Presonus ioStation 24c- Review

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...

EastWest Hollywood Orchestra OPUS Edition Launch

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...

Evenant The Aspiring Trailer Music Composer Course Review

I'm a huge fan of online learning. I can tell you first hand that it is possible to learn everything you need online to...

8Dio Project Free You Review

Originality is an important aspect of sampling. So I always love to see what new ideas sample developers can come up with. 8Dio has released...

FabFilter Pro-R Reverb Review

I certainly have enough reverbs. Some of the best out there, in fact. Yet, for some reason, when FabFilter announced they would be releasing...

IK Multimedia Lurssen Mastering Console Review

Lurssen Mastering Console claims to offer a professionally mastered sound without fuss. We'll test and see if IK Multimedia can make good on that promise.

8Dio Adagio Violins Volume 1- Full Review

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.

Review- 8Dio Studio Solo Violin

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.

Review- Soundiron Emotional Piano

Pros: Very unique sound, great for soundtrack work, easy to play, good effects. Cons: No true resonance, not a large amount of velocity layers   Summary: While not an end-all,...

Review- Cakewalk SONAR X1 Producer

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.

Review- Kirk Hunter Pop Rock Strings

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.

Review- EastWest The Dark Side

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?

Review- Fabfilter Timeless 2

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.

Review- Audioease Altiverb 6XL

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.