Review: Freshtone The Lost Tapes Vol. 3

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Price £36 Contact Time + Space Lost Tapes, Vol. 3 is the long-awaited follow up to one of our favourite sample libraries of all time and once again features a collection of authentic funk and soul loops that have been expertly played and painstakingly crafted using retro equipment and techniques. The pack is available in […]

Review: Loopmasters Halftime Drum & Bass

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Price £34 (Loopcloud ready) Contact Loopmasters This impressive new pack from Loopmasters takes is cues from artists such as Ivy Lab, Alix Perez, Eprom and Sam Binga and includes 1.75GB of dark and moody loops and hits. There’s inventive sound design, programming and processing throughout with some longer, layered and evolving loops that make good […]

Review: Loopmasters House Alchemy Presets

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Price £14.95 Contact Loopmasters This is the 121st instalment in Loopmasters long-running Patchworx series and features a range of floaty arps, tech-house basses, searing leads, ravey organs and deep keys presets for Logic’s Alchemy synth. There are 64 presets in total, but in theory, each preset has eight morphable snapshots, so you actually get quite […]

Review: Groove3 Beginner’s Guide To Mastering In Ableton Live

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Price $25 download, $15/month access to whole site Contact Groove3 Producer Adam Pollard (aka Multiplier) has teamed up with Groove3 for a tutorial series to help beginners get to grips with mastering using Ableton. The snappy course is just over an hour long and teaches the basic principles alongside useful terminology, with early chapters focusing […]

Review: Mixed in Key Captain Plugins 3.0

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Price $79 (Mac & Windows) Contact Mixed In Key Although we reviewed the first version of the Captain Plugins only 14 months ago, there have been many updates since, making this latest version a dramatic development over the initial concept. The package includes Captain Melody, Captain Chords, Captain Play and Captain Deep (Captain Hook and […]

Review: iZotope Ozone 9

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Price From $129 Contact iZotope   Ozone 8 was released two years ago and since then, we’ve seen some excellent updates to Nectar and Neutron, so it’s (let’s be honest) unsurprising that iZotope has released a new version of its mastering plug-in suite. Ozone 9 once again features a range of cutting-edge software tools that […]

Review: Wave Alchemy Bassynth

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Price £149 Contact Wave Alchemy Wave Alchemy has been somewhat quiet over the last year, but with the release of Bassynth, it’s easy to see why. Its previous releases have championed sampling classic and futuristic electronic drums sounds with an obsessive attention to detail and for this new release, the team has gone deeper than […]

Review: Loopmasters Nu Jazz & Neo Soul

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Price £24.95 (Loopcloud ready) Contact Loopmasters This new pack from Loopmasters combines the musicality of jazz and soul with the production sounds of modern R&B and hip-hop, with 629MB of 24-bit audio in a range of formats. The warm-sounding chord progressions stretch across crunchy keys, fat synths and well played guitars and you’ll also find […]

Review: ModeAudio Atlas

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Price £18/$22.18 Contact ModeAudio Atlas fuses shoegaze guitars and analogue chillwave riffs with upbeat, organic live drums to form a mesmerising blend of electronic and live sounds across 10 Construction Kits. The pack weighs in at 563MB, with 203 loops of guitars and bass guitars, bass synths, pads, effects and lead synths, synth effects and […]

Review: Producertech Melodic Deep Tech House And Techno Production

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Price £29.95 Contact Producertech This massive new seven-hour course from Producertech sees veteran producer Simon Shackleton (whose aliases include Elite Force, Zodiac Cartel and Lunatic Calm) create a deep melodic tech-house track from scratch using Ableton. There are 47 videos in total, with the early chapters covering building up and processing the drums and bass […]