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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 MusicDecember 16, 2014, 11:01 GMT
GA 4 is so well-improved they could have renamed it. It's an impressive, powerful and versatile solution for drum tracks of all kinds.
Computer MusicDecember 15, 2014, 11:00 GMT
Almost all of its worth may come from only two of its algorithms, but the RMX16 is an accurate recreation of an 80s classic.
Computer MusicDecember 11, 2014, 11:20 GMT
Go on, go back to mono. You just might like it.
Computer MusicDecember 10, 2014, 11:11 GMT
It's just the right size to fit in a Christmas stocking; time to drop some hints.
Computer MusicDecember 9, 2014, 10:55 GMT
Yup, Ozone's still the greatest software mastering system money can buy. The Advanced version rules, and the standard version is an absolute bargain.
Computer MusicDecember 8, 2014, 11:28 GMT
Very successful as a niche problem-solving tool, but not versatile enough to work as an all-purpose, everyday de-esser.
Computer MusicDecember 3, 2014, 11:00 GMT
ST-R-I-P overcomes its somewhat fiddly interface to deliver 'desk-style' vibe and sounds at a bargain price.
Computer MusicNovember 25, 2014, 11:22 GMT
A huge library of electronic sounds created from quality orchestral samples. It'll take you days just to audition everything!
Computer MusicNovember 24, 2014, 11:06 GMT
If your recording and playback needs are very simple, the T4 is a stunning performer.
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.
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