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We're all in favour of groundbreaking, forward-thinking plug-ins, but when they're done right, simple synths can sometimes be sensational...
Computer MusicSeptember 17, 2014, 10:15 GMT
AltiSpace makes for a superb add-on to any mobile DAW at a very fair price indeed.
Computer MusicSeptember 16, 2014, 9:59 GMT
Thanks to wireless functionality, the Vortex now feels like the product it always should have been. Stand up, strap on and rock out!
Computer MusicSeptember 15, 2014, 9:56 GMT
Studio One owners looking for a simple multitrack capture-and-transfer solution should obviously be interested, but even they're likely to be disappointed by the lack of functionality.
Computer MusicSeptember 12, 2014, 10:34 GMT
The strength of Dirty Modular lies in its wicked library of waveforms and general sound quality, which just about earn the ticket price.
Computer MusicSeptember 12, 2014, 10:29 GMT
A brilliant music sketchpad and a fun and intuitive groove builder, Egoist is a unique instrument, but it's a little selfish in its dealings with host DAWs and other apps.
Computer MusicSeptember 11, 2014, 9:47 GMT
For plucked strings, String Studio VS-2 is the daddy, particularly with its effects, but it's limited and expensive for what it is.
Computer MusicSeptember 10, 2014, 10:12 GMT
Ample Bass P is as good a virtual Fender Precision as we've ever come across, elevated above the competition by its flexible interface and impressively detailed soundbank.
Computer MusicSeptember 9, 2014, 10:15 GMT
An excellent, affordable limiter/compressor that could be an absolute killer when that elusive brickwall option gets worked in.
Computer MusicSeptember 8, 2014, 9:50 GMT
A few niggles aside, Tera Synth is admirably easy to use, super flexible, sonically superlative and highly recommended.
Computer MusicSeptember 4, 2014, 10:00 GMT
Occupying a sub-category of its own, this virtual drum system combines a novel and powerful groove engine with great sounds.
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