Review: IsoAcoustics ISO-Puck Mini

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Price £99 Contact IsoAcoustics We always recommend buying the best monitors you can afford; however, it’s imperative to set them up properly to maximise performance. The main culprit of good monitors performing badly is poor placement. Simply plonking your monitors on a desk or shelf will not bring out their best. The ISO-Puck mini is […]

Review: Behringer MS-101

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Price £299 Contact Behringer It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, which might seem like an odd thing to say when it feels like we’re only just out of summer, Yet it feels as though there’s been a little tease or announcements most weeks from the Behringer R&D department, offering us a sense of […]

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: Zeppelin Design Labs Altura MkII MIDI Theremin

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Price $89 (pre-built $159) Contact Zeppelin Design Labs When it comes to the history of music technology, one of the more interesting early instruments was born out of experimentations by KGB scientist Léon Theremin. The legendary instrument known as the theremin first appeared in the 1920s, requiring the performer to wave their hands in front […]

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 […]

Review: Loopmasters Afrotrap Spirit

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Price £29.95 (Loopcloud ready) Contact Loopmasters This new pack from Loopmasters features world-music infused percussion, guitars and mallet riffs alongside punchy drums, hard bass and synth loops, which add a heavier sound-system flavour. There are 313 loops in a range of formats with some well-programmed, energetic drum and percussion grooves and some excellent, upbeat mallet […]

Review: UJAM Instruments Virtual Drummer 2

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Price £109 Contact UJAM | Plugin Boutique The original UJAM Virtual Drummer was released a couple of years back, designed to be a straightforward way to create realistic drumming styles played by virtual drummers in your DAW. You get patterns, fills, different kits and individual hits and a certain amount of control over your sounds. This […]

Review: Audio Imperia Nucleus: The Orchestral Core

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        Price $449 Contact Audio Imperia Sampling company Audio Imperia has some pretty substantial ideas. Its Jaeger orchestral package made us sit up and take note, not least because of the wealth of additional content, which included über realistic and lamenting female vocals, alongside some seriously impact-worthy sound-design elements. Now they’re back […]