Reviews

Check out reviews of plugins, sample packs, and other music production software & hardware.

Cableguys TimeShaper

Review: TimeShaper multi-band time manipulation plugin by Cableguys

Cableguys is slowly but steadily expanding its family of "Shaper" products to include every kind of audio processing. After bringing plugins that manipulate volume,...
Parawave Audio Rapid

Review: Rapid synthesizer by Parawave Audio

Parawave Audio recently launched with the release of its first product, the Rapid synthesizer. RAPID is a modern polyphonic hybrid synthesizer designed to bring together...
New Loops Elektro Synth

Review: Elektro Synth soundset for Spire by New Loops

New Loops, the new brand name of Biome Digital, has recently released Elektro Synth, a soundset for the excellent Spire synthesizer instrument by Reveal...

Review: ModeAudio Beat Scenes for Massive + Win a free copy!

With Beat Scenes, ModeAudio takes on the sound of the L.A. beat scene, an experimental style that mixes beats with various genres of music,...
Toontrack Dream Pop EZX

Review: Toontrack Dream Pop EZX – Organic & Electronic Percussion

Toontrack has just released Dream Pop EZX, a new EZdrummer 2 expansion pack by Addeboy vs. Cliff and Mattias Eklund. This EZX brings something new...

Review: Synthwave Diva by The Unfinished and Luftrum

I grew up in the 80's. As a young teenager I was into rock and metal music, but I also heard pop music on...

Review: AudioWarp Retcon – Boards Of Canada Synthesis

Kontakt Hub has recently released Retcon, a Kontakt instrument that builds on three previously released BOCS (Boards Of Canada Synthesis) titles by AudioWarp. More than...

Review: Umlaut Audio PADS for Kontakt

Although its PADS and ARPS libraries for Kontakt & Kontakt Player just launched last June, Umlaut Audio is not exactly a new player. The...

Review: Imogen Heap Box Of Tricks by Soniccouture

What started with a tweet in which Imogen Heap mentioned Soniccouture's Xtended Piano, ended up in a truly unique instrument library for Kontakt: Box...

Review: Starmap Vol. 1 soundset for Synapse Audio Dune 2

There aren't a great deal of commercial soundsets available for Synapse Audio's Dune 2 synthesizer, and most of them seem to be geared towards...

Review: Sample Tools by Cr2 Bass Music Megapack + Win a free copy!

Sample Tools by Cr2's Bass Music Megapack bundles three of its production toolkits with a focus on heavy bass: Bass Music, Bass Music 2,...

Review: Cableguys PanShaper panning effect plugin

Cableguys has recently expanded its range of effect plugins with PanShaper, a multi-band panning plugin for Windows and Mac. Powerful, fast modulation editing, width controls,...

Review: Micro From Mars synthesizer instrument for Kontakt

Back in January, Samples From Mars released Micro From Mars, an instrument library featuring the sounds of the vintage Micromoog synthesizer. We captured this synth...

Review: Joey Sturgis Tones Finality limiter plugin + Win a free copy!

Producer Joey Sturgis has recently added Finality to his collection of signature audio plugins. Finality is a limiter designed from the ground up to be...

Review: Hive Double Pack by Biome Digital

The Hive Double Pack by Biome Digital features a collection of 160 presets for the Hive synthesizer instrument by u-he. This is the ultimate soundbank...

Review: Xfer Records Serum wavetable synth plugin

Xfer Records released Serum a little over a year ago, and it has made quite an impact. Here's what it says about Serum on the...

Review: WeatherM Dreamer 2 for u-he Zebra

WeatherM's product catalog includes soundsets for synthesizers plugins like Sylenth1, Harmor, Massive, Serum, Hive, Zebra, and more. Where many sound designers offer EDM sounds for...

Review: Tonebuilder Driven Machine Drums 3 + MD Bundle

Tonebuilder has bundled its previously released MD Collection with Driven Machine Drums 3, a completely new collection of drum samples for electronic music. Let me...

Review: D16 Group Devastor 2 multiband distortion

The original Devastor was the first and perhaps one of the most successful plug-ins of the Silverline Collection. With a simple interface and a...

Review: Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S49

If you're in the market for a MIDI keyboard controller, you might have a hard time deciding what to get with so many models...

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