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Just another 'me too' synth? Not quite...
The best in simulated space
The unflappable DAW finally opens its stable to third-party developers, but should we be more careful what we wish for?
The latest version of this much-talked-about DAW
We're all in favour of groundbreaking, forward-thinking plug-ins, but when they're done right, simple synths can sometimes be sensational...
Computer MusicNovember 21, 2014, 11:29 GMT
It's great fun, it does an amazing impression of the real thing (you even get all the factory presets), and we just can't get enough of it.
Computer MusicNovember 20, 2014, 11:00 GMT
As well as its miraculous ability to restore fidelity to compressed and process-damaged audio, Unchirp also turns out to be a serious creative tool.
Computer MusicNovember 18, 2014, 10:57 GMT
Possibly the best EQ plugin on the market. Even without Spectrum Grab, Pro-Q 2 is amazing, but with it, it's unstoppable.
Computer MusicNovember 17, 2014, 11:21 GMT
iZotope have pulled another rabbit out of the hat with RX 4, the best restoration and repair suite ever conceived.
Computer MusicNovember 14, 2014, 11:18 GMT
Fun and creative, MRhythmizer gets one over on its most obvious competitor with an onboard filter, great price and all the usual Melda niceties.
Computer MusicNovember 13, 2014, 10:57 GMT
A beautifully realised, highly characterful recreation of a popular germanium-based EQ from the heyday of British pop.
Computer MusicNovember 6, 2014, 11:04 GMT
What a great idea! A simple three-oscillator synth that anyone can master in minutes, with a solid sound and enough modulation to keep things interesting.
Computer MusicNovember 5, 2014, 16:40 GMT
Our complaints are minor, and VolumeShaper 4 is already a go-to in our plugins folder. At this price, it's a winner.
Computer MusicNovember 5, 2014, 12:01 GMT
The next best thing to owning your own real-world modular system, Bazille is an incredible virtual synth that's an absolute joy to use.
Computer MusicNovember 4, 2014, 12:30 GMT
Reason is still a great first-time buy. Those upgrading may feel short-changed, though, so knock a couple of marks off the score if you've already got v7.
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