Mocking Music - Magix Music Maker 2014 Review
Once a pioneer in computer music for the masses, Music Maker presents its 2014 edition that intends to close the loop. Let's check it out.
Mr. Plus - Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ Review
New product in sight for all home studio owners looking to save some money and space in their studio or bedroom!
Night in White Satin - U-He Satin Review
Ever since the advent of computer music, many plug-ins have promised us "a true analog sound." This marketing gimmick has been so widely and mischievously used that it has become tiresome... However, when the creator of the sublime virtual synth Diva addresses the issue, our curiosity is inevitably aroused!
Only One Can Survive - EBS Classic Session 120, Ibanez Promethean P3115 and Peavey Max 115 Comparison
Imagine for a moment that a fellow dressed as the mailman shows up at your door when you are about to start playing your favorite instrument: "Ding-dong! It's the mailman! I've got a parcel for you!," says an affable figure, all sweaty, with a tone that is meant to be cheerful.
HALion Doing? - Steinberg HALion 5 Review
Twelve years after the first version of HALion — the sampler "made in Steinberg" — came out, it's time for the fifth generation to make its debut with a lot of new features. But will it be enough to compete with the two major players, namely Kontakt and MachFive?
Mini Mini Mini... - TC Electronic Hall of Fame Mini Review
"...must be funny...in a midget's woooorld". It's probably what ABBA would've sung if they had started their career in 2013. Indeed, this year has seen the appearance of a good number of bonsai-sized and more-or-less useful pedals.
The Kingdom Of Three - FXpansion BFD3 Review
FXpansion recently introduced BFD3, the third version of its comprehensive drums software. A simple revision or a true update deserving a new version number? And what is its place in a universe already overcrowded? Let's find out.
22? Show Me Your iD! - Audient iD22 Review
The interface market is very crowded, but who cares. Audient, the English brand renown for its consoles and preamps, decided to take the plunge with a desktop interface that has caught our eye. Let's see what's the iDea behind it…
One Two - Apogee One for iPad & Mac Review
When it came out four years ago, the Apogee One delighted us in several ways. Elegant and compact, it established itself as one of the best audio Swiss knives to use with a MacBook to do some music or a podcast while traveling light. But even if it exhibited undeniable qualities, the bellissima was not without defects.
Are you POD-to-date? - Line 6 POD HD500X Review
The final exam of the music course I took at the Audiofanzine academy, read as follows: "With a theorem-article of at least 10,000 characters, resolve the equation LINE 6 POD HD500X where X = (new footswitches + powerful DSP)".