Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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.

Review- Evolution Electric Guitar- Strawberry

We're taking a look at the brand new Orange Tree Samples flagship guitar library, Evolution. Has this library evolved into a winner, or does it have a few missing links? We'll find out.

Review- Impact Soundworks Shreddage

Time to get your thrash on! We'll take a look at this new electric rhythm guitar library from Impact Soundworks and see if it will rock your world or just wake the neighbors.

Review- IK Multimedia Stealth Pedal

Big things. Small packages. This is what the aim of the IK Multimedia Stealth Pedal seems to be. We'll take a look and see if this pedal belongs on your floor.