be something more than just that which follows the main harmonies of the song. Output Substance offers a great collection of bass sounds that are everything except being just another collection of bass sounds.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (11-2016)

Review - Solid State Symphony Lite: Q from Indiginus

This small version of Indiginus' popular Solid State Symphony instrument for Kontakt promises super-simple synthetic strings and brass on a budget, but it’s more than just a “Lite” version of SSS.

Read More by David Townsend (11-2016)

Review - BioTek from Tracktion

An amazing new plugin softsynth/sampler from Tracktion that will keep you occupied for hours, if not days.

Read More by Warren Burt (11-2016)

Review - The Legend by Synapse Audio

What's old is new again, and in this emulation of the Minimoog there are some thoughtful extras added to sweeten the deal.

Read More by Rob Mitchell (11-2016)

Review - Sonuscore Trinity Drums from Bestservice

Here’s a cinematic percussion library with a bit different approach that brings some advantages (and disadvantages). Trinity Drums has its purpose - instant solution for immediate results.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (11-2016)

And the Beat Kept Rolling : RealiDrums 2 and DrumCore 4

We look at two new drum software titles with more choices than ever before.

Read More by Suleiman Ali (11-2016)

Confessions of a Record Producer - 5th Edition, by Moses Avalon

To sign or not to sign with a label: that is the question. Here’s a thrilling book that supplies some answers about how to make intelligent decisions about contracts and deals in the music business.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (11-2016)

Review – Macabre Solo Strings from Strezov Sampling

Solo strings with a limited range but unlimited possibilities with this exceptional sounding collection of solo violin, viola and cello.

Read More by Per Lichtman (11-2016)

Review - SampleRobot 5 Pro by Skylife

Sampling made easy? That's what SkyLife is promising, and we take a look at how it all works in this review.

Read More by Rob Mitchell (11-2016)

Review - fluXpad from Mouse on Mars

Get out those sonic fingerpaints and have yourself a ball with fluXpad, a sampler/sequencer with a difference.

Read More by Warren Burt (11-2016)

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