A Peek at the May issue:

 

 

Oldies but Goodies – Sylenth 1

Sylenth 1 – a classic that still delivers.
More… Rob Mitchell

Music for Tablets – Audiobus 3

Get on the bus – the Audiobus, that is.
More… Warren Burt

POK – Wurl-E Studio by Indiginus

Another jewel from Indiginus – the Wurl-E Studio.
More… David Townsend
 

Sound Investments

Ginno is back with still more sounds..
More… Ginno Legaspi

Freebie Of The Month – May. 2017

A dandy distortion/saturation effect from Klanghelm.
More… David Baer

Cinemania – NOVO by Heavyocity

Need another string library? You bet!
More… Alex Arsov


Altiverb 7 by Audioease

Do you really need a convolution reverb that costs upwards of 500 Euros? Our reviewer seems to think that with Altiverb 7, the answer unfortunately is “absolutely”.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (05-2017)

Review - The Drop from Cytomic

If you are looking for a dedicated filter plug-in, then our reviewer suggests you Drop whatever you’re doing and check out Cytomic’s superb offering.

Read More by Per Lichtman (05-2017)

Review – UVS-3200 from UVI

UVI delivers yet another classic analog synth: an amazing-for-its-time, rare, expensive and temperamental instrument, the UVS-3200 from Korg.

Read More by David Baer (05-2017)

Straight Ahead Jazz Horns by Impact Soundworks

Impact Soundworks’ Smart Voice Technology might be just what you need to come off as a master of pop horn orchestration (even if you’re not … but we won’t tell!).

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (05-2017)

Review - Repro-1 by u-he

No stranger to vintage hardware analog emulation in software, u-he does it again with a virtual incarnation of the Sequential Circuits Pro-One from the 1980s.

Read More by Rob Mitchell (05-2017)

Review - London Contemporary Orchestra Strings from Spitfire Audio

You all know Spitfire Audio for its beautiful, majestic string libraries. Well, London Contemporary Orchestra isn’t that. Strings just got weird – in a most delightful way.

Read More by David Townsend (05-2017)

Review - Super Audio Cart from Impact Soundworks  

If you’ve ever wanted the authentic musical sound of video game systems from the 70s to the 90s, then take a deep dive into Super Audio Cart.

Read More by Per Lichtman (05-2017)

Review - Spitfire Symphony Orchestra, Part 2: Masse and Beyond

In continuing coverage of Spitfire’s Symphony Orchestra sample set, we look at the very special Masse ensemble-timbre set and investigate the possibilities for microtuning these samples.

Read More by Warren Burt (05-2017)

Review – Synthmaster One from KV331 Audio

Synthmaster One is a new wavetable synth from KV331 Audio – it’s certainly worth a look if you’re a fan of KV331, and if you’re not a fan, you may become one.

Read More by David Baer (05-2017)

Review - Fender Collection 2 for AmpliTube 4 from IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia Fender Collection 2, impressive sounding vintage fender virtual amp collection.

Read More by Luka Sraka (05-2017)

Action Strikes by Native Instruments

Need a drum/percussion tool for tight time schedule scenarios that can deliver highly realistic sounding ensemble patterns? Maybe Action Strikes is just the thing.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (05-2017)

Review – Fission from Eventide

Eventide has an innovative new effect, Fission. It’s one of those “why didn’t somebody think of this a long time ago?” type plug-ins. Why indeed?

Read More by David Baer (05-2017)

Review - Virtual Grand Piano 3 from Art Vista Productions

We present a reasonably priced piano library with variety and versatility and ease of use. Is that even possible?

Read More by David Keenum (05-2017)

An Interview with Hans Adamson of Art Vista Productions

We talk with Hans Adamson of Art Vista Productions who has some well-considered thoughts about keyboard controllers and sampled piano libraries.

Read More by David Keenum (05-2017)

Review - Keyscape Creative from Spectrasonics

Keyscape Creative is a huge patch library for users of Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 and Keyscape. You may be surprised by what you can do by combining the two. And it’s free!

Read More by David Townsend (05-2017)

Review - Analog Strings by Output

Analog Strings – a string library that is definitely not just about the strings – it goes beyond the border of the well-known string universe.

Read More by Aleksander Arsov (05-2017)

Review - Oxium 1.5 by XILS-lab

XILS-lab's performance-oriented synthesizer Oxium is both easy to use and at the same time powerful, boasting zero delay filters and some unique modulation features.

Read More by Rob Mitchell (05-2017)

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