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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 9, 2013, 11:00 GMT
A very professional ROMpler for very professional producers at a very professional price.
Computer MusicDecember 6, 2013, 11:00 GMT
Apart from the fact that it's not running as a plugin within a DAW, the iPad version of WOW is even better than its desktop counterpart. iPad musos, this is a must!
Computer MusicDecember 5, 2013, 11:00 GMT
A fascinating, fun and incredibly addictive sonic resource that would make a great addition to any sound designer's Kontakt library.
Computer MusicDecember 4, 2013, 11:00 GMT
A synth of serious importance - both musical and academic - this is up there with Animoog and Nave, even if it is a bit bewildering at times.
Computer MusicDecember 3, 2013, 12:00 GMT
Despite powerful layered spectral editing tools and better performance, version 2 doesn't move the application on that far.
Computer MusicDecember 2, 2013, 11:06 GMT
Perhaps the most powerful audio manipulation/repair software we've used, RX 3 is a must-have for serious producers.
Computer MusicNovember 29, 2013, 11:00 GMT
Still a very useful and inspiring multiband processor, but MB-7 2.0's biggest selling point is its brilliant VST plugin hosting.
Computer MusicNovember 28, 2013, 16:12 GMT
An unashamedly digital instrument based on a new synthesis technique, Cycle will reward the patience it takes to master it.
Computer MusicNovember 27, 2013, 11:00 GMT
A stunningly realistic and surprisingly creative tape emulation at a price that makes it nothing short of essential.
Computer MusicNovember 26, 2013, 11:00 GMT
Perhaps a new benchmark for delays, Sigmund offers a broad range of effects, sounds brilliant and is easy to use.
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