I'm a sucker for extra control. If you could see my desk, you'd see no shortage of extra macro keys, Stream Decks, palm keyboards, and more. It is for this reason that I've been considering adding a control surface for my DAW.
Considering that I use Studio One Professional quite heavily, the Faderport (which has unique Studio One integration out of the box) was a...
Many months ago, in the early days of Covid, EastWest Quantum Leap announced a huge update for their flagship orchestral library, Hollywood Orchestra. 230GB of new content, completely revamped presets, and a 'new' player engine called OPUS, and more were said to be coming, and as an EastWest Composer Cloud subscriber, I became very excited since it would be included.
Hollywood Orchestra, despite being...
8Dio Adagio Violins Volume 1 claims to break new ground for deep sampled orchestral string libraries. But does it deliver?
We take a look at this first library in the Adagio Strings series to see if Adagio Violins is worthy of a place in your collection.
It seems that everywhere you look over the past two years, we get another shiny new strings library to play with. 8Dio have decided to go a different direction with their solo violin library, called 'Studio Solo Violin'. While other libraries have all taken the multi-sample approach, Studio Solo Violin focuses on the phrase.
Mixing features and workflow is often a difficult thing to do. Can a robust application such as SONAR make all the right changes and become the best of both worlds? We'll find out in our in-depth review.
String libraries are popular; and that's an understatement. But they are often either low on features or high on price. Pop Rock Strings hopes to find a happy medium with a library designed for those radio ready pop rock productions. We'll check the balance.
In an audio world where we constantly strive to be more "digital", The Dark Side dares to be different. You can expect plenty of grit and grime to be thrown around your speakers. No apologies, no hesitation, no pretty red bow on top. But is it practical?
Delay is one of the most useful effects in the creative arsenal of an engineer's toolbox. Fabfilter Timeless claims to take the basic concept of delay to new heights. We'll see just how high it soars, or if it's just a repeat of what we've seen before.
Convolution reverb is commonly thought of as the "most realistic" type of environment emulation. And Altiverb is thought by many to be the king of the roost when it comes to convolution 'verb. Does it match the hype? We'll find out.